Nothing cheers me up like a new manicure... trend!

If you’re a manicure maniac like me, then you may have already heard about the all-new nail trend doing the rounds on Instagram. We are talking about lava lamp nails! After tie-dye, orbit and marble nails, this new nail art design is here to satisfy your inner flower child.

This bomb nail art trend takes stiletto or almond-shaped nails and transforms them into mini lava lamps. When sheer and neon come together, you get to flaunt the “hottest” nails in town! To ace this manicure, you will need to work with jelly and neon gel polishes.

With Instagram obsessing over lava lamp nails, this out-of-the-box manicure is giving all other nail trends a run for their money. So, if you’re looking for some chic ideas to wear lava lamp nails with panache, then we’ve got you covered. Read on...

Stains
 

Stains

Dress up your long crystal-clear nails with a layer of jelly or glass polish and finish it off with neon orange stains. The key to perfecting lava lamp nails is to make them look as imperfect and messy as possible.

Chrome
 

Chrome

If you’ve always obsessed over chrome nails, then here’s how you can wear them without looking OTT. Layer the bottom half of your almond-shaped nails with chrome polish and the tips of your nails with a mixture of ink-blue and forest green; once again just drop the polish on your nails to make them look as unkempt as possible. Voila!

Poppy
 

Poppy

The best way to make your manicure pop is to use different neon colours on all five fingernails. This is just another way of experimenting with the lava lamp nail trend. Layer your nails with a clear polish and add a pop of neon colours in the middle of your nails while keeping the bottom and top coated with shimmer-y silver polish.

Pure jelly
 

Pure jelly

This nail edition of lava lamp nails looks oh-so-edible as they totally remind us of jelly sweets *drool*. If you have coffin-shaped nails, then we suggest you go ahead and give these lava lamp nails a shot. Because boy, they really do make a statement! All you need is black polish to coat the top and bottom of your nails and bright neon colours to make those crystal-clear nails pop!

Ink-like
 

Ink-like

If ink ever spilled on our nails, it’d make our nails look like lava lamp! This is a pretty simple lava lamp edition as you don’t need to work with too many polishes. All you need is a black and ink blue polish and you’re all set to slay!

Image courtesy: Instagram & Pinterest