Unpopular opinion: Despite all the challenges that the monsoons pose, it is still the best season. Why? Post rain showers come the cool breeze and pastel-coloured skies that are oh-so-pretty to look at, and how can we forget the beautiful rainbows that pop up every now and then. All that said, there’s no denying the fact that some gloomy monsoon days can feel make you feel dull and lethargic, but there’s nothing a poppy manicure can’t fix.
Here, we’ve rounded up quirky monsoon themed nail art ideas that are instant mood lifters. Take a look…
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01. Ride the lightning
Put your hidden painting skills to good use for some adorable lightening-themed nail art! Start with a shiny base using the Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Blue Scape and use the Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Mustard Master and Lakme True Wear Color Crush-10 to add your clouds and lightning bolts. Don’t be scared of messing up, these elements don’t have to be perfect!
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02. Reverse French
Try a reverse French manicure and sprinkle some fairy dust on it to add magic! Do your base in Lakme True Wear Color Crush - Blue 27 and add the glitter close to your cuticles with the Lakme Color Crush Nail Art - P2.
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03. The shades of monsoon
Can’t decide on a single colour for your monsoon themed mani? Simply pick your favourite monsoon colours and just mix and match to create a simple, yet stunning manicure design. We love the rich green Lakme True Wear Color Crush - 53 and the romantic lavender Lakme True Wear Color Crush - 04!
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04. Aqua waves
While most monsoon-themed nail art designs use rain drops as the main element, we prefer squiggly line art that depicts water waves, instead! The best part about this monsoon manicure is how easy it is to recreate. Paint a lovely nude base with the Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Pink Origin and use the Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Indigo Ink to create the waves pattern.
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05. Half & Half
We love half & half manicure ideas! For your monsoon-themed nails, pick two of your favourite shades of blue (preferably one matte and one glossy) to create this nail art. We love the combination of Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Indigo Ink and Lakme True Wear Color Crush - Blue 27 for this look!
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Written by Sumona Bose on Jul 13, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!