Trying different nail arts your favorite hobbyNails have become a huge fashion statement for women across the world. Every girl likes to get them done in order to look unique and fabulous. Yet, not all of us have the time to visit the parlor to try out some of the most amazing and beautiful designs created of late. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get it done either. Nail art is done with creative designs using different art forms.
How To Do Nail Art At Home?
Our readers sent several requests on covering ‘easy nail art designs at Home’. So, here we have listed some of the best nail art tutorials along with pictures.
Let’s first discuss about a Simple Chevron Tip Nail Art, which needs no professional experience or tools.
- A base coat
- A top coat
- Use any two nail paints that you like. We used a pink and a purple polish here.
- A white polish
- A dotting tool or a toothpick.
1. Chevron Tip Nail Art Tutorial
The first step is to prepare your nails. So
- Properly file your nails
- Push cuticles with the help of an orange stick
- Buff nails
- Make sure that there is no moisture in your nails.
The second step to getting beautiful nail art is to apply your base coat.
The third step starts once the base coat dries completely. Apply a coat of pink polish and purple polish (on ring finger). Repeat this twice.
To create a chevron tip,
Take the purple polish and apply it diagonally from the left side of the nail.
- Fill in the remaining part of the nail below the diagonal
- Repeat the same stroke from the right side of the nail (as shown in right picture).
Now let it dry and if necessary, repeat the process to apply a second coat. Remember, on the ring finger, create the chevron tip using pink polish. This is what your nails would look like thereafter.
The next step is to use a toothpick and dip it in the white polish. Place some big white dots on tips of your nails. The picture below showcases how the dots would look.
Give a good finishing touch to the dots. Dip a toothpick in pink polish and draw a dot inside each white dot on all fingers except the ring finger. Use a purple polish for the ring finger. The picture below shows how the dots would look.
Now we are done with the creating part. For the last bit, use a polish remover with a thin brush to clean up the cuticle stains. This step is necessary to give a neat look.
Aren’t you surprised? I am sure you are. A little patience and imagination can help you save a lot of your time and money. Doing nail art at home isn’t that difficult after all. You can try various nail arts with different colors. You may also try and alternate the base color for various looks.
Now Let’s learn some more interesting nail art tutorials. All these are simple, easy to learn and we can do these nail art designs at home itself.
2. Geisha Doll Nail Art Tutorial
Start with a base coat and then apply Hong Kong and Victoria by Tips and Toes and half and half on all nails except the middle one. On the middle finger use half matte white ( I am using Gaits No. 25) and half swipe Victoria from sides to bottom.
Use a sponge and sponge up all the Hong Kong Pink Part with glitter silver polish. I am using the glitter silver one from Revlon Street Wear. Leave the middle finger nail as it is.
Cut out strips of newspaper, use a deo spray on the Victoria Portions of all the nails (also on the side, swiping part leaving the white portion alone on middle finger) and wet the newspaper strips one by one using deodorant. Then wrap around each nail and carefully take the print out with a rolling motion and slight pressure with the other hand’s thumb. Pull out gently.
Use a nail art brush and draw some twigs with black polish, and then some small uneven flowers with dark red or maroon polish.
On the white part of the middle finger ( Robin Moses painted a Geisha doll) I have taken the picture of a girl’s face by stamping from Image plate no M4. After that I have done some detailing, with my nail art brush and black color (elle18 black), added 2 dots of light and dark pink with the end of a toothpick on to the hair to make a flower with a tiny dot in the center. The dress is made with black, golden and red colors. And yes, I have also colored the lips red carefully with the nail art brush. This is what i like to call the geisha doll nail.
This is how it looks without top coat.
Finish with a top coat to protect your Geisha Doll Nail Art design.
Note: Some pictures are taken with flash and some without, so you may notice some difference. geisha doll nail art looks even more beautiful on long nails; sadly my nails aren’t that long now.
Try for sure this Blossom Newspaper Nail Art if you are a true nail art fanatic!
Now let’s discuss about how to do metallic nail art at home.
3. How To Create Metallic Nails Look?
- Lotus Herbal in shade number 83, shade ocean love.
- Flower and round shaped rhinestones. You can of course choose any shapes or designs of your choice.
- A top coat and base coat of your choice.
- Start by cleaning up your nails. Make sure there are no signs of leftover nail paint. Check the cuticles and clean the nails and the nail bed of any dirt.
- Use a hand and cuticle cream to moisturize and soften your hands.
