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Accent Nails: Easy Ways to Jazz Up Your Mani

Televison-themed, election-themed...the list of nail art possibilities, it seems, is endless. But let's be realistic: we're not all Katy Perry. We can't really walk around with dizzying prints or mini pieces of fruit all over our nails every day. So take a cue from the Olympic athletes this year who gave a nod to their respective countries via their fingers in a more subtle way: with an accent nail.

To create an eye-popping accent nail, you don't have to go to a pricey nail salon or be born with superhuman artistic abilities. Click through to shop nail wraps, charms, pens and more!

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Nothing says "accent nail" quite like the word 'POW!'. East London nail salon, WAH Nails, is known for their colorful nail art. Thanks to these nail wraps, those of us across the pond can now enjoy their creations too.
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Caviar manis look amazing, but you'll be leaving a trail of mini balls everywhere you go. For less of a mess, stick to one nail on each hand.
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For those who are more artisically inclined, these tools will turn you into a nail art pro in no time.
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Magnetic polish is a subtle way to spice up a manicure.
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Subtlety not your thing? Then try these kaleidoscope-printed nail wraps.


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The fine line brush on these pens make it hard to screw up.


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Just put a dab of top coat on your nail and stick on the cuteness of choice.
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This set, by nail artist Madeline Poole, includes a striping brush and accent glitter in addition to really pretty polishes.


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These stars would look so cool over black.
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Paint the glitter on both ring fingers, and the green on the rest.
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Trying to paint thin, straight lines on my nails always ends in disaster. These strips are foolproof.

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