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Trend spotlight: Going nuts for nail art

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Nail art trends to try

Here at SheKnows, we’re obsessed with nail art. It’s a great way to go beyond your basic mani and have some serious fun with your nails.
Nail art trends to try
Photo credit: Love Life Lacquer

We reached out to four fabulous nail art bloggers for some of their best looks, along with some tips and tricks to recreate their designs at home.

Love Life Lacquer: Aztec Nails

Love the neon trend but not sure how to wear it? Why not go bold on your nails? We fell hard for this simple yet stylish mani using Aztec-inspired designs on a get-noticed neon background.


  • China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy
  • NYC - City Blackout


  1. Start by painting your nails with a coral neon hue.
  2. Then, simply start to create some random lines atop the neon with a black polish using a fine nail art brush.
  3. Finish with a top coat of your choice.

Tips & tricks

  • If you find it hard to create neat lines, place some dots with a toothpick or a bobby pin on your nail and then connect these dots with a fine nail art brush.
  • If you made a mistake and your lines aren't as crisp as you want them, you can just outline the black parts with your base color.

Up next: Polka Dot Nails >>

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