5 Modern Animal Print Nail Art Ideas For Your Next Manicure Appointment

Written by Nishtha BhallaNov 30, 2023
5 Modern Animal Print Nail Art Ideas For Your Next Manicure Appointment

Animal print manicures for the fall aren't exactly groundbreaking. While the warm tones and fall-appropriate patterns they present are basically eternal, we also understand that you need to switch up your manicure every now and then to amp up your nail game. That's why we suggest that you break away from the ‘been there, done that’ versions of animal print manicures and turn to the 2021 version of them — modern animal print manicures.

From minimal leopard prints (yes, they exist) to Y2K-Esque cow prints, these nail art ideas will help you switch up your next manicure and make your digits fall-ready. Read on for more…


1. Tipping point

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While cheetah print nails are nothing new, we're loving this minimalist take on a good ol' french manicure. You don't have to stick to just cheetah prints either; you've got tortoiseshell, cow prints, zebra prints and more to choose from!


2. Half 'n half

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We've all owned a pair of tortoiseshell glasses at least once in our lives, but have you thought about a tortoiseshell print for your next manicure? Tortoiseshell for nails will be big this fall, and we suggest you hop onto the trend right away with the classic half 'n half technique to split your nails.


3. 'Moo'nicure

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Pardon the pun! But since cow prints basically took over our wardrobe over the summer thanks to the return of Y2K, it's only natural that it takes over our nails, too, over the fall. And we're not complaining! We love the fun, playful, yet chic vibe it lends our talons, and we're definitely bookmarking this OTT look for our next nail appointment.


4. Minimal motifs

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We know that zebra prints are overdone, and we're not about to suggest you get the full deal. Instead, take one shade from the stripes (black or white, or any colour that catches your fancy) and create a minimal motif on your tips that make a statement while still looking elegant.


5. Lined up

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The best way to wear leopard prints on your nails without it looking bleh? Line 'em up! Instead of coating your entire nails with a leopard pattern (which, let's face it, can end up looking monstrous), create a patterned line in the centre. Brownie points if you add a bright shade at the bottom to give it an extra edge.

Psst... In order to make your modern animal print manicure a success, you'll need a helping hand, especially if you're going the DIY route. That's why you need to use the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Colour. With vibrant shades that will give you gel-like nails with a high-shine finish, giving yourself a trendy at-home manicure has never been easier. We hope you ‘nail’ it!

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Nishtha Bhalla

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Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.


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