Before flaunting your bridal bling this holiday season, make sure your nails are Instagram-ready.
BY TERRI POUS
Nailed it! It's proposal season, and getting engaged means you get to wear your brand-new, beautiful engagement ring all day, every day (among many other things, of course). With everyone and their mother asking to see your rock, you'd better have an awesome manicure to go along with it. No one wants to see chipped or bare nails, after all! And now that the holidays are in full swing, it's the perfect time to rock a metallic mani. The colors of precious metals like gold and bronze not only feel wonderfully seasonal, but they also help enhance the sparkle of your engagement ring!
Thanks to the photo-sharing gold mines that are Instagram and Pinterest, the possibilities for this kind of paint job are endless — so we gathered our favorites for you!
A classic rose gold, silver, or platinum-colored polish is a great go-to for engaged ladies who want a simple DIY manicure that will still pop. Even better, painting each nail in a different metallic shade creates an ombré effect that looks professionally done! More ambitious brides-to-be, though, can absolutely re-create some more intricate designs. We're talking a French manicure with gold tips, a sparkly faded effect, silver stripes, shiny gold decals, and more.
Click through to see these fabulous nail art ideas as seen on Pinterest and Instagram, in addition to many others, to get inspired. Whether you match your polish to the metal of your ring or want to go wild with patterns, you'll find a design you'll love!
Illustration by Christina Park
A pale pink manicure with silver accents.
Photo: Marie Nails via Instagram
A pink French manicure with gold tips.
Photo: OPI Products via Pinterest