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Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the OG Mean Girls strutted onto the big screen? Time flies!

Fast forward to 2024, and we’re gearing up for an epic celebration with a brand-new squad of Plastics, set to make their grand entrance on the big screen in Singapore on 22 February.

What better way to get in the spirit of Regina, Cady, and the gang than with a Mean Girls-inspired manicure?

We scoured the internet and curated dozens of designs that are so chic, even Regina George will approve. So, prepare to flaunt your nails with the confidence of a true Spring Fling queen, and let your fingertips do the talking—just like the infamous Burn Book gossip!

Secretly French Chic

Mean Girls Manicure

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Forget those predictable white tips! This manicure takes the classic French to a whole new level, inspired by the juiciest gossip in the burn book.

The nude base keeps it classy, just like Regina’s seemingly perfect exterior, but the kiss and XO designs add a sassy whisper right on your fingertip.

This manicure is perfect for the queen bee (or wannabe) who wants to add a touch of personality and a hint of Burn Book drama to their everyday look!

Regina’s Reign

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Forget matching; Plastics don’t do basic! Ditch the boring monochrome and embrace the Regina-approved spectrum of pink.

Each fingertip gets its own shade, like a different clique in the lunchroom. Dare to rock a baby pink as innocent as Karen Smith, a bold hot pink as fiery as Gretchen Wieners, or maybe even a coral pink as sweet (yet secretly calculating) as Cady Heron herself.

Chromed-Out Confidence

Mean Girls Manicure

Credits: @annissasbeauty/Instagram

Amp up your regular pink mani with a dazzling chrome finish. These nails shine brighter than Regina’s smile (well, almost…), reminding everyone who truly rules the school.

For this manicure, apply two layers of pink nail polish and finish it with chrome powder.

These nails are fierce, sophisticated, and undeniably eye-catching – just like the Plastics themselves. So go ahead, embrace your inner queen bee and let your chrome claws shine – just remember, with great nails comes great responsibility (like avoiding getting them chipped during a cafeteria showdown).

Cady’s Swirl Surprise

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Credits: @brushedbyb_/Instagram

This light pink manicure featuring black swirls crafts a dynamic and eye-catching design reminiscent of Cady’s dress from her first house party. It balances femininity with boldness, mirroring Cady’s journey from a timid transfer student to a confident queen bee.

This manicure is perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your everyday look, and it’s sure to catch the attention of your very own Aaron Samuels!

Regina’s Camo Pants

Mean Girls Manicure

Credits: @yo_keshh/Instagram

Remember the iconic pink camo pants Regina rocked in the trailer? This multi-coloured camo-print manicure will perfectly complement her pants.

Imagine an updated Regina George: still confident and stylish but with a modern flair. This statement manicure adds a unique touch to your everyday look, perfect for those who like to stay ahead of the curve.

Bold Red Rebellion

Mean Girls Manicure

Credits: @klawsbysonia/Instagram

This manicure is a statement piece for those who dare to rewrite the rules. The baby pink base sets a surprisingly soft foundation, while the deep red French tips plunge to the cuticles, creating a bold and unexpected contrast.

Think Regina George, but with a rebellious edge. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and fierce!

Pink and Gold Extravaganza

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Credits: @phoebesummer/Instagram

This manicure is a pink paradise with a touch of celestial magic. The light pink base creates the perfect foundation and each fingertip boasts a unique shade of pink French tip, creating a dynamic and eye-catching effect.

But the real drama unfolds with the gold accents: delicate stars twinkle like scattered constellations, and tiny rhinestones add a touch of glamorous sparkle.

Plastics Ombre Magic

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Credits: @lolo.nailedit/Instagram

Classic but with a twist, just like our favourite Plastics. Achieving the ombre touch involves applying shades of pink using a sponge. It takes some serious dedication and skill, but hey, there’s nothing a Plastic can’t handle, right?

Cady’s Blush

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Credits: @nuka.nails/Instagram

These soft pink matte nails look faded and sweet, much like Cady’s past innocence.

Choose a range of your favourite light pink polishes and swipe them onto each finger for that effortlessly faded look. Skip the shiny clear top coat (though it’s fabulous) and opt for a soft matte finish for that extra touch of sophistication.

If you’re longing for the perfect baby pink shade, you should definitely consider getting the essie Nail Polish in Sugar Daddy (S$14.50).

