Spruce up your manicure with these nail design ideas from your favourite celebrities like Charmaine Sheh and Sonia Chew. Whether you are a minimalist or someone who likes bold and daring designs, there is a nail art for you. Since a manicure can be easily removed, don’t be afraid to take risks and step out of your comfort zone. Scroll through the gallery for some of the prettiest celebrity nail art for your mani inspo and simple steps on how to achieve these looks.
Pearlescent polish doesn’t have to look dated. This eclectic design features pearlescent and psychedelic mosaic details. There is even an avocado design made of nail varnish with green sparkly flecks of glitter and a rhinestone.
Tip: To prevent your nails from chipping, apply a layer of top coat, focusing on the top half of your nail.
Photo: Joey Yung/Instagram
Recreate Charmaine’s dainty Tiffany & Co. inspired nails by painting your nails with a soft pastel blue nail varnish. Wait for your nails to dry before placing striping tape on your nails to create a quilted pattern. Top it all off with a coat of cyan nail polish.
Tip: Dry your nail polish faster by submerging your nails into a bowl of ice water.
Photo: Charmaine Sheh/Instagram
TVB actress Charmaine Sheh also showed off her cool-looking water marble nails. Cop her enviably designed nails by placing drops of nail polish of different colours of your choice in a bowl of water. Swirl around the colours with a toothpick and dip your fingers into the colour.
Tip: Try as you might, chances are you would have gotten stray marks on your cuticles. Prevent nail polish from sticking on your skin by applying a thin layer of Vaseline on your surrounding skin and cuticles with a Q-tip.
Photo: Charmaine Sheh/Instagram
Chinese actress Elva instagrammed this snap with this caption, “when you are on holiday, your nails should follow suit”.
Tip: Going on a holiday? Don’t let dull nails dull your sparkle. Apply cuticle oil to add shine to your mani and padi.
Photo: Elva Ni/Instagram
Baby-faced Charlene doesn’t shy away from glitter when it comes to her nails. The pastel pink nail polish is the perfect base to make those embellishments stand out. Dazzling!
Tip: Glitter nail polish is not the easiest thing to remove. To remove your glitter polish easily, soak a cotton ball into nail polish remover and place it over your nail. Next, wrap a small sheet of tin foil around the wet cotton ball and let it sit for 5 minutes. Your glitter nail varnish should come off immediately.
Photo: Charlene Choi/Instagram
Nail art doesn’t have to be fancy shmancy. Radio host Xi Gua kept things simple with a coat of coral polish. She jazzed up her nails with star nail stickers.
Tip: If you got your nails done at the salon and you can’t fix your chipped nail with the nail varnish that is on your nails, simply paint a layer of glittery top coat over your nails.
Photo: Xi Gua/Instagram
The Peace and Prosperity star opted for a pretty pale pink manicure with gold and silver detailing for her fairytale themed wedding.
Tip: Getting your nails done for the big day? Consider getting your nails done a day or two before an important occasion because gel manicures starts to lose its luster after a few days.
Photo: Seraph Sun/Instagram
Korean makeup guru flaunted her traffic stopping holographic nails.
Tip: Rather than coating your gel nails with a holographic top coat, swap that out for holographic powder for that ethereal shine.
Nude nails never go out of style. The happy-go-lucky singer took it up a notch by sticking on nail decals. Along with a snap of her nails, Fiona wrote this caption, “positive loving nails”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Tip: Besides nail decals, you can also spice up your nude manicure with nail stamps.Simply coat the stamping plate with the nail lacquer of your choice and use the stamper to pick up the design on the plate before rolling the stamper over the nail.
Photo: Fiona Sit/Instagram
We love Sonia’s take on the classic French manicure. Go with a nude base colour and keep the stripes thin for a vibrant and classy French manicure.
Tip: Show your nails some TLC by filing and buffing your nails before massaging cuticle oil into each nail.
Photo: Sonia Chew/Instagram
When you are undecided on what colour to paint your nails, always go with a classic red vanish that will never go wrong.
Tip: The natural tint of your fingers might affect the colour of your polish. Get the most out of your nail polish by using white nail polish as a base colour before going over it with a colour of your choice.
Photo: Ezann Lee/Instagram