Hey guys! Kaely has graciously asked me to do a guest post for her blog, so here I am! I’m Tina of www.DIYNailArtDesign.com, and today I have three easy nail art designs to show you guys. All too many times, we do our makeup, hair, and dress up, but we forget that our nails can add to our look too! If you don’t regularly visit the nail salon, here are some things you can do at home. Plus, you don’t need any nail art tools, you can use stuff around the house to complete these looks.
The first one is an easy polka dot design.
1. Apply a basecoat. I use Zoya Anchor basecoat. Then, choose your base color. What I’ve been really into lately is having your nails bare instead of a base color with bits of color on top so that the nude that sticks out is actually the normal base color of your nail beds.
2. If you have a dotting tool, great, but if not, use a toothpick or the tip of a ball point pen for your dots. You can change the size of how your dots come out with a toothpick by filing one side down. Just choose another color for your dots that contrasts your base color, and begin filling in your nail with dots.
3. Seal with a topcoat and you’re done!
The second look is done with the aid of Scotch Tape.
1. Apply a basecoat. Next, choose a base color. Again, you can just do designs directly on top of your nails with a naked look underneath (no base color). If you do choose to put down a base color, make sure your base color is completely dry before taping off your designs. Otherwise, you’ll ruin the color underneath making it hard to fix later.
2. Going one nail at a time, use some tape to block off your designs. I put the tape on my skin once before placing it on my nail so that it doesn’t adhere too much to the base color and potentially peeling some of it off, but if the tape doesn’t stick well enough, the polish you go over the tape may bleed through the cracks. Go over the uncovered (not taped) part of the nail and polish another color over it. I tend to do a lighter base color and go over it with a darker color just so I can make sure the design comes out. Peel the tape off while the polish is still wet. Repeat this process for your other nails, and….
3. Voila! You’re done with your nails! Just don’t forget to seal your design with a topcoat!
The last look I want to show you can be a bit more complex because it requires multiple polishes, but it’s really easy to do.
1. Apply a basecoat. After it’s dried, apply a base color.
2. Using a darker polish color, preferably a metallic or frost, paint the tips of your nails. This doesn’t have to be perfect since you free hand this. Plus, the third step will obscure any imperfections in your tips.
3. Using a glitter polish, preferably with a clear base, polish between the base color and tip color.
4. Apply a topcoat, and you’re done!
Super easy, and you can do this with any color combination you like.
Well, that’s all I have for you guys today. I hope you enjoyed it!
Tina is the owner of diynailartdesign. She loves toI love my little dachshund to death. On my spare time, other than doing nails, I like to longboard, draw, and just be outdoors.