Nail art might seem difficult but it's not and you can create some incredible effects from home.
So let us get started on these ingenious ways of getting awesome nail art from the comfort of your home.
Polka dots using toothpicks or bobby pins
This may by far be the simplest nail art that you can do yourself from home. It may look complicated but it is not at all as you can get this look in under 15 minutes.
Get the look
Apply base coat to your nails, pick 2-3 shades of color that you want to use; one to be the base color and the other for the polka dots (you can put in different colors for these)
Paint your nails with the base color, after the nails a have dried
Get a toothpick or a booby pin, dab a little bit of the polish on a paper and dip the toothpick/ bobby pin into the blob
Take the toothpick and gently dab into the nail to create a dot. You can use different colors to get different dot colors.
Apply top coat over the design so that it the manicure can last longer
Enjoy your new fabulous polka dots
Newspaper cut outs
This is yet another inexpensive way to get great nail art designs from home.
Newspaper strips, white nail polish as base coat, some water in a cap, top coat.
Paint the white base coat; apply two coats if required.
Let the paint dry. Soak a newspaper strip in a bowl of water. Let it stay still for about 30 seconds.
Take the newspaper strip and place on your nail and press it for about a minute, and remove. Repeat this to all your finger nails.
Wait for it to dry then apply top coat and there you have a perfect newspaper nail art design.
The beauty to this nail design is that you a can use any colors that interests you. Unlike the traditional pin stripes that were just white and black, you can go all out with this to bring some color to your design.
To get the pin stripe look you only need shades of nail polish that you desire and striping tape. There are so many designs that you can achieve with a striping tape.
You can get a matte manicure look on your nails without having to go purchase a bottle of matte nail polish. All you need is a little bit of eye shadow and a top coat nail polish. Mix up the two and you have yourself matte nail polish.
Alternatively, you can use corn starch. After you have applied the polish you want, brush over some corn starch before your nails dry and you get a perfect matte nail design.
Glitter brings fun into everything. So if you want to achieve that bold statement look with your manicure without having to go to the salon, then this simple glitter tips design will interest you.
Since you are not doing the whole nail with glitter but only half the nail, this design brings a subtle but yet extravagant look to the design.
All you need to do is apply a desirable nail color then bring the intricate design by adding a glitter top coat to finish up the look. You only have to apply the glitter to half of the nail to bring out a laid back yet interesting design.
Thick stripes to accent dark color
A thick white nail polish stripe across half the nail can accent dark nail polish to bring more design to your nails. Instead of just having one color, this design brings some fun into your manicure. And it is also a simple design to achieve.
Do your manicure as you would have with your preferred dark colored polish, once its dried up, apply a white stripe on it but not to the whole nail but to only to part of it, since the aim of this design is to accent the dark color.
This is by far the most interesting design that you can bring to your home manicure designs. The art design may look complicated but it is not at all and only needs a few items to bring it to life.
All you need is a net; that you can get by tearing a piece of your bath loofah. After applying the nail polish that you desire, preferably a dark color, wait for it to dry.
Place the cut out piece of loofah over it and with a make-up sponge, dab a brighter color on top of the net, repeat this to all nails. Once it is dry, apply a top coat to the manicure to give more shine.
Explore more nail art designs with Mary Kay nail Lacquer Collection.
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