The holiday season is now ending, and while red nails were pretty popular this time around, that doesn’t mean you should stop using them. There are many ways to take advantage of red shades in your nails, and in this article we’ll pin down 30 original ideas for your nails using your reliable red nail polish.
Wine Colored Nails
Using a wine/bordeaux colored nail polish, and leaving a small part untouched/covered with transparent polish, you can do this really cool effect in your nails.
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You can also try this really cute take on classic red nails, adding some jewelry on your ring finger. Something you should definitely try on formal events.
How about giving your nails some spark? You can easily achieve it using the correct nail lacquer and some black matte polish.
Adding some flowers on your ring finger is also a new twist on classic red nails that you should definitely give a go.
Using some shiny lacquer and some black polish, you can achieve a “cracked” look on your nails which look pretty awesome. While pretty hard to get right, the results are completely worth it.
Broken Glass Look
Using black and red matte polish, a “broken glass” look can be achieved by painting individual bits.
On this picture, we can see a pretty cool effect using black and red polish, plus some white to achieve a shoelace effect.
Long Matte Nails
Long nails never go out of fashion. Why not combine it with some red matte lacquer? It makes for a pretty nice looking effect.
Red and Pink
Classics never die. This is one of the most well known nail styles: paint your nails red, then paint a small triangle with pink polish. The results are stunning.
Who would’ve guessed painting one of your nails black and adding some glitter would make such a difference? It looks stunning indeed.
Red and Black
This is a more aggressive approach to the “small triangle” technique: instead of using pink, use black to make a pointier triangle on the nail.
Using full red coat on your nails, some simple dots on the ring finger can make quite a difference.
By painting the tip of the nail blue and adding some glitter to the mix, you can create this awesome nail design.
Red, Black and Dots
A fresh new idea for your nails, just paint the tip black and add some dots using white. The result looks pretty stunning.
By using the same dot technique and switching up some stuff, you can also sport this pretty cute looking ladybug design on your nails.
And while you’re at it, why not try out some other animals as well? This cow design with red spots looks original as hell, and it’s sure to catch someone’s eye.
The combination of red and gold is always associated with Asian culture, especially Chinese culture. So, why not try and take some of that for your nails?
This design is pretty hard to make, but it’s totally worth it. It pretty much comes down to try and mimic the zebra pattern on your ring finger.
Another take on flowers, this time with jewels, black polish, and adding in the thumb this time around.
Pretty self explanatory. We all wanted to make something like this in high school, so why not try and attempt it now? Results can still be stunning as always.
A pretty light design for those who prefer something simple yet eyecatching, mixing a natural look with some red and gold to create an amazing design.
Another take on the heart, this time making it the center of attention by using a giant red nail and some pink polish.
This is a pretty intrincate yet eyecatching design, combining red, black and pink in an one of a kind design.
The Playing Card
Yet another heart design, but this time borrowing some inspiration from playing card decks. Paint your ring finger white and add a red heart in the middle.
Hawaiian Shirt Design
While it may look pretty hard to make, this design draws inspiration from typical Hawaiian shirts with flowers on them. The results are completely impressive.
Craving some candy? Why not paint your nails and make an one of a kind design with that inspiration? This design draws from multiple colors to make impressive art.
This design takes the simple fifty fifty color effect using red and leaving the other half untouched, while adding a minimalist bowtie/tie to the middle. Something you can wear anywhere without a doubt.
We have seen nail tips change color before, but the lower part of the nail is always unappreciated. This aims to change though, as this design looks amazing.
As hard as it looks awesome, this effect can actually be pretty easy to make once you gave everything laid out. And it works perfectly for most occasions.
This pattern looks like those you can find in phone cases and bags, but it looks even better when applied on the nails.
Finally, we have this “blossoming tree” that you can apply to your red nails to get that Japanese touch. It’s a great idea to have.
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