Cheery Nail Art

In the winter women like to cheer themselves up with brightly colored nail patterns. One of the harbingers of Spring in the world of nail fashions is the brightly colored bouquets that start appearing as flowers on nail beds.  To cheer up a dull day considered painting your nails a bright fuchsia and then make bright yellow flowers with orange centers and leaves of green. Keep the flowers as a simple daisy shape to create a seventies psychedelic look.


Fiery orange nails can also give you a psychological lift, especially if they are studded with small gems in bright hues of blue, green and yellow. For an interesting look try decorating each nail with three studs at the b base of the nail bed. Choose a nail color with a natural yellow sparkle to it for added interest.


For a very vampy look paint your nails a solid gleaming silver color and then paint the tips only with shimmering rainbow glitter.  The longer the nails are the more glamorous the effect is going to be. You will look like an evil but very sexually attractive Ice Queen.


If you like all things retro then consider making each of your nail beds into a little winter abstract.  Simply apply one coat of a pearlescent nail polish but leave some streaks. The streaks are part of the effect. Then add a coat of nail polish with white, gold and blue sparkles.  Over this take a cream colored opaque polish and scrawl gestural strokes on each nail.  This is very reminiscent of the works of Picasso and other pieces of abstract mid-century modernism.


Another great look that suits colder months and that is easy and cheap to do is the “shatter polish.”  This is the technique where you choose a color and then paint over a special “Shatter” nail polish that splits it into fragments.  This looks wonderful in icy blues and whites because it looks just like ice cracking.


Another wonderful look is to paint your nails silver from bottom to tip and then coat it with a powdery shimmer in clear.   You can then glue white or blue crystals to the tips of the nails and then apply a gel over the whole thing to harden it.


Also lovely is the China Glaze Blue look where nails are painted a deep porcelain blue and then hand painted with big stylistic snowflakes with bright white nail polish.