Mar 17, 2015: Nail art can compliment your outfit for a special day or add a unique touch to your personality daily. But we’re not all nail art professionals here. Right!!
So, here are some easy nail art tricks. Take a look to rock your daily appearance…
=> Plastic Bag Designs
Simply draw out your design on a plastic Ziploc baggie and wait for them to dry. Then simply peel off each design, stick them on your nails, and cover each with a clear fast drying top coat. If you have a thin sharpie marker, you can also outline your design first on the baggie before coloring them in with nail polish. Also, make sure each design is small enough to fit on your nail with a little room left. Everyone’s nails are different so you will have to estimate what is best for you! Here are some ‘Nail Care Tips‘.
=> Plastic Wrap
First, paint your nails with a base color and make sure to let the polish dry completely before moving on. Then, working with one nail at a time, apply a coat of the second polish over one nail. Quickly grab a crumpled piece of plastic wrap and blot the top of your nail once or twice. When the sticky wrap touches the wet polish, it will pull up a bit of the color, creating a marbled effect with the base color underneath. If you pull up too much of the wet polish, just add a little more color and dab it with plastic wrap again. Continue until you’ve completed each nail.
=> Paper Hole Reinforcement Stickers
Place the paper hole reinforcement stickers along the base of your nail, and seal it into place with a bobby pin or a nail art dotter tool. Paint your first coat on each nail along the stickers. Then one nail at a time, paint a second coat of paint, let it dry for a minute, and carefully remove the sticker. Here are some ‘Tips To Paint Your Nails Perfectly‘.
=> French Nailart
After painting your nail with a base coat, simply stick binder hole reinforcement stickers or any other circular sticker you have on your nails where you’d like your French manicure line to start. Then paint the tips of your nails as you normally would.
=> Two-tone Design
After you’ve chosen two different polishes, paint one coat of the lighter polish on each nail, and seal it with a clear topcoat. After it is completely dry, apply two strips of tape over the tips of your nails so that they cross in the middle and create a point. Take the darker of the polishes, and paint a layer over the entire nail and on top of the tape. Let it dry for a minute, and then grab both ends of the tape and slowly peel them back at the same time for the finished look.
=> Spong Ombre Design
The simplest way to achieve this is to first paint your two ombre colors on a surface that can be easily cleaned after. Mesh the two colors together in the center using a toothpick, then dip a makeup sponge into the two colors. Simply apply the polish that was picked up by the sponge onto your nail.
=> Scotch Tape
Scotch tape is great to use for nail art because it allows you to set parameters on each nail. You can create easy stripes, checkerboard designs, and diamond or triangle shapes. If you are going to use scotch tape, though, make sure your nails are completely dry with their first coat before proceeding to put the scotch tape on. Otherwise you run the risk of the tape ruining your base color once you peel it off. Try experimenting with scotch tape to figure out what kinds of designs you can create. You can also go for ‘Select Perfect Nail Colours According To Your Skin Tone‘.
=> Water-Marbled Designs
Water marbling is a creative technique that uses water and a variety of colors for a unique look. Get the following materials ready: A base coat and two or three colors that blend well together, like light blue, yellow and white. A shallow, wide-mouthed cup or bowl filled almost to the brim with room-temperature water, Petroleum Jelly. Apply the base coat color. Allow it to dry completely. Drop some polish into the water from a low height. Notice how it creates a circle of color within the water. Drop an alternate color into the center of the first color. Continue adding drops in the same way, at the center of the circle of color, alternating the colors until you see a bulls-eye shape. Use a toothpick to alter the design. Insert it in the water and drag it through the bulls-eye of color to create patterns. Spiderweb designs are popular, as are flower designs and geometric shapes. Don’t go too far with the toothpick, since if you blend the colors too much they won’t be distinct from one another. If you create something with the toothpick and you don’t like it, simply discard your first attempt and start over from the beginning. Apply the design to your nails. Spread petroleum jelly on the skin around your nails and up your fingers. Carefully place your nails against the design that you created and then submerge them slightly. Remove water from the nails. Blow off any water droplets and use a cotton swab or cotton ball (coated with acetone if necessary) to clean up the edges and remove polish from your fingers. Allow the design to dry completely. Finish with a clear top coat.