Confession time: I can’t paint my own nails. Well, I can kind of do my left hand, but the right hand always ends up looking like it was done by a preschooler. In fact, considering toddlers now watch YouTube beauty tutorials, they could probably do a better job. Curse my steady hands and lack of fine motor skills!
That said, my inability to do my own nails doesn’t stop me from being obsessed with nail art. You’ll rarely find me without manicured nails (done by a pro, of course) and I’m always stalking nail art Instagrams. Because to me, it doesn’t matter that I can’t replicate those looks myself. You don’t walk into an art gallery and become disheartened that you can’t paint like Monet — you just admire the art! And that’s exactly what nail designs pros create: super cool, wearable art. The level of detail and creativity is nothing short of mindblowing.
So, whether you’ve got a knack for nails or just like to admire, here are our favourite nail art Instagram accounts to stalk.
Taryn Multack aka. Miss Ladyfinger ditched the corporate world to pursue her passion for nail art — and damn we’re glad she did. The girl has a serious gift for creating chic, fashion-inspired nail looks. Check out her work here.