It would be the understatement of the year to say the entire UK has never been more excited for summer than 2022. We want joy and we want it now. As soon as the temperature hits higher than 20 degrees (we’ve got to take what we can get, amirite?), we’re whipping out our favourite summer dresses, drinking aperol (or aperitif) by the gallon and, of course, finding the perfect nail art to match our mood.
But you need not endlessly scroll Insta to find the ideal manicure, because we’ve found a serotonin-boosting design that will have you running to the salon ASAP. The design in question? It’s the simple yet effective smiley faces. Vibrant, bold and creative, it’s practically impossible to not smile back at these tiny joyful faces on our talons.
The best part about this smiley face nail art is that you can combine it with a bunch of other trending designs, like chrome, neon colour pop and the milky mani. Plus, if it’s totally doable to try at home. All you need is a little nail art or paintbrush, a bright yellow shade and a bit of patience. Even if your smiley friend isn’t perfectly painted, we can guarantee it will still be absolutely adorable.
Find some of our favourite mood-boosting smiley face manicures ahead.
Dua Lipa’s manicurist Michelle Humphrey added vibrant yellow smiley faces to this epic holographic base.