Nail Art Designs by The Nailasaurus
Nail art blogger and DivineCaroline contributor Sammy Tremlin shares some of her favorite nail art designs. Get ideas for dressing up your own digits with these fabulous nail art creations from the talent behind the popular blog The Nailasaurus.
High-Contrast Waterfall Nail Art
I'm still loving the waterfall design and how versatile it is. This contrasting color scheme is by far one of my most daring yet! I mixed my waterfall design with a color gradient nail to soften up the overall look.
Swirly Stamped Nail Art
I used Nailz Craze stamping plates from Etsy to create this swirly nail art. This particular design is from plate NC02. The coolest part is that it comes with an inverted version which is perfect for an accent nail. Start stamping!
Water Decal Nail Art
Water decals are one of my favorite things to use when creating manicures! They’re so user friendly, budget conscious, and almost polish free. You can purchase these exact decals from BornPrettyStore.
Half-moon manicures have been around since the roaring '20s and is still a favorite in the fashion world. Celebs, bloggers, and nail lovers everywhere are rocking this tone-on-tone look. Learn how to easily create the half-moon mani look with your favorite nail polish colors!
Tribal Nail Art
This design will take a bit of freehanding skill. I created this tribal manicure with my favorite nail art brush. The white design really pops on the blueberry basecoat!
Pastels have been one of my favorites all spring and summer, but this waterfall design is so versatile that it can be used for any season! Take this design into fall with a mix of darker colors. The green studs I added are from Born Pretty Store and you can now get them in a wheel with a range of colors and square ones in the mix too.
Rosey Posey Pinstripe
I combined my love of pinstripes and freehanded roses in this vintage-inspired manicure. Grab some polish, striping trap, your nail art brush and get to work!
Matte Galaxy Nail Art
If you're looking for a way to shine, these out-of-this-world galaxy-print nails are just what you need! This nail design is easier to achieve then it looks! Grab a sponge, some polish, and visit The Nailasaurus for the full post and tutorial.
Pin Striped Nail Design
Waterfall Nail Design
This waterfall nail design is one I'm loving. There are so many possibilities for this design! You'll need a base color and a selection of other coordinating polishes for the waterfall. You can use a rainbow of colors, but shoot for four to six different shades. If you want to try it yourself, find the tutorial for the look here.
Misha Nonoo Inspired Nails
When the finalists for this year’s CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund were announced, I found myself captivated by Musha Nonoo’s Resort 2014 lookbook. Here’s a nail art look that was inspired by one of her pieces.
Neon-Tipped French Manicure
Neon nail colors are a big trend for summer, although it’s perhaps not the most wearable nail trend we’ve seen in recent years. Full-fledged neon nails are daring and not always suitable for work but there are ways to wear the neon look while still keeping it low-key. Add a hint of neon to the tips of nude polished nails for a funky french manicure.
Drip Nail Art
This drip nail art design is incredibly versatile. Add soft colors for spring, blues for winter, blood red for Halloween, or glitter for an all-around funky look. For this drip design you'll need a base coat color, a drip color, and a small nail art brush.
Stars and Stripes Nail Design
Independence Day is a serious time to celebrate and really show off your patriotic spirit! I can never resist creating a themed manicure whenever a national holiday rolls around. If you’re the same, look and see how I created this 4th of July nail art design.
Art Deco Nail Design
This Art Deco-inspired design in autumnal shades is perfect for the transition into chilly weather.
Holographic Nail Art Design
Holographic polishes are stunning enough on their own but blending two pretty shades together in a gradient is a real treat for the eyes!
Textured Leopard Print Nail Art
Textured nails are a trend that will carry into fall with the release of new polish collections. This glam leopard-print mani was created using only matte and textured polishes.
Black and Gold Metallic Geometric Nail Art
Black and gold is such a classic combination and I love to wear it on my nails. This simple geometric design brings a hint of elegance to any outfit.
