Every woman enjoys being a princess once in a while. What’s not to love about pampering yourself with a lavish lifestyle or carrying yourself with a regal alter ego? There are many ways to feel like a princess, both internally and externally. Although being a true princess starts from the inside, any proper princess would also be concerned about her personal maintenance. There are many ways to appear high maintenance and luxurious, but one way that you can exhibit both qualities is by keeping your nails clean and painted.
50 Glamorous Princess Nail Ideas and Designs To Try This Summer
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to pamper yourself these days is by getting a soothing manicure. Something about taking time out of the day to unwind and accomplish something as simple as painting your nails does a lot for self-care and promotes good mental health. From the time that your nails are done to the moment that they chip and warrant time for a touch-up, this act of self-care reminds you to carry yourself with class and dignity. For a few moments out of the day, you can truly feel like a princess in her own fairytale. Here are fifty different princess nail ideas to treat yourself to!
1. Simple Nails with Gold Ombre Sparkles
Despite relying on your natural nail beds to shine, this no-frills design still promises to catch attention with its delightfully shimmering sparkles. The gold also contrasts naturally with the pretty soft pink color of the nail beds, avoiding a tacky look! Achieve this look with nothing more than a gold glitter polish mixed with a clear base.
2. Pink and White Ombre nails with Marbled Accents
These lovely nails are perfect for a mature woman with finer tastes in life. The marbled accent nails express an appreciation for detail and high standards. Any high maintenance look can be completed with these nails, which politely whisper sophistication. After all, humble nature is a must for a proper princess.
3. Daring Holochromatic and Textured Glitter Nails
These edgy nails are bound to receive compliments. These sharpened tips radiate nothing but girl power as dominance lies in their perfectly shaped clutches. If you’re looking for something different, a look that stands out, this style is awesome. The hole chromatic finish is also very trendy these days.
4. Pretty Pink Nails with Dazzling Rhinestone Accents
These nails are the perfect compromise between tame and rowdy. With fingers that follow a more subtle, natural contour and others that are sharpened to perfection, these nails give off a dual personality that fits in with all situations. The rhinestones contribute to this overall look with a pretty flair. Princess doesn’t have to be bound by tradition and neither do your nails.
5. Cute Pink Ombre Nails with Rose Rhinestones
Feel like a true princess with these beautiful and pristine nails. Straight from the illustrated pages of Beauty and the Beast, these nails are ready for afternoon tea and then some! Flirty and stylish, these nails are the way to go for a bashful but cheeky personality. The soft ombre transition adds to the overall dainty look.
6. Coral Pink Nails with Glitter Flecks
These sophisticated nails are nothing but alluring to all the eyes they catch. The texture that results from mixing different sizes of glitter into the accent nails creates an interesting illusion of depth! The key to this look is the difference in glitter sizes, so be sure to incorporate that variance into the polish. You can do this by either using glitter polish or mixing glitter on your own. The soft coral color is nothing but elegant. Mesmerize your subjects with this lovely design.
7. Light Pink Nails with Diffuse Gold Accents
Down to earth and honest, these nails are both professional and personal. For more of a girl-next-door image, try this design out in the office. However, you won’t be sacrificing girl power for simplicity with the sheer gold coatings! Sometimes, it’s better to go with a subtler look than a blingy one and this look is the perfect compromise. Alternatively, you can use this look as a base and build on it from there.
8. Metallic Gold Nails with Purple Rhinestone Stickers
These nails are perfect for those who prefer low-maintenance styles that still look classy and put together. Not only is this idea easy to do touchups on, but it also still looks effortless. The neutral colors also ensure that these nails will go with every outfit, regardless of the color or print! Choose this design for a versatile manicure that will suit any situation and style.
9. Cute Baby Pink Nails with a Metallic Border
These nails exude royalty with the luxurious metallic borders that they flaunt, mimicking the silver lining of any life event. These easy to do nails are perfect for any elegant occasion. Mix and match the colors to suit your theme and mood. You can experiment with different shades and metallic finishes to find a combination that suits your tastes. The option are truly endless with this one!
10. Pale Pink Nails with a Floral Accent
For a more girly touch, opt for floral design on the accent nail! Not only is nail art incredibly eye-catching, but such a feminine pattern emphasizes the class of any suitable lady. This princess nail design is fit for royalty! This manicure pairs well with brunches, afternoon tea parties and walks around in the gardens.
