Channel Your Inner Fairy With Fairycore Nail ArtDecember 13, 2023
We’ll never get sick of red, purple and black manicures in the colder months — there’s a reason these colors are classics. But if you feel like switching things up, or if dark nail polish just isn’t your thing, we’ve got the aesthetic for you: fairycore. Fairycore nail designs are characterized by a mix of pastel, iridescent polishes, rhinestones, flowers, dewdrops and, of course, fairy wing-inspired designs. They range from sweet and simple to miniature works of art — take a peek at some of our favorite fairycore sets below to get inspired.
10 Fairycore Nail Designs We Love
Look like you were blessed by a visit from the garden fairy with this dreamy pink and green set. Iridescent accents and 3D designs sculpted with clear builder gel add to the nails’ whimsical feel.
It’s impossible to deny the magic of this set’s encapsulated petals, glitter and charms. Each nail incorporates materials that look like they were hand-foraged from a forest floor.
Mimic a fairy’s wings with this holographic base and cool chrome design. You can customize the color combo for whatever fairy mood you’re feeling — we think this set would stun in shades of purple.
These nails look fit for a fairy tea party, from the tiny pearl accents to the bows, mint green tips and baby pink roses.
Pale blue glitter and white polish make for an icy and ethereal combo. For extra sparkle, silver nail charms are a must.
We love the drama of long nails, but they can make doing a lot of basic tasks more difficult (take texting, for example). If you’re committed to trying the fairycore trend and keeping your nails short, take your cue from this mix-and-match design.
Not a fan of pastels? This set captures the fairycore aesthetic with an explosion of colors, butterflies and puffy, 3D mushrooms.