With the lunar new year fast approaching, it’s time to refresh your look before facing an onslaught of reunions and house visits. And for many of us, our beauty rituals may range from refreshing your wardrobe to getting a fresh hairdo, to even a manicure, which is one of the easiest and most stylish ways to capture the spirit of Chinese New Year.
So if you’re in need of some Lunar New Year nail inspiration, here are the top 2020 nail trends to inspire you for your next visit to your manicurist.
1. Mickey Mouse shaped nails
When it comes to nail shapes, we can be pretty conservative, sticking to the usual rounds or squared shaped tips. Which is why this unique nail shape trend, featuring a glittery mouse nail tip by professional manicurist Park Eunkyung, is a welcome change and totally appropriate for the year of the mouse.
2. Mix & Match patterns
Inspired by the 80s, these fun nails will make you feel like you’re in an episode of Saved By The Bell.
3. Gold & Red
Nothing says Chinese New Year than with this classic colour combination.
4. A bit of bling
... So are red nails with jewelled accents
5. Crocodile nails
Add some texture to your usual reds with crocodile textured nails.
6. Fluid shapes
Take the classic colour combination of red and pink with a modern nail update in fluid shapes.
7. Cloud nails
The cloud nails are a sweet update to your Lunar New Year look.
8. Negative space
Play around with negative space for a unique twist on sparkly nails.
9. Manifestation nails
Manifest your goals for the Lunar New Year, à la Dua Lipa