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5 Bold & Beautiful Barbie Nails to Inspire Your Next Salon Trip

5 Bold & Beautiful Barbie Nails to Inspire Your Next Salon Trip


I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world… From Barbie-inspired outfits, makeup looks and hairstyles, we are all loving the Barbie takeover at the moment. Barbie means a lot of different things to a lot of people, but there is no doubt that she inspired us from a young age. This pop culture icon was a Pilot, Doctor, Astronaut, and she always looked fabulous whilst doing it.

Barbie-core nail designs were very popular in 2022 and due to the release of Greta Girwig’s Barbie movie, the trend has resurfaced. The internet has wasted no time showing off all things pink and Barbie-themed, including lots of wonderful nail art. Here are 5 of our favourite Barbie-inspired looks.


The Perfect Barbie Pink

This amazing set by @pressedbycharlotte_ is the perfect pink set, that subtly gives you all the Barbie vibes. That iconic pink and white combo is a great go-to for your next set. Using Glitterbels Builder Gel in shade “Candy Pie” and “Perfect Pearl French” from the Hema Free Gel Polish range for the base. This natural look gives this set an elegant look. Charlotte added a pop of colour with shades “I Love You” and “Cream Cake” for the nail art.


Bring the “Ken-ergy”

We all know Barbie is an independent queen, but who doesn’t love Ken? This set by @nailsbykatyrose takes inspo from Margot Robbie’s and Ryan Gosling’s outfits featured in the latest Barbie film. We love the summertime vibes from this set, and it features one of our new Hema Free Builder-bel Gels in shade 'Bunny'!


Barbie Crazy

This amazing set by @staceymachin using all Glitterbels is one of our favourites. If you want to go full Barbie mode, this Barbie portrait is the way to go. This set incorporates everything we know to be Barbie. Here is a list of all the products used in this fabulous masterpiece:

Pink Popsicle Hema Free Gel

Strawberry Tint Hema Free Gel

Blue Avenue Unbelievabel Gel

Unmissable Unbelievabel Gel

White Unbelievabel Gel

Peach Petal Unbelievabel Gel

I Love You Unbelievabel Gel

Zen Unbelievabel Gel

Ochre Unbelievabel Gel

Beautify Unbelievabel Gel


Mermaid Barbie

This gorgeous pink and blue set by our very own Annabel Maginnis, aka, @nails_by_annabel_m is inspired by the popular mermaid Barbie Doll. The mix of teal glitter and sky blue is perfect over the light pink base. To recreate this set, you will need the following products: Pink Opal Core Powder, Fairy Crush Glitter Acrylic, Paradise from the Unbelievabel Gel range, Crystal Clear Builder-Bel Gel, and No Wipe Topcoat.


Barbie Accessories

We know Barbie is a fashionista, and we all remember her little high-heeled shoes and matching bags. This set by @nails_by_annabel_m pays homage to Barbie's iconic fashion. This pink and white set with sparkling glitter cuticles is the perfect Barbie set. All of the products you need to recreate this set are listed below:

Pink Opal Core Powder

Pink Crush Glitter Acrylic

Barbie’s Heart Glitter Acrylic

Barbie Party Hema Free Gel

Pastel Bon Bon Hema Free Gel

I Love You Unbelievabel Gel

Pink Parade Unbelievabel Gel

White Unbelievabel Gel