May Nails

May is just around the corner, and it’s starting to feel like the unofficial start of summer. With the weather warming up, it’s a great time to switch up your nail style. So today I’m excited to share a variety of chic nail ideas perfect for this transitional month. From classic French tips to sunny glazed yellow and pretty floral designs, there’s something for everyone and every occasion this month. Stay tuned for these fun and stylish nail ideas that are perfect for getting into the warm weather vibe!

If you’re looking for more spring nail ideas to inspire you before spring is over, don’t miss out on my Spring Nail Trends and Spring Nail Color Trends as well.

Classy May Nails

May Nails

Sharing over 30 May nail ideas to elevate your next manicure. From classic nudes, to florals, chic blue nails and more, there’s something for everyone.

Classy Nude nails

Classy nude nails are timeless and a fantastic choice for those seeking a low maintenance option this May. They are subtly elegant and perfect for any occasion, because they effortlessly match any outfit while keeping your look polished. If you’re a fan of chic nude nails, be sure to check out my 30+ Classy Nude Nail Designs post to get inspired.

Classy Nude May Nails
Classy Nude May Nails
Classy Nude May Nails

Chic french tip nails

Chic French tip nails are another classic choice that never goes out of style. They’re always classy and a go-to for any occasion. Whether you prefer them long or short, French tips look great on everyone. You can even switch up the traditional white tips with different colors for a fresh twist. Also, if you’re looking for more spring French tip ideas, check out my post here.

Chic french tip nails for May
Chic french tip nails for May
Chic french tip nails for May

Glazed Yellow nails

Glazed yellow nails are a stunning pick for May. This light yellow color is not only on trend, but adding a glazed finish makes it even more stylish. The glossy look elevates the simple yellow to something even more sophisticated. So, if you’re looking to try something new for your nails this season, glazed yellow is a great choice.

Glazed Yellow nails
Glazed Yellow nail Ideas
Glazed Yellow nail inspo

neutral Floral nails

If you want to go for a floral nail design but prefer to keep it subtle, consider a neutral look. Choose a nude base and pair it with white or other neutral colored flowers. This combination is not only elegant but also maintains a minimalistic look that’s perfect for any occasion. Neutral floral nails offer a beautiful way to incorporate a touch of spring into your style without overwhelming it.

neutral Floral May Nails
neutral Floral May Nails
neutral Floral May Nails

Mauve nails

Mauve nails are incredibly elegant and great if you’re looking for understated nails with just a hint of color. This soft shade adds a touch of sophistication without being too bold, making it a perfect choice for spring. Mauve is also so versatile and pairs well with any outfit. Making it the perfect choice for a nail refresh this May.

mauve nails
mauve nail color
mauve manicure

Sage Green French Tip nails

Sage green french tip nails are a fresh twist on a classic, perfect for both May. I love choosing sage for a French tip because it adds a subtle splash of color that’s so chic. Then, to elevate the look even further, consider adding gold or white detailing along the tips for added style. If you’re a fan of green nails, be sure to check out my post here to get more inspiration.

Sage Green French Tip nails
Sage Green French Tip nails
Sage Green French Tip nail inspo

White nails

White nails are a fantastic choice for May as we transition from spring into summer. Whether you opt for a glazed finish, a milky white, or a vibrant bright white, this color is versatile. And it will also complement all of your outfits. White nails keep your look fresh and clean, matching perfectly with the lighter and brighter wardrobe of the warmer months.

White nails
White nail ideas
White manicure

Sky Blue nails

Sky blue nails are very much on trend right now and are perfect for the transitional month between spring and summer. This shade is great for May because it’s not too subtle but not too bright. making it an ideal choice for this season. So, if you’re looking to update your nail color to something stylish yet refined, sky blue is a wonderful option to consider.

Sky Blue nails
Sky Blue nails ideas
Sky Blue nails for May

Silver nails

Silver nails are currently on trend and offer a stylish and chic look that can easily elevate any outfit. This versatile metallic shade can be worn as an all over color, as a sleek French tip, or incorporated into fun designs, the options are endless. If you’re drawn to metallics and want more ideas on how to rock this look, be sure to check out my post on metallic nails for more inspiration and tips.

Silver nails for May
Silver nail ideas
Silver nail art

Colorful Floral Nails

May is a fantastic time to go for colorful floral nails, with everything from light yellow to pink to blue available to freshen up your look. This chic idea is perfect for the season of May. Whether you prefer subtle pastels or vibrant hues, floral designs can add a playful and fresh element to your nails. For more inspiration on how to incorporate florals into your manicure, make sure to check out my post on floral nails, where you’ll find plenty of stylish ideas.

Colorful Floral Nails
Colorful Floral Nail ideas
spring nail art

baby blue glazed nails

Baby blue glazed nails are definitely a top trend right now, and opting for this light blue shade is perfect for May. The subtle hue adds just the right amount of color to your look without being overpowering. Glazed finishes give the nails a chic look that really makes the color pop and adds an extra touch of elegance to your look.

baby blue glazed nails
baby blue glazed nail ideas
baby blue manicure

Shop My Favorite MAY Nail Polish

Sharing some of my favorite May nail polishes to inspire your next manicure. Having a good quality nail polish is a game changer for creating a chic and long-lasting nail look.

Shop Nail Care Essentials

If you love doing your nails at home, or simply don’t have time to go to the salon, opt for a DIY manicure. Sharing some of my favorite nail care essentials to help perfect your at home manicure, making it salon-worthy, while saving you money.

Shop Supplements for Healthy Hair and Nail Growth

Beauty begins with self-care, so it’s essential to prioritize our well-being by nourishing ourselves with a nutrient rich diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. In addition to a healthy diet, considering a nail supplement can help support our overall nail health. Here are some of my favorite!

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