If there’s one thing that helps me feel put together even when I’m far from it, it’s a solid manicure–the professional kind. That’s out of the picture for the near future, so I’m using this time for my nails to recover from the damage of too many back-to-back gel manicures to count.
Since I can always count on a fresh coat of paint for an instant mood-booster, I’m looking to the pros for some DIY inspiration now. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert at DIY nails, this roundup of trendy manicures to try at home has something for every level.
If you’re up for taking on a challenge, you may need a striping brush or tape, a makeup wedge sponge, and some nail stickers. Falling into the beginner category myself, I’ll be sticking to some of the simpler options, like stick-on gels.
Scroll down to shop some of our go-to at-home manicure essentials and then check out eight nail trends and colors we’re loving right now.
1. Pastel Rainbow
2. Ocean Spray
3. Ray of Sunshine
5. Subtle Glitter
6. Navy Half Dip
8. I Heart Summer