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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 the pastel palette grows in popularity, spring is all about bringing playful pops of colour to your look, along with softer transitional hues that gracefully kick the winter blues. Spring nail art trends for 2023 bring an extra layer of sweetness to your manicures, pairing joy-filled shades with charming details to embody the season’s optimistic vibe. Think floral touches, fruity decals, and funky designs that transport you to fragrant, blooming gardens, sun-kissed afternoons, and carefree 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 looks, so you can set the tone for the season with an on-trend refresh. Read on to find your signature set!

Strawberry Kisses Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Strawberry Kisses Gel Nail Polish - photographed in New Zealand 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 hue for those who embrace the soft, romantic tones of the season, Strawberry Kisses is the ideal companion for spring weddings and garden parties. While nail trends come and go, a classic pastel pink is a staple in your spring manicure rotation – an essential addition to your collection.

Fairy Godmother Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Fairy Godmother Gel Nail Polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

A delicate, dreamy shade, Fairy Godmother promises to sprinkle a little magic on your springtime manicure. A dusky lilac with a soft metallic shimmer, this ethereal Gel Nail Polish is all blossoms and butterflies. Whilst the world around us bursts into bloom, Fairy Godmother channels the soft essence of spring to bring your fairytale manicure to life.

When it Rains it Pours Gel Nail Polish

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

Not all sundresses and sunshine, this moody blue Gel Nail Polish effortlessly captures the essence of spring showers. Adding a touch of drama against the classic pastel palette, When it Rains it Pours brings a modern, urban edge to your manicure pairing perfectly 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 New Zealand on model

A burst of springtime in a bottle, An Apple a Day is a lively, crisp green Gel Nail Polish that exudes vibrance and vitality. Just like a freshly picked Granny Smith apple, this lush shade brings the perfect amount of zing to your manicure. Wear it on its own for an especially verdant set, or as a French tip for a more subtle take on the fresh spring vibe. 

Seashell Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Seashell Gel Nail Polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

For lovers of nude Gel Nail Polish, Seashell is your perfect springtime companion. Delicate and gentle, this sweet pastel nude has a soft peachy undertone that brings a beachy twist to your classic favourite. Evoking the feeling of warm sand between your toes and a soft, coastal breeze, this serene neutral is the perfect Gel Nail Polish to awaken you from your winter slumber.

Sweet Tooth Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Sweet Tooth Gel Nail Polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

As delightful as the season itself, Sweet Tooth is blooming gorgeous. A playful pop of colour that celebrates the beauty of spring, this pink Gel Nail Polish is a real treat for the eyes. Irresistibly fun, it adds a cheerful flair to your springtime gel manicures, making it a flawless pairing 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 New Zealand on model

Bringing spring’s uplifting vibe to your nails, this glittery yellow Gel Nail Polish is your daily mood-booster. The colour of happiness, fresh citrus, buzzing bees, and golden meadows, Walking on Sunshine banishes the chill of winter with pure joy. Give it a try 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 New Zealand on model

Your go-to for a more sophisticated and understated spring manicure, Moody in Mauve is a great transitional Gel Nail Polish. Mirroring the season’s changing moods, muted skies, and twilight hues, this dusky mauve is a beautiful reflection of spring’s quiet and contemplative beauty. Wear it for an elegant, classy set as you gracefully embrace brighter days.

Playing With Fire Gel Nail Polish

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

Love making a statement? Meet Playing With Fire. A bold fluorescent red Gel Nail Polish that commands attention, this scorcher will give you a head start on your brighter, summery manicures. An explosion of colour, it’s the perfect shade for electrifying your spring wardrobe and breathing new life into your DIY gel mani.

Espresso Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Espresso Gel Nail Polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

A deep, warm brown Gel Nail Polish, Espresso is a powerful blend of elegance and energy. Rich and inviting, it exudes a sense of comfort and warmth, just like that first sip of your favourite brew on a crisp spring morning. An extra versatile colour, it complements any outfit or print, and its chic tones make it the ultimate choice for those who appreciate a classic, refined manicure. Rest assured; you don’t have to pack the darker hues away just yet.

Spring Nail Art Looks

Funky Twist Gel Nail Polish Art

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

An iconic nail art look inspired by Vanessa Hudgens’ ‘Tuxedo’ nails worn at the Oscars, this funky set is a firm favourite for the season. Opting to use a pretty pink Gel Nail Polish instead of an edgy black, this sweetens up your manicure for a fresh springtime feel. How do you create 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 to each end. A little bit abstract, this trending 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 New Zealand on model

Just when you thought the season couldn’t get any sweeter, 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. With a mix of full-colour nails and 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 charming nail art is your hassle-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 New Zealand on model

Springtime showers will always bring a few rainbows, so why not wear them? Majorly trending, Chrome Powders are having a big moment right now, and spring is the perfect time to welcome a little shimmer and shine. By using multiple chromes, each nail showcases a kaleidoscope of hues that seamlessly blend into one another. Easily 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 gorgeous result. Fun-filled spring manicures are as easy 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 New Zealand on model

A preppy manicure that’s made for spring days, this pink zebra nail art gives your classic animal print design a fresh feel. A lively set that matches the season's energy, we’ve mixed creamy pastel Gel Nail PolishStrawberry Kisses, with bold pink – Sweet Tooth for a blossom-hued combo. To recreate this look at home, simply draw staggered, uneven lines using your Thin Nail Art Brush and pink polish, connecting some to form sideways ‘V’ shapes, and watch your zebra print come to life. The most playful season of them all, now’s the perfect time to let your manicure unleash 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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