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Spring Nail Inspo: 2023's Trendiest Colours and Designs

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Spring is in the air! The season of blossoming beauty and cheery delight, springtime’s arrival brings a burst of fresh inspiration for your gel manicures.

As pastels become our regulars, spring is the perfect time for bringing playful pops of colour to your look, along with softer transitional hues that kiss the winter blues goodbye. Spring nail art trends for 2023 bring an extra layer of sweetness to your manicures, pairing joy-filled shades with delightful details to embody the season’s optimistic energy. Think floral touches, fruity decals, and funky designs that transport you to fragrant, flourishing gardens, golden mornings, and blissful moments. Whether you’re after nails that whisper spring’s beauty or shout its vibrancy, Gelous has got you covered.

We’ve curated spring 2023’s staple Gel Nail Polish colours and freshest nail art designs, so you can set the tone for the season with an on-trend refresh. Keep reading to find your signature spring look!

Strawberry Kisses Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Strawberry Kisses Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

Pastel perfection, Strawberry Kisses is the shade of the season. A sweet, creamy pink, this pastel Gel Nail Polish will sweep you off your feet. The perfect colour for those who adore the gentle, romantic tones of the season, Strawberry Kisses is the ultimate companion for attending spring weddings and garden parties. While nail trends come and go, a timeless pastel pink remains a staple of your spring manicure repertoire – an essential addition to your collection.

Fairy Godmother Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Fairy Godmother Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

A dreamy, whimsical hue, Fairy Godmother promises to sprinkle a little magic on your springtime manicure. A dusky lilac with a soft metallic shimmer, its ethereal touch evokes images of blossoms and butterflies. Whilst the world outside bursts into bloom, Fairy Godmother channels the soft, serene spirit of spring to make your fairytale nails a reality.

When it Rains it Pours Gel Nail Polish

Gelous When it Rains it Pours Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

Not all sundresses and straw hats, this moody blue Gel Nail Polish effortlessly captures the essence of spring showers. Bringing an element of drama against the classic pastel palette, When it Rains it Pours adds a modern, urban edge to your manicures. It impeccably pairs with your favourite jacket and oversized umbrella for a chic, rainy-day look that’s anything but gloomy.

An Apple a Day Gel Nail Polish

Gelous An Apple A Day Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

A burst of springtime in a bottle, An Apple a Day is a lush, crisp green Gel Nail Polish that exudes vibrance and vigour. Just like a freshly harvested Granny Smith apple, this lively shade infuses your manicure with the perfect amount of zing. Sport it on its own for an especially verdant look, or as a French tip for a toned-down, yet refreshing, spring vibe. 

Seashell Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Seashell Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

For all you nude Gel Nail Polish lovers, Seashell is your perfect springtime companion. With its delicate and gentle demeanour, this sweet pastel nude has a soft peachy undertone to bring a coastal twist to your beloved classic. Evoking the sensation of warm sand beneath your feet and a gentle, beachy breeze, this serene neutral is the ideal Gel Nail Polish to rouse you from your winter slumber.

Sweet Tooth Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Sweet Tooth Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

As delightful as the season itself, Sweet Tooth is blooming gorgeous. A playful splash of colour that echoes the joy of spring, this pink Gel Nail Polish is a real treat for the eyes. Irresistibly fun, it adds a bubbly touch to your springtime gel manicures, making it the perfect match for picnics in the park and brunches under the cherry blossoms.

Walking on Sunshine Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Walking on Sunshine Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

Infusing your nails with the uplifting vibe of spring, this glittery yellow Gel Nail Polish is your everyday mood booster. The hue of happiness, fresh citrus, buzzing bees, and golden meadows, Walking on Sunshine banishes the lingering winter chill with pure joy. Wear it this spring for sunny smiles that radiate positivity all season and beyond.

Moody in Mauve Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Moody in Mauve Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

For a more sophisticated and understated spring manicure, Moody in Mauve is an absolute must-have. A great transitional Gel Nail Polish that captures the season’s shifting moods, muted skies, and twilight hues, this dusky mauve is a beautiful reflection of spring’s quiet and introspective beauty. Choose this shade for an elegant, classy look as you begin to welcome sunnier days.

