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Top 30 Gel Nail Polish Ideas

Gel nails are a handy, long lasting way of having beautiful nails. With gel polishes, you don’t have to worry about chipping, or peeling. You can now do them at home or get them done at the salon, though getting them done by a professional is always recommended. They are as strong as acrylic nails but without having to worry about them snapping off. They are also considered as an eco-friendly alternative to acrylic nails.

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11 Feline Touch

Who doesn’t love cats? We love this feline nail art design. OPI have a wide range of gel color nail polishes, and their color A Great Opera-Tunity is a cute pale pink that matches the in this picture! Use a small nail art brush to draw on the kitty paws!

1. Feline Touch

22 Dazzle Them!

Did you know you could get glittery gel polishes? OPI has the exact same glittery polish called By The Light of The Moon. Add a drop of Alpine Snow to get the perfeect almond blue. This will look perfect at a wedding or a party with a LBD!

2. Dazzle Them!

33 Donuts

Your nails can become your favorite treat! Nothing beats icing-glazed donuts! Use a nail art brush to add multicolored lines to your fuschia pink nails before adding a transparent coat. Transparent coats are always important even when you are using gel polishes as they still do their job of protecting the nail.

3. Donuts

44 Roses Are Red

Pastel colors are perfect for any floral design! Use a dotting tool to do the sweetest little polka dots before using a nail art brush to draw on the rose petals. For the rose petals we recommend using Be There In A Prosecco and Cajun Shrimp by OPI to get the perfect pink tones.

4. Roses Are Red

55 White Cable Knit

To get this textured and wintery look, use 3D nail polishes will help you get the knitted look. We recommend using Sally Hansen’s Gel Shine 3D Top Coat to achieve this look.

5. White Cable Knit

66 Geometrical

We love a bit of ocean blue to get us dreaming of warmer weather. Use tape to cut your nail off into straight sections and add glittery strips for a metallic look. We think that you should use Can’t Find My Czechbook, It’s A Boy and Oh My Majesty from the OPI Gel Polish range to get this fresh look!

6. Geometrical

77 Leopard Print

Leopard print is everyone’s guilty pleasure! It doesn’t have to look tacky. Look at this How to Do Gel Nails tutorial to find out how to do a perfect leopard print design. Gelish has a range of brown gel polishes to get a really wild style!

7. Leopard Print

88 Marine Blue

We love a bit of marine blue, this color looks so edgy, especially with rose gold jewelry! It looks stunning all year round and looks hot with bright red or coral pink!

8. Marine Blue

99 Zebra Stripes

If you are over leopard print then do zebra stripes to change it up a little bit! We love the addition of pink and black to make the look look modern and colorful for summer! For the pink, we advise using Dior’s gel polish in the color Wonderland (shade 575).

9. Zebra Stripes

1010 Paradise

This design is so heavenly and is a subtle classy look. This Cost Me A Mint from the OPI Gel Polish collection is the perfect match to the color in this picture! Use a tip guide or tape to get the best triangular shape.

10. Paradise

1111 Cup Of Coffee

We love this mocha colored look! It is a neutral nude color that goes with anything you own! This is a great everyday look as it is simple yet stylish. Use stencils to achieve the rose patterns on this beautiful design!

11. Cup Of Coffee

1212 Sunflowers

Yellow is a totally underestimated color, but it is so bright and magnificent. You will definitely stand out from the crowd with this design. For the tips, apply Need Sunglasses? (Pastels) from the OPI Gel Colors collection for a yellow that is so bright it will brighten anyone’s day!

12. Sunflowers

1313 For The Girliest Of Girls

This light pink color is so girly and dainty. This will look great with a crisp white top tucked into some tailored trousers. This is a sleek color that will instantly make you look dressier and more glamorous. OPI have a light pink color called Let’s Be Friends that will make your nails look lush!

13. For The Girliest Of Girls

1414 Almond Blue

Almond blue makes us feel like Elsa from Frozen! It is such a refreshing and feminine color that looks gorgeous with a glowing summery tan. Gelato On My Mind is an almond blue from the OPI Gel Polish Collection and will look amazing!

