7 Adorable Manicure Ideas For You & Your Cat

When you're an unapologetic cat lady or man, there are endless ways to bond with your furry friend. From cuddles while binging Netflix to giving them more than their fair share of treats, pet owners love to spoil their kitties. The latest bonding ritual, however, is fairly out of the box, but a genius idea for beauty lovers. Getting matching manicures with your cat has started to trend on the internet, and while it may sound like a recipe for disaster, these nail ideas are both fashionable and functional.

If you're wondering where the idea to get a matching manicure with a cat came from, look no further than — where else — social media. Twitter user Cristi Hanzel took to her Twitter page to showcase her fresh manicure and her cat's own matching nails. Don't worry, though — Hanzel didn't paint them herself. She'd probably be covered in scratches at this point.

Hanzel applied colored caps — designed to help curb a feline's innate ability to destroy your clothes and furniture — in the same color as her manicure to her cat's nails. And so, the matching cat and human manicure was born.

While you may not love claw caps for cats — they can be mildly controversial — every cat is different, and your cat may not mind them at all. If that's the case, what sort of manicures can you and your cat be #twinning with?

Here are some great manicure ideas for you and your kitty.

1. Neon

Whisker City Kitty Cap Cat Nail Caps, $14.99, Petsmart

Love a vibrant nail color? Why not match your cat in some highlighter-hued shades?

essie Nail Polish in Chillato, $9, Amazon

2. Black

Soft Claws Black Cat Nail Caps, $13.49, PetCo

If you love a darker manicure, this matching pair is the way to go.

OPI Nail Lacquer 2 in Black Onyx, $8.79, Target

3. Glitter

Kitty Cap Cat Nail Caps, $12.99, Chewy

Who says cats can't love sparkle, too?!

I Wand It That Way, $6, ColourPop

4. Robin's Egg Blue

Kitty Cap Cat Nail Caps, $12.99, Chewy

Bright blue is perfect for summer.

Essie Gel Coture in First View, $11.99, Ulta

5. Holiday Nails

Soft Claws Seasonal Halloween Orange & Black Cat Nail Caps, $13.49, PetCo

Celebrate holidays with your furbaby in style.

Julep Nail Color in Cody, $14, Julep

6. Classic Red

Soft Claws Black Cat Nail Caps, $13.49, PetCo

If you're all about classic color, red is perfect.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red, $8.79, Target

7. Purple

Kitty Caps Cat Nail Caps, $12.99, Chewy

Why not go with the color that started the trend?

Essie Gel Couture in Dress Call, $11.50, Ulta

If you want to get a matching manicure with your cat, nail caps will help you get the job done. Plus, you won't have to worry about those rips in your couch any more either!