13 Best Jelly Nails Designs to Try for 2023

13 Best Jelly Nails Designs to Try for 2023

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Abstract Chrome Lines

Chrome designs and abstract lines are a surefire way to amp up your favorite natural nail designs. This manicure gives you the best of both worlds, as the natural pink base allows the silver accents to pop.


Blueberry Jelly Nails

Move over blueberry milk nails—blueberry jelly nails have entered the chat. For a fun play on the popular food beauty trends, this cobalt blue shade will definitely satisfy your appetite.


3D Aura Mani

It’s hard not to blush over these pink aura nails. Another viral design this year, aura nails are achieved by airbrushing a small circle in the center of each nail. Since you can get this design with any combination of colors, the options are limitless. Still, you can take it up a notch by trying a transparent shade for the base color to get a syrupy jelly finish.

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Abstract Citrus Jelly Nails

A simple way to experiment with your nails is to always opt for a pop of color. This design marries vibrant color with texture to create an abstract illusion that uses the same color for the base coat and the swirls. Blink and you’ll miss it.


Black Witchy Manicure

Add this to your Halloween nail mood board. For this scaly manicure, try using a sheer black polish, then going over it with black polish or blooming gel creating small, horizontal lines in the center and sides that resemble a snake’s skin. Finish with a top coat for a shiny look.


Little Pink Hearts

Getting a jump-start on your Valentine’s Day nail inspo? This clear pink jelly manicure with soft pink heart details is worth a try.

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Cherry Red Tips

If the fall/winter 2024 runway shows told us anything, it’s that red is the color of the season. These cherry red nails are a great way to get in on the fun. Try using a single coat of Coquette by JINsoon for a sheer base before adding a glossy top coat to achieve a similar look at home.


Tropical Flower Nails

Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean the fun is over. Summer is a state of mind, and with this nail set, you can keep the vibes going all year long. The floral 3D appliqués and clear abstract lines give this design a fun, detailed look that will transport you back to your favorite vacation spot.


Rainbow Gradient Nails

Sifting through catalogs at the nail salon to choose a color for a new manicure can be overwhelming, so why not choose them all? Here’s a set that mixes earthy shades of green, yellow, and orange to form an artful rainbow finish.

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Strawberry Jelly Nails

If you, like Hailey Bieber, are still standing strong in your strawberry girl era then this 3D set is your next project. You can even get a bit more decorative by adding bows and a glitter base for added sweetness.


Not Your Average French Tips

So you’re bored with your classic French nails but can’t seem to let them go? Opt for these colorful transparent nails, which trade in the signature French powder pink base for firey red polish and embellishments.


Wet French Tips

In case you were wondering, no, we’re not over The Little Mermaid reboot, and this nail set just gave us another reason to revisit the classic. Add a few dots of clear gel polish to your nails before curing them under a UV lamp to get a raindrop effect.

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Futuristic Purple Chrome

Who said monochromatic nails had to be boring? These shining purple chrome accents compliment the sheer jelly base coat to give your manicure a futuristic update.

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Tasha Nicole Smith is ELLE Magazine’s beauty assistant. She loves all things hair, makeup, and skincare so you’ll find her talking about it here. She enjoys Marvel movies, a good pair of heels, and lemon drop martinis and also shares a birthday with Beyoncé, which is her go to fun fact.


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