6 Nail Art Ideas For Short Nails

Who says you can’t be practical and look pretty at once?

A simple and super chic idea for negative space mani. @jessicawashick via Instagram
16 May 2016

A simple and super chic idea for negative space mani. @jessicawashick via Instagram

Pretty pastel flowers on neutral nails. @chelseaqueen via Instagram
16 May 2016

Pretty pastel flowers on neutral nails. @chelseaqueen via Instagram

Evil eye nails with a cute and colourful twist. @mpnails vis Instagram.
16 May 2016

Evil eye nails with a cute and colourful twist. @mpnails vis Instagram.

Polka dots are just so adorable, plus they go with everything. @missladyfinger via Instagram.
16 May 2016

Polka dots are just so adorable, plus they go with everything. @missladyfinger via Instagram.

Get stripey with just about any colour you fancy. @aliciatnails via Instagram
16 May 2016

Get stripey with just about any colour you fancy. @aliciatnails via Instagram

White lace painted on a blue base... So pretty. @vanityprojects via Instagram
16 May 2016

White lace painted on a blue base... So pretty. @vanityprojects via Instagram

Hands up and out, those of us whose dreams of being a hand model have been thwarted by the fact that we have to bang on keyboards for our moolah and can’t cultivate the sort of manicured talons the Olympic sprinter Flo Jo had.

Because your short nails can look just as polished and pretty. How? Check out the gallery above for six clever looks that’ll look awesome on practical lengths too. Just, you know, keeping the dream alive.

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