- Now apply a base coat and paint your nails with the Lotus Herbal in number 83, shade ocean love
- Now, on your ring finger and thumb nail add the flower shape and round rhinestones to create a pattern
- You can create a pattern of your choice by using the other designs that you may have
- Try and do it as close to the design as shown in the pic.
Once you have done this, add the rhinestones on your other fingers in the pattern shown in the pic.
- Let your rhinestones sit on the nails for some time before you do anything else. You have to make sure that they get fixed properly to the nails. So let it stay on for a few minutes.
- Once you think that the rhinestones have set in properly, apply the topcoat on your design.
[ Read: Simple Flower Nail Art Tutorial ]
Some More Pics:
We hope you liked the design that was shared here. There are many variations you can create by mixing up colors and patterns. Try out some other designs and styles of your own choice and let us know if this tutorial helped you. The best part about these is that you can create as many styles as you want, in the comfort of your home, in your own time, and get them to match with all of your dresses!
So go on, try them, flaunt them, and tell us all about it.
Now, here is another interesting nail design – Floral Nails.
Things You Will Need for Floral Nails:
1. Matte white for the base.
2.Tips and toes Victoria.
3. Newspapers cut outs.
4. Deodorant Spray.
5. Image plate no 57, special stamping red polish from konad and Elle 18 black polish, along with elle18 transparent top coat and your nail art brush.
4. Floral Nails Tutorial:
Coat with two coats of matte white. Let it Dry completely.
Swipe only with one dip into Victoria, haphazardly over the white after the white is completely dried. (You will not be covering the white totally in Victoria, you just need an old news paper type of brownish finish where white will be visible from sides and beneath as well. A very thin layer of Victoria is all that you need).
Let the Victoria dry completely. Then take one piece of newspaper cutting at a time and spray the deodorant evenly onto the newspaper whose print you want on your nails.
Apply immediately onto the nails and press it on with a slightly. Don’t press too hard, otherwise the fibers will get stuck to your nails and your base will be totally ruined. And you will have to start from scratch. Since you are using a deo spray you need to press only with moderate pressure and rolling motion to get the print on all sides of nails. Pull out gently.
Stamp out the red flowers from image plate 57 with special red polish. Don’t forget to clean after every stamping with remover. The plate and the scrapper needs to be absolutely clean to get the nest stamp out properly.
Draw the twigs with the nail art brush and also some leaves if possible.
Finish off with a top coat.
Hope u liked this one. I’ll try on some more designs with newspaper base. How I wish my nails were a bit longer. I cut them all short during my exams to get rid of distraction and nail craziness!
5. Pink And Yellow Flower Nail Art:
You can do this look by following the below-listed steps:
Materials Needed For Pastel Nail Art:
- Light Pearl Pink Nail Polish. You can try: Zoya Nail Polish in Jaime
- Light Pearl Yellow Nail Polish, I prefer Pale Yellow Pearl Nail Polish by Beyond The Nail
- Multicolor Glitter Nail Polish, I used Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Big Money
- Hot Pink Nail Polish in, Colorbar Pro Nail Lacquer
- White Acrylic Paint
- Green Acrylic Paint
- 0 No. Brush
- Cotton Swabs
- Dotting Tool or Toothpick
- Base coat
- Top coat
Step by Step Tutorial:
Begin your nail art by applying a good layer of base coat on your nails to prevent dark colors from staining your nail beds and harmful effects of nail polishes. I have used China Glaze Calcium Gel Fortifier. Once it completely dries off, do an ombre by sponging the bottom half of your nail with the pink and the top half with the yellow. Before it dries completely, apply two coats of the multicolor glitter to blend the two colors. This will make you fingernails look like crushed jewels.
Let it dry completely. Once done, apply five dots with the back of the toothpick or a brush to resemble a flower.
Now wait for them all to dry and then, in the same way, place a hot pink dot in the middle of the dots, flower.
Once done, wait for it to dry completely and then with the bristle end of the brush, add tiny green dots in a diagonal line as shown in the picture below. Next, use a cotton swab dip it in acetone and clean the excess mess a little easier from your fingers and around your nails. I have used ULTA Maximum Strength 100% Pure Acetone Nail Polish
Apply two good layers of a transparent topcoat (I recommend Inglot Dry & Shine Top Coat) to seal in your design and to keep your chains stuck properly. See how pretty it looks on short nails.
With a stylish nail art that easy, we’ll be donning this stunning pink and yellow pastel floral nail art for days to come. And if you wish to see more prints or any other designs on your nails, leave us your comments below and we will cater to your requests. Also, if you are planning to try this nail designs do share your pictures with us. Hope you like this spun sugar nail art look. Do share your comments below.
