All The Mood-Boosting Manicure Inspiration You Need To Beat Blue Monday

Bright nail polishes? In winter? Groundbreaking. No, really


by Remy Farrell |

It's been a grey old winter, and after a tumultuous 18 months in and out of lockdown, it's no wonder you're feeling a little deflated. January is best known for its dark mornings, the sombre return to work after Christmas and its ever elusive payday. The result? Blue Monday, which this year falls on 17th January. Blue Monday is officially recognised as the gloomiest day of the year. What better time then, to treat yourself to a beauty-related pick-me-up? Specifically a mood-boosting manicure.

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According to Pinterest, 2022 is the year for ‘dopamine dressing’, wearing feel-good outfits that brighten your day. Searches for ‘vibrant outfits’ are up 16 times on last year and it's a trend you'll find echoed in nail designs too. 'Bright pink, 'ombre' and 'funky' nails are already trending this year, with searches up nearly 80%.

Keen to get involved? Whether you're loyal to your local salon or love a DIY mani, there are several ways to elevate your usual nail look. If you'd rather not go all out follow Chanel nail artist Bettina Goldstein's lead and opt for a multi-colooured yet muted look, a simple and wearable way to usher in some spring hues.

Then there’s manicurist Harriet Westmoreland's romantic take on a barely-there nail art, brightened up with a little graphic heart detail. This subtle look is perfect for nail art novices and comes just in time for Valentines day.

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The Mood Boosting Manicures To Help You Beat Blue Monday

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