17 Reasons Why The French Do Nail Art Better

Updated 09/23/16

Nail art isn’t exactly synonymous with subtlety, but when the French do it, it somehow comes off as more refined than most. Case in point, the Parisian nail blog Pshiiit. It may have a quirky name, but the nail tutorials are simple and easy to understand, and they somehow execute wild ideas in a cool and modern way. Plus, they feature GIFs to make it incredibly easy to copy at home. Is there anything the French don’t do well?

Click through our slideshow for 17 nail art tutorials you have to try!

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We love this fun and playful watercolor-meets-leopard print.

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In the mood for something art deco?

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Equal parts retro and tropical, we’d sport this look during June gloom.

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Ombre criss-cross? Yep, that’s a thing. (And we approve!)

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For the skilled painter, these flowers are as intricate as they are beautiful.

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Feeling romantic? Try this.

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While not for the faint of heart, this neon chevron is easier to pull off at home then you think!

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Unexpected color combinations make these triangles feel fresh.

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Busy patterns are tempered with neutral colors.

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We love the small touch of glitter in this print.

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Classic ikat never gets old.

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Complex, yes, but this pattern won’t show mistakes—so give it a try!

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Add a single glitter nail to a simple style for more punch.

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Calling all hippies

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Looking for a modern and grown-up way to wear nail art? Not anymore.

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The easiest look in our slideshow? Foil is a simple way to try nail art without committing to a large project.

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Citrus colors make this simple pattern perfect for spring.

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