5 Korean nail trends I’m on like donkey kong.

I previously posted about certain Korean nail trends that needed to kick the bucket, but what would I be without posting about current nail trends I actually enjoy? So here they are…5 current Korean nail trends that are the icing on my cake.

1) GRAPHICALLY FRENCH
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Why have a normally French mani when you can skip the impressionist era and go straight for modern art? All you need is a steady hand and a brush!

2) GOING LOCO
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In Korea, they love their nail art. Now, sometimes this can go very wrong (I’m talking about the tiger claws with the crown jewels AND the queen herself glued to them), but sometimes, they can go very right.

3) THE CHIARA FERRAGNI
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Probably the newest trend to hit…makeup roadshop étude house and Laniege both released stickers with eyes and lips…now your nails can look like Chiara’s line of shoes and purses. Plus, if you hit the small local shops in any of the shopping areas, you can get a knock off phone case to match. Tread with caution…your nails don’t want to look like mrs. Potato head exploded on them…

4) CELLOPHANE
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When it is not being used for evil (see previous nail post), cellophane can actually take the graphic look that has recently gained popularity and give it some glam.

5) THE CRESCENT
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probably one of my favorite new trends. Unlike it’s brother, the reverse moon, it doesn’t make me want to re polish people’s nails….

HONORABLE MENTIONS

1) CARTOON CARTOON
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When done well, this takes you back to the joys of middle school…bask street boys, first crushes and….cartoon network. Yes please.

2) SWEETHEART MANI
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I usually don’t like things that are too girly, but this trend that has been quite popular (and typically in pastel colors) is so sweet I’m getting cavities.

That is it for now!
Dutch
Xo

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3 thoughts on “5 Korean nail trends I’m on like donkey kong.

    1. I found my example images through instagram actually! You will need to add a Korean keyboard on your phone through settings, and the type in the hashtag 네일아트. Nail art here in Korea is on a whole different level! ^^

      Hope this helps! 🙂

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