We’re celebrating nationwide Unicorn Day with a roundup of fantastical nail ideas full with iridescent hues, unicorn flakes and chrome pigments!

Celebrated yearly on April 9, unicorn references stem from antiquity, when historical Greek writers and historians believed the magical creatures existed within the nation of India. Mary created her pink unicorn set utilizing Glam and Glits Made in Candy coloured acrylic and Extremely White, Unichrome from Each day Charme and Swarovski Crystals from Dreamtime Creations.


Referenced biblically, passages painted these animals as a logo of energy, innocence and love. Fremont, California-based Pamper Nail Gallery artist Brittnay Morris used Valentino Magnificence Pure coloured acrylics and Wild Flowers Nails to create her unicorn stone sculpted set.

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White Koi Nail Studio nail artist Alecia Mounixay encapsulated glitter for her rainbow drip set utilizing Valentino Magnificence Pure coloured acrylics.


Black File Nails artist Diana Nguyen created this pink and inexperienced ombré set with OPI GelColors Bubble Bathtub, This Value Me a Mint and Bronze Has Extra Enjoyable. She paired reflective shattered glass with Unichrome from Each day Charme to create an iridescent impact.


Grasp nail tech for The Naildresser Emma Brock used CND Shellac to free hand her unicorn design.


Luxurious Nail Lounge senior stylist Bree Energy hand painted unicorns and used glitter equipped from Glitter Heaven Austrailia, powders from Glitterbels by Annabel Maginnis, embellished with AB and Crystal Clear Swarovski Crystals and completed the look with Kiara Sky No-Wipe Prime Coat.

As unicorns proceed to play fictional roles in artwork, literature, cinematography—and nails, they greater than deserve a nationwide day of recognition!

—by Angelina Lewis


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