The Cheery Nail Trend That Is So Easy to Do at Home

Let's face it: We're all in need of a little lift this week, and while it might seem seemingly insignificant, Instagram has actually provided us with a surprising amount of mood-boosting material. Case in point? Photos of delectably colourful nails, courtesy of influencers such as Zeena Shah, Marianne Theodorsen and Betina R. Goldstein.

Coming in both colour-clashing hues and graduated shades, it's hard not to feel a tiny bit better when your nails resemble the contents of a sweet shop. Simple pleasures can be the most powerful, after all. So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to see all the happy-making nail inspo you could possibly need, plus shop our fave nail colours.


(Image credit: @heartzeena)

Style Notes: Pastel hues make for the perfect pairing for a ruffled sleeve.


(Image credit: @betina_goldstein)

Style Notes: Lollypop colours are never a bad idea, especially for spring.


(Image credit: @marianne_theodorsen)

Style Notes: For a more punkish twist, make like Marianne Theodorsen and go for clashing colours and layered jewellery.


(Image credit: @betina_goldstein)

Style Notes: For those who prefer a more subdued colour palette, make like Betina and embrace muted purples and browns.

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