11. White Nails with Silver Foil Tips
You no longer have to ask the mirror in the wall about who’s the fairest of them all with these creative nails! The tips on these nails and their conspicuous reflections are enough for people to know that you’re a high maintenance lady, effortlessly. This awesome design is like none other with the reflective shards. You can accomplish this look with reflective polish, large glitter, or foil.
12. Classic Rounded Tips with Floral Stamps
This timeless nail shape paired with a neutral color works for any situation. Nail art can seem daunting to beginners, but this type of design can easily be stamped on with the help of a kit and some polish. If you’re new to nail art, this is a great technique to start off with! There’s little room for error, especially with the simple shape that already exists as most people’s natural nail contour.
13. Frosted Blue Nails with Rhinestones
With these nails, you too can feel like Elsa straight out of the movie Frozen! The silver glitter flecks radiate against the blue background to mimic falling snowflakes. The rhinestones add a touch of sparkling extravagance to turn you into an actual princess. The beautiful blue color also accentuates most undertones beautifully.
14. Blush Pink Nails with Flower Petal Nail Art
This shade of pink is so neutral that it perfectly suits all skin tones! Add a unique touch to a modest color by adding three-dimensional nail art. Although the flower petals can be delicate and require some maintenance, they will definitely garner compliments! Play around with a layered look for more complex accents.
15. Sparkly Pink and White Ballerina Nails
These classy nails are fit for a princess with their timeless shape. Add a layer of glitter for that extra touch of richness and flair to complete your princess look. These particular rhinestone stickers follow the curvature of the cuticles, lining them with a lavish sparkle in the same way that a tiara would line the crown of a princess’ head.
16. Holochromatic Ombre Squared Oval Princess Nails
These shiny tips mimic Cinderella’s glass slipper – only, you won’t be forgetting these at midnight and neither will anyone else at the party! This shiny and reflective coating is fairly easy to apply but demands attention at every corner. With the right polish, this design can be done on your own at home.
17. Lightly Sparkled Nude Pink Oval Princess Nails
These no-frills nails are elevated to the next level with a sprinkle of perfection! Perfection here appears in the form of glitter, of course. This technique can be applied to any plain color that could use some extra pizzazz, meaning that this idea can be customized to suit your tastes.
18. Tropical Rainbow Ombre Princess Nails
Not all princesses appear in ballrooms and castles! If you’re more of an islander like Moana, then this awesome princess nail design is perfect for you! Look picture perfect for the sunset with these colorful tips. This is also a great manicure to take to the beach or a tropical island vacation this summer.
19. Cool Ombre Ballerina Princess Nail Design
These beautiful nails compliment cooler undertones perfectly! Reminiscent of a unicorn’s colorful, evanescent mane, these nails are simply magical. Write the beginning of your own fantasy with this nail design! The nail shape can also be altered to mimic unicorn horns for a fun look.
20. Daring Pink Glitter Stiletto Nails
Not every princess is meek, damsel in distress! These nails prove that point with their edgy shape and feminine design. The soft ombre edges contrast with the pointed tips, creating an interestingly chaotic balance that’s so trendy these days. The sharp stiletto shape also begs for trouble – the good kind, of course.
21. Mixed Metallic and Glitter Ombre Nails
Who said princesses have to compromise? This princess nail design shows off a little bit of everything, resulting in a tastefully eclectic mix that harmoniously presents itself on each hand. This is a great look for those of you that are especially artsy. For the indecisive types, this is also a great choice.
22. Abstract and Geometric Patterned Nail Design
This unique design suits the modern day princess who’s willing to push tradition and go beyond her comfort zone. Just like her personality, these nails break custom with a design that goes beyond the cuticles. These will definitely not go unnoticed and speak wonders about creativity! The only downside is having to care for the skin below the cuticles to maintain the design.
23. Alternating Metallic and Glitter Nails
Some people may not believe this, but shine and sparkle are two very different things. These nails are proof of that concept with its use of hole chromatic polish and glitter overcoats! As a result, some of the nails appear smooth and shiny while others exhibit a textured sparkle. The three-dimensional texture makes the overall look more visually appealing.
