These engagement nail ideas scream
I’m getting married and they make you look fantastic while they’re at it. These stunning looks will help you announce your fantastic news to the rest of the world.
I’ve tried to include a range of different styles and looks so there’s a little something for everyone and maybe even something that suits that new rock on your finger! Take your time and pick something that suits your style. An engagement announcement photo is worth doing right!
If you want to forward plan a little, we also have
wedding nail designs to give you some inspiration. Maybe matching styles could create a great before and after!
If you thought my engagement ring was blinding, just wait until you see my nails. 💍
Starting with some simple and sleek elegance. A hand-painted French tip and a few small stones on the cuticles (to match the real stone)!
You don’t see enough gold cuff nails, but it’s a fantastic idea for an engagement announcement.
If your friends take you out for a mani like this without explanation you’re probably about to get proposed to.
A nice contrasting colorway for some simple style.
A flower pattern is a solid choice for an engagement photo. Bonus points if you have the same flower at your wedding.
Or some simple hearts?
A pretty french tip mani is perfect for any bride-to-be. It is arguably chic, which can be a beautiful finishing touch to your new ring finger bling.
If you don’t want a full-on glitter manicure on your engagement day, add a silver foil to make that bauble pop on your ring finger on top of a glossy, crepe nail polish.
An E-day nail polish can also be colorful. All eyes are still on your engagement ring with the right design and color combo like this nail art.
Is there anything more charming than a manicure wrapped in pink? I didn’t think so. These statement nails with a twist are breathtaking!
How sweet is this springtime manicure look? Perfect for a spring wedding!
This hand-painted mocha and pearly white blend says it all. I bet a gold band compliments these metallic golden stick-on gels on top of those index fingernails.
Some classic ombré nail art. The color is perfect on almond nails without taking the center stage on your ring.
When black met gold. Don’t be afraid to paint your nails dark on your E-day. Say your “yes” loud with your very own love language.
If you love french tips, give it a fresh twist like this one. Well, you got those hearts. All you need is a ring finger bling.
Do you crave some glitters but not on full-mode? Try these pearly white nail art with metallic silver stick-on gels on top. I really love how those glitters were scattered on the tops of the nails.
Are you a fan of pearls? Add elegance and demure accents to your mani with gold and silver glitters and pearl beads like this design.
Love wins! You can also write your name’s first letter and of your boo’s, like this nail art. Of course, you can customize it with your favorite flower to personalize the look.
These pastel nails are no doubt fantastic and set the vibe for a beach wedding.
Who says short nails are not in on an E-day? I really think this design is cute and is perfect for summer fétes!
This couldn’t be more bridal! With flower and pearl bling and lace on top of pretty pink French tips, who needs a ring?
If you’re sporting a gold engagement ring, you can always add metallic golden stick-on gels at the tips of your nails for uniformity like this one.
Let them know that without a doubt, you said “yes!”
These purple nails are ring selfie-ready!
This double French tip is twice as nice, isn’t it? It is definitely on my top list.
If you are a classic type of girl, you still can stand out on your engagement day with this magenta purple and rouge pink blend. It’s feminine and really perfect for a golden ring.
I think this minimalist ombré mani with cute rhinestones on both ring fingers will enhance (not overpower) your engagement ring. If you like this kind of design, you might want to take a look at our rhinestone nail designs.
These delicate silver-tipped nails with pure white flowers on both ring nails will not only look perfect for your engagement party but also when you finally walk down the aisle!
I’m obsessed with how this glittery silver manicure compliments a silver engagement ring. I bet they sparkle like crazy!
Whether your engagement ring is silver or gold and love to go simple but elegant, you should definitely give this a try. The mixture of taupe and white is so, so gorgeous. I’m sure this would look great on a dusky skin tone.
Not into bold and darker nails? Try this nude gel polish with glued cute gold rhinestones that won’t overpower your engagement ring.
Here’s a tip to the guys. Make sure we have a chance to get our nails done before you pop the question.
Getting engaged in winter or fall? This combo of nude and oxblood mani is a perfect seasonal shade to show off your engagement ring. The 3D acrylic flowers on the middle and ring fingers are unexpected, but they’re so damn pretty.
These stunning white flowers on top of a red manicure should share your good news without needing to say a word. There’s a real trend in red wedding nails too so you could create a unique before and after.
Who says that reds are overrated for engagement nail polishes? This radiant design has a rich red hue, which makes it more fabulous. And the flowers and golden glitters make the whole look appealing. All you need is your ring finger bling!
Instead of doing a traditional French tip and painting your nails nude, why not make it warmer and more energetic with an orange? Slant the white tip a little bit and add a black, dotted line on the ring finger.
Put away your lighter blue and opt for a darker one instead, like this Navy Blue mani with scattered, metallic golden decor on both ring fingers. What can I say? It suits a blue engagement ring.
It’s time for gold accents to stand out now and make a one-of-a-kind engagement nail art decor. Paint your nails with any reds and make a French tip, then glue these cuties. They really compliment silver bling.
There’s something timeless about square French tips.
These gel engagement nails would be fantastic enough by themselves but a few rhinestones in the middle of the flower design just adds something a little extra.
Beautiful in aurora pink and white. Might be a nice touch for an outdoors couple to announce their engagement.
These acrylics and their stylish white swirl designs just do it for me. This might be one of my favorite from the whole list.
Chrome black and white with some chrome powder leaf design. It is a pretty unique look for nail art generally but would make a great engagement shot.
Simple grey and black polish would look nice enough (I like some asymmetry) but the golden flakes just push this design a little more over the edge.
Technically these nails were for a wedding and not an engagement but they were so pretty I had to include them.
How about something a bit more vibrant with these Rose Shine Nails💞💅🏻
Some 3D rhinestone nail design and some glitter for good measure!
If your mani matches your (incredibly cool) engagement ring, you can’t go wrong.
I do hope this has given you some ideas for engagement nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own design and we’ll feature them here.
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