Nail’d It! Spring Nail Trends

Spring is coming! We have spring break, vacations, and many beach days! So you know your nail game should be on point. Essie said it best “Go bold with color and have fun! Don’t be afraid to make a statement.” and “You’re never fully dressed without a good manicure.” I can agree that nails are an accessory an can make or break your outfit! Check out these Essie designs and pick one to rock on your spring break!

First Up is Picking Wildflowers

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Chic in full bloom. make a statement with this spring nail art design.
step 1: Hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.
step 2: Clean then prep nails with an Essie base coat.
step 3: Apply 2 coats of Flowerista. let dry.
step 4: Using a small dotting tool to create five dots – or flower petals – with Perennial Chic.
step 5: Repeat with garden variety, creating some overlap for added depth. repeat with Blossom Dandy.
step 6: Finish each flower with a dot of Perennial Chic or Blossom Dandy in the center.
step 7: Shine + seal with an Essie top coat.

Nautical By Nature

Nautical By Nature

This is the perfect look for sailing or tanning on a yacht. You don’t need ocean blue genes to cruise into chic. light french periwinkle and marine blue-green make for a sea-worthy stunner.
step 1: Prep nail with an Essie base coat.
step 2: Apply 2 coats of Rock the Boat. let dry.
step 3: Apply four wide stripes of Naughty Nautical, leaving a thin band of Rock the Boat visible in between. let dry. apply a second coat to the stripes, If needed. tip: for uniformcolor knows no bounds in this lively nail art design.  lines, start at the base and tip of each nail then place two more lines in center.
step 4: Seal + shine with an Essie top coat.

 

Boho Beauty

Boho Beauty

Color knows no bounds in this lively nail art design.
step 1:Hydrate with Essie apricot cuticle oil.
step 2: Clean then prep nails with an Essie base coat.
step 3: Apply 2 coats of Bikini So Teeny. let dry.
step 4: Using a striping brush draw angular diamond-shaped lines over each nail. start with Go Overboard and then use the remaining shades to create adjacent outlines in a repeating pattern to fill in each nail.
pro tip: don’t worry about being too precise. try feathering out the lines to create a more textured design.
step 5: Shine + seal with an Essie top coat.

See Worthy

See Worthy

Paint between the lines. discover the deep blue wonders of this ombre nail art design.
step 1: Hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.
step 2: Clean then prep nails with an Essie base coat.
step 3: Starting with Aruba Blue at the base of the nail, dab approximately 1/4 of the nail using a makeup sponge.
step 4: Continue sponging the nail in Go Overboard, Naughty Nautical, and then Bikini So Teeny working towards the tip, overlapping each shade. let dry.
pro tip: you can overlap shades in either direction to create the gradation.
step 5: Using Blanc, draw a v shape from base to tip and fill it in. allow to dry.
step 6: Shine + seal with an Essie top coat.

Petal Please

Petal Please

This nail art design adds a delicate flourish to a basic Blanc mani.
step 1: Hydrate with Essie apricot cuticle oil.
step 2: Clean then prep nails with an Essie base coat.
step 3: Apply 2 coats of Blanc. let dry.
step 4: Using Bikini So Teeny and a liner brush, apply Petal Shape to different areas of each nail. let dry.
step 5: Using Licorice and a liner brush, draw the flower outline. add some dots as embellishment around each flower.
step 6: Shine + seal with an Essie top coat.

With these hot designs and gorgeous colors it  shouldn’t be hard for you to have the perfect Spring break mani and pedi!! All these colors can be found at Essie!

Brittney Joyner

Junior Beauty & Fashion Editor