24. Sweet Desserts Pink Princess Nail Design
This dripping, delicious nail design takes direct inspiration from frosted and sprinkled sweets. A characteristic quality of the perfect princess is sweetness, so embody that trait with this simple and cute nail design. This particular design would also make for the trendiest social media posts!
25. Classy Glitter Ombre Princess Nail Design
As far as princess nail ideas go, this one envelops all the standard qualities: glitter, more glitter, and rhinestones! This lovely mix of sparkling embellishments is nothing but pleasing to the eyes with each glance. Also, what princess doesn’t love having gemstones on her nails? These nails will reflect all the light they catch.
26. Lavender Crystal Glitter Princess Nails
This soft color is perfect for warm weather as you’re getting ready to greet the new blooms. The glitter adds a lovely texture to the otherwise plain nails and can actually be rather distracting by adding some sparkle to those impossibly bleak moments that happen throughout the day. The soft lavender color is also very lovely and feminine.
27. Cute Polka Dot Patterned Princess Nails
For all the Minnie Mouse lovers out there, these nails are reminiscent of her Disney reign in a more pastel world. Not only is this pretty design easy to achieve, but also super eye-catching! This manicure would pair well with afternoons in the park sprawled over a checkered blanket with picnic baskets.
28. Bejeweled Metallic Ombre Stiletto Nails
These beautiful nails look as if they were perfectly crafted by a jeweler with forceps! The intricate design demands attention while exuding an aura of power. These nails aren’t made for a pushover, but a queen who is ready to dominate! A professional would be needed to accomplish this complex design.
29. Metallic Pink Nails with Rhinestone Embellished Accents
The key to this look is to make sure that the accent nail appears to be absolutely dripping with rhinestones. There’s nothing more luxurious than having a single nail on each hand coated with gemstones. It is important to place emphasis on a single nail because any more would be borderline tacky!
30. Matte Pink Ballerina Princess Nails
Matte finishes seem so trendy on all kinds of surfaces these days – including nails! These matte pink nails are not only cute but also demure. This design maintains a coy but sophisticated look. You can either buy matte nail polish or find a matte coating to apply to your favorite shade.
31. Edgy Bedazzled Stiletto Princess Nails
This powerful manicure packs the power into any authoritarian position, with the sweet touch of harmless glitter to balance the dangerous points. Everything is good in moderation, as is this design. With these nails, you can be sure that you’re in peak condition on the throne. Get it? “Peak” condition?
32. Twinkling Twilight Round Princess Nail Design
These cute nails are reminiscent of the stars that you used to wish upon as a child before bedtime. The glitter enhances the appearance of a twinkling night sky alongside the dewy pastel polish and star stickers. This manicure is best for those romantics who still remember the child within them. The most important part of the look is the stickers, so be sure to find appropriate ones.
33. Three Dimensional Polka Dot Nail Design
This dainty design is best for those who prefer to keep things simple. Although this pattern is easy to achieve, it’s anything but boring. The classic polka dots pair with most styles effortlessly and the texture itself sets it apart from other similar manicures. Be careful with these nails because the drying time might take longer!
34. Dreamy Purple Night Squared Nails
A starry night sky could pale in comparison to these illustrious nails, which seem to seamlessly incorporate the dream world into reality! The soft, milky shades of purple and blue are enhanced by the glitter and stickers to create a truly magical, out of this world manicure. An entire mood is contained in this manicure.
35. Hot Pink Sparkling Princess Nails
This sassy manicure says that you mean business to all those around you. The eye-catching, hot pink color won’t go unnoticed without making a statement. The glitter adds a fun and playful vibe to this otherwise powerful look. The highlight of this design is the color, so don’t compromise on the shade!
36. Gold Glitter Tipped Pink Princess Nails
If you’re looking to celebrate something, then this manicure is perfect for the occasion. The flecks of glitter at the tips of these nails slowly fizzle out into a delicate ombre, almost mimicking the fall of confetti for a party. The color of the glitter can be changed accordingly. Consider these nails for that next special occasion!
37. Soft Marbled Nails with Glitter Accents
Marble is a luxurious and trendy stone that has since been carried over into prints for various covers, accessories and even nails! You can carry all the grace and elegance that comes with the soft streaks so characteristic of marble through this manicure. Play around with the colors to create your perfect marble base.
