6 art school-worthy mani tricks to try now


Major mani inspo coming your way, girl! Clean lines, cool details and ah-mazing color combos don’t just look awesome in art class. We’ve gathered our fave painting-inspired looks from Pinterest (featuring gorgeous designs and artsy shapes) to take your mani to masterpiece level. Scroll through the slides below and check 'em out.


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    Wanna rock a gorgeous geometric print? Make sure the colors complement each other, but keep it fun.

    Pinned by: jamalajohns 

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    Monet mani 

    These watercolor nails are pretty as a picture. Pick only a couple of shades for this one to avoid a messy look—less is more.

    Pinned by: annethompson 

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    Awesome angles

    Just a touch of streamlined color goes a long way with this super-chic mani.

    Pinned by: marionmaxwell 

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    Haute highlighter 

    Pairing a neon with a neutral definitely makes a statement. Stand out from the crowd with this simplistic yet cool style.

    Pinned by: heathermcc 

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    Wild watercolor 

    This design looks a lot trickier than it really is! Start with a neutral, then add dabs of different colors at the base of your nail until they start to blend together for a rad watercolor effect.

    Pinned by: tatjanagamolova 

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    Matte magic

    Add some depth to your typical mani by starting with a white base coat, then adding a matte neutral on top. This look is totally for the risk takers.

    Pinned by: renataroth 

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    Messy mani 

    We’re loving how delicate these polish strokes look. To get a streaky line, wipe off most of the paint on the brush and only sweep it once. It’s not supposed to be perfect!

    Pinned by: maureenjordan 

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    Beachy beauty 

    Gradient nails are an awesome way to layer colors. This def puts a new spin on the same old ombre!

    Pinned by: malindarose 


by Brittany Goers | 2/1/2016