Behold: the ultimate January nail inspiration

In case you haven't heard, you're basically *guaranteed* to have a good year if you start out with a fresh manicure. Whether you treat yourself to an appointment at the nail salon or dedicate some me-time to do it yourself, we've got allll the inspo to get this 2022 party started.

Color palette:
Coming out of the holiday szn and heading toward Valentine's Day, your nails need exciting shades that can keep up. Cool colors are the perfect solution, along with versatile shades like baby pink. 

We also heart these lighter and darker shades...

Stripes, sparkles and stickers:
While you can never go wrong with a simple solid, stripes, sparkles and stickers are the best ways to level up your mani. If you're attempting any of these looks yourself, make use of tape, glitter polish and stickers

Small additions:
If you're seeking to spice up your nails even more, look no further! Some of our fave nail art is small illustrations, like smiley faces or hearts. It's no secret that nail art can be kinda challenging, so leave it to the pros or enlist your besties to tap into their artsy sides. You can do the same for them...and make a mini spa day out of it.

Extra inspo:

1. More glitter, plz

2. Sunshine & rainbows


A post shared by peachi nails (@peachinails)

3. Sparkles and swirls


A post shared by Isabel May (@isabelmaynails)

4. Pretty in pink

5. Lightning storm


Wanna glow-up your mani game even more? Check out these related posts:
💅 Literally *everything* you need for the ultimate at-home manicure
💅 Missing manicures? This at-home nail art gives you the salon treatment
💅 How to rock statement nails this season

We can't wait to see how your nails turn out. Tag us in your nail pics on Insta @girlslifemag for a chance to get featured!

Image credits: Image 1 via @sophiatuxford. Image 2 and Slider via @gossiproomoff. Image 3 via @_abigails_nails_. Image 4 via @ddowa_nail. Stripes via @laurenladnier. Sparkles and Stickers via @peachinails. Happy face via @thehangedit. GIFs via GIPHY.


by Riley Yates | 1/16/2022