#IWD21: Maryam Paruk set up a small business to recognise Ireland’s cultural diversity

Dominique McMullan

Lynn Enright: ‘With spring’s arrival, I’m finally ready to go back to real clothes’

Lynn Enright

Is marketplace feminism stealing the limelight from real female-driven issues?

Amanda Cassidy

Women-led charities and social enterprises to support this IWD and beyond

Amanda Kavanagh

‘The industry is on its knees’: Wedding planners call for more clarity and support from...

Jennifer McShane

#IWD21: Therese Wright’s wellness doll takes children’s worries

Dominique McMullan

IWD: 8 Irish women in the beauty business on what their biggest failure taught them

Holly O'Neill

#IWD21: Sharon Keilthy is on a mission to promote sustainable play

Eoin Higgins

5 essential supports for female entrepreneurs in Ireland

Erin Lindsay

Image / Beauty

The nail art trend that’s sweeping the Instagram explore page


by Aisling Keenan
13th Nov 2019

This nail art trend is easier to achieve than you might think, and the best part? It can be completely tailored and personalised for you…


Astrology nails are back with a bang. They were huge this time last year, but the Instagram explore page is awash with them once again.

The horoscope boom is back

Our apparent worldwide obsession with all things star sign might explain the return of the trend.

Not to get too down about it, but according to an American Psychological Association survey, millennials have been the most likely generation to say their stress has increased in the past year, and in times of stress, people turn to astrology and horoscopes to try to explain or clarify things.

Nailing it

So, while we’re all googling furiously to find out what’s in store for Aquarians for the month, or would a Cancerian be compatible with a Capricorn, we’re also transferring the concept of horoscopes, stars, skies and sparkles to our nails.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hey, Nice Nails! (@heynicenails) on

Gold on nude would probably be the one I would go for.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hey, Nice Nails! (@heynicenails) on

Pink gelée background and moons, stars and glitter make this one stand out.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hey, Nice Nails! (@heynicenails) on

Gold, darkness and foil gives this one a Mystic Meg sort of vibe.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Amber Lea Beauty (@amberlea_beauty) on

I adore this stiletto nail shape, and the star alignment on the thumb.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Nails (@nail_laundry) on

Pearlescent polish gives this one a mystical finish.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Hey, Nice Nails! (@heynicenails) on

Gold foil and graphic stars make this shorter look youthful and playful.


Read more: Clear nails are the next big nail trend

Read more: The 20 best mismatched nails on Instagram

Read more: Your next chic manicure should be tortoiseshell nails

Photo from Instagram (@heynicenails)

Also Read

BEAUTY
What’s in your vanity cabinet? Three IMAGE beauty writers reveal the skincare products they can’t live without

From gua shas to day creams, we asked three of our beauty...

By IMAGE

Dyson Corrale
BEAUTY
Why 2020 is definitely the year of self-gifting

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that while...

By Megan Burns

Dr Dennis Gross
BEAUTY
This cult favourite peel now comes as a body exfoliator

Are you among the devotees of the cult of the...

By Holly O'Neill

BEAUTY
The ultimate guide to facial gadgets for great skin

LED pens, gua shas, facial massage tools – here’s your...

By Holly O'Neill

cleanser
BEAUTY
This cult cleanser line now comes in recyclable packaging

Are you making an effort to shop more sustainably when...

By Holly O'Neill

BEAUTY
The definitive ranking of lip balms you need in your life

By Holly O'Neill

ageing
BEAUTY
Warped beauty standards are ruining my plan of ageing naturally

Rhona McAuliffe might not be a trained therapist but she...

By Rhona Mcauliffe

dyeing hair at home
BEAUTY
A celebrity guide to styling, cutting and dyeing your hair at home

Though not all of us can have Ryan Reynolds on-hand for the home hair dye job or Bruce Willis wielding an electric razor.

By Holly O'Neill