#KeepItShort: MAJOR Insta-Inspo For Your Next Manicure Sesh!

Sakshi BudhrajaSakshi Budhraja  |  Sep 11, 2017
#KeepItShort: MAJOR Insta-Inspo For Your Next Manicure Sesh!


Freshly manicured hands with pretty nail paint or nail art – what a treat to the eyes that is, isn’t it? While some of most amazing manicure pictures are that of long nails, today we have an inspiration board for those who like to keep their nails short. Take cue from these manicures for short nails and flaunt those beautiful hands, ladies. Whoever said manicures look stunning only on long nails?

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1. Floral fix

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Nude pink is our go-to at all times, but the accent nail just gives it an extra nudge towards making it fun. The accent nail was a trend that took over about 2 years ago as an experiment by a manicurist in New York City. Somehow, it took over Instagram and now you see it everywhere. Experiment with the accent nail, try some floral prints or glitter if you’re feeling fancy, it is like trying out something new but without the commitment of having it on all ten talons!

Recreate this look with: Nykaa Pretty In Pastel Nail Enamel – Pina Colada 184 (Rs 179); Colorbar Nail Enamel Exclusive – 102 Sizzling Pink (Rs 200)

2. Matte mania

Matte nails are all the rage right now, with brands like Nykaa, Sally Hansen and more coming up with matte finish nailpaints and topcoats. A colour as rich as wine, looks so sultry in a matte finish. You can quirk it up by adding glossy dots on one nail, and white stones on another.

Recreate this look with: Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel – Ruby Blaze 120 (Rs 199)

3. Chrome charisma

Chrome nails never fail to make a statement. This finish is achieved by smudging in glitter pigment into your base coat. The best part about this is that the base can be ANY colour! If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, go in for a brighter base like a bright orange or lilac. If you are just feeling your way around the chrome space, you could go in for a nude base and keep it subtle. It is fail-proof really.

Recreate the look with: Nykaa Mirror Chrome Nail Lacquer – Purple Galaxy 178 (Rs 249)

4. The wild side

Be it clothes, footwear and now nails, leopard print is so eye-catching. This colour combination of makes the manicure stand out even more. The pink heart on the ring finger is a good break from the leopard print look, and so, this gets a thumbs up from us.

Recreate the look with: Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel – White Chocolate Ganache (Rs 199); Jaquline USA One Stroke Premium Nail Enamel – Hot Fudge J27 (Rs 199); Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish Mini – Pink Crush (Rs 129)

5. Quirk it up with white and gold

We have something for those who like to keep it quirky, yet subtle. This white and gold look stands out, no matter what the length of your nails. Ready to book that manicure appointment now?

Recreate the look with: Essence Gel Look Plumping Top Coat (Rs 249); Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel – Ice Cube (Rs 120); Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer – Bold Gold (Rs 110)

6. Leafy greens, anyone?


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Cactus, leaves and grass patterns, this manicure is quite a rare design that we’re digging. It definitely is striking and adorable.

Recreate the look with: Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel – Spring Green (Rs 120); Faces Splash Nail Enamel – White O White (Rs 109)

7. Lilac wonder

How elegant do these lilac nails look?! And who said you need long nails to flaunt a stunning manicure? We’re totally in love with the stone work on the ring finger, that only adds to the overall look of the hands. A little bling never hurt anyone, after all!

Recreate the look with: Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel – Lavender Panna Cotta (Rs 199)

8. Marble in the making

Marble isn’t just an amazing flooring choice now. It has made its way onto laptop cases, phone covers and on nails too! If stark white nails aren’t your thing, go for this marble finish that looks wonderful, we think.

Recreate the look with: Kinetics SolarGel Nail Polish – #001 Beginnings (Rs 475); Essence The Gel Nail Polish – 46 Black is Back (Rs 199)

9. Show Snoopy some love

Who didn’t go ‘aww’ upon seeing this? We totally did. While the rest of the nails are shiny black, one is with white polka dots, and the thumb has our fave animated characters on them.

Recreate the look with: Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel – Black Cherry Pie (Rs 199); Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel – Lemonade Fizz (Rs 199)

10. Pop of pretty

These neon orange nails caught our attention, and what made this one a winning look are the few chrome nails in the middle to go with the vibrant colour. So fresh and fab!

Recreate the look with: Lakme 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color – Orange Coat (Rs 220); Maybelline New York Color Show Glitter Mania Nail Lacquer – 602 Dazzling Diva (Rs 175)