Nail art trends are birthed from various sources, and it is always exciting to see where a new one has come from! The current Instagram favourite, courtesy of fashionable pop queens like Demi Lovato and Halsey, is the Yin-and-Yang design. A popular Chinese symbol that is recognised globally as a concept that represents duality. The symbol is not new to us either — we’re pretty sure that every desi high schooler has filled the last pages of their notebooks doodling it for years!
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The Yin-and-Yang symbol itself holds deep meaning. Traditionally drawn in black and white halves (‘Taijitu’), with black and white dots placed on the opposite colour, the design has been modernised many times. It represents the idea that two opposite characteristics can exist in harmony and complement each other. It says that your life as a whole is made up of contrasting ideas that need to be balanced out to become complete. Where there is darkness, there is also light — a powerful phrase to hold on to during these uncertain times.
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While the classic black and white design is always an option, the trend has evolved to include more colours and patterns. You can either paint on ‘Taijitu’ circles on your nails or cover the whole nail in an oval colour fill. Experiment with colours, keeping in mind to pick one dark and one light pigment that complement each other and stand out on top of each other.
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More cute ways to wear the trend are just focusing on an accent finger or painting your tips in Yin-and-Yang patterns instead of the plain French style. We have also spotted the design in glittery and rhinestone versions and cannot wait to get creative with it ourselves. After all, it is a relatively simple look to create and yet is such a statement design that anybody will do a double-take and compliment you on the same!