We’re not entirely sure what it is about spring that makes us want to shake up our look and try something new, but it happens every single year and it’s one of our very part parts about the seasons changing! There’s just something so refreshing about the flowers blooming, the weather warming up, and the birds chirping and it makes us want to dress in bright colours from head to toe. That’s why we go through so much nail polish in the spring; we just can’t stop painting our fingers and toes! This spring, we’ll fully admit that we’ve been really obsessed with giving ourselves just about as many adorable spring themed manicures as we can possibly think of, swapping the colours and designs out weekly to keep things interesting. After a while, however, we started feeling adventurous and wondering whether there might be new techniques and shapes out there we were missing out on, so we took to the Internet to find some inspiration.
That’s how we found these 15 fantastic tutorials for creating festive spring nails and cheerful spring manicures that will keep you feeling great all week!
1. Sideways French spring manicure
Like we did, are you thinking that you’ve certainly never heard of a sideways French manicure before? Well, as you can see from the photos, it’s pretty simple, really! Rather than the contrast colour being at the tip of the nail, it’s along the side of each from tip to nail bed. This particular spring manicure (which we’ve done twice this spring in different colours) uses glitter rather than polish to make the contrasting moon shape, just for some extra pizazz. Get the details on So Nailicious.
2. Tropical fingertips
Okay, so we know that this particular idea is actually a little more summer than it is spring, per se, but there’s nothing wrong with gearing up for your big summer vacation a little in advance the moment the sun comes out, right? It might look a little bit intimidating to make silhouetted plan trees in such a small space, but Cosmopolitan is here to show you how to paint the shape and get the faded sky to sea effect underneath as well.
3. Pink and teal floral fever
Besides digging back into bright colours after a long winter, our other very favourite thing about spring is definitely the flowers that are suddenly everywhere, waving their coloured petals in the wind! So, why not merge the two things we love about the season most in one place? There are plenty of ways to create floral springtime manicures in all different shapes and designs, but we liked this particular pink and teal idea from The Daily Lust because these colours are very trendy this season.
4. Precious spring coloured gems
When you’re reading for your brightly coloured clothing, as you put your winter neutrals away, do you often look down to realized that you seem to have a thing for rich, deep jewel tones? Then here’s a manicure that will match your personal style perfectly, no matter which outfit you pick out to wear! Check out how Pampadour not only shaded each colour through a series of its own gorgeous tones and created an awesome geometric shape that actually looks like a gemstone on each finger.