It has been exactly one trip around the sun since butter LONDON released our glorious 14-piece Zodiac Nail Vault Lacquer Collection, and we’re looking to the stars one last time to reflect on some of our favourite sign-inspired nail art looks from the past year.
Aries (The Ram): March 21 – April 19
Unapologetically bold, the trailblazing fire sign Aries needs a standout nail lacquer that will set her aglow. Enter: this colour-popping swirl nail art look featuring the true red créme nail lacquer, Her Majesty’s Red. This shade burns bright, exuding confidence and adventure. Always on the move, Aries is a perfect match for this fearless nail art swirl manicure. The base coat of Strawberry Rhubarb Jelly Strengthening Treatment and complementary swirls of the classic white nail lacquer Cotton Buds showcase this sign’s passion, spontaneity and intuition.
Taurus (The Bull): April 20 – May 20
If we can agree on anything, it’s that there’s much more to the elegant Taurus than meets the eye. While first impressions may paint them as distant, wait for this regal earth sign to show their warm, loving side. We love this pink braid nail art look to help the Taurus show her true colours. Gentle and romantic, these pink nails feature the rosy pink créme nail lacquer, Coming Up Roses. Add in criss-cross sections of Piece of Cake, the soft dusty pink créme nail lacquer, and Cotton Buds, the classic white nail lacquer, to truly spotlight the multi-dimensional personality of the Taurus: romantic and bright, graceful and hardworking.
Gemini (The Twins): May 21 – June 20
A Gemini gets painted a lot of things, but you can *never* call them a bore. This vibrant and quick-moving air sign needs a wonderfully energetic nail art look that can keep up with the Gemini’s versatile interests. Enjoy a balance of playfulness and poise with this delightful daisy nail art look, featuring Yellow Submarine, the delicate and bright yellow nail lacquer. Stock up on Steady On!, the cool nude crème nail lacquer, and Cotton Buds, the classic white nail lacquer, for a flower nail art look that helps depict the two-sided nature of the fluid Gemini.
Cancer (The Crab): June 21 – July 22
Imaginative and loyal, Cancer season is matched with Cotton Buds, the classic white nail lacquer, that represents the feeling this air sign gets when their head is stuck in the clouds or their heart in their feelings. Cancers will thrive with these marble nails that emphasize their signature care and dedication for an ethereal, transcendent nail art look. Incorporate Earl Grey, the almost black crème nail lacquer, into this marble nail art look to highlight the reflective and comforting nature of this gentle air sign.
Leo (The Lion): July 23- August 22
The life of the party, Leo needs a #bossbabe, sweet and sassy nail art look that separates her from the rest of the pack. Ace is Leo’s match made in heaven, a violet orchid crème nail lacquer, that reflects this fire sign’s natural confidence and determination. Bravery comes easily to the lively Leo, making this bold leopard nail art look the perfect choice. This nail art look, along with Ace, features Cotton Buds, the classic white nail lacquer, Union Jack Black, the true black crème nail lacquer and English Lavender, the soft lavender nail crème nail lacquer for a Y2K yet modern nail art look that truly sets the trend.
Virgo (The Goddess) August 23- September 22
Play on Virgo’s sense of perfectionism with an ultra-satisfying colour gradient that’s both practical and playful for this organized earth sign. Steady On!, a soft nude crème lacquer, soothes the spirit, and combined with the Virgo’s hardworking nature, helps set her up for success. This gradient nail art look includes (from left to right): Keep Calm, the vintage rust nail lacquer, Royal Appointment, the dark taupe crème nail lacquer, Mums the Word, the rosy nude crème nail lacquer, Yummy Mummy, the cool beige shimmering nail lacquer and Virgo’s signature shade, Steady On!
Libra (The Scales): September 23- October 22
Joyful and light as a cloud, this wispy, feathered nail art look showcases the harmonious nature of Libra, the peaceful and playful air sign. This suave and smooth look features Piece of Cake, a soft dusty pink crème nail lacquer, a fan-favorite of all signs, just like the social butterfly Libra. This delicate pink gets along with any colour, so feel free to channel Libra’s balanced energy by feathering in a shade like Bonkers, the cool magenta crème nail lacquer, for a smoky pink accent.
Scorpio (The Scorpion): October 23- November 21
Sure, Scorpio season is known for being a little moody with some dark academia vibes, but, at butter LONDON, we think we all have a little to learn from the infamous go-getter attitude of this resilient water sign. Wicked, the deep vampy red crème nail lacquer, is the ideal match for Scorpio’s celestial spirit animal, the scorpion, with an alluring depth and intense outer shell. We love this dry brush nail art look for Scorpios because it represents the loyal and caring characteristics that lie underneath the surface. For a high shine finish, coat your nails with the best-selling butter LONDON Hardwear Shine UV Top Coat.
Sagittarius (The Centaur): November 22 – December 21
The Sagittarius superstar is known for being independent and free above all else. These knowledge-driven fire signs should seek adventure, whether it’s near or far with this constellation-inspired nail art for a brilliant, exploratory look. Brolly, the uplifting navy blue crème nail lacquer, is an open-minded colour that pairs well with starry nights and candlelit conversations—you are free to express your true self with a fun and light manicure or a near-black finish. Recreate this look with base colour Candy Floss, the soft powder blue crème nail lacquer for a free-spirited appearance.
Capricorn (The Goat:) December 22- January 19
Capricorn, the worker-bee earth sign, is used to reaching
galactic heights with their strong-willed and goal-oriented attitudes, but what
about with their nail art? These galaxy nails are the perfect complement to
world workforce domination, featuring the almost-black crème
nail lacquer, Earl Grey. Have fun with mixing hues of
blue, pink, purple and metallics for dazzling space dust effects, or keep it
minimal with artful blots of Ace, the violet orchid crème nail
lacquer, and star shapes of Cotton Buds, the classic white nail lacquer,
to help bring order to the Capricorn’s galaxy.
Aquarius (The Water Bearer): January 20 – February 18
Channel the spontaneous water bearer’s adventurous energy with this one-swipe negative space nail art look. Matching the rebellious spirit of Aquarius, this nail art look featuring London Fog, the soft stormy blue crème nail lacquer, demonstrates a playful disregard for colouring in between the lines. Start with butter LONDON’s award-winning Horse Power Nail Rescue Base Coat to help prime the nail for lacquer, and finish with a dash of sparkle for a nod to this air sign’s whimsical, creative side.
Pisces (The Fish): February 19 – March 20
~Spicy Pisces~ are known for their easy-going, gentle and loving spirit, which is exactly why butter LONDON’s English Lavender, the soft lavender crème nail lacquer, and this feathered nail art look perfectly capture the water sign’s imaginative nature. Easily the most artistic of the signs, this mermaid jewel-inspired nail art look showcases the two sides of the water sign’s personality: artistic precision and getting shaped by the tides. Feather in Ace, the violet orchid crème nail lacquer, with English Lavender, for a completely customizable, romantic manicure look.