I love a classic frenchie with a twist, whether that’s by adding rhinestone or glitter, as well as the popular glazed doughnut look, which has been my all-time favourite manicure of late. And not to mention the naked nail trend, shown off by so many celebrities on the red carpet this year.
But with different patterns, colours and accessories to choose from, which designs should you opt for if you want to look expensive?
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Most expensive-looking nail art
Read on to discover my favourite expensive-looking nail designs.
Subtle shimmer is always a great way to elevate a simple look, and don’t forget to keep it creative with cuticle nail art for that extra twist.
You can never go wrong with cute and dainty floral tips for spring and summer. This is your sign to try it on top of a nude BIAB base next time you’re in the salon. Complete the look with a glossy finish for that ultimate ‘clean girl’ aesthetic.
A simplistic yet quaint design will go with any style all year round, so this is definitely one to jump on when in doubt. Neutral colours, such as this chocolate brown, never fail to look expensive.
Bold black details will always be a classy option no matter what type of nail art you choose. Just add some chunky gold jewellery to emphasise that boho feel.
Glitter tips work for every occasion, whether you’re going to a festival, celebrating a special occasion, off on holiday; you name it, glitter is your best friend. Not to mention, how expensive do these nails look?!
IMO, a touch of gold is the easiest way to nail the quiet luxury trend and this design, as simple as it seems, is screaming glitz and glam in the subtlest of ways. You should always be red carpet ready if you ask me.
Fine line faces
Fine line art is a design that’ll never go out of style. It’s giving Parisian chic.
Spice up a classic French manicure with tiny rhinestones to look and feel like a million dollars.
Glazed doughnut nails
This year’s most talked about manicure: glazed doughnut nails. Chrome is here to stay thanks to Hailey Bieber, and we aren’t mad about it when it looks this good.
Pop of colour
If you love colourful nails, then try alternating between block colours and line art. It’s the perfect combination. This pastel yellow has me dreaming of a limoncello spritz on the Amalfi Coast.