Nail art has become more and more popular lately, and people are starting to try it on their own instead of spending a lot of money at the nail salon to get a professional manicure. So today we’re sharing three simple DIY nail art designs that you can do right at home. Keep reading to check them out!
1. Gold V Tips
The first style has gold v-shaped tips over an iridescent pink color. The key to this one is using small pieces of washi tape to block off the bottoms of your nails. Begin by painting on a coat of Orly Bonder rubberized base coat. Let it dry, then apply two coats of Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Crushed Pearl. Once it dries, add a coat of Essie Gel-Setter top coat.
Wait at least an hour and then gently apply small squares of washi tape to your nails as shown above to mask off the “v” shapes. Paint the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Coin Flip on the tips. Let them dry, and then add one last layer of the Essie top coat. And you’re finished. So pretty, right?
2. Gold Color Blocked Nails
Next, we have a beautiful style that will really wow your friends. Begin with a coat of Orly Bonder base coat. Once it has dried, paint the top halves of your nails with Essie Cashmere Matte in Whispers Soft Pink. The lines don’t have to be perfect because they will ultimately be covered up.
Next, after your nails have dried completely, cut ten thin strips of gold metalized film tape. Place them halfway down each nail, ensuring that the strips cover the line between the pale pink polish and the natural nail. Trim the pieces of tape once they’re on your nails so that the edges of the tape line up perfectly with the edges of your nails. Finish with a coat of Essie Gel-Setter. Beautiful!
3. Polka Dotted Nails
Last, we have a whimsical dotted nail which looks more difficult to accomplish than it really is. Apply one coat of Orly Bonder base coat and two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Making Mauves.
Once everything has dried completely, put a bit of Essie Bachelorette Bash on a piece of aluminum foil. Dip a toothpick in the polish and create small dots in a line up and down all of your nails. Be sure to use new polish or else it will be too thick to create such tiny, exact dots (the polish may streak or get stringy). Let them dry for at least an hour and then finish with Essie Gel-Setter base coat.
All of these manicure ideas are indeed quite simple to achieve on your own nails at home… and they can be customized by using different color combinations. Have fun with it!