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25 Fun & Flirty Nail Trends to Try

I’ve never been one for fancy manicures, but after a recent trip to London I think I may change my mind. It seems that across the pond it’s become a bit of a craze to turn the tips of your fingers into ten tiny artworks. We are not talking the bedazzled acrylic talons of yesteryear — the new look in nail art is short, sweet, and just plain fun. Maybe a detailed rainbow on each finger is a little over the top for you, but would you try doing just one nail in a different color like the manicure pictured above? I’ve rounded up 25 fun & flirty nail art looks, from over the top patterns to subtle chic styles. Many even have links to tutorials teaching you how to recreate the look yourself using things as unexpected as patterned paper, stamps, and tape.  Check out 25 Fun & Flirty Nail Trends to Try…

Lines and Angles 1 of 25
These nails are easy, sharp, and will go with any outfit or occasion. Sounds like a win-win to me!

Get more nail inspiration from Beauty Lab
Subtle Shimmer 2 of 25
This nail polish has all the versatility of a neutral, but with an extra sparkle for special events, or heck, just because you feel like it.

Get more nail inspiration from Gems In A Bottle
Flirty Florals 3 of 25
Regardless of the month, your nails with have a fresh springtime feel with this cute and coquettish floral mani.

Get more nail inspiration from Geezleweez
Jewel Tones 4 of 25
Ever feel like you just can't pick one polish? With this manicure, you can have 5 (or even 10) jewel tones for the price of one!

Get more nail inspiration from LuLu's
Scalloped Nails 5 of 25
Who said scallop hems are just for your clothes? Let your nails get in on the action with this feminine look.

Get more nail inspiration from Syl and Sam
Edgy Black and Silver 6 of 25
Moms are total rockstars, and we all know it. Channel your inner rock and roll queen with this edgy, angular mani.

Get more nail inspiration from Pshiiit
Dusty Rose Negative Space 7 of 25
Minimalism is always in, and it has never looked better than with this delicate manicure.

Get more nail inspiration from Holy Manicures
Rainbow Stripe 8 of 25
While white nails are all the rage right now, they're a little stark. Give your fingers a little flare with an easy rainbow stripe right down the middle.

Get more nail inspiration from Lackfein
Fun French Manicure 9 of 25
Jazz up your french manicure with some fresh and fun polka dots.

Get more nail inspiration from The Beauty Department
Matte Navy Blue 10 of 25
Matte black is very popular right now, but this navy option is both unexpected and equally as chic.

Get more nail inspiration from Pshiiit
Pretty as a Peach 11 of 25
Pink? Orange? Glitter? How about all three? As they say, some things just go better together.

Get more nail inspiration from Cupcakes And Cashmere
Mustache Mani 12 of 25
Mustaches seem to be everywhere right now, so why not on your nails?

Get more nail inspiration from Makeup Savvy
Sparkly Seafoam 13 of 25
This manicure is reminiscent of a day on the beach, which means you'll have that warm and relaxed feeling, even if it's in the middle of winter!

Get more nail inspiration from Fab Fatale
Red Roses 14 of 25
Though a little more complicated than some of the other manicures on our list, this red rose look would be perfect for a romantic date night with your number one man.

Get more nail inspiration from Amateur Manicure
Five-Finger Ombre 15 of 25
Easily achieved by adding progressively more white to a dark shade (or if you just have a ton of purple nail polishes), this ombre look is picture perfect. Instagram away!

Get more nail inspiration from Chalkboard Nails
Gingham Accent Nail 16 of 25
If committing to two full hands of nail art seems a little intimidating, try one or two accent nails in a cool pattern like this gingham.

Get more nail inspiration from The Beauty Department
Sparkle and Fade 17 of 25
This festive manicure looks like fireworks on your fingers! Ooooohs and Aaaaahs, included.

Get more nail inspiration from Mimi And Meg
Ballerina Nails 18 of 25
If your daughter loves ballet, show her your support with these themed nails that every other dance mom will be dying to copy!

Get more nail inspiration from Manicure Addict
Polka Dots 19 of 25
Polka Dots never have, and never will go out of style. Try out different colors for the base (or the dots) to get tons of use out of this simple style.

Get more nail inspiration from Nailed
Bright Geometrics 20 of 25
If you're feeling festive, show it with your fingers! This colorful look will make you more cheerful with just one glance.

Get more nail inspiration from Pshiiit
Matte Black French Manicure 21 of 25
Put a twist on two classic looks by combining them. The end result will be such a hit, you'll be tempted to paint your nails like this every week!

Get more nail inspiration from Allure
Glamorous Gray 22 of 25
Gray is THE hottest polish color right now. To keep it from looking a little too austere, throw a colorful/ sparkly top coat on.

Get more nail inspiration from Nailed It
Tuxedo Nails 23 of 25
All dressed up and nowhere to go? No way! Take this look out for a spin on a night out, and collect the compliments as they pour in.

Get more nail inspiration from Syl and Sam
Aubergine Sparkle 24 of 25
A new take on neutrals, this glittery aubergine mani will go with (or steal attention from) almost any outfit.

Get more nail inspiration from Glitter And Nails
Bejeweled Baby Pink 25 of 25
Channel your inner girly girl with this dainty, delicate look. But don't be surprised when all your friends start wearing their nails the same way!

Get more nail inspiration from Glitter And Nails
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