14. Almond Blue

1515 Rock Chick

A dark grey is a perfect change from that total rock black. This would look lush with a dusty pink for a contrast that works. Get Bluesky’s gel polish in Steel Grey for a dark grey matte look.

15. Rock Chick

1616 Bandaged Up

This is a simple look you can do with any type of nail polish whether it is gel polish or nail lacquer. Use a transparent gel polish to protect your fabulous design and make sure it lasts long enough to rock it at that party!

16. Bandaged Up

1717 Let’s Go Marbles!

The marble effect is so popular and looks so bewitching. Cut your nails into a stiletto shape for a professional and sophisticated look! Click here to see our easy DIY tutorial for a gel nails at home marble look, just use gel nail polishes instead!

17. Let’s Go Marbles!

1818 We Love Turquoise

Turquoise is a stunning summer color that looks wonderful with a white maxi dres or a vivid white boyfriend jeans. My Dogsled Is A Hybrid is the ideal turquoise color for this cute heart and stripe design! This is beautiful look for everyday, whether you are at work or at school!

18. We Love Turquoise

1919 You’re A Diamond

Show off how brilliant you are with a sweet diamond shape design. Use tape or a nail art brush to draw on the lines for the ultimate diamond design! Hit the streets with a monochrome outfit to look like your favorite beauty bloggers!

19. You’re A Diamond

2020 How to Do Gel Nails Ombré

With gel polishes you can still try all of your favorite nail art styles including ombré, and you have the added bonus that they will last a lot longer! This pink and purple ombré is just the cutest don’t you think? Go here to find out how to do an ombré effect.

20. How to Do Gel Nails Ombré

2121 Golden Touch

Give yourself a spectacular French manicure with this amazing golden tips! It is simple, yet effective, giving you an amazing party look! Get Baroque But Still Shopping from the OPI gel polishes collection for a classy gold color.

21. Golden Touch

2222 DIY White Gel Nails at Home

We have said this before and we will say it again, white nails, if done correctly, are not tacky, and don’t like you have raided your pencil case! They are sophisticated and timeless, and they go with everything you own!

22. DIY White Gel Nails at Home

2323 Pastel Everything!

We love a bit of pastel in our wardrobe, so why not use some light and girly colors for your nails? The OPI gel polishes collection is full of lovely pastel shades for you to use, we adore Sailing & Nailing, Rosy Future and Gargantuan Green Grape!

23. Pastel Everything!

2424 Purple Power

Purple adds a bit of a dark edge to your outfits, and spices up every black outfit of yours. Why not mix and match different tones of purple for an usual look? We say mix it up with wine purple and light purple!

24. Purple Power

2525 Grey Day

Purple and grey are the ultimate combo! We can’t get enough of this luscious dark purple! Get a lipstick of a similar color to compliment your top nails. For this color, we advise you to get Got The Blues For The Red by OPI.

25. Grey Day

2626 Extra Sparkle

If you want a subtle way to update your basic nail polish look, then why not add sparkles? They add texture and they look beyond gorgeous! Bornprettystore have all the nail glitters you need, so no excuses!

26. Extra Sparkle

2727 Bring Out The Artist In You

Try out unusual designs such as this wild one in black! Use an ultra thin nail art brush to draw this on in gel polish if you have got the patience! It will all be worth it though, as your design will last weeks on end!

27. Bring Out The Artist In You

2828 Jewels

Make the most of your gel polish to add some little nail jewels! They make your nails look less basic and more hot for the summer. They can bring any look from casual to super glamorous! Always remember to wear a transparent top coat so they don’t snap off!

28. Jewels

2929 Hot Pink Gel Nails

We have fallen in love with this hot pink and white design, which will make you the star of the show at any party! Use a stencil kit to get this amazingly detailled lines and perfectly accurate shapes.

29. Hot Pink Gel Nails

3030 The Girliest Ever!

Who says we can’t bring out the princess in us from time to time? This design is gorgeous and features literally all our favorite colors! Perfect for your first day back at school, or for a hot summer BBQ, this is totally our cup of tea!

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30. The Girliest Ever!
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