Sure, long nails are nice, but a couple of weeks in and they can start to feel more high-maintenance than they're worth. (We've had the random jagged tips and scratched eyelids to prove it). What's more is that short nails, even if they seem to be having less of a moment as of late, can still be super chic.
In fact, certain nail designs almost seem to lend themselves better to a shorter length than long. Don't believe us? We scoured the Internet for 30 of the most eye-catching nail designs for short nails we've quite possibly ever seen—and succeeded.
Keep reading for the must-see looks we'll be trimming our nails for ASAP.
Metallic Green and Delicate Leaves
A metallic green base adds an air of holiday cheer while leaf stencils stand out on contrast nails for a whimsical finish. While these leaves look hand-painted, you can always opt for a sticker like the What's Up Nails Leaves Vinyl Stencils ($4) for an easy go-to.
A beige base makes for a neutral-toned look, but an added plaid style design amps up the impact for a subtle yet interesting finish. Make it easy on yourself by grabbing a set of the Winstonia Super Fine Nail Art Brush Set ($8) to get the crisp lines needed to complete the look.
What short-nail designs will you be rocking in the near future? Would you consider trying out shorter acrylics?