Fetching Flame

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Credits: @yo_keshh/Instagram

Who says Mean Girls manis have to be all pink? Make a statement with this orange poppy nail look that totally reminds us of Gretchen Wieners.

Snag Les Mains Hermes Nail polish in Orange Poppy (S$80) and lock in the brilliance with a glossy top coat to look bold and bright, like Gretchen’s secrets bursting out in a blaze of colour.

Mrs. George’s Gloss

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Credits: @betina_goldstein/Instagram

Channel Mrs. George’s effortlessly “cool mom” vibe with this chic, hot pink glossy manicure. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a polished look with a playful edge.

Essie Nail Polish in 857 Pencil Me (S$16.50) delivers the perfect shade – a bold pink with a hint of blue that flatters all skin tones.

Basic But Expensive

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If the Mean Girls crew were strutting around in 2024, you know they’d be flaunting a glossy minimalist manicure on their “off days” for the ultimate “quiet luxury” vibes.

DIOR Vernis in 100 Nude Lock (S$44) is the perfect nail polish for achieving that natural, barely-there look like the one showcased here.

Karen’s Cloud Nine

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If hot pink isn’t your jam, why not dive into a dreamy, creamy baby pink?

This colour perfectly embodies the charming and carefree personality of our beloved ditzy queen, Karen Smith, and it’s totally up her alley!

Apply a couple of layers of your preferred baby pink polish and finish it off with a clear coat to add some extra shine.

Mrs. George’s Throwback

Mean Girls Manicure

Credits: @nuka.nails/Instagram

We’re loving the thick French manicure, which brings back nostalgic vibes from the early 2000s and reminds us of Mrs. George’s attempts to stay trendy.

You can choose to go traditional with a classic acrylic or give it a contemporary touch with a gel builder. Either way, it’s a win-win situation.

Summer Burn

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Credits: @betina_goldstein/Instagram

This vibrant hot pink shade with a bold red swirl is just like the Plastics letting loose and embracing their wild side during their “hot girl summer”.

It’s the perfect burst of summer energy that we’ve all been craving in the absolute best way possible!

Mean Girls’ Shimmering Secrets

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Why settle for a hot pink manicure when you can kick it up a notch with playful sparkly accents and designs reminiscent of the iconic lip print from the burn book?

Channelling the hidden glamour and drama of the Plastics world, this manicure instantly boosts your mood and pairs perfectly with all your pink Wednesday outfits.

Pink French Twist

Mean Girls Manicure

Credits: @lenarosebeauty/Instagram

This manicure takes the classic French to a whole new level, adding a hint of sophistication without sacrificing edge.

The light pink base provides a clean canvas, allowing the vibrant pink tips to shine. This manicure is perfect for those who want to make a statement without being too loud, just like Regina herself.

Goth Queen Janis

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Credits: @klawsbysonia/Instagram

Ditch the pastels and embrace the dark side with a base coat of rich, coffee black, as bold and unapologetic as Janis. But this isn’t just any basic black – it’s sprinkled with a touch of silver sparkle, like tiny stars peeking through the midnight sky.

This manicure is the perfect balance of edgy and glamorous. It’s for the girls who march to the beat of their own drum, who don’t need Regina George’s approval to be iconic.

Mean Girls Homage

Mean Girls Manicure

Credits: @reynadidmynails/Instagram

Channel your inner queen bee with this multi-design manicure that’s a love letter to the Mean Girls movie. Forget boring solids and embrace the Plastics’ diverse personalities, with each fingertip showcasing a different iconic scene from the original movie.

Get creative, mix and match, and don’t be afraid to add your own spin!

Gossip Gem

Mean Girls Manicure

Credits: @cjs_nails_pedis/Instagram

Forget boring nudes and ditch the plain pink. This manicure’s a juicy secret straight from Regina’s Burn Book, splashed across your fingertips.

Picture a chic nude base with famous Mean Girls quotes written in cute, small fonts. Add some playful kisses and cheeky “XO”s for an extra touch of fun. And finish it off with a classic pink French tip for a touch of sophistication amidst the chaos, just like our favourite Plastics.

These nails will definitely get people talking, and you might even start a trend. But remember, the original queen bee will always reign supreme!

Feature image credits: @annissasbeauty/Instagram, @cjs_nails_pedis/Instagram, @____annails____/Instagram