The 8 Best Nail Art Accounts To Follow On Instagram


Every two months or so, I attempt to grow out my nails. It never ever works out, but for some reason, I keep attempting to cover up my inevitable man hands with unnaturally long nails. They break the second I button my jeans and it goes downhill from there. Despite this, I still thoroughly enjoy the idea of one day having the time and money to get my nails done so it *seems* like I was born with pretty nails (I wasn’t – thanks mom). Until then, I just have to gain an arsenal of inspo, and what better place to do so other than Instagram. In these oh-so-trying times, these IG accounts get me through it. Here are my favorite nailspo pages that you can use to copy (ahem, inspire) for your next manicure:


a specialist in sheer nude + funky designs

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Feeling so much better after having a month break, sometimes its so easy to overload yourself and loose your work/ life balance, but hey, thats ok! πŸ‘ΈπŸ½πŸ’– (Also, do you like my new logo?) πŸ₯°πŸ’• β € Im massively either an all or nothing person, and i am very obsessive (thanks dad for the genes πŸ˜‚) which ultimately has gotten me to where I am today, if Im going to do something, I have to be the best at it , and It can become rather all consuming (to the point where its all i can literally think of) which for me means I have to completely step back sometimes because if I worked and lived like this 100% of the time, id make myself ill πŸ€’ β € I used to always worry that time away from Instagram would make me irrelevant and people would quickly lose interest, but Ive just had a month off, came back and booked out 2 masterclasses. Thankyou all for continuing to support my journey sometimes I honestly dont know how its happened! So, if you need a little break, TAKE IT! Nobody , not any client or follower is worth risking your own happiness and mental wellbeing πŸ’–πŸ’…πŸΌ β € Are you an all or nothing person like me? Come talk to me πŸ˜‚β¬‡οΈ

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the coolest hand-painted lewks

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GOOD MORNING ⭐ I feel like this is what the inside of my head looks like at this very moment 🀣 . It has been such a crazy time atm and it it so easy to get lost πŸ™ˆ So like… I know it's not new years yet or anything… But I've got to make an early resolution! (otherwise I think I'll just get too stressed and hide 🀣) . I've decided need to write all my thoughts and stresses down in a handy little note pad so I don't have a real meltdown over absolutely nothing really 🀣 I don't know why I'm going on about this but it would just be nice to know that I'm not the only one with a CRAZY LITTLE LOST HEAD right now πŸ™ˆ . Anyway ENOUGH about me…. Look at the pretty planets and constellations guys 😍😍😍 I feel like I've not shown you moons and stars for a while.. So here's ya fix ⭐⭐ . Created using @the_gelbottle_inc @nailstampingqueenuk @navyprotools @lovelecente . #LIV4Gelpolish #LIV4Nails #STUDIOLIV @scratchmagazine #showscratch

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AND HERE THEY ARE IN ALL THEIR GLORY 😍❀️ . I always love a masterclass set every nail is so different, it makes for a very interesting set of nails πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ I actually love the vibe πŸ’… . We covered sooo many different techniques and worked on breaking down designs, so after the class the technique can be used to recreate anything πŸ˜πŸ“Έ . In my masterclass I used all @the_gelbottle_inc @indigonails @youngnailsinc @magpie_beauty @nailstampingqueenuk @lovelecente and we made sure the models nails were nice and nourished topping this sett off with a lil @nafstuff cinnamon apple πŸŽπŸ’… . So excited for my next class @wonderlandtraining where we will be focusing on more seasonal looks, but it will be made up of techniques thag can be adapted and used all year round! . #LIV4Gelpolish #LIV4Nails #STUDIOLIV @scratchmagazine #showscratch

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insta-baddie in a nail account. Amazing.

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✨😊✨ #handpainted

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airbrushed nails with lotssss of gems


the queen of making nails look like a painting.


she does Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s nails, so she’s obviously good.


Aside from the fact that shes a fellow Chicagoian, @astrowifey truly has some of the coolest designs and diverse styles.


My definite favorite nail account isn’t even fully a nail account; nail artist turned Nike AF1 Queen @jessicawashick has some of the freshest looks on my feed.

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πŸ“Ί tuning out

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Feature Photo viaΒ @astrowifey

Words by Kate Sullivan