Bubbles are one of those more innocent things in life that are just plain fun and bubble nail art is one of the most playful designs we’ve looked at. From a simple accent nail to an entire set design, these cute styles can create a
unique and playful style that is hard to… pop.
After going through
thousands of bubble nail designs, we’ve put together this list of our favorites from talented artists. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, from the simple styles to do yourself to the intricate inspiration to show your local nail tech. I absolutely love this look and there’s just so much you can do with it.
We’re starting this collection with these beautiful light pink almond-shaped nails. The overall look seems light on the fingers as it uses all these bright colors.
We’re immediately jumping into a very bold design that almost makes the set look like claws. I’m most impressed with the black chrome nails that look like metal.
Have you ever just spent time underwater looking at all the water bubbles? With these nails, you don’t have you! They’re extra-long and extra noticeable, which is great if you’re going for a more extravagant look.
If you love the deep blue sea, consider getting this bubbly water set. It’s got all these cruise elements and these lovely gold arcs with tiny sea creatures! I love that little shark nail art design and the bubble design suits that cute little face!
If you want to go for something simpler, I’d recommend this two-tone set with these very subtle bubble designs. I love how it’s embedded on the nail and isn’t just regularly drawn on.
At first glance, you’ll probably think that this is just a normal pink nail set. When you look closer, the accent nail has a very subtle bubble design that just makes it stand out a bit more.
We’re bringing you something bold and luscious with this mix of two-tone chrome and red polish. I love how the bubble designs almost look like dragon eggs with the use of deep colors.
This set reminds me so much of a luxurious beach trip, especially with the foam washing up on the shore mixed with these gold flakes on top.
We’re giving you this monochromatic plum nail set with the most beautiful shining accent nail. The accent nail adds shine, color, and texture all in one!
This pink and blue nail set is so nicely balanced. It has a solid colorway, some shine, and ombré nails with texture to mix these tones.
Black can sometimes be too intimidating to add in a lighter color to lighten the whole look. There’s an array of different designs on the blue nails which makes this set far from bland.
Black and silver are such a classic combination! I’m mostly in awe of the silver bubble accent nail with some extra glitter. It’s got that artistic touch!
Here’s one of the trendier looks for those chic girls. What I mostly love are the cute little water bubbles that look like actual rain droplets.
I’m a huge fan of plain white nails, but sometimes I want to switch it up a little. These tiny bubbles are very subtle, so they shouldn’t look too different from your everyday look!
We’ve got a full black set with a lovely ombré. I’m mostly a huge fan of the beautiful black bubble details on the pink ombré that looks so elegant.
We’re moving on to something more regal. The colors reflected from the light themselves already look so lustrous.
These nails are so charming! The purple base is such a fun color, especially when topped with these large reflective gems! This is definitely one of the more unique takes on these bubble nails.
Blue is one of my favorite nail colors because it is gorgeous. This entire nail set can emphasize the beauty of the color and all the different ways that you can style it.
Here’s another chic nail set that looks more minimalistic. This is a great set to choose from if you’re looking for something cute that you can also wear to work!
This nail set reminds me so much of mermaids. I’m such a huge fan of the beautiful color reflections as there’s just such a wide assortment of colors all over the entire nail set.
These nails remind me so much of the sky. It’s got this beautiful blue shine and is topped with such a unique bubble design. I love how intricate bubbles were made to look in this set, especially when paired with some gold foil.
Here’s another lovely blue nail set that I recommend for all those who prefer a more straightforward look.
I absolutely love pink nails but I’ve never seen such classy ones mixed with such interesting designs. What really sets this one apart is the beautiful pink chrome accent nails topped with the white bubbles that look like cracks.
This set has got such a unique take on bubbles! Aside from the cute little gray rounds, they’re also topped with tinier littler sparkly bubbles! It’s got texture and dimension all in one!
Pink and green are such a beautiful color combination, especially when the designs are very simple. This set is perfect for those who love that light and simple look with just enough added details.
Everything about this set reminds me of a majestic dragon. I love the texture that really sets this look apart from the others. It’s also so lovely to see multiple colors reflect from these nails.
It’s amazing how you can take the bubble theme and create dragon designs. The eye design especially is just breathtaking. It’s got the depth of an actual dragon eye!
A bright blue set may be too bright for some so including that deeper blue accent nail with tiny bubble textures is a great idea!
This set is so simple yet so lovely and bright. I really like how soft an ombré base can make a nail set look!
If you’re in the mood for a bunch of different fun colors, I’d definitely recommend these funky bubble swirls. This color combination takes me back to the early 2000s!
These nails make me feel as if I’m looking at a bunch of different cells under a microscope! It’s so cool to see that transformed into a nail design.
If you’re getting bored with just one nail color, why not go for two? This is such an easy way to add variety to your set!
I love how this set is overall very shiny and sultry at the same time. Chrome is already so intricate in itself but adding in these textured bubbles really takes it a step further.
Sometimes, I’m just in the mood for something light and fun. A rainbow ombré nail design is the easiest way to bring me back to my childhood.
I love how retro brown and silver looks together. This set looks like it’s made for high fashion, especially with the added texture and shine.
Here are some more dragon-like claws for those who love that creative look. These would look so good on a night out or even as a costume!
If you’re looking for something on the wild side, why not try these bubble nails mixed with some animal-like prints? This set is perfect for those who love that unique and outlandish look.
We’re going back to the classic bubble look with these tri-colored nails. I really like the simplicity and cleanliness of such a design.
If you’ve got short nails, it may sometimes be difficult to decorate them. If that’s the case, try going for a full-print set just like this green bubble-filled one!
Here’s another claw-like look that’s just plain artistic. I really like how they switched up the look by adjusting the position of the shadows.
This nail set was able to give off such a rich and luscious look with tons of different textures and patterns. I love how this set was able to emulate different parts of nature and put them together.
These elegant almond-shaped nails have such a beautiful color combination I don’t see often. They have a mix of different finishes but both still have that marvelous shine.
If you’re looking to add something playful to a classy set of nails, you could definitely do so with these silver circles. The white and silver color combination reminds me so much of the 80s and 90s.
Does anyone else get reminded of the Little Mermaid when they think about bubbles? We’ve got an intricately painted set here with an image of Ariel blowing bubbles. This set is made even better with the pink glitter match topped with different-sized pearls. It does such a great job of fitting in the theme!
Charming sets are definitely such a mood especially when I don’t want to take life too seriously. This is a great set that’s got all the fun elements.
This set takes bubbles and makes them look electric. We’ve got two different colors that shine under the light which achieves that floating bubble look!
These are such lovely modern-looking nails that I would wear on a daily. It’s perfect for nights out as well! It’s chic and clean which makes it so versatile!
I’m a huge fan of the color pink, especially because it produces such adorable nails! This one’s just as cute, and it’s even got that retro-looking shine. The artist did a great job at picking the pink translucent base because it adds more shadow to the pearl toppers.
This one seems like a retro dance floor placed on your nails! We’ve got a mix of different colors with some added sparkle. The best part is that it doesn’t look too messy!
This set looks well put together. It’s got some subtle ombré that’s perfectly topped with cute little bubbles.
These bubble nail art designs come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit to the talented nail artists that created them. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.
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