You might not think of your manicure as trending, but the way your nails look is something that has likely changed with time. Trends come and go and that includes in the world of nail art, nail shape and nail color. Unless you already have a go to look that you rely on, it’s fun to switch things up to keep up with what’s trending. Designer press on nails are something you may have been seeing more of lately, but they certainly aren’t the only big thing trending in the world of nails in 2019. Check out all the top looks at The Nailest and then decide which one you love best and go ahead and rock it this year and beyond.
Designer Press on Nails
As mentioned above, designer press on nails are having a moment here in 2019 and they’ve come a long way since you were a kid buying them at the drugstore. The enhanced versions stay on longer and look more natural than what you may be used to. The great thing about these press on nails is that they come in all kinds of colors and designs so you can match them to your personality or your outfit.
One of the biggest trends being seen on runways this year is nails that are matched to the pattern of the outfit you’re wearing. This is a great choice for a big occasion. For example, if you’re wearing plaid, copy it on your nails. If you’re wearing stripes, paint them on your nails in the same color scheme as your clothes.
Hands down, the most popular embellishment for nails this year is pearls. They look best on nude nail polish and you can stick with one on each nail or really pile them on. Either way, the look will be spot on and will match whatever you’re wearing so you can keep the look for several days before swapping it out for something different.
Clear Acrylic Nails
Women have been getting acrylic nails for decades, but 2019 has seen a rise in the popularity of clear acrylic nails. The trick is to stay away from traditional clear acrylics as they just look unfinished. Instead, choose your clear nails in a subtle colors, such as pink, to give them a polished look that is meant to be transparent.
Do you remember the shiny look of a CD? That’s what these nails are named for. They feature a sheer holographic look that emulates those musical discs from yesteryear. One great way to wear the trend is to paint the tips of your nails a dark color, then go over the entire nail with the holographic polish to tie it all together and create a shiny and unique look that you’ll love.
You’ve probably seen silver, gold and rose gold all over the place these days. The colors are trending in a big way and that makes them the perfect choice for a super cool manicure. Many nail polish brands are selling these ultra-shiny hues in their 2019 lines so make sure you snap them up while you can. These metallic shades are neutrals so you can wear them anywhere, from a fancy dinner on the town to a day at the office.
Tortoiseshell Nail Art
You’ve seen tortoiseshell glasses and know they look stunning, so it’s no surprise the pattern has made its way to nail art. Experts say this trend is especially great for short nails, but you can also give it a try on longer nails. Either way, the swirling brown and black colors are a great combination that can take you from day to night for any event.
Jelly nails are bright and colorful and can be embellished or left on their own. Think bright pink, turquoise, lime green and electric yellow. These bright hues are great for spring and summer and will bring life to any manicure. Make sure to apply a clear coat over the color you choose to add just the right touch of shine to the look.
Lots of Texture
Instead of smooth nails, 2019 is seeing a rise in texture. Whether it’s from press on jewels or loads of glitter, adding some texture to one or all of your nails takes your manicure to the next level. Make sure you don’t go overboard, especially for work, but don’t be afraid to add a little bit of something new and different to your manicure this year.
Mixed Nail Trends
Why says you have to stop with just one nail trend? In 2019 you can mix and match your favorites. Try painting a couple nails in a nice neutral matte shade and then adding a pattern to the other nails. Or try putting embellishments on a just a couple of nails instead of all of them. Just make sure that whatever combination you choose goes together so you don’t look chaotic.