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It's Time For A Little Paint By Numbers

Abstract nail designs are the new Redbubble laptop stickers.

( @paintbucketnails / Instagram)


Yeah, funky glasses, purses and jewelry are all pretty cool. But it's time to add a new twist to spice up our that we won't need grab while rushing out the door, and what better way than through our nails.

Abstract nail art has taken over the internet. Frankly, we should've seen this coming Our generation's always been known for expressing ourselves. Why leave our nails as a blank palette?

It is unclear where this nail trend came from, but I give Lil Yatchy all the glory. 

I know it may be scary to ask your nail tech for something different, but we have to put on our big girl pants if we wanna look cool for the best season of the year. If you have some extra big girl pants, maybe you'll even be brave enough to slick on some designs youself.

So get ready to start a new nail Pinterest board; There are so many abstract nail trends to choose from.

The funky french tip 

The old french tip is out. Toss those boring white lines. It’s time to throw some cow-print or neon to the mix. Be bold. Getting a plain french tip is something your mom would do. But, getting a colored french tip is something a cool mom would do. 

The psychedelic wave 

These groovy nails are inspired by the '60s and '70s aesthetics of our dreams, and I don't know about you but I'm obsessed. These nails will definitely turn heads. And honestly, screw color coordinated outfits. It's 2020. You can pretty much go with any color scheme for this type of nail outfit and it'll still go with any outfit you put on. 

Dynamic jewels

Remember when you used to get your nails done with your mom and get a flower with jewels on one finger? Well, these jewels are back and they'll definitely have you feeling nostalgic. Jewels are so versatile because you can do so much with them. You can stack them on one finger or put one on each.

Either way, a little bedazzle here and there will add dimension to your nails and maybe even give off some Euphoria vibes. (Maybe that last part is just me, but I am all for it.) 

Mismatched patterns

When I say that mismatching nails are in, I mean people are going all in. From smiley faces to yin and yang to the evil eye, any combination of patterns just somehow works.

If you've been indecisive on which of the previous styles to pick, this one is for you. Why pick one style, when you can do a combination of all of them. Personally, I will be mismatching my new set and I cannot wait. 

Plain nails are for the weak. Try to get snazzy with your nails and feel like a brand new person. 


Hannah Engel is an Online Writer at Rowdy Magazine. Her simple pleasures include playing Animal Crossing, online shopping, and taking care of her plants. She’s passionate about fashion and travel. You can reach her at


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