Do you come across super pretty or fun nail art ideas while scrolling through Instagram but then continue scrolling because of your short nails? Well, we feel you, and that’s why we have something that you’re going to love. As firm believers of the fact that even though life can’t be perfect but your nails can be, we have handpicked five fun and pretty manicure ideas that you can try out for your short nails. So, scroll on and treat your nails with all the TLC it deserves!


1. Gold on your tips

Gold on your tips

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Bringing together two classics — French tips and gold nail paint — this manicure idea has all our hearts! If minimalism is your style, then this subtle design is perfect for you. You can either go for a nude nail paint or simply apply a base coat and then add a thin line of gold at the edges of your short nails. Easy-peasy!


2. Abstract love

Abstract love

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Right from the powder blue hue to the abstract lines and curves, this nail art idea is fun and adds an artsy feel to your tips. While trying this design, stick to dark colours like brown and black for the thin abstract lines. As for the main colour, we suggest you go for matte shades while getting this manicure done to make your nails look even more pretty.


3. Minimalist swirls

Minimalist swirls

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Swirl patterns are in this year and for your short nails, you HAVE to try this trend out. If you don’t want to go OTT, you can try this minimalist nude swirl manicure idea. It looks effortlessly gorgeous and the black and golden swirl pattern is bound to garner a few compliments — we promise!


4. Intricate and gorgeous

Intricate and gorgeous

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Okay, can we take a moment and appreciate the precision and intricacy of this manicure? The continuous lines turning into faces and random swirls patterns are absolutely stunning and funky. You have got to love how the pretty tangled designs in dark hues pop on the matte nude base. We mean, just book an appointment to get this done for your short nails already!


5. Floral beauty

Floral beauty

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Who knew swirls and flower designs could go so well together? Exuding major 70s vibes, this floral and swirl pattern is definitely worth trying if you love funky manicures and aren’t afraid of experimenting. Instead of going all out with the swirls, stick to creating this pattern along the sides of your short nails and work the floral design on all the empty spaces.

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