Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Gender reveal nail art is now a thing

nail-art.jpg

Mums-to-be are finding ever-more innovative ways of announcing the sex of their babies – the latest being through the medium of nail art.

Much like baby showers before them, “gender reveal” celebration parties are a US import steadily creeping into the UK, with more and more pregnant women choosing to reveal whether they’re expecting a girl or a boy at gatherings featuring pink or blue balloons, cakes and confetti.

But for the beauty-focused, discrete expectant mothers, it’s all about a mani.


Read more: Couple turn newborn photo shoot on its head with surprise reveal


“Gender reveal” nail art is on the rise on Instagram, with baby bottles, tiny feet, hearts, storks and bows in the appropriate colours all featuring on mum-to-be manicures.

Some are subtler than others – think blue and white polka dots versus declarations of “It’s a girl” individually painted pastel pink nails.

A wee baby girl starting with M is about to enter the world any day now 👶🏻💗

A post shared by Nail Salon | Palmy North, NZ (@nailed_in_the_country) on

And many expectant mums who don’t fancy using varnish to make their big announcement – or are choosing not to find out their baby’s sex - are having decorative manicures featuring both designs to stir up even more excitement.

You can see more of the designs below:

Images: Instagram

Related

shower gel 2.JPG

This woman’s hilarious shower gel review has set the internet on fire

non toxic beauty buys.jpg

12 of the best non-toxic beauty buys on the high street

iStock-481859936.jpg

Everything you need to know about microblading

More

The unusual £3.50 beauty product that ASOS shoppers are obsessing over

Disney fans, prepare to lose your minds

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Sep 2017

This Charlotte Tilbury product is only on sale for 24 hours

Take all of our money

by Susan Devaney
20 Sep 2017

The A-list stars who experimented with dramatic hair makeovers

The ultimate celebrity hair transformations

19 Sep 2017

Why you’ve been applying deodorant all wrong, according to a doctor

And two easy steps to getting it right

by Megan Murray
18 Sep 2017

These Fenty Beauty foundation shades have already sold out in the UK

Putting paid to the myth that make-up for darker skin tones won’t sell as well

by Moya Crockett
18 Sep 2017

Beyoncé’s make-up artist just shared his top tip for shaping eyebrows

Hold up, this is a beauty game-changer…

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Sep 2017

Five-minute tutorials for a plaited ballet bun

A whimsical and easy-to-style updo

18 Sep 2017

7 spooky Lush Halloween products you won't be able to resist

The new collection is spell-binding

by Megan Murray
15 Sep 2017

The important reason why this photo of a fingernail has gone viral

“I told her she needed to see her doctor immediately,” says manicurist

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Sep 2017

Emily Ratajkowski has cut her hair into a chic autumnal bob

It’s super-sleek, with shimmering hazel highlights

15 Sep 2017