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15 Complicated Pinterest Manicures That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

As we all know, Pinterest is a magical place where you can find tutorials for just about everything–even totally inane, simple tasks everybody already knows how to do. You can find out how to make your dirty hair look delightful, contour your face, and do some absurdly complex braids. But what about those pretty little hands of yours?

As somebody who has very long natural nails, I enjoy painting them in an attempt to make them look fancy rather than creepy. Occasionally, I’ll browse through Pinterest to find some ideas on how to make this happen. As of recently, I have noticed a ton of incredibly complicated and impressive nail tutorials that make me feel like a total failure at drawing, painting and just overall art. Prepare to be wowed.

1. “Starry Night” nails

15 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

That’s right: “Starry Night” nails. And they are amazing.

2. Monet

15 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

“From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.” (But not really because this is amazing.)

3. Butterfly nails

12 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

So much detail!

4. LOVE

12 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

Perfectly done old-school tattoo font plus an awesome rose? Count me in.

5. 3-D drip

15 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

I’m always down for the paint drip (or blood drip) nails, but this 3-D twist takes them over the border to Awesome Town.

6. Ghostbusters

 

12 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

UM UM UM. THIS. FOREVER.

7. Cute florals

12 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

How cute are these? I feel like I could decorate a cottage based on this color scheme.

8. Cherry blossom and branch

12 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

The gradient of the background is gorgeous.

9. Muppets!

12 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

5-year-old me (and every other age of me) is squealing with happiness.

10. Christmas mani

12 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

There are like six different textures in here.

11. Complex patterns

15 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

Such tiny patterns!

12. Galaxy drip

15 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

More drippage, more stars!

13. 3-D Lego nails

15 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

I need to show my 9-year-old nephew this. His respect for me will go off the charts.

14. Georgia O’Keefe flowers

15 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

Oh my goodness, a manicure that makes me blush.

15. Jackson Pollack “Number 8″

15 Amazing Pinterest Nail Tutorials That Will Make You Feel Like A Failure At Art

Wild, but so pretty.

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    these are freaking amazing. but yeah right haha I can barely paint my nails one shade, let alone mimicking salvador dali, etc, etc,

  • Hayley Hoover

    The Lego ones are unbelievable. Oh my gosh.

  • Ninargh

    Splatter nails are actually quite easy, if a bit messy. I can pull it off and I have a natural tremor in my hands, painting my right hand is a complete chore. But this is actually doable – just dip the end of a straw in the polish and blow sharply into the other end so it lands on nail!

    Water marbling however? Just can’t seem to crack that.

  • emilykwells2188

    I feel somewhat guilty for saying this, given the current nail art trend, but I think most of these are horribly tacky. However, I have mad respect for the artistry behind them!

    • Daniella Sloane Alberts

      i’m with you. these were executed with skill but they are tacky as all get out.
      i wouldn’t. pass.

  • Haze Holton

    Those LEGO nails are love!

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  • FemelleChevalier

    The Lego nail is perfect for a trip to Legoland. All I need is a Lego shirt or a Lego hoodie and a pair of Lego sneakers.

    Or, I could use it to get a job there. I bet they’ll be so impressed with my nails.