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30+ Dazzling Round Nails Trends

Round nails are versatile. From long and short styles, see the latest looks on this classic nail design style!

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Now all you style-setting nail lovers! It’s time we take a step back. We’ve had plenty of fun fancying up our nail tips in different shapes, from coffin to stiletto style. 

Now it’s 2020 and this season has seen fashion rewind to the 1920s and 50s and bring back some old favorite fashion statements: pleated skirts, high-collared shirts; our retake on classic, conventional numbers that reveal our sophisticated, yet fragile feminine side. 

 So in order to set this classic current trend off to the max!

We need the perfect round nail design to complement because it’s the simple things in life that make it so worth while opting for more manageable, yet simply irresistible rounded nails. 

They will never go out of fashion! From the most basic round short nail designs to elegant long rounded oval nails; or maybe go for a square round nail to let your daring side free. 

Checkout this great collection of different round nail designs we’ve got in store for you… there’s something for everyone!

From classic numbers like the French manicure and bold one color statements; to short round nails, which look great with fun, whacky designs so you can still stand out in a subtly amazing way. For all you sparkle lovers we’ve included the odd bit of glitz here and there with a lustrous selection of rounded acrylic nail designs; and with summer on the way, we’ve then shed light on some bright and colorful ideas for some exotic round nail inspiration! 

Whatever tickles your fancy this season, whether you opt for fun or elegant simplicity we have the perfect style for you… 

Let your eyes feast on this spectacular collection of round nail art!

Round nails are versatile. From long and short styles, see the latest looks on this classic nail design style!

The Best Round Nail Ideas

Baby Doll Pink

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What better way to kickstart our list of classic round nail art: with this fabulous girly design? It will take you back to your childhood days filled with pretty pink frills and your favorite cupcake icing…

Use a light baby doll pink for the base coat and then break up the pale tone by with some subtle gold sparkle. Lightly dust just a hint of gold glitter to the accent ring nails because you’re never too old to feel like a princess! 

A Touch of Magic Gold 

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Source: Instagram @ilovelucysnails

This super chic nude round nail design is simple with a twist of glamour! 

If your feeling festive… sparkle up with fine shimmery gold tips. You will feel a million dollars in every outfit; for every occasion with this natural, yet sassy look, which delicately takes the breath away. 

Curve your natural nude round acrylic nails ever so slightly to a round point for definite elegance. Then dip the tips in an extra glittery gold varnish using tape to give it an extra fine border finish.

101 Dalmatians

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Short round nails look amazing with fun, whacky designs like this one inspired by 101 Dalmatians.

Let’s style up to “Cruella De Vil”, our ultimate canine villain! The white backdrop with small black splotches imitate our cute little spotty pups and gives for eye-stopping contrast; black on white spots. 

Classic Burgundy

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There is nothing more sultry and desirable than deep burgundy red. It is simple, classic and heart-stoppingly hot!

As we fall into cold winter months we like to warm up the tone with deep, dark colors. Burgundy is rich, warm and spicy all in one, without being too provocative. It will finish your classy, conservative look off to perfection! Opt for an extra glossy tone to accentuate your smooth, chic round nail design. 

Charles Chaplin

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We have a bold and fun design on clear varnish background inspired by the legendary,  cheeky silent comedian and film star, Charles Chaplin.

With a navy blue varnish paint a single dot in the centre of each rounded short nail with an inverted circle at the tip. It is quirky classic design, which reminds us of those comical beady eyes and straight mustache who animated the stage stumbling over his cane in a buttoned collar shirt. A Great Gatsby call back to the 1920s!

Strawberry Forest

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 Pump up the summer vibes with this oval rounded nail tropical number!…

Find a strawberry baby pink for the base coat and spring up tropical forest leaves on accent nails. The middle is your statement finger with a contrast white base. Go wild with different shapes and sizes of exotic jungle fauna, flick a few shards of pink here and there beneath branches; it adds depth and blends perfectly with your base color. On the index nail keep the base strawberry pink and sprout wild jungle reeds from the cuticle to set off your funky jungle theme!

Mother Earth Ombre Mani

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Super fashion trend-setting at the moment are ombre manicures and we love this Mother Nature themed colour palette!

A simple, earthy round nail design flowing from light grey to deep ochre, each colour blends and contrasts at the same time. No themed pattern needed the intermittent geological colours embedded on short rounded nails are the perfect eco-friendly statement.

Aqua Fantastic 

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Bedazzle your spectators with this ice cold aqua fantastic round nail design!

Nothing cries out to summer than the refreshing tone of aqua. Create a sight for sore eyes by mixing up designs on each nail. From a completely bold ultra aqua nail on the index or ring finger. Then use an ice white base with a fine aqua blue tip for the middle finger. Go for a lustrous effect on accent nails with shiny turquoise sequins emphasized on a clear pointed round nail. A beautiful mother of pearl look under clear blue water.