38. Pink Chrome Nails with Gold Glitter Accent
This slick and beautiful manicure comes in a trendy chromatic finish that looks super luxurious. If you’re into sleek finishes that look nothing but expensive, then this is the best manicure for you! Be careful not to scratch this seamless paint job because this is a high maintenance finish that requires special care. Consider adding an extra top coat to prevent chips.
39. Floral Printed Easy Princess Nail Ideas
If you have plans for a garden tea party, then this is the perfect manicure to flaunt for the event! The simple, white floral design meshes well with any outfit. Out of the princess nail ideas, this one emanates a sense of beauty and grace that naturally comes with being a member of royalty. There’s also something that’s just undeniably feminine and charming with this manicure.
40. Pink Marble Nails with Metallic Gold Borders
This soft, marbled design flows smoothly through the nails, making them look absolutely austere! The metallic gold borders elevate the richness of this look, resulting in a manicure that’s dripping in luxury. The pink and gold also pair perfectly to create the finished look. This is definitely one that will effortlessly wow the crowd.
41. Animal Print Pink Glitter Princess Nails
A princess doesn’t always have to be tame to claim her title. It’s no fun being prim and proper all the time, so go wild with a manicure that was designed with animal lovers in mind! This specific nail design is best for Halloween, but the accent nail can be replaced with an animal print you desire.
42. Torqouise Glitter Mermaid Princess Nails
This aquatic look is best for days spent out on the beach or near the sea. The glitter coating on the accent nails is reminiscent of a mermaid’s tale, with all its magical and iridescent scales. If you embody Ariel from The Little Mermaid, then these nails make the perfect match for your princess look!
43. Nude Nails with Frosted Grey and Silver Accents
If the season of winter could be eloquently embodied into a manicure, then this would be it! The shades of silver in this design contrast with each other in the way that white snow balances a dark night sky on a chilly winter evening. The glitter nods at the holiday season that inevitably comes along, making you royalty at that next holiday party.
44. Ombre Pink and White Nail with Accent Crest
These nails boast a simple base that’s easily elevated to the next level with rhinestone stickers. The particular design on this accent nail is so intricate that it almost looks like a family crest that any true princess would hold. You can create your very own family crest by mixing and matching the shapes and conformations of the rhinestones!
45. Bejeweled Pink Glitter Nails with Embellishments
A true princess would be deserving of this lovely manicure. You wouldn’t need a crown to be treated like a princess when you have nails like these! The rhinestones and glitter add that extra sparkle that any crown could bring, completing your princess look for the occasion!
46. Zig Zag Patterned Floral Princess Nail Design
This cute design is great for the warmer months spent outside. The fun and quirky zig zag pattern add texture to otherwise plain looking nails. The addition of a floral print to the accent nail makes the entire design more interesting and appropriate for outdoor entertainment, like picnics!
47. Simple Baby Pink Glitter Princess Nail Design
Sometimes, the simplest things are the most beautiful. If you truly want your personality to shine above all else, then go with this graceful, no-frills design. Despite being one of the easiest princess nail ideas to try out, these nails still carry a feminine edge with them.
48. Geometric Maroon and Silver Princess Nails
These awesome reflective shapes have an edgy look to them. If you prefer more of a daring look, then this manicure accomplishes that and much more. The expensive colors come together to form an interesting look of broken glass. This illusion of shards falling creates an impeccably high maintenance look.
49. Jewel Encrusted Rouge Princess Nails
These nails are dripping in luxury with their jewel and glitter encrusted look. The metallic finish on these nails only adds to this expensive appearance, making this the best design for women who prefer to appear very put together. This design definitely won’t go by unnoticed.
50. Simple Mauve Starlight Princess Nails
This simple and easy design evokes images of acute, sugarplum coated starry night sky. This is one of the many pretty princess nail ideas that promote wishful thinking, in a good way. Earn your passage into a fairytale land with this adorable manicure!
50 Magical Princess Nails for Your Fairytale Dream
Now that you have seen the princess nail ideas, you must have an idea of your own for the perfect manicure! The best part about getting your nails done is the option for customization. Although each idea works well for different occasions, you can mix and match the colors, patterns, rhinestones, and glitter to come up with your personal royal look. However, if the look you’re going for is a little more complex, it might be better to get your nails done by a professional. If you’re new to nail art, start with one of the easier designs and go from there!