We’re always talking about aesthetic nails and what’s in and out on Instagram. Why not dedicate a whole post to the topic? Here’s a list of the most Instagram-worthy aesthetic nails. And as always, we have tips and tricks to help you get the look.

Short Aesthetic Nails

Micro-mani, skinny French, thin line French, whatever you call them, are in. These short aesthetic nails are elegant and sophisticated. To recreate this look, find a light pink and white nail polish. It’s best to use a liner brush for the tip. To start this look, you’ll need a pretty pink base coat and allow it to dry before starting on the tip. Use your liner brush to delicately apply a sleek, thin white tip. For the final touch to this design, apply a glossy top coat.

Short Aesthetic Nails
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Green Aesthetic Nails

You can’t go on Instagram without seeing Bottega shoes, Bottega bags, and now Bottega nails. Yep! These green aesthetic nails were inspired by Bottega Venetta’s signature green color. Some even went so far as to name their nail polishes after it, like The GelBottle Inc. Which, is exactly what @kendalkit is wearing. For her green aesthetic nails, she used Bottega and BIAB 19. If you want to dupe her look, all you need are green and nude polishes along with a liner brush. Make sure to apply nude polish as a base for your look. Paint a green tip and refine the rounded shape with a liner brush or remove some edges with a clean-up brush and acetone. Take your liner brush and paint a thin curved line at the base of your nails. Finish this elegant look off with a glossy top coat. 

Green Aesthetic Nails
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Here’s another set of green aesthetic nails worthy of the ‘Gram. For these green aesthetic nails, @kendalkit used Bottega and BIAB 19 again. To recreate this style, you’ll need nude and green polishes and a liner brush. Apply the nude polish as a canvas for your nail art. Use a green polish and paint a rough shape with some curved edges and neaten them up with the liner brush. It’s best to use a clean-up brush and acetone to wipe away any mistakes to really define the shapes. Add a glossy top coat to protect and preserve your design. 

Green Aesthetic Nails
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Blue Aesthetic Nails

If you haven’t noticed, every IT girl is sporting cobalt blue nails right now. It’s up there with Bottega green. These blue aesthetic nails are very simple. All you need is a bright blue polish. We suggest OPI’s Blue It Out of Proportion or Essie’s Bouncer, It’s Me. After you’re finished painting your nails, apply top coat.

Blue Aesthetic Nails
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This look is also super popular among IG fashion girls. For these blue aesthetic nails, grab blue polish and a liner brush. For polish, we suggest using OPI’s Blue It Out of Proportion or Essie’s Bouncer, It’s Me. Use a liner brush and blue polish to paint a French tip. Then, apply clear polish.

Blue Aesthetic Nails
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Grunge Aesthetic Nails

These nails are pretty popular among the dark/black theme IG crowd. You know, the ones that have brightness turned all the way down. The ones that make you say, I’m not sure what I’m looking at, but I think I love it. Yeah, those. We’re pretty sure we love these grunge aesthetic nails. Pretty sure. To copy these grunge aesthetic nails, You’ll need nude pink and black polishes and a liner brush. First, paint your nails with nude pink polish. For the flames, use the black polish and liner brush to draw upwards-facing ‘c.’ At the base of the ‘c’, draw a connecting line to the tip of your nails. Fill in the rest of the tip. Play around with the shape of the ‘c’ until it looks like the center flame in the picture. Use the liner brush and polish to draw the other flames as well.

Grunge Aesthetic Nails
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Black Aesthetic Nails

@xoxotsumi‘s black aesthetic nails are the perfect combination of edgy and fun, and that makes them pop. To replicate her black aesthetic nails, get out a nude, black, and white nail polish, as well as a liner brush. Paint your pinky, index, and thumb nails completely black.  For the ring and middle finger, you will apply nude polish. Next, you’re going to paint a small section of your nail white, and draw on black squiggles either horizontally or vertically across the white section. Seal this look with a clear top coat. 

