50 Gel Nails Designs That Are All Your Fingertips Need To Steal The Show

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That amazing power to last super long makes gel polish manicures a sure-shot winner when it comes to gorgeous nail arts that are going to keep your fingertips dazzling for days! Not only are those long-lasting, but gel manicures open up a whole world of possibilities to transform your nails from plain to absolutely enchanting. Whether it's getting a 3rd dimension to your tips, working out acrylics, creating intricate patterns and prints or simply adorning them with layers of glitter, gel nail paints have got you covered. To prove the statement even better, below are 50 Gel Nails Designs That Are All Your Fingertips Need To Steal The Show.

50 Gel Nails Designs That Are All Your Fingertips Need To Steal The Show

How To Remove Gel Nail Polish

It’s actually so easy to get a gel manicure done at home that you really don’t need to be a pro at it to get that glamorous look for yourself. However, what comes associated with that prettiness is a troubled process for removing gel nail polish as it tends to last for about 2 weeks, or even more than that if handled with care.

Going for a plain application of a polish remover isn’t going to work, neither can you just wipe off the gel polish with ease. And, trying to peel them off is a huge no! You may end up getting the natural layer of your nails peeled off along with the top coat, going through days of painful broken tips. In fact, doing it at home can even get your nails totally damaged if you don’t follow the right technique. Thinking about heading to the salon to get it removed? It surely isn’t quite possible and budget-friendly every now and then.

So, the trick is to do it yourself, but with the correct procedure coming into play that’s not only damage-proof, but also simple enough to pull off. Here’s a detailed tutorial on how to remove gel nail polish, that too in just a matter of few minutes!

What you will need:

– Aluminum foil
– Acetone
– Cotton balls
– High-grit buffer
– Nail file
– Cuticle Oil or Vaseline

Let’s get going with the easy-to-follow technique on how to get gel nail polish off all by yourself at home. You begin with breaking the seal of the polish by going for a gentle buffing or filing of that thick top coat covering your fingertips. Avoid filing too deep, and stick only to the top of the nails.

Further, you need to place a cotton ball soaked in acetone onto your nails. Wrap square-shaped pieces of the aluminium foil paper around the nails, making sure that the cotton swab doesn’t get out of place. Leave the foil on the nail for about 15 minutes, making sure you don’t take it off any sooner as it might doesn’t work that well. What the foil does exactly is to keep the cotton in perfect place, making sure only the plate of the nails is soaked and not the whole finger, while also speeding up the action of the acetone.

Gently start removing the foil along with the cotton ball, only to witness the gel enamel flaking off almost effortlessly. In case, a few tid-bits are left on the nail, make sure you don’t try scraping off the paint. The key is to let the foil and cotton ball sit for a little longer to allow for a better acetone action. You need to use a high-grit buffer for removing the rest of the gel polish and the clear base coat until the nail feels perfectly smooth.

Once you are done with removing gel nail polish, all it calls for is to keep your pretty fingertips properly hydrated. Apply a nice cuticle oil on your nails a few times daily, no matter whether you are applying a gel nail polish or simply going for a regular enamel. To turn those dry nails soft and well-moisturized within minutes, you can also go for some Vaseline petroleum jelly and get rid of all the unwanted hassle.

Steal The Show With These 50 Gel Nails Designs

1. Gel Nails with Glitter

Gel Nails with Glitter

Grab a glamorously feminine look with your fingertips shining through glitter and subtle together. That lovely gel polish titled “My Vampire Is Buff” sitting at the base of the nails is totally loaded with bright golden glitter paint, gradually advancing from the bottom of the nails to the tips. How things have really not been overdone is beautiful enough for just about any kind of occasion you plan to get geared up for – whether it’s a dinner date, a party, a get together with friends or simply a day at work.

Design Details : bloglovin

2. Autumn Glitter Gel Manicure

Autumn Glitter Gel Manicure

Sparkles in warm hues of autumn with a creamy light toned base form an ultra pleasing manicure that’s not only eye-catchy, but also absolutely mess-free than most other glitter gel nails designs out there. Using hard gels by Light Elegance in Earl Grey and French Press, this one looks like a perfect combination of coffee and tea with glitter coating one of the tips throughout, while ombre does wonder for another. Rest of the tips are coated in the solid creamy base making things truly spectacular.

Design Details : instagram

3. Heaven’s Rain Manicure

Heaven's Rain Manicure

Who said that a gel nail design that goes for neutrals always needs to be boring? Gleaming shades in nudes and golden pull off a high contrast of colors with utmost grace. The best part is that it won’t take lots of effort to put the Mani together – all you need to do is paint the base gel polish on your nails, further applying the glitter paint on the top in an ombre fashion, exactly like it’s raining from heaven. This one can add charm to even the most simplest of the looks and attires.

Design Details : instagram

4. Daydream, Grey Dove and Gold Sparkle

Daydream, Grey Dove and Gold Sparkle

An adorable shade of nude pink provides the perfect foundation for working out lots of gold gel sparkles on that special ring finger of yours. But what blends the two contrasting textures and colors together is a little touch of grey dove put to use on two of the remaining tips. And yes, if you are just experimenting with gel manicures, this one really doesn’t need you to worry about getting it all wrong or simply failing to bring out the best – what a surprising effortlessness!

