Memorial Day Mani: Simple And Easy Red, Blue Nail Ideas

Memorial Day Mani: Simple And Easy Red, Blue Nail Ideas

Are you planning to show your patriotism in a more subtle way this Memorial Day? If your answer is yes, then you've come to the right place! We’re here to help you with the nail department, as we've gathered simple, doable nail designs that pay homage to the red and blue colors of the US flag. Don’t worry, we understand the desire to have nails that are relevant for the holidays but at the same time wearable for at least two weeks. Let these simple nail ideas make your Memorial Day memorable!


1.  Wine Swirls


Clean and Classy Red Nails for Memorial Day

Red-colored nails are so in that even major celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Lisa of BLACKPINK have jumped on the bandwagon. Bestie, it’s never too late to hop on this TikTok trend for Memorial Day! iGel Beauty @mrs.trilakes_cherishedbeauty used a medium nude base (Dip & Dap Duo - DD176 Ruffle Trim) first before adding the alluring medium red (Rosé Duo - R077 Devil’s Tears) and wine red (Rosé Duo - R092 Breakup, Makeup) shades from our Rosé Collection.



2. Blue Stars


Blue nails with star design for Memorial Day

If you want to display more hints of patriotism, including star designs on your blue nails is the way to go. With just two blue-tiful colors, iGel Beauty was able to create blue alternating stars, french tips, and full nails. The fun blue shades of iGel Match - 053 Daring and iGel Match - 104 Universal City are all the blues you need to recreate this cute nail set. Let your quirky personality shine through with this nail idea!



3.  Micro French


Micro french nails with blue line and nude base

Nothing is more subtle for Memorial Day than this blue micro French design by iGel Beauty B Nails Arlington, which is a refreshing take on the classic French manicure. This modern minimalist nail look has been worn by Hollywood celebrities like Margot Robbie and Zendaya on the red carpet, and that should be enough reason to try it! 😉 To emphasize your chosen blue shade for your micro Frenchies, you will need a beautiful light pink base shade such as Dip & Dap Duo - DD005 Crepe.



4. Moody Red


Temperature-changing red gel nail polish

A temperature-changing red that lasts? 😲 Sign me up, please! Represent valor, the symbol of the red color of the flag, with this short yet cool nail idea from iGel Beauty @freshsetsbyritz. She used our LB Mood Gel Color - MC51 Pinot Noir, a temperature-changing gel polish that turns into a dark red color when exposed to the cold. What are you waiting for? Wear red nails on Memorial Day and embrace the power of sleek red nails!



5. Silver Blues


Blue nails with silver lining for Memorial Day

We promise you won’t feel the blues when you use Dip & Dap Duo - DD219 I’ve got the Blues! This deep blue shade with a blue-violet undertone will definitely brighten up your Memorial Day with its intense and vibrant hue. iGel Beauty @nailsgalorela showed us how silver line accents can add subtle elegance to your blue nails. Imagine pairing this with an all-white outfit and some silver jewelry–absolutely a chef’s kiss!



6.  Simple Stars


Red nails with stars for Memorial Day

Stars seem so simple yet they hold a lot of meaning in different cultures and traditions. For the American flag, the stars represent the 50 states. For a dash of patriotism, here’s another star-inspired nail set for Memorial Day that is very low-maintenance and easy to recreate. iGel Beauty used our crowd-favorite Dip & Dap Duo - DD126 Pine Green, a forest green color, and iGel Match - 013 Fifth Avenue, a super rich red-orange color.



7.  Bright and Royal


Blue nails for Memorial Day

No matter the color, iGel Beauty @glowwithchoni knows how to make any nail look clean and flawless. The true, bright royal blue color of our popular Dip & Dap Duo - DD069 Electric Blue is giving “Memorial Day x Summer”! The tiny swirl nail designs are reminiscent of the waves and will have your nails looking youthful the entire season. Don’t forget to complete the look by adding some chrome.



Commemorating Memorial Day does not need to be grand. This year, let’s take our time to remember and honor those who have passed in military service in our own unique ways. Getting red or blue nails is a cute and meaningful start! 🤭💙 Want to see more nail ideas? Join our iGel Beauty Facebook community and become a member of the sisterhood. Have a well-spent Memorial Day with your loved ones!




Written by Alyssa Bueno

Alyssa Bueno, a true beauty enthusiast, brings her passion for writing and beauty to life as a writer for iGel Beauty. With diverse editorial background and industry expertise, Alyssa curates tutorials, tips, and trends to inspire nail lovers worldwide.