If you are like me, you are probably already in the nail salon scrolling for some last-minute inspo for colour or nail art as the nail lady is filing your nails into almond, square or coffin. Or if you are a well-prepared and functioning human of the society, you’re looking into some inspo to save up for your next nail appointment or maybe for some fun nail art exploration at home. Either way, we got the most fab nail art ideas for you to pick up and try out STAT! These nails you’ll never wanna look away from, and I vouch for it.


01. Coloured tips

Coloured tips

Image courtesy: @Aman Parmar

If there's nail art that brings elegance, minimalism and quirkiness together, it’s this! The bare nails with a pop of colour on the tips are just the classic modern twist we’re looking for this year. If you got a nail appointment, great! But if you want to try this out at home, use the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color in Salmon for your base and paint the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color in Taxi, Gumdrop or Mojito on the tips.


02. Swirl paint

Swirl paint

Image courtesy: @Shanoure


Swirl paint is a step ahead of the colourful tips, as it features abstract waves on your nails to add a quirky statement. This is so fun and looks good in absolutely every colour, from black and browns to neon pinks and greens. To achieve this look at home, take the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Gloss Nail Colour in shades Lilac link, Blue Scape and Pink Pace. Make swirls on your nails however you wish, and finish off with a clear coat. Done! It’s fast, easy and looks absolutely gorg!


03. Glitter Nails

Glitter Nails

Image courtesy: @Annabel Annunziata

If you love shimmer and glitter, place your bets on the opaque glitter nails this season. This nail art suits the best on squared or stiletto nails. If you want to get this look at home before you’re heading out for a night out or gala, use the Lakmé Colour Crush Nail Art in P2 or G5. This will give you the perfect glitter textured opaque look that elevates your OOTN!


04. 3D nails

3D nails

As with many of our fave weird and fabulous beauty upgrades, the trend for 3D manis is making its way around the globe and onto the fingertips. The nail art sees 3D accents like squiggles, flowers, comic stickers, water droplets, tiny cartoon characters, or anything else that interests you to add to nails for a little extra snazz!


05. Velvet Nails

Velvet Nails

Image courtesy: @Prada & Pearls

These nails are the perfect amalgamation of lush and luxury. They ooze royalty, and to say I’m obsessed would be an understatement! They add an extra zest of dimension to usual nail art and are definitely the best 2022 nail trend, period.