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Gender reveal nail art is now a thing

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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 👶🏻💗

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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

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