Mani Monday: Gel Manicure Ideas for Short Nails [#1]

Over the past few months, I’ve become a loyal patron of Stella and Shay Beauty Bar. More specifically to their nail team! And as I’ve posted photos of my manicures to my Instagram account, I’ve received tons of questions. Anything and everything from the colors used to the name of the nail professional visited. So I figured it might be fun and worthwhile to start a Mani Monday series where I can provide you all with a bunch of gel manicure ideas for short nails.

From here on out, on the last Monday of the month I’ll be spilling my recent manicure details in a full blog post. Obviously, you can always DM me on the gram if you have questions prior to the post going live. But I just want to formally give this valuable info a home. So with that, here’s everything you need to know about my last 3 manicures.

Note that I’ll link the products where I can, but some brands are only available to industry professionals. 


Gel Manicure Ideas for Short Nails

gel manicure ideas for short nails

Gel Manicure Idea #1:

Nail Professional:

Chelsea at Stella and Shay in Westlake, Ohio

Colors/Brands Used:

  • Give me Gold by Gelish [SHOP]
  • Intuitive by Luxio
  • Fortunate by Luxio
  • Oh, Para-chute by Gelish [SHOP]
  • Vert by Luxio

Notes:

While this was my Christmas manicure, I feel like it’d make for a perfect St. Patrick’s Day manicure, too. They’re equally celebratory, but subtle!


gel manicure ideas for short nails

Gel Manicure Idea #2:

Nail Professional:

Chelsea at Stella and Shay in Westlake, Ohio

Colors/Brands Used:

  • Diamonds are my BFF by Gelish [SHOP]
  • Last Call by Gelish [SHOP]
  • Arctic Freeze by Gelish [SHOP]
  • Lines: Cosmic Silver, Pewter Quartz and 24K Gold Leaf – All by Young Nails; Part of their precision gel line.

Notes:

This was my New Years manicure! I’m obsessed with the rose gold detail and all of the sparkle. This would be perfect for a birthday celebration, or it could make a great Valentine’s Day manicure, too.


gel manicure ideas for short nails

Gel Manicure Idea #3:

Nail Professional:

Chelsea at Stella and Shay in Westlake, Ohio

Colors/Brands Used:

  • Diamonds are my BFF by Gelish [SHOP]
  • Sheek White by Gelish [SHOP]
  • Precious by Luxio
  • Izzy Wizzy, Let’s Get Busy [SHOP]

Notes:

You can’t really tell in the photo, but the Izzy Wizzy, Let’s Get Busy color is an iridescent purple that we layered over top of the white to pull everything together. This will make for a great spring manicure, or even an Easter manicure!


So which one’s your favorite? Share in the comments! I’m excited to hear. 🙂 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading. I hope to see you again soon!

XX,