The Year's 10 Best Nail Art Trends We Hope to See in 2019
Nail art might be a miniature part of a beauty routine, but because the trends are always changing, it's arguably the most fun. We looked back at some of our favorites from the year, and they certainly don't lack creativity and color. Whether you're looking to tap into your spiritual side with tarot nails, give the more recent tortoiseshell manicure a go, or use it to celebrate your identity and political views, there was plenty of inspiration to look to in 2018. Ahead, we've rounded up some of the best nail art trends this year that will hopefully follow us through to 2019.
People tapped into their spiritual side with tarot nails, which are both magical and pretty.
By far the prettiest manicure of the year, and perhaps ever. Dried-flower nails gave us serious heart eyes, and we won't just be wearing these in the Spring.
Just when we nearly forgot about jelly shoes, jelly nails gave us major '90s nostalgia. Thanks to beauty trend queen Kylie Jenner, these were all over Instagram this Summer.
"Thank U, Next" Nails
It seems we can't get away from Ariana Grande recently, and we aren't complaining. She even made it to people's nails with these incredible Mean Girls-inspired "Thank U, Next" manicures.
Perhaps the most chic trend of them all: tortoiseshell nails. Who knew a color pattern normally reserved for jewelry, glasses, and cats would look so good as a manicure?
Nails are a great means of personal expression and can even promote your political views. That's exactly what people did when the time came to vote. These vote nails express their views loud and clear.
Nail stickers prove you don't need to be a professional to try out cool trends at home. Stickers are the easiest way to transform any plain manicure into a nail art masterpiece.
Another spiritual manicure that people loved in 2018 was zodiac nails. What better way to celebrate your star sign?
If these fun negative-space nails don't have you screaming for Summer, we don't know what will. This trend will likely return in 2019 when everyone has had enough of the holidays and needs all the neon colors in their lives.
Baby Boomer Nails
We've been doing these ombré french manicure nails for years, but with the new term baby boomer nails, they really took off in 2018, and it's not hard to see why.