A couple of years ago, I came across this saying, “You can tell a lot about a woman by her hands”, and it just sort of stayed with me. Many of us spend a whopping amount of money on countless manicures and nail appointments. While beauty is only skin deep, yet making ourselves look presentable is definitely on the top of all of our lists. In the last few months itself, we have seen a number of nail trends catch on. Trends like jelly nails, confetti nails and neon nails, to name a few, have made their way to the ‘Nails’ collection in my saved gallery on Instagram. Nevertheless, when the time comes to choose one design and stick to it for a whole 3-4 weeks, it tends to get a bit complicated with the plethora of options that are out there.
So, if like me, you find yourself at your nail appointment pondering over a hundred potential designs that you want *eye roll*, I have found the perfect solution: your zodiac sign’s birthstone. That’s right folks, if you’re even slightly into astrology then buckle up ‘coz here are the top 12 manicures inspired by your zodiac sign’s birthstone. Start here for inspiration, and personalise it based on your likes! Let’s get started, shall we?
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Your Gemstone: Diamond
Subtle, classy and elegant like a diamond, this manicure will have you looking poised at work as well as your Sunday brunch.
Taurus (April 21 – May 20)
Your Gemstone: Emerald
Tune it up and get adventurous with your mani with this low-key yet delicate look. The band of gold against the pastel green is perfect for a quiet date night.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Your Gemstone: Pearl
We’re all envious of our grandma’s pearls, aren’t we? While those cost a small fortune, I have a cheaper solution for you—a classy manicure with a chrome effect. Possibly my favourite one of all!
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Your Gemstone: Ruby
Remember the jelly nails trend I mentioned earlier? This trend has taken the beauty world by storm, and I’m all for it! This is your go-to look for the next time you paint the town red (pun intended)!
Leo (July 23 – August 23)
Your Gemstone: Peridot
Nothing shines brighter than….a peridot manicure, you guys! With its glossy green edges, this manicure is a statement look for all you adventure-loving Leos!
Virgo (August 24 – September 23)
Your Gemstone: Sapphire
A little bling never killed anybody, amirite? This bold and striking colour will make you look sophisticated yet charming at all your post-work shenanigans.
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Your Gemstone: Opal
Remember the craze behind anything and everything holographic? Simple and clean, this look is subdued enough for the workplace, but glam enough for a date night with bae.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Your Gemstone: Topaz
Squiggly is the only word that comes to mind when I see this coral coloured look. This look is your go-to if you want a mani that is subtle enough yet eye-catching!
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
Your Gemstone: Turquoise
A French manicure with a twist, the gold and turquoise mixed together adds a pop of colour making this design attention-grabbing yet simple.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Your Gemstone: Garnet
An ode to the classic white on pale pink French manicure, this look is chic with the red colour taking it up a notch!
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
Your Gemstone: Amethyst
This metallic purple manicure is giving me some major retro vibes! A staple look that is simple yet glamorous for date nights, nights at the club and work, all in one.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
Your Gemstone: Aquamarine
This subtle two-toned look really takes things to the next level, with the gold stripes adding a little bling to the solid blue look. Hence, it is perfect for your next beachy holiday!
Which nail look is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
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