Black Aesthetic Nails
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Arty, creative and edgy… we can’t resist trying out these black aesthetic nails. For her black aesthetic nails, @nailsbyheathere used The GelBottle Inc’s Jet Black and Teddy. To create your own inky black nails, you will need a liner brush, dotting tool, black nail polish, and nude polish. You’ll want to start off by painting each nail with a nude base coat, then use your dotting tool to paint a rough curved, drip shape on each nail. You can perfect the shapes with a liner brush and correct any mishaps with some acetone and a clean-up brush. The final step is simple—apply a top coat. 

Black Aesthetic Nails
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Aesthetic Butterfly Nails

Aesthetic butterfly nails were everywhere this year. The look is not only pretty but simple to recreate too. To replicate these aesthetic butterfly nails, you will need a liner brush, butterfly nail stickers, nude nail polish, and white polish. Paint each nail with an almost pinky-nude polish and paint a rough white French tip. Take out your liner brush to clean the edge of the tips. Then carefully place each butterfly sticker in the desired spot and press them in place. To seal your look, apply a glossy top coat. 

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Y2K Aesthetic Nails

This playful design may seem daunting but it’s simple to pull off. You’ll also enjoy yourself and have a little creative fun while doing so. You’re going to need a few tools and polishes to recreate this nail art—pink, white, black, yellow, and orange nail polishes as well as a dotting tool and liner brush. First, you’ll paint all four thumb, index, middle, and ring fingernails pink. Apply a white base coat to the pinky nail. Next, use your liner brush to paint a white, thin curled line across the thumb and middle fingernails. For the index finger using a dotting tool, form yellow circles, and then use it to paint two black eyes and a little smile to complete each smiley face. The index finger will require a little more focus, as you want to use a liner brush to create the white flames, and outline them with orange polish. For the final nail, use a dotting tool to paint the black squares, leaving white spaces in between. Then perfect the edges with a liner brush. To complete this awesome design, use a glossy top coat to prolong your nail art. 

Y2K Aesthetic Nails
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Brown Aesthetic Nails

These brown aesthetic nails exude luxury and with a touch of sophistication. To dupe these brown aesthetic nails, get a chocolate brown polish, matte top coat, and some Chanel nail stickers. Paint each nail with a coat of brown polish and allow it to dry. Then use matte top coat to give your nails a matte finish. Next, use a pair of tweezers to position each one exactly where you want them. Use your finger to gently press the sticker down in place.

Brown Aesthetic Nails
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We’ve fallen in love with these super trendy brown checked nails. If you’ve been dying to pull this style off yourself, then we’ll guide you through the process. First, find a brown polish, nude polish, liner brush, dotting tool, and optionally, a smiley nail sticker. Now, apply a thin nude base coat to each nail except the thumb. You can paint that entire nail brown. For the check pattern, use your dotting tool to create rough square shapes building up from the base of the nail. You can use a clean-up brush and acetone to smooth out the edges. For the middle finger, paint a brown French tip with a liner brush to create a straight line. Next, you can use a smiley nail sticker or paint it by hand. If you’re using the sticker, place the sticker gently on your nail using tweezers and lightly press it down. If you want to freestyle it, then use the liner brush and white polish to paint the smiley. Complete your nail art with a top coat to seal the designs. 

Brown Aesthetic Nails
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These classy brown aesthetic nails are a must-try! If you want to copy this look then you’ll need nude and brown nail polishes as well as a curve brush. Use the nude color as a base coat for each nail, then paint a rough French tip shape with the brown polish. Use your curve brush or a liner brush to smooth out the sides and create a slightly rounded edge. Finally, to enhance this look you should add a glossy top coat to make the nails pop. 

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Aesthetic Cloud Nails

We’ve talked about cloud nails before. If you haven’t read our post on it, do! (Psst, Cloud Nails Are Trending.) We have a whole bunch of cute cloud nails ideas you should try. Here’s another one you should add to your to-do list. For these aesthetic nails, grab nude pink, white and clear polishes, a liner brush, tweezers, and gold foil. First, paint your nails with nude pink polish. While it’s still slightly tacky, separate the gold foil into small pieces with your tweezers and place them on your nails. Using the liner brush and white polish, paint cloud on your nails. After it dries, apply clear polish to seal the look.

Aesthetic Cloud Nails
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Which one was your fave? Let us know in the comments.