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145 Perfect Nail Captions and Quotes (with Puns!)

You’ve just had your nails done and they look amazing! Well, it just so happens we have put together a list of all the best nail captions for Instagram for your next post. So if you are looking for nail sayings, we have you covered. We have also included the best nail quotes for Instagram for when someone else has said it best first nail puns to make them smile.

Our Favorite Nail Captions

Happiness is freshly painted nails.

I could stop buying nail polish, but I’m no quitter.

Shimmery, shiny, and sparkly are my three favorite colors.

New nail style for this weekend only.

As long as my nails aren’t chipped, my life is together.

Give them a reason to take a second look.

Obsessed with this pink.

It’s not hoarding if it’s nail polish.

Perfect nail: Perfect day

Hands with nail captions

All things are possible with a little coffee and nail polish.

Glamour is a state of mind.

Nail art is the best jewelry for fingers.

When my nails are giving spring feels.

May your nails be merry and bright.

Beautiful hands, beautiful nails.

My legs ain’t long, but my nails are!

Addicted to nail art.

When my nails look this good, can you really blame me for looking at them all the time?

Nail art is art. Nail art is passion. Nail art is expression.

Nail art does not stay in on a Friday night

Success is the only option because I like expensive nail art.

Pedicures are cheaper than therapy.

Eat Sleep Nails Repeat

Hand with nail captions

Wake up. New Nail Art. Repeat.

There’s nothing a fresh manicure can’t fix

Once you shellac, you never go back

Beautiful hands need beautiful nails.

Nails are not about being noticed, they are about being remembered.

Nail polish in one hand, confidence in the other.

Sparkle nails. It’s not a preference, it’s a way of life

Sparks with funny glow up captions

Nail art is a vacation for plain nails.

Don’t judge a polish by its first coat

I could land a plane with these nails.

You’re incredibly important to me, almost like my manicurist.

Best nails for best moments.

Nothing improves your mood like a new manicure

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of New Nails Captions, Spring Nails Captions, Summer Nails Captions, Lash Captions and Short Lash Quotes.

Funny Nail Captions

Life is too short not to buy nail polish.

My grades may not be perfect, but at least my French tips are.

I got 99 problems, but my nails ain’t one.

Nails felt cute, might delete later.

You are always right with a bit of bling.

I do nails, what’s your superpower?

It’s all fun and games until someone breaks a nail.

I love long romantic walks to the nail salon.

When the ocean waves on my nails.

When in doubt, paint your nails.

I can’t change the world, but I can change my nails.

Polish with funny nail captions

Hoping your happiness lasts as long as a gel pedi.

Don’t judge a polish by its first coat.

Nails won’t sparkle unless you do.

Love is the sight of how good your nails look when you’re typing on your iPhone.

Home is where your nail polish stash is.

My mood depends on my nail art.

Nails without a little sparkle are like cake without frosting.

Nail art is a vacation for plain nails

Change your nails, change your life.

A girl should have two things: beautiful nails & fabulous toes!

Color your life, polish your toes

When life gives you nail polishes, make nail art.

Hands with nail puns

Wake up and smell the nail polish

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy nail art and that’s basically the same thing.

Life is not perfect, but my nails are

I’m lucky if I get my nails done, period

When I grow up, I want to be a nail polish namer.

Life is too short to have plain nails

Glitter is my favourite colour

May your day be as good as a perfect french tip.

When he compliments your nails, he’s the one.

A good manicure is worth more than gold

You’re never fully dressed without a festive manicure

Life just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have nail polish.

Your look is incomplete without nail art.

Don’t fall back on nail art.

See the magic of my nails.

Look at my new nail art and fall in love.

There’s nothing a fresh manicure can’t fix.

When in doubt, just add more glitter.

Too spicy.

This is my weekend nail looks.

Add a little polish to your life.

Polish with puns for nails Instagram captions

Beautiful hands need beautiful nails.

Life is too short to not have nail art.

A little nail art never killed nobody.

Every vacation needs a new nail style.

Nail art reflects a girl’s attitude.

Nail art does not stay in on a Friday night.

My nails express my inner peace.

Though I can’t attract you, my nails can.

Never met a manicure I didn’t like.

Great nails don’t happen by chance. They happen by appointment.

I love these pink sparkles.

Perfect nail polish. Perfect mood. Perfect day.

Imagination is the only limitation of nail art

Pedicures: the ultimate stress reliever

File this under: new nails.

Person with nail puns for Instagram

When in doubt, paint your nails

Change your nails, change your life.

What happens at the nail salon stays at the nail salon.

Your nails are like jewels – don’t use them as tools.

So many nail art possibilities, so few fingers.

Your nails are a reflection of yourself.

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go

It’s not just art. It is nail art.

Glam nails and beyond

Nails without a little sparkle is like cake without frosting.

Life is too short to have plain nails.

Nail polish is like the icing on a beauty cake

Let’s be real, your manicure is just as important as your outfit

Hell hath no fury like a woman who smudges her new manicure

Nail Puns

Nailed it with style!

Let’s be blunt: these nails are point-perfect.

These nail puns are simply hammer-azing!

Life’s too short to sweat the small nails.

The only kind of blues I have are on my nails.

Pick the right polish or brace for a nail-mare!

My nails are the stars of the show.

To nail or not to nail, that’s never a question.

Hands with short captions for new nails

Bite the bullet, not your nails.

I’m in a nail-larious mood today.

Toenails are really just a way for your feet to be on point.

Talk to the hand, my nails are speaking.

Nails before males.

Unlike mails, nails never fail to deliver.

