Some women enjoy using their faces as a canvas to create inventive make-up looks, while others like to let their fashion style do all the talking. But frankly, nothing is as fun as using nail art to get creative. There’s something undeniably cool about being able to make the most of such small surfaces on your body. Plus, it can really challenge you to get out of your comfort zone.
If you’re like me who just can’t stick to a single manicure shade, well, you’ll be glad to know that multi-colored nail art designs are hot and happening. I love how people are veering away from their basic nudes and embracing bright, popping designs. I mean, even our favorite celebs and Instagram stars like Kylie Jenner and Rihanna have been going all out. Now, doesn’t that make you want to get a new paint job, stat? If you’re looking for more inspiration, here is some pop culture inspired nail art for your next trip to the salon.
Who else rejoiced when Pokémon Go took the internet world by storm? It was such a pleasant nostalgic experience, and I had an absolute blast reliving my younger days. What better way to keep those days alive than by having them on your nails, right? I love how classic these Poké-nails look. That embellished detailing adds a little bit of grown-up sophistication to it, too!
Over the years, Batman has become a pop culture essential. Forbes writer Mark Hughes credits The Dark Knight specifically for forever changing the way we perceive superhero films. This influence can be felt way beyond Hollywood. Even digital gaming portal Slingo continues to reference the films with titles like Black Knight, Black Knight II, and The Dark Joker Rizes. Despite the franchise being decades old, our beloved caped crusader continues to make waves everywhere — and definitely not just with the boys. Nail artist Maja Markowicz took inspiration and made this Batman-inspired nail art, which is equal parts fun and sleek!
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Harry Potter Nails
I’m a huge fan of anything Harry Potter; so naturally, I gravitate towards any magic-themed products. As a beauty lover, I’m lucky that many of my favorite make-up brands have released their own Harry Potter collaborations. For instance, these Witchcraft & Wizardry Shadows from Geek Chic Cosmetics and butterbeer-inspired gloss from Shiro & Co are just a few of the many products out there that promise to make you look magical. For nails, I like how this design from Polished Pinkies is just the right amount of subtle but manages to let the Harry Potter theme shine through! Bonus: you can swap the gold for one of the flake polish tutorials here on Demelza’s World!
One look at these nails and you probably already know who they take after: none other than the original rom-com queen, Cher Horowitz. And where would she be without her signature yellow plaid outfit? It’s become so popular that it even dominated the high fashion runway, triggering a slew of trends after trends. But of course, no need to deck yourself out on head-to-toe checkered if you aren’t feeling so daring, because these Clueless-inspired nails are just as chic!
AUTHOR BIO: Sherry James is a former stylist and current fashion columnist for women’s websites and publications. She loves all things beauty and skin care and is currently in the middle of creating her own beauty line.