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6. Leaf Nail Art Tutorial:
Things You Will Need:
- Red nail paint
- Golden nail paint (I used NYX girls Buzz worthy).
- Green nail paint
- loose glitters
- Cotton Swabs
- Just keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial.
Step by Step Tutorial:
To recreate this look, first prep your nails by moisturizing and buffing them and then apply a base coat, like Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat. Next paint all your nails red except the ring finger. On your ring finger apply golden nail paint.
Now coat the sides with the help of glue use a toothpick, and place the 3 red rhinestones towards your cuticle as shown in the picture below (on ring finger.) It is very important that the rhinestones are small in size and of good quality also ensure you do not add more than 3; else you will not be able to seal it with the top coat.
Once the red rhinestones are set, take your green nail polish and draw 3 lines as shown in the image.
Next take the same green color and make leaves like pattern out of these lines.
Once done, let it dry completely and add little details with black nail polish to the leaves as shown in the picture below.
Then add some glitz by sticking loose glitter on your other remaining fingernails. Once done, use a cotton swab dipped in acetone to clean the color off your fingers. I have used ULTA Maximum Strength 100% Pure Acetone Nail Polish
Finish the manicure with a couple of applications of a very thick clear top coat until the edges are sealed and the nail is smooth to the touch. I have used, Umbrella Oxygen Raincoat Top Coat as it has a UV filter too – perfect for my nails while I’m hitting a beach or going out for a lunch
Tip: To remove the nail art, soak your nails in acetone for about 30-60 seconds.
With a trendy nail art that easy, we’ll be donning this fancy and yet easy holly leaf print nail art for days to come. And if you wish to see more prints or any other designs on your nails, leave us your comments below and we will cater to your requests. Also, if you are planning to try this nail designs do share your pictures with us.
7. DIY Pastel Puzzle Manicure
- 4-5 pastel color nail paints or acrylic colors. I have used Kleancolor Nail Lacquers in different pastel color
- Tip Top Protein Base Coat
- A Base Colour of your choice
- Wax Paper
- Cotton swabs
- Black stripper pen.
- Black marker pen or sketch pen.
How To Create Pastel Puzzle Manicure Look?
- To recreate this look, first prep your nails by moisturizing and buffing them square. Next, apply a base coat, like Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat. Now if you want, you can paint your nails with a base color. I have skipped it though.
- For the next step, I have used a black marker pen (you can also use a sketch pen,) and drew puzzle pieces as shown in the picture above.
- When it completely dries off, use a black stripper nail art pen again and outline the puzzle pieces one last time to appear neat.
- Once done, use a cotton swab dipped in acetone to clean the color. off your fingers. I have used ULTA Maximum Strength 100% Pure Acetone Nail Polish.
- Finish the manicure with a couple of applications of a very thick clear top coat until the edges are sealed and the nail is smooth to the touch. I have used, Umbrella Oxygen Raincoat Top Coat as it has a UV filter too – perfect for my nails while I’m hitting a beach or going out for a lunch
- To remove the nail art, soak your nails in acetone for about 10-15 seconds.
- So, here you have the girly pastel puzzle nail print in its final form.
Some More Pics:
With a trendy nail art that easy, we’ll be donning this fancy pastel puzzle print nail art for days to come. And if you wish to see more prints or any other designs on your nails, leave us your comments below and we will cater to your requests. Also, if you are planning to try this nail designs do share your pictures with us.
8. Angry Bird Nail Art With French Tips:
Now coming back to the first angry bird nail art designs
Things You Need:
- White polish
- Red polish
- Skin Colored Polish
- Black Polish
- Yellow Polish
- Transparent Top Coat
- Nail Art Brush( Cut down any old Polish brush down to 2 to 3 bristles to get the finest nail art brush , no need to buy , even i didn’t buy one
- Tooth Pick
- Dotting Tool ( Take small beads With holes and stick them to either the sharp end of a tooth pick or a needle and get your own dotting tool , different sizes of beads for different sizes of dotting , here you need just one dotting bead tool.)
Now let’s move to the step by step tutorial part.
Firstly color your nail extensions just like in French manicure with white and put a dab of red color in the middle finger for the bird’s body.
Secondly , Put the skin color like i put in the picture and draw fine lines of red along the edge of the white polish.
Thirdly With your dotting tool put two big eyes in black very close to one another.
Then put white eyes over the black eyes in such a way that the lower rims of the black circles can be seen.
[ Read: Nail Art Brush ]
Do two eye brows in a cross so that it makes the eyes in one go (do with the blunt end of a toothpick.) Then do the feathers over its head with the pointed end of the toothpick.