I always do my best to stay sharp, I nail it every time.

Matte about you, all over my nails.

Nailed it with this manicure!

Stiletto nails, because I always stand my ground.

Nailing it today, tomorrow, always.

Driving home the point, nail by nail.

Manicure secret? It’s all in the nail-timing!

Toes-tally obsessed with nail puns!

Nailing puns is a handy skill to have.

When life gets tough, I get a tougher nail file.

Keep calm and paint on nails.

Just another day of nailing my goals.

Not your average nail in the coffin.

Life’s a hammer, and I’m just a nail.

DIY nail art—nailed it, literally!

Nailing down success, one hit at a time.

Short Captions About Nail Art

Pure nail, pure design.

Keep calm and do nail art.

Nailed it!

New nails, new colors.

Pretty pink nails.

Holiday nails.

Nails on point.

Nail art forever and ever.

Sassy but classy.

Nails before males.

Hands with short captions about nail art

Nail of the day.

Glossy and Bossy.

Nail art is a language.

Every day is a nail art day.

Today is nail art day.

Eat, Sleep, Nails, Repeat.

Too glam to give a damn.

My new nails.

My birthday nails.

Let’s talk simply.

It is not just nail art. It is ART

All I need is some nail art.

Keep calm and get nail art

Keep calm and paint on!

Person with short captions about makeup

Good nails don’t lie.

I don’t do drama, I do nails!

Good nails don’t lie

But first, nail polish.

Nailed It – literally

Keep calm and paint on!

Shine bright like a diamond!

Hands with nail art for spring captions

Self-love isn’t selfish!

Make time for your nails.

I believe in manicures

Great manicures take time!

Short Nail Quotes for Instagram

“Nails take any old outfit and make it new.” – Essie Weingarten

“I don’t like plain nails. I get sad.” – Zooey Deschanel

“I’ve never seen nails go out of style.” – Tammy Taylor

“Your nails are not going to change the world, but the women who wear it will.” – Tammy Taylor

“Doing nails is my cardio.” – Tammy Taylor

“I have been getting glitter-clipped nails for ages and love them.” – Jeffree Star

“All your mannerisms change easily when you have inch-long acrylic nails.” – Margot Robbie

Polish with short nail quotes for Instagram by Robbie

“I’m feelin’ myself.” – Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé

“I’m conceited / I gotta reason.” — Remy Ma

“I am my own work of art.” — Madonna

“I believe in manicures.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Your nails are like jewels – don’t use them like tools.” – Essie Weingarten

“Your nails are a way to speak your style without having to say a word.” – Tammy Taylor

“A girl should have two things: beautiful nails and fabulous toes.” – Tammy Taylor

“Nude nail polish wins hands down over intricate nail art.” – Ashley Madekwe

Makeup wtih short glow up quotes for Instagram by Trantner

“I can’t live without Eucerin cream, lip gloss, gum, nail polish, and sparkly things.” – Kelis

“If you a fly gal, get your nails done.” – Missy Elliott

“I’m the whole damn cake and the cherry on top.” — Doja Cat                                                                  

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nails are the period at the end of the sentence. They complete the look.” – Prabal Gurung

“Nail polish is like the icing on the beauty cake” – Mary Helen

“Nails are not about being noticed, they are about being remembered.” – Tammy Taylor

“There’s no other way I’d rather be. Confidence is all I see.” — Kelly Rowland

“May your nails be merry and bright.” – Tammy Taylor

“Can’t say it often enough – change your hair, change your life.” – Thomas Pynchon

“You’re never fully dressed without a good manicure.” – Essie Weingarten

“There are two kinds of Women; those who wear nail polish and those who don’t. Which do you prefer.” – Regina Brett

“I love my profession; it allows me to use all my creativity.” – Tammy Taylor

“You can tell a lot from a person’s nail. When life starts to unravel, they’re among the first to go.” – Ian McEwan

“Actually, I wear the nail polish to hide how grubby my nails are.” – Caroline Corr

Polish with funny nail Instagram quotes by Corr

“I pluck with my fingernails. If I break a nail, I can’t cancel a concert. So I can make a nail out of a ping-pong ball.” – David Russell

“I’m a mom – I’m lucky if I get to shower in the morning. Luckily, nail polish stays on my toes. I’ve been so bad on the upkeep, though.” – Idina Menzel

“The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you.” – Coco Chanel

“Upgrade your style quotient to change the game!” – T.J

“When your nails are part of your outfit, they become more than nails. They become an accessory.” – Holland Roden

“I don’t think God cares if I wear nail polish or not. I don’t think that’s a deal breaker for him.” – Sofia Vergara

“Nails done, hair done, everything did.” – Drake

“Beauty, to me is about being comfortable in your own skin.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

“There is so much beauty and elegance in a great set of nails.” – Tammy Taylor

Makeup with inspirational glow up Instagram quotes by Mota

“I do my hair toss, check my nails.” – Lizzo

“I typically don’t wear nail polish, as I like a natural look.” – Behati Prinsloo

“I don’t have makeup on all the time, but when I want, I have fun with my friends choosing clothes and putting nail polish on.” – Emma Watson

“Any woman can wear a great outfit, but it is her nails that make the statement.” – Tammy Taylor

“There are very few sights more off-putting than a woman’s hands with corrugated layers of nail polish.” – Zia Mohyeddin

“It is true that in France, women put on less things. If they have a necklace, they don’t put on earrings; if they have nail polish, they don’t put on all their rings and all their bracelets. – Ines de La Fressange

And that’s it for our list of quotes and captions. We hope you found the perfect one for you.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.