Back to School Nail Ideas
Back to School Nails for 2023
It’s August, which means HOT days, lots of sunshine, and…back to school (or heading to college for the first time!).
When you have to study a lot, take notes in class, and write papers, you might as well have some fun back to school nails to look at…right?
Many women go to salons to get their nails done, but gel nail polish can damage your nails and it can get expensive to get your nails done professionally.
Instead, why not have fun back to school nails that you can do at home?
With the right fall nail polish color and fun back to school nail decals or stickers, you can get colorful, eye-catching back to school nails for fall 2023.
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Easy and Fun Back to School Nails and Back to School Nail Design Ideas
Here are my favorite back to school nail ideas and designs for summer/fall 2023.
To make things easy, I included links to buy each of the back to school nail decals/stickers on Amazon with the recommended nail polish to use.
1. Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Back to School Nail Designs
What You Need for These Disney Themed Back to School Nails
2. Maple Leaf Nails for Back to School Fall 2023
Maple Leaf Nail Decals and Base Coat Nail Colors
3. White Graffiti Art Back to School Nails
How to Get This Graffiti Art Look for Back to School Nails
4. Fun, Sparkly Back to School 2023 Nails
Get These Fun and Sparkly Back to School Nails
5. Owl Back to School Nail Decorations for Fall
Get These Cute DIY Back to School Nails with Owls
6. Back to School Nails with Red Apples
Get These Apple Smart Back to School Nail Decals/Stickers and Nail Polish
7. Back to School Yellow Maple Leaf Nails
Get these Fall 2023 Nails for Back to School
8. Back to School Green Maple Leaf Fall Nails
Get These Green Base Coat and Maple Leaf Nails for Back to School 2023
9. Fall 2023 Nude Brown Nail Polish for School
10. White, Pink, Red, and Brown Nails for School 2023
Get These Fun Back to School Nails
11. Fun Blue and Silver STripe Back to School Nails
These blue and silver nails are so, so pretty!
12. Fresh Lemon Nails and Polka Dots
These lemon nail wraps are perfect for fun back to school nails.
13. Summer Fruit Back to School Nails
One super easy back-to-school nail idea is to paint your nails red, and then add fun nail stickers!
14. Bright Pink Nails with Popsicles
Who says summer ends when you go back to school? Keep the summer spirit going with these hot pink back to school nails.
15. Back to School Teacher Nails with Apples
These red nail wraps with apples are just perfect for teachers and back to school!
16. Heart and Clouds Back to School Nails
These nail wraps aren’t necessarily back to school themed, but they are so, so cute!!
17. Crayola Back to School Nails
These Crayola nails for back to school are PERFECT for teachers. See the tutorial here.
Or, you can get these rayon nail wraps from Etsy for easy back-to-school nails!
Base Coat and Top Coat Nail Polish for Back to School DIY Nails
Before using ANY of the nail polish above, it’s helpful to use a base coat of nail polish and a top coat of nail polish.
Base Coat Nail Polishes for Back to School Nails
A base coat of nail polish makes your nail polish last longer, it protects your nails, and it prevents staining.
You don’t need to use an expensive base coat. I personally stick to the base coats by OPI.
Top Coat Nail Polishes for Back to School Nails
A top coat makes your nails look shiny and helps to prevent chipping of the nail polish.
It is especially important to use a top coat of nail polish when using nail decals or stickers, as it helps prevent the nail art from peeling off.
I personally use the OPI or the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat nail polish.
Health Note: Don’t get the Seche Vite top coat nail polish. It gets AMAZING reviews and women absolutely LOVE how it looks. My hair dresser who knows all things beauty said that all of her clients wear by it. BUT…Seche Vite nail polish has a toxic ingredient in it (toluene), which is really bad for you.
How to Apply Back to School Nail Decals
If you are new to using nail decals, have no fear. It is SUPER easy. Basically, you just need to apply your base coat and let it try completely, apply the nail decals or stickers, and then apply a top coat.
This short 2 minute YouTube video shows you how to apply nail decals for easy and fun looking nails.
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