If you’ve noticed suspicious-looking owls hanging around your house lately, there can be two reasons - your Hogwarts letter is finally here (after all these years) or, the owls just like to chill around that spot. While you are free to believe in either one of these possibilities, the fact remains that it is indeed Harry Potter’s birthday and nothing can stop us from celebrating this timeless classic.
And while we leave googling butterbeer recipes and homemade wand carvings to you, the nail art inspos are on us. Here are some super fun and cute nail art ideas inspired by the Harry Potter universe!
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01. Quirky and cute
Pick your favourite characters’ characteristics and paint them on your nails to create a fun, quickie nail art. Whether it’s Ron’s red hair, Luna’s golden locks or even the adorable face of Hedwig, this nail art idea is damn cute, can’t even!
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02. Dark and brooding
Every Potter fans will agree that the books and movies got way darker with every sequel. This was perfect because the readers were also growing up with the series. If you favour the second half of the series, which has some grim and adult themes, this will be the perfect way to pay tribute to it. Paints like the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Carbon and Lakme Color Crush Nail Art - G8 can be used to create this brooding effect.
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03. House pride
If you’re ever on a first date and want to gauge what the other person is like, ask them their favourite Hogwarts house! Every Potterhead has a house they have a spiritual belonging to, use their colours to show your house pride via nail art. The Hufflepuff yellow, which you can create with the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Taxi is just so stunning!
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04. Pastel and glitter
If the HP books make you feel all warm and gooey on the inside, translate that feeling to your nail art with pastel shades. Drawing on the unknown symbols found in the series with glitter — this is a minimal nail art idea you can easily pull off on your own.
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05. Graphic deets
We love graphic nails — they are dramatic and instantly eye-catching. With a steady hand and glossy and matte paints at your disposal, recreate this graphic Harry Potter inspired nail art that is worthy of all the compliments coming your way!
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