Do the beak in yellow with the pointed end of a toothpick .Then Finish Off with a transparent top coat. and you’re done.
9. Angry Bird Character Nail Art Tutorial:
Things you need:
- Extra colors for the yellow bird and the pig.
- Green or greenish blue.
Follow the same process (which is mentioned for the above tutorial) for the red bird and do two red birds on alternate fingers.
Do The yellow bird in the same way just the eye brow should be separately drawn with the pointed end of a tooth pick but first draw the eyes with the blunt end of the tooth pick in black dots and then the orange eye brow slightly covering the black eyes to show the anger. Do another yellow bird on the alternate finger. The feathers on yellow birds’ head will have to be done bushy with 4 demarcations (need not be clear) in black with a polish brush.
For the Pig Draw the rough out line with directly the brush from the polish tube of green polish with two pointed ends for the ears. Best drawn on the thumb to get the circular surface. With the dotting tool Draw the nose(two dots joined) and eyes with white polish.
With the polish brush gently draw a triangle for the inner of ears , eye brows , and with the blunt end of toothpick the dots in black for the nose and eyes. Finish off with a top coat and you’re done .
Hope you enjoyed, as for me i believe in keeping things simple , no need for buying nail art brush , no need to buy dotting tools , and you don’t need to be a nail art studio professional to do great nail arts as this one .
10. Summer Floral Nails
- Tips & Toes nail enamel Victoria, 41
- NYX nail enamel, NGP 163 in Enchanted forest
- NYX nail enamel, NGP 161 in Maven
- Fimo flowers….u can substitute it with stickers
- 1.5mm silver rhinestones, round. You can buy it from stationery shop or on eBay
- A transparent top coat. I suggest, Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed Top Coat (a long-lasting, smooth and high-shine top coat that dries within a few minutes.)
- Dotting Tool, if planning to draw free hand
- Base coat. Try: Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat
- Cotton Swab
Here’s step by step tutorial on how to do this fancy and glitzy party nail art.
Begin by applying a good layer of Essie Ridge Filling base coat on your nails to protect it from harmful chemicals on your nail beds. After applying your base coat, paint your nails with Tips & toes nail enamel victoria, 41. Refer the image below.
When the base color dries completely, paint your nails with NYX nail enamel, NGP 161, Maven from mid of your nail to towards your nail free edges (tips) as shown in the picture below:
For the next step, apply NYX nail enamel, NGP 163, Enchanted Forest from your cuticles to mid of your nails.
Now for the remaining empty space, add a flower and few rhinestones (don’t clutter them over your nails, 2-3 are enough) randomly. Make sure you adjust their shapes accordingly after placing them with the help of a toothpick. Instead of adding rhinestones you could substitute it with glitter or draw a girly flower on your nails.
After the design dries, apply a double coat of transparent polish at the joints of the two colors according to the shape. Make sure you use a cotton swab dipped in acetone to clean the color. off your fingers.
So, here you have the girly summer party nail art in its final form.
Nail art has certainly become an easy affair because of the amazing tutorials uploaded on YouTube.
Best Nail Art Videos – Top 10
If you are willing to explore and experiment with a couple of nail art designs, go through our list of the top 10 videos that you could use to prep and glam up your nails. Whether you are a girly girl or a tomboy, you will surely find something suitable and worth trying here!
1. Strawberry Gingham Nail Art Tutorial
The Strawberry Gingham Nail Tutorial is for all the girly girls. If you are looking for something that will shine out and give you a unique and attractive appearance, then this one is perfect. The materials required for this nail art tutorial are a simple base coat, white polish, two shades of pink (dark and light), red and green nail pens, pointed dotting tool and a fine nail art brush. All you have to do is follow the video carefully and use the steps shown. If you mess it up, don’t worry! There is always a second time. Keep a piece of cloth and some cotton near you in case you need to wipe up a mess.
2. Easy Flower Nail Art
The Easy Flower Nail Art is simple and easy to do, just like its name. If you are an art lover and are experimenting with your nails for the first time, consider this tutorial. All the guidelines and steps have been shown well. Just follow them all and try them on your nails. At the end of it, you will surely see a smooth, delicate and elegant appearance on your nails. You could try this design for any occasion. It is suited for all ages and requires a simple base coat, some light pink, white and black nail color. A match stick should also be kept handy.
3. Dotted Nail Art Tutorial
The Dotted Nail Art Tutorial looks interesting, bright and super fun. It is not just glamorous, but also attractive and radiant. You could get this done if you are going for a rave party or a fun-filled carnival, or a concert or fest. The bright and beautiful colors will glam up the look of your nails and you will become the topic of conversation among your friends. You will require silver nail polish, glitter, peach, green, purple and a few other colors of your choice for this design.