Queen of Hearts

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 There’s only one Queen of Hearts! When your ready to step into the dark. Let your gothic fairytale come true with these quirky love heart nails.

Let’s dive into the rabbit hole and shed a lick of black varnish to complete the backdrop. Funk up the tone with giant red love hearts as the centerpiece for most of your nails. Then on accent nails tone down with a small and dainty red and pink love heart side by side in the top corner. It is gothic, with a cute twist and allows for some bold statement short round nails.

Doodle for Life

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Fulfill your whacky diversity with this oval round nail design for those big kids at heart!

On a natural nude base paint fun doodle faces & creatures using bright colors and contrast with black outlines and white. Give your funny doodle creatures big googly eyes; raise attention and make them look completely surreal. Embed a whole nail one on each hand, with stripes on one and polka dots on the and finished off with a cute stamp or doodle on each. It’s quirky and crazy but we love it!

Forever Frenchie

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We cannot have a classic collection of round nail art without including the pure and simple French Manicure. Wear it with long or with square nails, or why not just keep it short?

A short rounded nail with a clear varnish base finished off with a precise white border enhances your own natural nail colour; it is simply manageable and classy. It works for all occasions: from a meeting at work to the date of your dreams. We can never be too presumptuous or refined when we wear our classic French manicure, it simply works every time! 

Rubys are Red

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We can’t help but indulge in the absolute beauty of a royal red ruby.

A pretty luxurious nail design, which glistens with an ever so deep red pearly varnish for extra sheen delight. On the ruby ring finger we’ve added a dainty embellishment to the cuticle with pearl stones and diamanté crystals. It is ever so fragile and even more eye catching!

Love Polka

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Nothing screams 1950s raw and cheeky than red and white polka dots!

Love hearts and polka dots in red and white. Mix the two themes together in a fun and friendly design. Indicate two nails to your beloved polka dot pattern and paint the other two clashing colours with a single love heart in each corner tip. Leave the thumb white for a simple statement to your quirky 1950s themed round nail design.

Dunkin’ Donuts

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Tasty and delightful to the eye is this Dunkin’ Donuts themed round nail art!

The colours speak for themselves as we choose none other than a scrumptious deep pink icing varnish colour for the background. A flick of the brush we’ve scattered random lines of different coloured pastel varnish to create a magical effect of hundreds and thousands candy. We can’t help but love this sugary sweet short round nail design.

50 Shades of Grey

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Steady hands will shine even when nothing is ever set in stone!

How can one bland colour magnify us into its depths of smokey tones. Remember the ‘oh’ so hot Christian Grey, this decades’ favourite romantic novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey!”

His deeply complicated, yet attractive character entices us as we get lost in the smoke of his relationship with heroine of the century, Anastacia. From the harsh stone grey of one nail to a lighter shade on another; this ombre mani flow with a fragile smokey palette ending on a complete contrast with white.

Glow in the Dark

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Party hard and stand out in the crowd with glow in the dark short round nails!      

Spice up the summer with this hot favorite ‘glow in the dark’ yellow look to create a simple, yet stand-out round nail design. No pattern or embellishment needed…just a full bold coat of the loudest fluorescent yellow you can find so you can party to your heart’s content!

Pretty Green Scarab

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We’re going to break the Egyptian curse and shed the land of all plagues with this round nail shrine for the glistening green scarab.

Ever so slightly creepy with a shiny sequined blue bug and a light pink nude backdrop. Keep your round nails short and cute with a shimmer baby pink chrome tone for most nails. Fill your smallest nail with blue sequins and on the ring finger use the same topaz blue to doodle your little scary scarab. Centre and outline with black varnish for the bold pop out effect and don’t let him crawl off your finger!

Dark Potions

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Like a witch brewing up potions you can wow everyone with this hallucinogenic round nail art!

Here we have a smoking hypnotic design surreal as anything. Start with a glossy black background. Then take a contrast white varnish and swirl it gently over the black. Apply with wispy streaks from the cuticle flowing up to the tip to create a thin cloud effect that is electrifying against the black. Add shock with a Pollock style flicker of glittery gold over each finished nail in light splatters. It ultimates in a conflict of textures, which is even more awe-inspiring beyond belief. 

Mademoiselle Fleur

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Source: Instagram @mads_nailart

For all damsels in distress, do not stress more for we have the perfect French manicure with a floral twist.

Round each nail to perfection and border your tips with an even fine white line, only enhancing your natural tips. Use rounded sticky tape for precision. On your ring finger use white to complete the backdrop and a pinpoint brush to draw a single sprouting pink rose from the cuticle. A shooting, fragile bud on a stick stem is pure Avant Gard. These are the perfect short round nails for any budding mademoiselle wearing her femininity with delicate pride. 

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!

