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Simple Nail Art Ideas That Will Make You Feel Zen

Good Vibes Only

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The evil eye is a good luck symbol in many cultures, and we love this colorful but simple interpretation of the ever-popular evil eye mani. (P.S. Here's the low-maintenance mani trend that won't damage your nails.)

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Photo: Instagram/@mpnails

Major Moon Phase

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Whether you're feeling like the planets are aligned in your favor or Mercury is in retrograde (again, ugh), this moon phase manicure is sure to remind you that the world is a crazy awesome place. (Wondering what's the deal with Mercury in retrograde? We've got answers.)

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Photo: Instagram/@akiko_nails

Barely There

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This matte dark gray and clear manicure is so subtle that many might not even notice it's there. It's an awesome option for those who work in a professional setting where loud nail art isn't quite the right vibe.

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Photo: Instagram/@nataliepavloskinails

Keep It On the Positive

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What better reminder to stay upbeat than these cute little plus signs? This mani works in any color scheme, but we love the simple black and nude shown here.

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Photo: Instagram/@thisisvenice

Make a Mandala

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Mandalas represent the universe, so they're an especially grounding symbol to put on your hands to see all the time. Plus, they're beautiful and intricate without being over the top.

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Photo: Instagram/@nailsbytalialoo

Fine Lines

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This manicure is so subtle you might not even know it's there if you're not looking for it. The variations in direction and position of the lines make this feel both centered and balanced, definitely two qualities we could all use in our lives.

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Photo: Instagram/@ciaomanhattan2012

Meditate More

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Need a reminder to just breathe and be in the present moment sometimes? This is the perfect mani for you.

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Photo: Instagram/@jmalacoff

Super Sleepy

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Whether you're trying to prioritize getting quality shut-eye or you just love this abstract eye design, there's no way to look at these without thinking about getting some zzz's. (Try this yoga breathing technique to fall asleep fast.)

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Photo: Instagram/@nail_unistella

Peace Baby

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The world is a stressful place right now, so having a reminder on your hands to focus on peace and love is pretty powerful stuff.

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Photo: Instagram/@vanityprojects

Keep It Clear

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This mix of geometric dots, lines, and stars is a more minimal take on the constellation nail trend. And when you go for a clear base with a gel manicure, it can last three weeks or longer without looking grown-out. Talk about bang for your buck, right?

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Photo: Instagram/@valleynyc

Minimal Metallic

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This chic striped idea is perfect for the holidays: festive but sleek amid the chaos of a crazy season. (Here's how to deal with stress around the holidays.)

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Photo: Instagram/@misspopnails


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