15 BEST Ladybug Nail Ideas & Designs [2023]

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Here are some cute ladybug nail art ideas for this year. If you're looking for some fun and festive ladybug nail art ideas, you've come to the right place!

From easy DIY ladybug nails to more intricate designs, we've got some fantastic ladybug nail art ideas for you.

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We found some cute and fashionable nail art ideas that are inspired by cute ladybugs. Anyone can try making ladybug nail art! There are lots of different ways to create this look, so you can tailor it to your own style.

Plus, it's a great way to show off your love of nature. Do you love ladybugs? If so, then you'll love these ladybug nail art manicures!

With a little bit of creativity and some nail polish, gels, stickers and glitter, you can create adorable nails that show off your love for these cute insects. Check out the ideas below to get started!


1. Ladybug Nail Stickers

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Let's start off with a ladybug nail that anyone can do. These nail art stickers are an easy way to get ladybug nails without having to do any painting. Simply apply the stickers to your nails and you're good to go!

Dress up your nails with these adorable ladybug stickers anytime! They're the perfect way to add a touch of personality and whimsy to any look.

Whether you're dressing for a special occasion or just want to feel a little bit more whimsical, these stickers are the perfect addition to your manicure.

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2. Gel Polish Ladybug Nails

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If you're feeling a little bit more creative, you can try painting your own ladybug nails using black and red nail polish. Gel polish will require a LED lamp for curing but you can also use regular polish to create ladybug nails with what you have on hand too.

Start by painting your nails red, then you can add on the black parts. Now is the time to experiment! You can make it a simple ladybug design or go all out and add glittery accents and nail art decorations.

If you would like to see how the Beetles gel formula goes onto a nail, check out the Beetles Gel review of the Summer Paradise collection.

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3. Ladybug Polymer Clay Nails

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Here's something totally fun to try. Clay ladybug nails! You can glue the clay pieces right onto your nail with high quality nail glue and then go over with a top coat. Or you can use them as embeds underneath builder gel so that the end result isn't bumpy.

The ladybug pieces look fabulous on long nails. You can go all out by layering the ladybug pieces too. DIY Supply has lots of different clays to choose from so you can really have some fun making ladybug nails.

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4. Ladybug Press On Nails

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If you're not feeling too confident about your painting skills, you can always opt for press on nails. There are plenty of ladybug-themed options available, so you're sure to find the perfect set for your needs.

This shop from Etsy offers unique, hand painted press on nails in a cute ladybug theme. If these nails are sold out, you can find one of a kind ladybug press on nails in many shops here on Etsy.

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5. Ladybug Glitter Nails

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For a fun and sparkly twist on ladybug nails, try adding some glitter to your design! You can use loose glitter or glitter nail polish to achieve this look.

Apply the red or black glitter over your favorite red or black polish, and then apply a top coat.

Speaking of glitter, you can read up on the best loose glitter for nail art in our latest article.

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 You can see how the light catches this ladybug nail so perfectly on our YouTube channel.


6. Hand Painted Ladybug Nails

Grab your red nail polish and black polishes and hand paint a ladybug onto your nails. Now is the time to get super creative. You can paint a ladybug with a simple design or go all out with a ladybug that looks like a watercolor painting or an abstract hand painted nail.

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7. Matte Ladybug Nails

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If you love the look of a matte nail, try a matte top coat. This look is achieved by using a matte top coat on top of a gel polish. For this nail, we used a gel top coat. With its unique formula, it provides a beautiful matte finish that will make your nails stand out.

A gel top coat is long-lasting and chip-resistant, so you can enjoy your fabulous ladybug nails for a couple weeks. When using a gel polish, you will need a cure lamp. Here's our article listing favorite cure lights for gel polish.

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8. Negative Space Ladybug Nails

Negative space nails are a trendy option for those who want something a little bit different. For this look, you'll need to paint your nails black at the top, red at the cuticle and then use a dotting tool to create ladybug dots out of white polish.

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9. Ombre Ladybug Nails

Ombre nails are another trendy option that looks amazing with ladybug designs. To achieve this look, you'll need to gradient two colors together on your nails. Red and black work well together, but feel free to get creative!

Here's how to do this ombre ladybug nail:

Step 1: Take red gel polish and go over the bottom of the nail to almost the center.

Step 2: Apply white gel polish to the cuticle side

Step 3: With a fine tip brush, start to bring up the red gel polish until it meets the white and gently mix them together.

Step 4: Cure under a UV lamp.

Step 5. Make small dots with black gel polish with a dotting tool or toothpick.

Step 6: Go over the entire nail with either a gloss or matte top coat.

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10. Ladybug Nail Wraps

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Wrapped nails are a unique take on the ladybug design. Nail wraps are a fun way to add a cute ladybug themed manicure to your look. With bright colors and adorable designs, these wraps are sure to make your nails stand out.

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11. 3D Ladybug Nails

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For a ladybug nail design that's truly unique, try 3D nails! You can create your own designs using tiny ladybugs. Add flowers, glitter or other 3D accents to really make your ladybug nail stand out.

My Luxe Nails on Etsy has many different kinds of 3D elements for your nails.

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12. Rhinestone & Crystal Ladybug Nails

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Looking for something with some bling to add to your ladybug nail art? Check out these red crystals for nails. These beautiful crystals will take your ladybug nails to the next level. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you can create your own unique designs.

Whether you want to accentuate your natural nails or add some sparkle to your manicure, these red crystals are perfect for you.

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13. Abstract Ladybug Nails

If you're not into traditional ladybug designs, you can always opt for an abstract design instead. This look is all about being creative and having fun with your nails!

For this ladybug nail look, take some red gel polish and go over the nail and cure. Then take some silver transfer foils and go over the nail here and there.

Add some black dots with black gel polish and cure. Then go over the whole ladybug nail design with a top coat and cure.

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14. Glow in the Dark Ladybug Nails

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For a ladybug nail design that's truly out of this world, try glow in the dark polish! This polish charges in sunlight and then glows in the dark, so your nails will look amazing no matter what time of day it is.

Play with different color combinations to make your ladybug nails suit your mood.

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15. Gold Ladybug Nails

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Here's a set of affordable stickers for beautiful gold ladybug nails. This set comes with lots of different sticker sheets so you can play with layering and different designs to really make your ladybug nails pop.

This sticker set comes with ladybugs, butterflies, bees and more so you can create your very own bug themed manicure for every nail.

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💖 Thanks for reading this ladybug nail art ideas article. We hope you found some really awesome ideas for your own nails and manicures.

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