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We’re going to let those cheeky Leprechauns free with these fabulous long round nails inspired by St Patrick’s day.

With a vivid emerald Green we’re going to fill the flavor of our favorite Celtic celebration. Undertone the rich emerald on accent nails first with a nude nail for calming effect. Then call the little Leprechaun’s attention with a bold glittery gold ring finger. Shine with glory by layering this traditional set of acrylic round nails with a coat of gel. 

Sunset Fiesta

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Nothing cries out to summer than a deep setting sun on a Spanish horizon…

Let’s dance the night away with this sparkling red hot number shooting gold against a glittery sunset red. We’re going to shock with just one nail in a deep coral with gold shimmer varnish. It is important to apply a thick coat for extra sun-bursting effect. Then shower over clear nails with glittery gold tips. A sparkly, cocktail breaker of a long round nail design inspired by fiesta and sun-kissed sparkle.

Rainbow Fever

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We can’t help but love it when we see a rainbow, so we can wish for all our dreams to come true!

Create your own everlasting rainbow with this tainted colorful ombre look. A bare coated natural nude manicure bursting with color in summery tones of pink, blue, coral to yellow, which bounce off each nail. Fresh from a bag of jelly tots indulge in this subtle, yet colorful round nail design all day long.

Cherry Blossoms

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Source: Instagram @crystalbutterfliesnails

As the calendar switches warmer we can’t help love cherry blossoms they bring out our cheeky side with glorious delight!

We are modeling a more conventional round nail collection as we save the cherry statement for the ring finger. Blossom it with a thick gold glittery tip and mirror the glittery effect on all nails making for a quirky, gold manicure. Keep your cherry blossomed, gold round nails slender and long for absolute feminine drive. 

Fluorescent Prism 

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Source: Instagram @theglitterpot_

Let’s go for an iconic look with a fiery fluorescent fluid rainbow in razorlight effect.

Use the very loudest of neon tones and blend one colour to another in a magical concoction. Start from royal blue to aqua; then lime green to neon yellow; orange to neon pink. We’re on fire with these colors and ready to rock this short nail design to the absolute max!

Star Gazing

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Let your astronomical side unravel with magnetic Milky Way madness in this cosmic number.

Use a black sheen background with a deep pink and turquoise shimmer dusted lightly on the bottom corners. Sparkle up your midnight spectacle with white dots dashing some with cross-over lines. Add fine dashes streaking across the nail like shooting stars. Create an epic starlit sky and go star gazing all day with this magical set of round nails!

Hot Pink Momma!

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 Wow everyone with super hot fuscia pink round nails!

Its a stand-out statement to feminine beauty so we can’t help but opt for the absolute ultra of brightest pinks and feel forever girly. Lather your nails in your favourite fuscia pink varnish. Gently curve your long, perfectly manicured tips in a pointed arch for added refinement. 

Sienna Dreams

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Source: Instagram @gellicious.nails

Don’t let this touch of henna glamour to a pretty pink round nail design miss!

Pick an extra rose scented sienna pink and shine with pure delight. Add a dust of silver glitter to the middle accent nails. On the ring finger use a fine brush to style a magnifying tribal design with silver varnish to match the glitter. Perfect nail art for long slender rounded tips with an exotic rosy twist.

Blazin’ Races

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Fire up the engines! Let your loud and bold unfold for a blazin’ design racing out of control.

We’re rocketing off at full speed with these super speed adrenalin junky round nails. Create a lustrous leather effect using matte black for added shock power. On the ring finger paint the iconic black and white flag, wait for the sound of the whistle; then start your engines.

Once you’ve fired up a gear take it full speed to the finish line and paint a yellow, orange flame at the tips of your index fingers. It contrasts powerfully with the matte black popping out with vibrant heat. Wow your spectators to the max with this one! 

Pearl White Pink

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Source: Instagram @hapanailz

We love this magical mermaid design sparkling like pearly clear water.

In order to create this ever so subtle colorful pearl effect you need to apply to each nail a light undertone layer of aqua blue with pink tips. Cover over the round nail with a light pearl pink varnish allowing the pastel blue and pink to shine through in a shimmery sheen effect.

Shine for Nude 

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We have an age old love for nude manicures and French white tips, yet more so when we can jazz them up with our own individual twist.

A pointed long round nail design with a hot and glam shimmer to delight the eyes. Use a natural pink nude tone for a more girly feel and gently blend into ombre thick white tips. Before you dry the gel dust over with a sprinkle of sparkle to intensify your elegant look with indulgent sheen. 

I hope we’ve given you some inspiration to the next round nail design you have worked up for this summer. It could be glitzy or gregarious, it could be simple and sweet. Whatever takes your fancy we are delighted to provide you with some excellent ideas for your next nail therapy.

Come on friends, get the nail files and varnishes out on the counter… we want to see what tickles your fancy this season. Get wild with all time favorite, classic round nail art!

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