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One of the things I dedicated myself to in the last year is improving how my nails look. To be honest, it's one of those things that I have gotten really lazy about. You know how it goes: Life gets busy, you stop having time or money to make regular manicure appointments, or your favorite color at home dries out and you never replace it. But last year I decided to try improving the way my nails look by dedicating more time every week to actually getting them done. My thinking was that having nice-looking nails during the week will improve my mood and boost my self-confidence--and I was right!

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Experimenting with nail art became my go-to way to relax and absolutely great for my mental health. My secret was putting on an audiobook and just relaxing while I did my nails every Sunday night. It was an absolutely beautiful way to start my week and it always made me feel great when I made time for it. Although I haven't been quite as good about it the last few months (again, life gets in the way), I'm excited to tackle my new habit with new gusto in the new year. 

Part of trying a new habit is trying ways to make it new again. And the newest way to make your nails pop in 2018 is with tiger nails. That's right, the hottest trend in nail art is one that you might already be wearing in the form of T-shirts and your absolutely favorite dress. There's no reason to leave the tiger stripes to your clothes, however. You can totally rock this fierce nail look without a problem. And we have 12 beautiful examples to show you how.

1. A classic tiger nails look meets the French tip. Yowza! 1

The best part of this look is the amazing gold sparkle, to be honest.

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2. The metallic tiger nails are a great combo of your fave old and new trends. 2

TOTALLY feeling these metallic tiger nails! 

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3. Go for pink underneath the tiger nails for a girly look. 3

Pink makes these nails look girly AND fierce.

4. For a truly CLASSIC tiger nails look, here's what you need. 4

You'll truly look like you love tigers with these nails.

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5. Glow-in-the-dark nails are made even cooler when they're tiger nails, amirite? 5

These are especially good for any outing you have coming up. 

6. This white-and-black with color look is gorgeous. 6

You want a classic look AND a little pop of color? We've got you!

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7. Don't be afraid to make your tiger stripes in brown. 7

This pink-and-brown look is a bit more subtle but still gorgeous.

8. Try matching your sparkly tiger nails with your eye look. 8

There's definitely NO such thing as too much glitter.

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9. Hot pink is making a comeback in the form of tiger nails. 9

We say: Yes, yes and YES!

10. Who doesn't love a Siberian tiger in the form of nail art? 10

A classy look in black and white is never the wrong choice.

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11. Super long and super sparkly is sometimes the way to go. 11

If you REALLY want to impress with your nails, here's a look that's not to be missed!

12. A classic tiger look that takes just two colors: orange and black. 12

All you really need is two colors to recreate these gorgeous tiger nails.