4. Pink Cherry Blossom Nail Art
The Pink Cherry Blossom Nail Art is very beautiful and pretty to look at. It is a different design compared to the rest, and something that requires a whole lot of technique and precision. You will have to use two different shades of pink for this tutorial. Use a bright pink and a light one. Also, keep a matchstick or a pen near you in order to create the design. Follow all the guidelines shown and within 10 minutes, your nails will look as fashionable and pretty as you are.
5. One Direction Nail Art
As we all know, there are millions of One Direction fans all over the world today. This boy band has been such a success over the past few years that teenagers have started to wear them on
t-shirts, attires, personal accessories and even their nails. If you are someone who loves One Direction, this nail art tutorial has been made just for you. Use the steps shown here and follow them carefully. You will surely make a whole lot of girls in your college jealous with this fancy and lovely design.
6. Pastel Cupcake Nails
The Pastel Cupcake Nails is very feminine and adorable. This is a great nail art design for the summer months and has been made especially for those ladies who are fond of cakes, sweets, pastries and cupcakes. Not only does this design reflect your love for confectioneries but it also gives you a girly and pretty appearance. Try this out and you will surely not regret.
7. Vintage Rose Floral Nail Art
8. Mickey Mouse Nail Art
Are you a fan of cartoons? Do you still love watching Mickey Mouse Club House on television? Are Disney characters your favorite? Well, if the answers to all these questions are a ‘yes’, you might want to make use of this amazing and beautiful Mickey Mouse Nail Art. Not only does this look girly, but also very young and preppy. The design is soulful and brings out the child inside you. If you love to experiment, this one is just perfect.
9. Neon Pop Nail Art
The Neon Pop Nail Art is for all the tomboys. This design is cool and fun to look at. You could use a whole lot of colors while doing this, and get it done within 10 minutes approx. The design is perfect for those girls who enjoy being wild.
10. Smiley Nail Art Tutorial
The Smiley Nail Art Tutorial offers an adorable design for all young women and teenagers. You will require red, yellow and black nail colors for this tutorial. You also need a match stick to prepare the design. If you are going out with your friends today, this piece of art would be ideal for you!
How To Make Nail Art Last Longer?
Doing nail art on your nails can be a tedious job and how much time can it last – a few days maximum. But how to make nail art last longer?
How long does nail art last depends on many factors like application, technique, materials used, wear and tear and importantly the base. Here are some tips and tricks that will make nail painting a pleasure and what’s more important – the result will last longer!
Before painting your nails, dip your fingers in cider-, or apple vinegar for a few minutes and allow them to dry naturally. The polish will stick to your fingernails and not to the natural oil on the surface of these.
Another method would be to remove all the residue and oil from your nails with soaking your hands in lukewarm, soapy water and scrubbing them slightly with a cloth. The nail polish will be applied on a clean and dry surface.
You can also soak your nails into lemon juice for about 8-10 minutes; it will instantly brighten your nails and banish yellowness.
Applying a base coat is essential in order to protect the nail from staining – highly recommended by the nail specialists.
Apply your nail polish in thin coats – if applied in thick layers, your polish will only peel. Let these layers dry naturally, give some time for coats to adhere to your nails.
The applied top coat can be hardened – after finishing your nail polishing soak your hands into cold water for several minutes.
If you are using nail embellishments like rhinestones etc. use nail glue to stick them and apply top coat generously.
You can also increase the life of the nail art, if you apply a thin coat of topcoat every day. It might seem too demanding however it is worth trying.
Shaking the nail polish bottle is forbidden as it only makes it full of air bubbles – instead, roll it between your palms. This is most important point…if you have bubbles in your nail polish the nail art will not look pretty.
To make base nail polish of your nail art last longer especially on the tips of your nails, brush it across the tips horizontally.
If you have done some easy design of nail art using lots of rhinestones etc. then avoid using your nails as tools, instead use the pads of your fingers when you grab, reach or type.
Finally moisturize your hands daily in order to prevent the nail polish/nail art from cracking; if your hands are dry, polish is prone to deteriorating. If you wish you can use olive oil as a natural moisturizer. You can also use cuticle oil for healthy nails and cuticles.
Allow the nail color to dry for a longer time. Giving it a plenty of dry time makes the color or the nail art last for long time.
Hope the next time you make a nail art, may you follow these golden tips to last the nail art long enough to worth the effort and time taken during the application. If you have any more tips, please share by commenting below.
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