Barbie has been a fashion icon since day one. And even though she’s mostly known for her clothes, cars, and houses, these Barbie nail designs are a great way to embrace her stellar style.
Because you know she’d rock a great manicure. You know…if her nails were more than a millimeter wide.
These playful and pink nails are the perfect way to express your individuality and add a whimsical touch to your everyday look. We found tons of bold designs that really scream “Barbie!” and also plenty of more subtle nail art ideas for when you need to use your indoor voice.
For some reason, people have been getting annoyed when we yell “Hi Barbie!” at them. Sorry that we keep thinking that we see Margot Robbie down the street. Blame our eye doctor.
41 Barbie-Inspired Nail Designs
1. Barbie Polka Dot Nails
Come on Barbie, let’s add in every possible design and decal to these nails. Whoever said “less is more” is seriously disturbed.
2. Pink and Blue Wavy Tips
A little Barbie. A little Ken. And a little wave, because straight lines are really hard to do.
3. Barbie Girl Nails
“B” is for Barbie. And also, “bet you wish you had nails like this.” Or…something like that.
4. Hot Pink Barbie Nails
There’s pink. And then there’s PINK. Okay, then there’s also the Victoria’s Secret PINK, but we’re talking about this hot pink color. It looks way better than cheaply made sweatpants.
5. Subtle Barbie Nail Vibes
6. 3D Barbie Nails
Bring Barbie to life – or at least into three dimensions – with this creative nail design. The more gems, the merrier.
7. Barbie Fairytopia Nails
Look, if you’re going to go all out, then go all out. And make sure you don’t have to do any delicate tasks while you’re at it. You know…like picking up a pencil, or something.
8. Basically Barbie Nail Art
No one needs to know that a botched drawing of Ken is under those glitter nails. Your secret is safe with us.
9. Sparkly Barbie Nails
If Barbie has taught us anything, it’s that there’s no such thing as too many sparkles. And that heels are way more comfortable if your feet have a naturally large arch in them.
10. Neutral Princess Barbie Nails
Did someone say Princess Barbie? Oh, you when you ask your nail tech for this design? Well that makes a lot more sense than saying, “Beam me up, Scotty!”
11. Gold and Pink Barbie Manicure
Why pick one design, when you can pick three? We’re sure Barbie would approve of mixing and matching patterns. However she was pretty against the haircut we gave her when we were six.
12. Perfectly Barbie Gel Tips
Bonus points if you figure out how to make the glitter in this accent nail move like a snowglobe. Magician Barbie, where you at?
13. Hippie Barbie Nails
Groovy, baby? More like Groovy Barbie! (Follow us for more copywriting ideas.)
14. Barbie Loves Nail Art
This Barbie nail design works just as good for the movie release as it does for Valentine’s Day. And if you can make this manicure last from July to February…please let us know what your secrets are.
15. Classic Barbie Nail Set
Pink. White. Sparkle. Swirl. Squirrel! Wait what were we talking about?
16. Paisley Pink Barbie Nails
We call this, “The One Where Barbie Goes to the Rodeo.” Or, she does a really deep dive into 2013 Pinterest.
17. Barbie Mermaid Nails
18. Barbie On Vacation Nails
We can’t imagine why Barbie would ever need a vacation from her DreamHouse, but if she did, these would totally be her nails. We guess being a doctor/lawyer/astronaut would get kind of tiring sometimes.
19. Soft Pink and Hearts Barbie Nails
This Barbie nail design is soft and sweet. And it’s getting us excited for those conversation hearts way too early in the year.
20. Barbie Pink Glitter Flakes
No matter how much these nails look like Rock Candy, just know that they are not. Trust us.
21. Barbie Pink with Sparkly Tips
If you need an easy Barbie nail design, just slap on some pink, add some pink tips, and then write out her name. Or your name! Or your pet’s name. But probably not Ken’s. Who cares about Ken.
22. Barbie Butterfly Nails
There’s just something about Barbies and butterflies that work so well together. They just have something in common…
23. Barbie Pink Leopard Spots
Bring out your wild side with these animal print Barbie nails. Yes, of course you can still be wild with a 9pm bedtime!
24. Barbie Girl Light Pink Mani
We’re obsessed with this bubblegum Barbie pink nail art. We are not obsessed with this bubblegum that won’t come out of our hair. Who made it so sticky?!
25. Barbie Pink Gradient Manicure
If this is your 50th Barbie manicure of the season, here’s a great way to use up the last bits of all your pink polish shades. And, practice your patience with drawing straight lines.
26. Pink Ombre Barbie Nails
We love a simple pink ombre manicure. We also love iced coffee. With vanilla. And cold foam on top. Just saying.
27. Barbie Galaxy Nails
Astronaut Barbie can have cool nails, too! Gotta have something to make up for that helmet hair. It’s just impossible to tame!
28. Barbie Wedding Nails
Calling all Barbie Brides! This is the manicure for you. Also, what kind of cake will you be having? Asking for a friend…
29. Playful Barbie Pink Nails
If you haven’t gotten the hint yet, glitter makes any nail design a million times better. So does a million dollars. But we’ll take what we can get.
30. Barbie Pink Plus Accent Nail
It’s giving Marilyn Monroe “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” vibes. Lab grown diamonds work, too!
31. “B” for Barbie Glitter Nails
We’re really starting to wish our name started with the letter “B.” Or that we had practiced writing the letter “B” in cursive more often.
32. Soft Pink and Animal Print Stripes
This manicure is equal parts soft and fierce. Just like our cat when he tries to growl. You’ll get it one day, Mr. Fluffums.
33. Barbie Heart Dew Drop Nails
We’re not sure what kind of magic created these little bubbles of joy, but we’re here for it. We’re also here for a four-day work week. And?
34. Barbie Pink Ombre Nail Art
It feels like ombré makes everything a bit fancier. Ombré nails? Great. Ombré hair? Love it. Ombré pizza? Seems a little odd, but we’re interested.
35. Black Barbie Nail Art
The first Black Barbie was released in 1980. Pay homage to her with this stunning set. And then at least like 10 more ways.
36. Barbie Star Nails
Be like Barbie, and be the star of your own life. Or at least slap some stars onto your nails. It’s a good start!
37. Barbie Core Nails
We’ll know we’ve really made it when we can get our hair to have as much volume as this. Until then, we’ll settle for these nails.
38. Mix and Match Barbie Nails
No, we didn’t take all the gems off of Barbie’s New Year’s Eve outfit for this manicure. What do you mean they’re all missing?
39. Hot Pink Tips and Glitter Nails
Party Barbie called, and she loves this nail art. Also, she hopes you practiced the dance sequence for tonight.
40. Malibu Barbie Girl Nails
Cute, flirty, and flowery! Oh, we were describing our dog’s Halloween outfit. What were you talking about?
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