Office style is about looking professional, neat, and feminine. A beautiful manicure is an important component of every businesswoman’s look. In this post, we are going to share with you some chic manicure ideas given by beauty blogger hannahroxit and lulus. Look at the fabulous nail designs below, choose the ones you like, and get ready to wow your workplace.
Nude and pastel shades
Nude and pastel shades are always a perfect choice if you need to create an elegant office look. Use a liner brush if you want to embellish your nails with an intricate marble pattern, as shown above.
Women who love classic looks will love wearing nail polish in natural shades. Prepare your nails, and apply a pink semi-transparent base coat. Then apply a little white polish onto a sponge, and dab it onto your nails, starting from the center. Gradually increase pressure as you move toward the tips of your nails to create a beautiful ombré effect.
Start by drawing the V-shape design at the center of the middle fingernail, and then draw a small triangle at the base of the nail of the ring finger. Use black polish to fill in the triangle and to paint the area outside the V-shape. Paint the top two-thirds of your thumbnail with a black polish. Using thick gold polish, accentuate the nail of your index finger with a half moon design, and add a large accent dot on the pinkie nail.
Dark red is another traditionally flattering and accepted polish color. Update it a little bit by creating a geometric pattern on your ring finger. Choose a pastel rose base coat, and make a geometric design using striping tapes. Paint the dark red color over the entire exposed part of the nail, and remove the tape immediately after painting the top color. When you’re done, paint each nail with a clear top coat.
Original French manicure
Doing a French manicure at home is quite easy if you use crescent-shaped nail guides. Paint your nail tips with gold, pink, or black polish instead of basic white, and add a clear top coat to protect the look of your freshly painted nails. This style of manicure works well for both short and long nails.
Add a touch of femininity to your everyday office look by creating a manicure with floral accents. Paint the nails with pale peach polish. Using dark green and sage polishes, create leaves on two nails. Use a berry pink polish to outline flower shapes. Then lightly drag the polish from the outside to the center for a gradient look. Add dots with a navy polish, and apply a top coat to finish.
One great way to make your office manicure stand out from the crowd is to add some glitter accents to your ring finger, pinkie, or both. Paint each nail a different color using light gray, brown, and dark pink polishes. Apply a top coat to the thumb and ring finger, and then dip the wet nails into the jar of glitter — roll your finger slightly so that the glitter is evenly distributed. Apply a clear top coat to all nails to finish.
A marble nail art design always looks chic and adds the perfect touch of detail to your look. While it may look complicated to achieve, it’s actually quite simple. Paint the nails with a white polish. Scrunch up a piece of plastic wrap, and dip it lightly into a gray polish. Then gently dab it onto the nails, and add a clear top coat. This trick will help you create a noble design without blurry edges and dirty tones
Blue ombré nails
One simple but original way to update your boring office manicure is to choose very close shades of light blue and paint each nail a different tone. Start with a pale blue on the pinkie nail, and end with a medium blue on the thumbnail. This trick will help you create a chic ombré effect.
This style of manicure is a perfect choice if you want to create a bright, trendy, and, at the same time, classic office look. Paint all nails with a nude polish, and apply one or two strips of silver, gold, or black striping tape over the base coat. You can create lines in whichever direction you want. Add a top coat to finish.