13 Pretty Minimalist Nail Ideas You'll Actually Want to Try

Good luck deciding on which one.

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Some nail art screams "HEY, I'm your nail art!" announcing your love of pumpkins, flowers, and pizza to the world. Others, though, like the 13 manicures ahead, are more of a quiet whisper, existing only in barely-there nudes, skinny lines, and soft, geometric shapes—all incredibly pretty, yet minimalistic enough to try on yourself.

...Or, you know, to take to a nail salon as inspiration, because who are you, a wizard? So keep reading to find your new go-to mani lineup, and get ready for a barrage of compliments from strangers.

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1 These ultra-thin pastel lines

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2 These subtly-graduated watercolors

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3 These fine, black hash marks

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4 These matte-black eclipse nails

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5 This milky, negative-space manicure

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6 These checkered, blue-and-white nails

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7 This black line-tipped manicure

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8 These sleepy-eyed lash nails

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9 These white starburst nails

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10 These single black-and-white lines

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11 These XOXO nails

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12 These gold-striped, cut-out nails

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13 This classic evil-eye manicure

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