Cath Kidston’s Floral Nail Art Design
Cath Kidston’s patterns make great inspiration for nail art. Her designs range from minimalist polka dots to detailed floral patterns. This nail art was inspired by her ‘Provence Rose’ pattern.
Galaxy Print Nail Art Design
This cosmic design can be created using nothing but a few nail polishes, a makeup sponge, and a nail art brush. Make sure you add some shimmer into the mix for a manicure that’s out of this world.
Nicole Miller SS14 Runway Nail Art
The nails created for the Nicole Miller SS14 runway show at NYFW were a gorgeous gradient of shimmery champagne and black glitter. Taking my cue from Butter London’s Katie Jane Hughes, I created an easy tutorial for the look.
Blood Drip Nail Art Design
This gory drip design is perfect for Halloween but probably not one for the fainthearted! The best part is that this nail art can be done in four easy steps!
Mr. Fancy Pants Nail Art
Try this manicure if you’re wanting to add a little kooky character to your nails. This smart and sophisticated nail design was inspired by the cute little moustache nail charms.
Frankenstein’s Monster Manicure
Try this Halloween manicure inspired by Frankenstein’s monster. I created this patchwork look and an easy tutorial to go with it.
Bright Block Geometric Nail Design
This pop-tastic color combination combined with its geometric design make for a very modern manicure. Try this nail design with any colors you'd like.
Winter Waterfall Nail Art
Ideal as we head into winter, this waterfall manicure created with muted tones is perfected with a matte top coat.
Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I created this nail art in the hopes of spreading awareness. Different shades of pink on each finger and a simple ribbon design make for a unique way to honor those touched by breast cancer.
Stamped Nail Design
This month I've been creating a lot of nail art using MoYou stamping plates. I just love how quick and easy these are to use and the patterns are absolutely stunning!
Gold Accent Nail Art
I jazzed up this simple manicure by adding some metallic thread accents to create some extra definition to the color blocking technique. Grab some polish and give it a try!
Blue Nimbus Nail Art
This style of nail art is called the nimbus nail. I’ve experimented with a few color combinations but I think blue has to be my favorite. It reminds me of rippling water!
Monogram Nail Art
This rock chick styled nail art was inspired by one of my favorite pieces of jewelry, a personalized name necklace. Monogrammed nails are the future! Try it with your name.
Christmas Red Holiday Nail Art
Metallic red is one of my favorite colors to wear on my nails during the holiday season. I styled the accent nail after my hideous, but ever so snuggly, Christmas sweater.
Candy Colored Pastel Manicure
This Skittles manicure features some of my favorite pastel shades with a little bit of nail art thrown in for good measure! Doesn’t it make you crave candy?
Whimsy Nail Art Design
Sometimes less is more and the simplest nail art can become extraordinary with a nice color combination! This very simple manicure features Picture Polish Whimsy and China Glaze When Stars Collide.
Marchesa Nail Art Wraps
I’m not normally a fan of nail wraps but Revlon’s range of nail wraps designed by Marchesa are to die for! The application was easy and the designs are beautiful.
Snowflake Nail Art
I’m still dreaming of a white Christmas, but if that doesn't happen at least I'll have snowflakes on my nails! I love this design because you can make every snowflake unique with different patterns.
Click here to see a tutorial for this snowflake nail art.
Holiday Red Rose Nail Art
Overcome by the desire to paint a floral design on to my nails, I picked out a festive color scheme fit for the holiday season.
On The Seashore Nail Art
I always find it hard to match colors with coral so I had to experiment with a few before I decided on a couple of shades of purple. I’m really digging this new accent design which is somewhere between framed nails and the classic Ruffian.
Glitter Gradient Holiday Nail Art
Nothing gets me in the mood for Christmas quite like a boatload of glitter! This festive combination is truly scrumptious. Sparkle this holiday season with this glitter gradient nail art design.