5 Pastel Manicures for Easter Weekend

SPRING 2018
By Elana Lyn Gross for Modern Muse

Easter is a great excuse to dress up in your Sunday best while you celebrate with friends and family. The key to perfecting your look? A pretty pastel manicure. For some creative inspo, try your hand at one of these dreamy manicures by talented beauty bloggers SoNailicious, Nailscope, and Do Want Makeup.

An Easter Egg-Inspired Mani

Nail design by Maria Vlezko of SoNailicious.com

Match your nails to your Easter eggs with this design that you can recreate or customize to match your own style. The look will take a bit of patience, as you'll need to paint each nail freehand, but it will be worth the effort.

Recommended Polish: OPI To Be Continued, OPI Funny Bunny, OPI It's a Girl, OPI To Infinity and Blue-yond, China Glaze Casual Friday (all available at Ulta)

A Glittery Mani

Nail design by Maria Vlezko of SoNailicious.com

Add some sparkle to your Easter outfit with a manicure that resembles the glittery eggs you might find during an Easter egg hunt. Either stick to more traditional pastels or, depending on your outfit, opt for brighter colors.

Recommended Polish: Essie First View, Essie Beauty Nap, Essie Sheer Fantasy, Essie Tarte Deco, OPI Gwen Stefani Pure 18K Gold Top Coat "Don't Speak," China Glaze White on White

An Easter Bunny-Inspired Mani

The Easter bunny would definitely approve of this manicure. Paint on the bunnies and carrots with the China Glaze Duo Design Tool available at Ulta. You can also use a toothpick for the eyes, nose, ears, and carrot detailing.

Recommended Polish: Sallie Hansen B Girl, Sallie Hansen Get Mod, Sallie Hansen Smartease, Sallie Hansen Malibu Peach, Sinful Colors Get Punked Up (all available at Ulta)

A Gingham-Style Mani

Take a cue from one of spring and summer's popular patterns: gingham. NailScope's manicure for SoNailicious is preppy perfection. If you don't want to do the ombre look, you can just paint a base coat then vertical and horizontal lines.

Recommended Polish: Butter London Fruit Machine, Sallie Hansen Mellow Yellow, Essie Marshmallow, Essie Mint Candy Apple (all available at Ulta)

A Floral Mani

Nail design by Maria Vlezko of SoNailicious.com

As The Devil Wears Prada's Miranda Priestly would say: "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking." But a floral-print manicure like this one is lovely for Easter, especially if you're wearing a floral dress. Paint two or three statement nails or give all your nails some flair.

Recommended Polish: Essie Lilacism, Essie Guchi Muchi Puchi, Essie Waltz, Sinful Colors Yolo Yellow (all available at Ulta)

What are you waiting for? Hop to it!