These Smiley Face Nail Art Looks Are Giving Us Something to Grin AboutMay 13, 2021
Between holographic nails to ’70s-inspired looks, there’s no shortage of creative ways to spice up your mani. If you’re in pursuit of good vibes, we can’t think of a better option than adding smiley faces to the tips of your fingers. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest smiley face nail art designs on Instagram to serve as inspiration, whether you take it to the salon or attempt to DIY.
Simplistic and SmileyIf you like to keep things minimalistic or are just dipping your toes into the world of nail art, this simple smiley nail look is the one for you. For a glossy, clear base like @cheercharlie’s, coat your nails with the Essie Expressie Quick Dry Nail Polish in Always Transparent.
Gleaming and GrinningTo say we’re obsessed with this opulent nail look by @nuka.nails is an understatement. Between the technicolor smiley details and the iridescent finish, it would be hard not to crack a smile each time you catch a glimpse of your hands.
Ombre AcrylicsWarning: it would be nearly impossible to stop yourself from staring at these ombre nails all day long. Make like @springwithfriends and lay your smileys down on pastel acrylics for a look that radiates good vibes.
Up the Ante
Amp up your go-to nail polish color by adding a cheery detail to every other nail. Start with Essie’s Fiji, a creamy light pink, before adding on bright yellow smiley faces, which we guarantee will take the look up a notch.