Design Details : pin

5. Celebrate The Snowy Spirit

Celebrate The Snowy Spirit

Let your fingertips encourage the magic of winters with a beautiful gel nail art flaunting the colors of snow –amazing bluish white gel polish painted on those tips with mesmerizing touches of bright blue glitter done in ombre as well as solid, that too all at home. It takes no more than a base coat, a gel nail paint, some glitter paint and a top coat to get it all done. Surely, oh-so-perfect for the festivities, specially if you have got those snow-capped peaks and snowmen all around for the celebrations.

Design Details : eslamoda

6. Pink Tips with Gold Glittered Heart

Pink Tips with Gold Glittered Heart

Here’s something specially meant for all the ladies who adore the idea of subtle. This one lets you keep your fingertips a low key affair, but with an utterly cute element of love – a sparkling gold glittered heart decorating one of the nails, while all the other tips flaunt a soothing pink daisy gel nail polish. And yes, that backdrop of white sitting beneath the heart makes everything pop out with vibrance. It’s all you need to bring out that romantic inner girl hidden within you and flaunt her to the world!

Design Details : yelp

7. Glitter and Neon Nails

Glitter and Neon Nails

There’s no doubt in the fact that these adorable tri-toned design goes far beyond the descriptions of prettiness. Whether you prefer shiny and glitzy, or simply like to keep things minimal, you just can’t go wrong on this charismatic gel nail art. This one is lovely on it’s own with those glossy neon pinks on the tips, but two accent nails make it all the way more awesome. One of them being painted in bright silver glitter, while the other sports a sweet creamy tone with a unique element of shimmer.

Design Details : instagram

8. Blend Glitters, Nudes and Black Together

Blend Glitters, Nudes and Black Together

Synonymous to magnificent in appearance and easy as child’s play to recreate, this glittered gel nail design is an ever-beautiful idea, no matter what’s the occasion you are getting prepared for. A nude base turns out to be absolutely glamorous when that touch of romance is added by accompanying it with silver glitter on a thick black base. Get it oh so exquisite by blending the glitter, nude and black all together in one of the tips, exactly like it has been showcased in the below Instagram share.

Design Details : instagram

9. Golden Accents Are All Magic

Golden Accents Are All Magic

Let’s combine in the glam of golden with some sheer serenity and beauty of pink in one single nail art. Surely, this one is going to inspire you to introduce a tip lavishly coated in golden glitter to your pink nails the very moment you look at it. And yes, thanks to the little deal of time it takes, this idea is perfect for the last-minute procrastinators, calling for nothing more than a base coat, a clear top coat, a golden glitter nail polish, and a pink gel nail polish to get it all done.

Design Details : pin

10. Royal Blues with Glittery Twists

Royal Blues with Glittery Twists

Those days when dramatic is all in, here’s what you actually need to compliment your attire with – a dark manicure flaunting royal blues as the key shade with a unique twist to them. Beautifully bright purple glitter accent tips contrast the dark tone with a shining something, taking the overall beauty of the manicure to all new heights. Specially when it’s about attending a nice celebration, the manicure would be perfectly hand in hand with just about any outfit you go for.

Design Details : pin

11. Gel French Manicure

Gel French Manicure

Who doesn’t find a French manicure an evergreen concept, and that’s why you must have come across a whole lot of french tips having a little variations to them. But this one trades the conventional idea of plain nail base on one of the tips for a lovely design instead — and puts a stamping nail pattern in pretty white to boot. If you would like to go for a little more detail, you can always add the stamping to the rest of the tips as well. Head to the below inspiration for a deeper insight into the Mani.

Design Details : pin

12. Add Life To A Dark Backdrop

Add Life To A Dark Backdrop

A cleverly done glitter in a contrasting color on top of each nail paired with a black backdrop is undoubtedly, perfectly chic and feminine. Making sure that things don’t go overboard with shines and shimmers, this manicure keeps things balanced with the bright blue glitter going in an ombre fashion, beginning at the tips and advancing towards the cuticles while fading as it advances. How you can add so much life to even the most basic of gel nails designs is rightly demonstrated by this inspiration.

Design Details : pin

13. Keep It Versatile

Keep It Versatile

As the name suggests, it’s all about putting a design together that keeps your look versatile for just about any event or attire. And, those chevron lines sitting on a white background look truly elegant and simple, while the nude pink nails make it super graceful to look at. Who can forget the glam and shine when it’s about making things versatile – so go for two tips painted in bright copper with a unique glitter-y texture. Apt for those who adore blending edgy with minimalism !

Design Details : instagram

14. Acrylic Glitter Gel Nail Art

Acrylic Glitter Gel Nail Art

Get yourself titled as the stunning lady of the night having this Mani painted on your adorable fingertips. These acrylic glitter gel nails don’t need much explanation as to why they deserve all the love – that utterly alluring base of soft pink has been rightly brightened up by lots of silver glitter decor with a touch of multi-color a bit here and there. The great thing about this one is that it has been pulled off bringing your creativity to life with lots of acrylic color powder. Who wouldn’t be straight up obsessed with it?

Design Details : instagram

15. A Touch OF Aqua

A Touch OF Aqua

Those subtle and pastel shades of water, combining aqua, white and a pinch of silver make the whole scenario super soothing to experience as well as look at. And this pretty gel nail design does exactly that. It has got a light aqua painted on the nails with two accent tips having a white and a silver glitter coat respectively. What makes the white pop out with gorgeousness is a few rhinestones that have been placed in a straight line on that lovely white backdrop. Isn’t that the perfect touch of water?

Design Details : goo.gl/h6JkQh

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