When I was younger I used to beg my mom to get acrylic nails. I hated how short my nails were and I loved how on acrylics there is more room for designs. Once my mom finally agreed, I became obsessed with them. There are a couple downsides like having to get them done every few weeks and experiencing the pain of one of them breaking off, but other than that acrylics are worth it. Plus they make a really cool sound while your typing that never gets old. Here are some acrylic nails that you need to try out!
1. Light Blue With Butterflies
The butterfly design is so in right now! The light blue with the two clear butterfly nails is so bold and cute. These nails are sure to make you stand out in the crowd. The clear nails with butterflies look good with a bunch of brighter colors as well if you want to test it out!
2. Rainbow Drip
Is it hard for you to choose just one color? Well, you don’t have to with these nails because they are rainbow-colored. They look like actual rainbow paint coming down a canvas. It reminds me of the melting crayon artwork that was so popular a few years ago.
3. White and Silver Glitter With Rhinestones
I am a huge glitter fan so I usually add glitter to any design I get. The white nails with glitter on two of them remind me of snow. Maybe some good nails for wintertime?
4. Light Pink With Flowers
Similar to the butterfly idea, except the clear nails, this time have beautiful flowers on them. You could stick with the light pink for a more subtle feel or maybe even go with bright pink for a bolder look.
5. Pink Flames
A french tip with a twist! Flame nails are so in-style. You’ll be sure to receive a lot of compliments from these flamin’ HOT nails. Sorry for the bad pun.
6. Nude, Marble and Gold Glitter
Wondering what design to use with nude nails? Try marble and glitter! These nails are jaw-dropping and fancy.
7. Bright Red With Checkers
Wear these with your checkered vans to complete the look. Maybe wear it to a racing event too. Anyways these nails are to die for.
8. Pink Glitter with Clouds
You will feel like your floating on a cloud with this design! I’m glad they added the rhinestones in between the clouds to make them sparkle even more.
9. Black Leopard Print
You may be at the nail salon a while for this design but the results will be way worth it. The one leopard print nail is going to take some precision, but it’s trendy and unique!
10. Light Pink With Gold Stars
Instead of butterflies why not stars? If you think having stars on all your nails is too much, you can always just get a couple nails with the stars and have the rest just the plain color.
11. Light Purple With Rhinestones
Obsessed with rhinestones? The rhinestones bring some bling to the light purple color. Having rhinestones on one nail isn’t too over the top!
12. Black and Gold Glitter
The fade-in gold glitter is absolutely gorgeous in contrast to the black. There might not be a crazy design included in this one, but they still look cute!
13. Light Blue Marble With Butterflies
The light blue marble is so pretty accompanied with the butterflies. The marble will make your nails more unique!
14. Light Pink and Purple With Chrome
I love the lighter color palette with the one accent chrome nail. The rhinestones give the nails even more of a pop!
15. Light Yellow With Lines
This particular design has definitely become more popular. Although I’m still not sure what the pattern is called, it’s pretty! I’m not a huge fan of yellow usually, but in this case it works!
Shine bright with these all chrome nails! Not only do they look super cool, but the whole process of getting chrome is pretty awesome to watch. There are different chrome colors to get so you can test a bunch out and decide which ones you like best!
17. Gray Marble With Ombre
Marble and Ombre? I think yes! The silver sparkles on the one nail are also a great addition.
18. Bright Pink With Sparkles
Pretty in pink! If you love pink and glitter, these are the perfect nails for you!
19. Black and Nude
I love the idea of having the one nail with the black in a triangle shape over the nude. Black and nude go well together so why not test out this design?
20. Lavender with Ombre
When I was younger I used to only want lavender nails. Although I’ve now widened my choices to other colors, lavender nails are beautiful, especially with ombre!
21. Red Dragon
If you’re looking for something to really challenge your nail artist, show them this picture. But if you’re bored maybe try to DIY it? I know if I tried to do it, it would definitely not look like a dragon though. I love the red outline on the tan nails as well, it makes it stand out. These nails are fierce!
22. Yellow Ombre With Rhinestones
Yellow is a happy color and one that should put a smile on your face! The pinkish-yellow is light and cheery. The giant rhinestone on the middle finger makes the nails stand out even more! Even if you were to do without the rhinestones, the color is pretty enough by itself.
Looking through Pinterest and trying to find the best acrylic nails is one of my favorite hobbies. Acrylic nails may be a pain to maintain at times, but the results outweigh the consequences. I’m going to use one of these pictures as inspiration for my next nail salon visit for sure!
Do you love any of these acrylic nail ideas? Let us know in the comments below!
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Caitlyn is a third-year student at UCLA. She is majoring in English. She enjoys writing, and going to hot yoga classes and, of course, binge-watching Netflix. At UCLA, Caitlyn is a feature writer for HER Campus, part of the American Cancer Society club, and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.