Playing With Fire Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Playing With Fire Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

Love making a statement? Allow us to introduce Playing With Fire. A striking fluorescent red Gel Nail Polish that demands the spotlight, this scorcher will give you a head start on your brighter, summery manicures. A burst of colour, it’s the ultimate shade for electrifying your spring wardrobe and breathing new life into your DIY gel manicure.

Espresso Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Espresso Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

A deep, warm brown Gel Nail Polish, Espresso is a harmonious blend of elegance and energy. Rich and inviting, it exudes a sense of comfort and warmth, much like that cherished first sip of your beloved brew on a cool spring morning. Remarkably versatile, it pairs perfectly with any outfit or pattern, and its chic tones make it the top pick for those who favour a classic, refined manicure. Indeed, with Espresso, there's no need to pack the darker shades away just yet.

Spring Nail Art Looks

Funky Twist Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Funky Twist Gel Nail Polish Art - photographed in Australia on model

An iconic nail art look, taking inspiration from Vanessa Hudgens’ ‘Tuxedo’ Oscars nails, this funky set is a firm favourite for the season. Opting for a pretty pink Gel Nail Polish instead of an edgy black, this sweetens up your manicure with a fresh springtime vibe. How can you recreate it at home? Begin with a Spilt Milk base, then use Sweet Tooth and your Thin Nail Art Brush to paint a vertical line up the nail, adding ‘half outlines’ of French tips at each end. A touch abstract, and totally trending, this nail art is guaranteed to put a spring in your step.

To recreate our Funky Twist gel nail art at home, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Spring Strawberries Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Spring Strawberries Gel Nail Polish Art - photographed in Australia on model

Just when you thought the season couldn’t get any more delightful, this berry-cute nail art is here to prove you wrong. Fresh and fruity, our Strawberries Nail Stickers make for the sweetest, and easiest, spring manicure. Combining full-coloured nails with French tips, Playing With Fire brings a beautiful burst of red against the barely-there beauty of sheer Gel Nail Polish, French Kiss. To apply the stickers, simply wipe the nail with Gel Nail Polish Remover, peel off your Nail Sticker, press down with a Silicone Tool, and seal with Rubber Top Coat. So adorable, this gorgeous nail art is your fuss-free manicure of the season.

To recreate our Spring Strawberries gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.

Chrome Swirls Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Chrome Swirls Gel Nail Polish Art - photographed in Australia on model

Springtime showers will always bring a few rainbows, so why not wear them? Currently taking the world by storm, Chrome Powders are having a big moment right now, and what better time for a little shimmer and shine than spring? By using multiple chromes, each nail displays a kaleidoscope of hues that seamlessly blend into one another. Effortlessly create this look by starting with a French Kiss base, applying Top Coat, and curing. Then, using Pink, Green, Purple and Copper Mirror Chrome Powder, stripe each colour down the nail. Finish by applying Rubber Top Coat in a squiggly line using a Thin Nail Art Brush, cure, and wipe with Gelous Gel Nail Polish Remover to reveal the stunning result. Fun-filled spring manicures are as simple as that!

To recreate our Chrome Swirls gel nail art at home, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Pink Zebra Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Pink Zebra Gel Nail Polish Art - photographed in Australia on model

The perfect blend of playful and preppy, this pink zebra gel nail polish art brings a fresh twist to your classic animal print manicure, well-suited to the fun-loving spring vibe. A lively set that matches the season's energy, we’ve paired creamy pastel Gel Nail PolishStrawberry Kisses, with bold pink – Sweet Tooth for a blossom-hued blend. To recreate this design at home, simply draw staggered, uneven lines using your Thin Nail Art Brush and pink polish, connecting some to create sideways ‘V’ shapes, and watch your zebra print come to life. With spring being the most playful season, now's the perfect time to let your manicure bring out your wild side. 

To recreate our Pink Zebra gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.

Spring is the season of fresh starts, and what better way to embrace that than with your nails? Jump in with your Gelous Starter Kit and paint the perfect spring gel manicure using our trending shades. Show off your blossoming creativity by sharing your stunning sets with us @gelous.co!

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