The Best Instagram Nails of 2013

Follow these artists and brands for the best in nail-spiration.

 

Crystal G. Martin Dec, 13, 2013

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@ButterLondon is known for its pretty polishes, but the brand maintains an awesome feed of beautiful manis too. Follow them for accessible nail art ideas.

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@BernadetteNails showcases the artful work of celebrity manicurist and polish purveyor Benadette Thompson. Her feed delivers fun ideas for mixing and matching colors from her collection—and lots of celeb manis.

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@DeborahLippmann polish colors and textures are so unique, they can be layered for an artistic effect (without major mani skills). Perfect for the nail-obsessed girl who lacks a steady hand.

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Wendy Williams in polka dots by Deborah Lippman.

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@CiaoManhattan2012 features the work of artist Mei, a New York-based mani genius. Most of Mei's work is too complex to be recreated by nail novices, but a few of her graphic designs might work for the advanced DIYer.

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@EssiePolish is the biggest name in polish. Follow the brand's Instgram for the newest colors, fashion week backstage access, red carpet inspiration and cool manis from real girls.

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@MPNails AKA artist Madeline Poole create what might be our favorite mani of all time: The Panda Tip. Her Instgram features a beautiful mix of graphic, whimical, and bejeweled designs.

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More amazingness from MP Nails.

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Established back in 2009, the London-based nail salon, @WahNails, has always been a leader in art. With over 2800 posts, the salon's Instagram feed is a goldmine for inspiring manis.

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Additonal cuteness from WAH Nails. If you're ever in London, you know where to go!

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@KandiYamz is the Instagram home of nail art designer Kandi Banks. She and her Long Beach staff create intricate designs for the tip adventurous.

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@HeyNiceNails displays the whimsical work of Donne and Ginny Geer, California-based sisters and awesome nail artists. Their designs are a grab bag of all things cute, glittery and gorgeous—a real treat for nail art lovers.

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More from Hey Nice Nails!

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@JinSoonChoi is a fave among beauty editors (including this one), owner of immaculate nail spas in NYC, and a backstage staple. Learn how to create sophisticated, modern nail art from her constantly updated feed.

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Graphic black and white Jin Soon nail art backstage at Tibi.

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The West Village manicure destination @ValleyNails is constantly buzzing with NYC girls getting the coolest custom manis. The salon has mastered the art of gradient glitter and Aztec-inspired designs.