Ladies, time is of the essence, and sometimes you just don’t have minutes to spare to pull it ALL together. Between mastering the art of no-makeup makeup and perfecting woke-up-like-this hairstyles, we’re clearly committed to getting you out the door and into girlboss mode in no time flat. We’re bringing you a quick-‘n’-easy trend *perfect* for the modern girl who wants her nails to look #flawless without spending hours at the salon: negative space nails. This less-is-more trend is all about showing what your mama gave ya — it’s the perfect juxtaposition of your natural nail texture and a pop of next-level design. All you need is a polish (or two) and a clear top coat to really make your barely there mani pop. Need some nail inspo of your own? Here are nine negative space nails you need to check out.

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1. Rainbow: Taste the rainbow with this half-moon mani. Layer all your favorite hues to give it the perfect ripple effect. Bonus: Swipe a matte coat over the nail to modernize the look a bit.

2. Half-Moons: Amp up your go-to half-moon mani with minimalist lines to define the shape of your nail. Switch it up by adding a different color on your tips for a cool-girl vibe that embodies statement-making at its very best.

3. White Circles: A killer mani that only requires one polish? Dreams really do come true. Pro tip: Mask your cuticles with Scotch tape for a clean finish that’s effortless and chic.

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4. Black Pixels: Embrace the ’80s with a little pixellated action. Cut pieces of tape to create small squares for the perfect low-maintenance mani, and try using a bold neon color for a must-have, eye-catching design.

5. Glitter: Sorry, French tips — you’ve just been replaced. Take your go-to glitter polish and dab it on the tip of your nails — you’ll be instantly ready to hit the town for a big night out.

6. Yellow Tips: Embrace the summer heat with this must-have mani. Whether you’re hanging by the pool or eating a drool-worthy ice cream sandwich, this style is great for any and every summer occasion.

7. Black and White: Kick the half-moon mani up a notch by accenting with a contrasting hue. This lazy girl-approved style will get you moving in a jiffy with a few quick swoops and a last-minute top coat.

8. White: Keep it simple with this all-white mani. A minimalist nail will give your typical bridal mani a right-now update on your summer wedding day.

9. Black Accents: Get a little edgy with these one-of-a-kind monochromatic-tipped manicures. Accent one section with a contrasting polish to add a bit of intrigue to your overall look.

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