Apart from the eight nail trends to try in 2020, how about choosing something closer to the heart? There are 12 birthstones associated with each month of the year and are said to bring good luck and healing properties to the wearer.
At your next manicure session, choose one of these birthstone-inspired nail designs according to your birth month to decorate your nails with!
Check them out below!
January - Garnet
The garnet stone is commonly in a dark maroon colour and symbolises peace, prosperity and good health.
We recommend going for a maroon colour just like your birthstone but make it look more lively by incorporating glitter and gems. Rose gold glitter on alternate fingers will look really good with maroon. You can also opt to attach sparkly silver gems to your nails to stand out from the crowd.
February - Amethyst
The amethyst is a beautiful purple quartz stone that is often associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability.
Since the amethyst is already such a beautiful stone on its own, try replicating the design of the stone on your nails. Go for a marble effect with swirls and keep to using purple shades such as violet and lilac. Add some gold flakes to amp up the luxe factor.
Another design is to keep it minimalistic by applying a top coat and attaching small pieces of purple gems to the sides of your nails to create a geode effect.
March - Aquamarine
The aquamarine is a stone in a pale blue shade that aids with emotional healing.
The aquamarine stone is stunning and so are these nail designs! If you like something simpler, go for the half-blue-half-transparent nail design with gold flakes. But if you want something more eye-catching, choose the ombré blue nail design topped with glitter!
April - Diamond
Diamonds are a girl's best friend and other than looking pretty, they can also improve one's energy and enhance luck.
Shiny and sparkly is the way to go if the diamond is your birthstone! Rather than attaching gems to your entire nail which can result in a tacky look, use them to create a French nail design by sticking them only on the tips.
A pearly white chrome nail design that reflects light beautifully is also a great option.
May - Emerald
Emerald is a rich green stone that is considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love.
Go for these contemporary leaf nail designs that are perfect for summer (the climate we live in all year round). Green on white or green on beige both work well so go ahead and experiment with them to create something uniquely yours.
June - Pearl
The pearl brings peace, confidence, courage and calmness.
As the pearl is your birthstone, you should of course incorporate it into your nail design! If you think pearls are old-fashioned, think again! When done right, it adds a slight cuteness and vintage vibe to your nails. The trick is to use big pearls sparingly and go for more small ones. You will want to attach those small pearls near your cuticles or around the edges of your entire nail.
July - Ruby
The ruby is considered the king of gems and represents love, health and wisdom.
Match your nails to your fiery red ruby birthstone by going for the flame nail design. If you prefer something softer and cuter, go for the matte red and nude pink nail design with mini hearts.
August - Peridot
The peridot is a light green stone that symbolises strength.
Remember Rihanna's jade marble nails? Use a light green colour to achieve that jade marble effect to match with your birthstone and incorporate gold chrome onto some of your nails.
If you are looking for something simpler, the neon green French nail design paired with a pale pink colour is elegant yet lively at the same time.
September - Sapphire
The sapphire comes in a rich blue colour that represents loyalty and trust.
Just like your birthstone, choose a deep blue colour and something shiny for your nail design. The marble effect with broken shells is ethereal while the sparkling galaxy nail design is mysterious and edgy at the same time.
October - Tourmaline
The tourmaline stone is in a pretty pastel pink colour and promotes self-confidence while diminishing fears.
Choose a pastel pink base and use white nail polish to create faint lines on your nail to replicate the tourmaline stone. These nail designs are dainty and feminine, sure to tickle most girls' fancy.
November - Citrine
The citrine carries the power of the sun and is warm and comforting.
Yellow is probably the most fitting colour for your manicure design but if you are not a big fan of yellow, we recommend pastel yellow and mustard yellow. Pair these colours with floral designs such as sunflowers or daisies because flowers bloom when the sun is shining bright!
December - Turquoise
The oldest stone in man's history, the turquoise is a stone of protection.
Not sure about you but Tiffany Blue is the very first colour that pops up in our head when we think of turquoise. As the Tiffany Blue colour is already striking enough on its own, we recommend keeping the design simple. Go for minimal gems or stickers to really let the gorgeous Tiffany Blue colour be the focus of your nails!
Which of these nail designs is your favourite?
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Text by: GirlStyle SG