It’s no secret gel nail has the nicest finish. So if you’re going to a gala, prom, or some extravagant event, gel nails will surely fit with your outfit. So if you want your nails to look at its finest, try out these five amazing gel nail designs!
Cool Gel Nail Design Ideas You Should Try
Before You Begin…
Before you get started, it is important to gather the necessary tools and equipment to do these gel nail design ideas. Here’s what you need:
- UV lamp
- Base coat
- Gel top coat
- Gel polishes
Applying the Gel Nails
Whenever you’re doing gel nails, begin by filing and trimming your nails first since you don’t want to make alterations when you’re done designing. Also, use a cuticle remover to push back your cuticles and for a cleaner look (this is entirely optional).
Next, file off the top layer of your nails and wipe it off with rubbing alcohol. Once the preparations above are done, you can now begin applying the base coat.
Once done, put your nails inside the UV lamp. It is important to set the curing time to 30 seconds to achieve optimum results.
Then, begin by applying your desired polish. Once you’re done with the first coating, have it cured once again.
Repeat the process until the polish looks thick and colorful. Finish it off with the gel top coat.
Now that you know how to apply gel nails, let’s look at some of the easiest and most gorgeous designs you can try.
1. Black and White
This look can be attained using any color pallet. The primary colors used for this one is black for the coat and white for the design. This nail polish design projects such a strong look.
You can also alternate with the color plum, or any hues from blues to reds as long as it matches your skin tone and personal preferences.
2. Winter Sky Sparkle
Sparkling gel nails reminiscent of a snowy morning sky is a favorite nail style not only for the holidays but all year round. The touch of blue nails with silver glitter creates an impactful look.
If you are going to a holiday celebration, I’m pretty sure you’ll get a lot of compliments because this look is simply dazzling.
3. Elegant White
Nail enthusiasts and nail art experts will definitely love this look. It looks so simple yet so elegant and will blend very well with an all-white outfit.
The result is a graceful and beautiful set of nails. If you like to make it a little fancier, you can add sparkles or glitters with some embellishments near the base of the nails.
4. Going Green
Pastel green nails add a gorgeous blast of color against white nails. Plus, adding a marble or vine design gives it an environmentally friendly decoration.
These nails will absolutely rock for Earth Day or even a springtime party. Did I mention, these colors blend to any outfit you select?
5. Celestial Pink
This gorgeous look is so natural that it makes your nails look very clean and healthy. I also think adding a frosty topcoat on several nails will make it more attractive and noticeable.
By adding a few art designs, an ordinary nail look like this becomes extra feminine.
6. Mirror Chrome
Nothing says elegant and unique than these trend-setting mirror chrome design. This color is achieved by mixing black gel polish with gold nail glitter.
Once you’re done combining these colors, add some chrome powder to finish this fantastic look.
7. Neutral Nudes
Neutrality mixed with glitter design produces a simple yet gorgeous look on your nails. The result of this combination will perfectly complement and highlight the beauty of your artificial nails.
These nails are suitable for office and will look dazzling regardless if applied on long or shorter nails. To top it all off, this color pallet will fit any skin tone.
Craving for more easy-to-do gel nail design ideas? Check out this video by Laurart:
Gel nails are so fun to play with since it is easy to remove. Also, between gel and acrylic, the former gives your nails its best shine.
What’s more, the process of doing gel nails is rewarding and it is the exact definition of me-time. Experiment with different colors and designs and flaunt your photos on social media!
Which of these gel nail designs do you like best? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.