Nailed it! Maybe the only thing better than getting engaged and sliding that gorgeous ring onto your finger is getting a pretty manicure to better flaunt your new jewelry with. Whether you paint your own or have a girl's day at the spa, engagement manis are a wildly popular trend right now, and for good reason! We, like everyone else, love seeing the lacquer brides-to-be wear with their engagement rings on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and anywhere else they share their giddy "just engaged" photos. That's why we asked our awesome Facebook followers to show us pictures of their nail art. The colors and ideas are amazing inspiration for engagement and beyond. Did your submission make the short list of our five favorites? Read on and find out!
We have to kick off this roundup with this amazing photo that features bride Ginger Ramirez's red mani. We love how she picked a classic hue to let her gorgeous, emerald-cut engagement ring shine. That, plus the details in this picture (hello, Kate Spade clutch and gold watch), show that this is a bride with great style on her nails and everywhere else!
Photo: Courtesy of Araceli Angulo
Incorporating glitter into a manicure is a great way to accent your brand-new bling. Bride Araceli Angulo showed us this beautiful picture of her pristine pink mani with sparkle on her index and ring fingernails. It's very feminine with subtle hints of glam. Plus, it's not a bad way to show off that absolutely beautiful engagement ring.
Photo: Courtesy of Faye Sunshine Harvey
Another popular place to put glitter? Right there on the ring fingernail! It's called a spirit nail, and it's easy to see why — loading up that all-important ring finger with lots of shine draws attention to the ring. Bride Faye Sunshine Harvey accented her gold spirit nail with muted navy blue polish on the other nails to really bring out the glitter.
Photo: Courtesy of Kinsey Marie
Nail art, with all of its colors and patterns, is always so much fun. Pair it with an engagement ring, like bride Kinsey Marie did, and it's even more exciting. This pattern is especially cool, and juxtaposes with the classic engagement ring perfectly.
Photo: Courtesy of LeighAnn Purcell
Let's be honest, when the ring is as pretty as bride LeighAnn Purcell's, it's hard to even pay attention to the nail color! That's why a hot-pink hue like this is such a good idea. That beach we think we see in the background doesn't look too shabby, either!