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5 Super-Trendy Designs For Short Nails

Posted on November 10 2018

There’s a common misconception that short nails and manicures don’t go well together. As a result, many girls mistakenly believe that fun, fancy nail designs are only for those who have longer nails - but this isn’t necessarily the case.

You don’t need to have long nails in order to rock a strong nail art game. Glam up your digits with these popular, trendy designs for short nails!

1. Triangle Nails

Triangle nails


Edgy and minimalistic, these dark, elongated triangles are a super-simple way to make a stunning statement: that nail art can look great on short nails too!

Our recommendations: The only thing you need to achieve this look is some tape and our gorgeous Black Widow. Seal it in with a quick layer of Roxie’s clear top coat, and you’re good to go!

2. Diagonal French Nails

Diagonal french nails

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Looking for a creative way to upgrade the typical French mani? Try this diagonal take on things.

The subtle curves look amazing and can help create the illusion of a longer nail bed - making your nails look slimmer and more elegant.

Our recommendations: Easily replicate this sweet, stylish mani with the help of Summer Blush and Snow White - and a slender stripe of our shimmery Dancing Queen!

3. Reverse Glitter Ombre Nails

Reverse glitter ombre nails


Sophisticated and sparkly, this reverse glitter ombre is a great way to subtly elevate a short-nailed manicure and make you look (and feel) like a queen. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to DIY!

Our recommendations: Start with a delicate, creamy nude like Rosie for the base, then apply a shimmery layer of Champagne Revelry (concentrated on the top half of the nail) to create the ombre effect. Ta-da - instant elegance!

4. Glitter Outlined Nails

Glitter outlined nails

Also called “border nails” or “framed nails”, these outlined nails are currently all the rage. Hip, yet simple, they’re an amazing way to make shorter manicures look absolutely stunning.

Want to add a little more pizzazz to the look? Go with a glitter outline instead of regular polish - just to bling things up!

Our recommendations: A deep, rich colour like Simply Burgundy will work perfectly for the base. Match it with a glittery outline of our fabulous 24K Magic.

5. Simple Stripes

Simply stripes

Stripes may be basic, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. There’s a lot you can do with some thinly-sliced tape and a little creativity!

You can opt for smooth, vertical stripes to help make your nails look longer - or just play around with different colours and designs!

Our recommendations: Effortlessly recreate this fun, colourful pattern by pairing any of your favourite EasyPeel shades with Snow White - then add an elegant line of Black Widow down the centre of each nail to complete the look.

Even if your nails are on the shorter side, it doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and have fun with nail art. There’s a ton of amazing options out there - so grab a bottle (or two) of our EasyPeel gel polish, and give your short nails a chance to shine!


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