The term ‘clear base’ doesn’t usually evoke much excitement. Well, until now. Over the past year or so, nail art designs have gone from extra to extravagant with bold checkerboards, bright colours, and psychedelic swirls reigning supreme. In 2022, however, there’s a start of a new nail design revolution bubbling up and that is bare, classic and minimal manicures.
Between dinky neon details and Glamm metallic accents, a clear polish is the perfect blank slate for both imaginative and subtle designs. So to load you up with inspo for your next nail appointment, we’ve scrolled through Instagram for many hours to compile an extensive list of chic and delicate nail designs.
If you thought heart-shaped details were exclusively reserved for Valentine’s day, think again. Start with a nude, sheer base and ask your nail technician to create small red hearts at the base of the nail for a super-clean, chic look.
While neon nails might sound loud, rather than low-key. But when applied just to the tips in micro-Frenchie style, they provide a fun detail that’s bold but understated. We love.
This beautifully intricate clear nail base helps to outline the gold line design perfectly. It’s a simple accent in classic shades that help to embellish nails, like adding minimal jewelry. And, it’s easy enough to DIY at home with the help of some nail tape which you can easily get online.
If you wish to have a play with fun, cute elements but like to keep it feeling grown-up yet cool, limit it to a single accent on one nail. Keep the rest minimal and pared-back and it’ll look sweet but still super chic and stylish.
We love the chicness of adding a dinky statement just at the base of our digits with this elegant cuffed design. Choose whatever hue you like, but this metallic aquamarine will look M.A.J.O.R for spring and beyond.
Keeping the base clean doesn’t we can’t have some fun on top. This cut-out checkerboard design in hi-vis neons is experimental and playful without sacrificing one inch on style. We’re totes obsessed.
Sage green is having a moment and with this negative space mani in mind, we can totally see ourselves buying into this trend.
What says fresh spring mani better than tiny evil eye accents on perfectly preened and polished nails? For a bolder take on the trend, swap out a white polish for a shimmering silver and apply your evil eyes randomly on each nail.
Are you on board with this new trend?
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