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10 Fun Nail Art Ideas If You Have Short Nails

These are actually not as hard as they look.

Long nails have always seemed super fancy and glamorous to me, but they’re honestly a lot of work. Because I don’t have that kind of time (or dedication) to perfect my manicure, I prefer to keep my nails short.

That’s not to say that I don’t love a great coat of polish or even some fun designs from time to time.

Keeping low maintenance and minimalism in mind, here are some fun and easy nail art ideas to keep your nails looking fresh. Because a great manicure doesn’t have to cost a lot and can be easily done while you’re watching Netflix at home.

If that sounds like just the kind of thing you’re looking for in terms of manicure maintenance, then get those polishes out because it’s time to get a little creative with your lacquer!

1. Watermelon

This is perfect the perfect summertime nail art, if you ask me. Besides, these cute little watermelon slices will look way more realistic on short nails than long ones. Follow this tutorial.

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The Nailasaurus

2. Newspaper

Using newspaper to put tiny words on your nails is a unique look that will take your Instagram game to the next level. Just think how great this manicure will look with a cup of coffee in your hand and a book in the background. Follow this tutorial.

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All Day Chic

3. Opal

Does this look like its fit for a mermaid or what? For all of the summertime beachy feels, give this opal design a try. Follow this tutorial.

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Glitter Fingersss

4. All White

This is as simplistic as a mani can get. It’ll give a fresh look to your nails and pair well with your jewelry.

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Fashion Enzyme

5. Glitter

Glitter is always a fun accent. Plus, it’ll give you all of the glam you could need, despite having shorter nails. Follow this tutorial.

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Cosmopolitan

6. Mix ‘N Match

Why not go all out and do something different for every nail? As long as you stick with a color scheme, this will add interest to your manicure and look amazing. Not to mention, it’ll be super fun to paint on. Go on and get creative.

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