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20 Nail Art Instagrams That Take Things To A Whole New Level

by the editorial team Published on 22 September 2014
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Need a little beauty inspiration and a new way to express yourself? Then get out your phone and follow these Instagram accounts stat. Trust us, your fingernails will thank you.

Having nice nails can be a massive pick me up, not only do pretty tips make you look groomed, they're also a great place to start when it comes to expressing your creativity. From matte effect talons to stiletto shapes, two tone ombre and sparkle, there are no limits when it comes to nail art and no one proves that moreso than these talented Instagrammers.

Whether you're a DIY mani girl or leave the work to your nail technician, here are the top 20 Instagram accounts you MUST follow for some cute-icle inspiration​.

Madeline Pool- @MPNails

As the global ambassador for Sally Hansen, Madeline lives up to her title and has even been voted as having the best manicure at New York Fashion Week. And with images that look like they belong in magazine editorials, her nail designs are nothing short of inspiring.

Sally Hansen- @Sally_Hansen

Be sure to follow Sally for an update on all the latest products appearing in the nail industry, a product we can always trust!

Essie Polish- @essiepolish

One of our favorite polishes of all time also coincidentally has an amazing instagram account. Filled with flawless fingernails from fashion week to the red carpet, one of their colours is sure to intrigue you. You can even tag your nail art creation with #essielook for a chance to be featured on essie.com!

Karen Gutirrez- @KarenGNails

With clients including Selena Gomez and Becky G., this nail artist certainly knows what celebs want, and shares it too!

OPI- @OPI_Products

It's no surprise the global leader in nail lacquer has a fun & fresh instagram page. Follow OPI to see what colour Serena Williams wore while playing in the US Open, or what manicures your favorite designers opted for at New York Fashion Week. Also, OPI NEVER fails in the colour naming department!

So Nailicious- @So-Nailicious

Interpreting nail art from fashion, flowers & all other things, their beautiful collection of images is sure to get you to your nearest nail salon in no time.

Sophie Harris-Greenslade- @TheIllustratedNail

Nail art can often come off as tacky and cartoonish, and this account does exactly the opposite. With clean, modern lines and impeccable colour combinations, nail art returns to it's exciting and invigorating purpose.

Jessica Washick- @JessicaWashick

With a tagline stating "You don't need a man, you need a manicure" how could you not love this nail blogger?

Christine Rinaldi- @ThisIsPrima

Edgy, modern, and simply amazing. You have to check out her page yourself to see what we're talking about.

Alicia Torello @AliciaTNails

If you want a manicure nobody else has, this is definitely your girl.

Team Top Coat- @TeamTopCoat

Drop dead gorgeous nails are sure to be a result when you have nail artist working in New York City, San Francisco and LA collaborating to produce innovative nail designs with a pristine attention to detail.

Chelsea King- @ChelseaQueen

Nail technicians need a steady hand, and this artist definitely has skill in that area. You won't be able to look at her page without asking yourself "How the heck did she do that?!"

Posh & Polish'd- @Polishd_Nails

Consistency is the key to our instagram hearts, and daily updates of new nail designs matched with the colour used is perfect for any nail-enthusiast.

NailingHollywood- @NailingHollywood

A collaboration fit for the stars! This instagram account combines all of the best talent in Hollywood for the pleasure of your viewing (Warning: you may not be able to stop scrolling).

China Glaze- @ChinaGlazeOfficial

Beautiful colours, a behind the scenes outlook and inspiration beyond the polish. Also, don't forget to tag your own nail insta with #DestinationChinaGlazeSweeps to win big!

SOL Fingers- @SolFingers

A modern, bohemian aesthetic resonates from this instagram page that has certainly nailed it.

Oriana- @OrianasNails

Oriana's nails are outstanding, if you ask us. She paints her nails to correspond to your favorite celebrity's looks, from Britney to Beyoncé.

Taryn Multak- @MissLadyFinger

You have to give a girl a lot of credit when she leaves her job in the corporate world to pursue a passion for nail art. Her designs prove she definitely made the best decision of her life doing so! Recreating prints we see on the runways to 10 nails takes a lot of talent.

Stephanie Stone- @Stephstonenails

Young, fun, and oh so refreshing, it's no wonder Demi Lovato turns to this nail artist for her monthly manicures!

Cecilia- @TemperAninails

Proving that nail art is more than just a hobby. Just one question, Cecelia,- how many bottles of nail polish do you own?!

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What's your favorite nail trend? Tweet us @sofeminineUK

This article was ​written by Lindsay Reed. Tweet her at @lindsayreednyc!

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