Indian Inspired Nail Art

It’s been all over the internet lately that nail art is dead. I for one am not quite ready to let it go. While I’ve never really been a fan of extremely busy nail art on all 10 fingers, I have happily participated in the statement nail trend, polka dot nail art, and coloured French tips, and can appreciate really good nail art on others. Indian-Inspired-Nail-Art

This week I’m feeling very into Indian inspired nail art. Maybe it’s the start of wedding season and the sudden influx of wedding cards and laddo, or maybe it’s just my affinity for all things desi, but I’m definitely interested in trying some of these looks out.


indian inspired nail artNow I just need to source a nail artist in my area that can take inspiration from these looks and create something unique for me. I’m thinking I’ll go with a paisley motif or something inspired by a peacock feather.

What do you think; is nail art dead? Would you try a manicure inspired by India? Leave us a comment and let us know.

The feature image at the top of the post  came via a nail artist who worked under the name ‘Shaadi Glitz’ and specialized in bridal nail art – how sweet right? Unfortunately the site is shut down now and I haven’t been able to find her online. If anyone happens to know her or has a way to connect please let me know at I would love to connect with her! 




  1. April 7, 2014 / 11:44 am

    I think it’s beautiful!! I would definitely try it — had I nicer nails. My nails take a beating thanks to my love of gardening. But in my fantasy life: I have perfectly decorated peacock nails! 🙂

    PS. I realized I had not been getting new posts since you changed sites — because Duh! I am guessing I was supposed to follow by email again – as the old one wont’ work.

    • April 7, 2014 / 12:17 pm

      Hi Darling – I am working on a new email system so that the emails will look a little nicer and you’ll have a choice of getting daily reminders or weekly. Hoping to get that done this week and will add to you to the list:)

      PS: I wish I could garden – I have a pink thumb though … useful for finding sales and bargains!

  2. April 7, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    I’ve never done nail art but I think it looks great! I really like that first picture with the gold nail art.

  3. April 7, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    The top one? White base plus gold henna-inspired design?? I want want want it! Gorgeous!

    • April 14, 2014 / 11:37 am

      It seems by popular demand I am going to have to figure that one out!

  4. April 7, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    So pretty! For a special event, like a wedding, you could go all out. But I also can imagine doing a subtle tone one one look where the difference is not very strong. I love all aspects of influence from Indian fashion. My friend is a fashion designer in New Delhi and her extended family own 2 fabric & clothing stores in YVR. I used embroidered and embellished fabric from India for my niece’s flower girl dress in my wedding. Getting a bit off topic here…. 😉

    • April 14, 2014 / 11:38 am

      Lol @Pamela – I love Indian fabrics and have a huge stockpile. In fact I’m already planning to have a sewing day every week in the summer to force myself to get through some of them!

  5. April 9, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    Love the paisley patterns and peacock nails! You’ve found some fantastic ideas. Great blog!

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