Denim Nail Polish

Denim Effect nail polish!
Photo: Via Nails Inc.

Let's hear it for nail art, y'all. We know it's totally crazy to get emotional over manicures, but, like, look how far we've come with nail polish over the past couple years! I mean, they've invented everything from chalkboard paint to tie-dye polish for our fingertips, and just this week we made ANOTHER nail discovery—denim polish! Nails Inc. London just released the Bling It On Denim & Studs kit ($29), which features denim effect polish and some gold and silver star stud embellishments to really bring your mani to the next level. But, we can already tell you're thinking, "Um, denim nail polish? How does that work?" so let's get down to deets, shall we?


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Prom Pastel Nail Art

Photo: Via Julia Martinez

Prom is in full swing, y'all, which means it's time to get that head-to-toe look whipped into shape ASAP. By now, you've (hopefully) swiped up a super fun frock, played with some amazing 'dos, and tested out the perfect makeup look. But we still have one very, very important detail that we can't overlook: the nails! Nothing pulls an entire outfit together like a set of seriously gorgeous tips, and we rounded up some springy, pastel-themed designs that are super easy to recreate on your own—we promise! Think of it this way: If you can do a simple stripe or polka dot, you're totally in the clear. Oh, and that Caviar manicure set? We have a tutorial on that, too.


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Chloe Moretz MTV Movie Award

Chloe Moretz at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif., on April 14.
Photo: Getty Images/Chloe Moretz's Instagram

Sure, you might've peeped all the MTV Movie Awards red carpet dresses and killer performance outfits, but have you seen the nails? So many of our favorite ensembles were complemented by equally-amazing manis that we NEED to share. Chloe Moretz, who sported one of our top looks of the night, managed to replicate the patchwork theme from her Louis Vuitton jumper onto her nails. She opted for nude tips with a neon pink geometric design, which we think looked perfect against her all-denim look. WERK.


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Coachella Nail Art

YSL's Couture Tie & Dye nail polish.
Photo: Courtesy of YSL

So, we've already picked out our favorite must-have manis for Coachella this weekend (think: palm trees, peace signs and tribal print), but for the not-so-artistically-inclined folks, this news comes as kind of a bummer. But, hey, don't be too sad about your lack of painting skills just yet—YSL released a set of super cool "tie-dye" top coats that'll add an ombre effect to whatever polish you swipe it on. Let us explain! The La Laque Couture Tie and Dye collection (which comes in four colors: Cool, Pop, Hit, and Ice) has three different finishes layered inside one bottle. The bottom is infused with glitter, the center is a sheer tinted shade, and the top is straight-up clear gloss. If you dip the brush in and use as-is, it'll give your nails that killer gradient effect, but if you shake it up, it'll add an even, shimmery tinted top coat to put over your favorite colors (or bare nails!)


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Odd Future Nail Art

Photo: Via Pimp My Nails

Ever since we listened to a stream of Tyler, the Creator's new Wolf album last week, we cannot stop thinking about it. (I mean, Kanye West can't either.) To put it simply: We loved it. So much, in fact, that we wanted to celebrate the Odd Future frontman by finding the best nail art on the interwebs in his honor. Yeah, sure, it may not be Tyler's idea of the most fun way to celebrate his newest album release, but we couldn't help but notice all the killer nail designs dedicated to the OFWGKTA crew. We're particularly obsessed with this set featuring the iconic OF donuts, Shark Cat, upside-down crosses, box-cutter detailing and, of course, the words "Golf Wang." *claps*


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Ciate Chalkboard Manicure

Ciaté's Chalkboard Manicure.
Photo: Ciate

There are bazillion things in this world we can think of that are better than nails on a chalkboard *shudders at just having to TYPE it*, but nothing quite directly offsets it like Ciaté's forthcoming Chalkboard Manicure. A product of the UK-based nail juggernaut, the Chalkboard Manicure is the latest of Ciaté's line of Wow Kits—a series of box sets including all the necessary elements you'll need to achieved highly-specialized, bonkers-looking styles like their caviar and colourfoil manicures.


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Spring Breakers Nail Art

Photo: Via Pretty Nail Swag

Sorry to say this, but we're jerks. We've seen Spring Breakers before its official theater release this Friday, and we cannot stop thinking about it. Here's why: It stars good-girls-gone-bad Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine who are so desperate to get away from their college town that they'll do whatever it takes to get money to go on spring break. (And we mean anything, see: guns, ski masks.) Oddly enough, we can sort of relate because, um, it's DISMAL outside, and we're straight-up dreaming of sunny beaches, cut-off shorts, flip-flops—and a little adventure. But instead of, erm, committing crimes to get our spring break fix, we're doing the next best thing—painting our nails! From the trailers, paparazzi sightings, and movie posters, you can already tell it won't be your typical spring break movie, so sit back and relax while we explain why these manicures are the most badass (and beach ready!) manis you need to cop ASAP. Up first—a neon green and pink stiletto set that perfectly mixes together downright illegal criminal activity and SPRING BREAAKKKK!! WOOOOOOO! The gold bullet is a nice touch, too.


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St Patrick's Day Nail Art

Photo: Via Chalkboard Nails

In case y'all forgot, St. Patrick's Day is juuust around the corner (Sunday, March 17 to be exact!), which means we've got less than a week to mentally prepare ourselves for WAY too many head-to-toe kelly green outfits and mini leprechaun top hats. *cringe* Here at MTV Style, we're all about celebrating holidays in the most stylish ways possible, so we rounded up St. Paddy's Day-themed nail designs that are super easy on the eyes (and easy to do!). First on our list of to-dos—a straight-up white shamrock pattern on a bold green base. We love how it's simple and straightforward yet totally chic! To get the same precision as the manicurist here, be sure to use super small nail art brush with highly-pigmented white polish.


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If you're a child of the '90s, cartoons and Nickelodeon went hand-in-hand like Lisa Frank and Trapper Keepers. Not to get all dramatic, but, like, those shows kiiind of shaped who we are today. We couldn't WAIT to plop down in front of the TV to hang out with some of our funny friends (hi, Skeeter from Doug and Chuckie Finster from Rugrats!) and have a GRAND ol' time. Since most our favorite shows are no longer on air (*sniff sniff*), we thought we'd bring 'em back to life the best way we know how--through nail art! We rounded up our fave Nick-inspired manicures, so check 'em out below.


90s Nickelodeon Nail Art

Photo: Via NailStuff

We love this GORGE homage to Angelica, Chuckie and Tommy from Rugrats! Each character was meticulously hand-painted on each finger in the exact same illustration style from the show. Honestly, with all those layers of colors and attention to detail this probably took FOREVS to do, but we think it was totally worth it. *claps*


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Whew, New York Fashion Week is officially over, y'all—BUT that doesn't mean we're done dishin' on all the killer fashion and beauty looks we peeped on the runway and backstage! If you've been following us on Instagram (WHICH YOU SHOULD!), you might've been tipped off to all the cool nail art happening this year. From 3D studs to super intricate artwork, the runway certainly wasn't short of models sporting decked-out digits. So, we decided to compile all the best, boldest, and most outrageous nail art from NYFW so you can catch up on all the manis you might've missed. Let's get to it!


New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 Nail Art

Nail art from the Assembly Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
Photo: Getty Images

Assembly New York was all about mixing work and play in their fall 2013 collection, but when we peeped the nails and realized they were Emojis, we basically lost our shiz. Miss Pop created these bright yellow stunners using the oh-so-famous iPhone Japanese icons as inspiration, and we LOVE. IT. *double taps photo*


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