Which girl doesn’t love Nail art? When it comes to making a bold fashion statement, especially on our nails, we never hold back. Nail art has gone from simple and sober to bizarre, cute, quirky and incredibly unique. Nail art designs are all the rage now. Many of us admire nail art designs but are scared to do it on our own nails because we think it is a complex art. But creating a nail art design is simpler than you thought but it needs patience and practice. Before the huge trend of intricate nail art, what did we do with our nails? Was it just a decision between French and plain? I can’t even remember. These days, merely painting your nails red isn’t really enough anymore; there are some brilliantly artistic and creative designs out there to transform your nail painting into real nail art. Of course, it doesn’t have to be quite as complicated as it may seem, you just need some motivation! If you are among those who do not want to spend money on buying nail art tool, you can use them from your home supplies too. Nail art is becoming increasingly fun and accessible, due to simple, household tools like Scotch tape, newspapers, sponge, cotton strings, toothpicks, bandage etc. You just use it to your nails; add another color, create a design and bam! You look like you just came from the salon.
Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? If you’re intrigued, start with these easy nail art design ideas using the things around your house only. So let’s all get ready… get set go…!!!
Easy Small Polka Dots Nail Art With Band Aid
Band aids have little holes in them to allow your skin to breathe, but in this case, we can use them as stencils! Stick the holed part of the band aid on your nail, paint over it, and then peel it off after it has dried to reveal perfect mini polka dots.
Easy Large Polka Dots Nail Art With Bobby Pins
Simply dip the ball end of a bobby pin in nail polish and use that as a dotting tool for your nails. Don’t forget to seal it off with a top coat so that your creation lasts longer.
Snake Skin Nail Art using Net
You can use a small piece from your loofah or a piece of net for this Nail Art. Wrap the netting tightly over your nail and use a makeup sponge to dab your second color over the netting (don’t try painting over the netting; it will smear and smudge). A glittery nail polish works best for the snake look.
Newspaper Nail Art
This is one is super easy and quick! Paint your white base coat, dip your nail in alcohol for just a few seconds, put the newspaper on your nail and rub it without moving, then peel away. The alcohol perfectly transfers the text to nail-you can use rubbing alcohol or even vodka.
Scotch Tape is your friend
Scotch tape isn’t only used as a guide for straight lines; you can actually stick it on your nails for an instant pattern. You don’t need the steady hand of an artist to create the perfect zigzags or stripes; all you need is scotch tape to guide you. Create easy stripes, checkerboard designs, diamond or triangle shapes easily with scotch tape. Apply a base coat, cut the strips in shapes that you want, stick them to your nails and apply a different color nail polish to create the desired look. Make sure the base color is dried for at least an hour before taping and painting again. There you have an awesome looking nail art design
Some of the patterns that you can make using Scotch tape are:
- Sunburst Nails
- Gingham/ Plaid Nails
- Patterned Nails
Lace Nail Art
Paint your nails with one or two coats of your base polish. Apply one coat of your clear polish. While topcoat is still wet; apply your lace pattern to your finger as firmly as you can. An easy but complicated-looking lace nail design is ready. You can cut your lace into the pattern you want to fit over your nails. You can add small lace triangles, narrow lace edges or cover your entire nail in lace. If you plan to cover your entire nail in lace, cut small squares of lace to put over the entire tip of your finger which can be trimmed down later.
- Black Lace Nail Design
- White Lace Nail Art with a Rhinestone
Sponge Ombre Nail Art
Ombré patterns have been everywhere as of late, and you can do it at home now. All you need is a basic sponge. Using the lighter of the two colors, paint your nails and wait for it to dry completely. On a flat surface, paint a generous amount of the colors right next to each other on to the plastic. Make sure they’re just about touching at the edges. Using a toothpick, swirl the two colors together where they meet. Take your sponge and dab it directly down on to the polish a few times. Dab the sponge directly down on to your nail. Keep dabbing lightly and moving it very slightly up and down your nail. Just make sure each layer is completely dry before sponging again otherwise you will start smudging the underneath layers and ruin the whole thing. Once dried apply top coat.
Water Marbling Nail Art
This manicure is sure to get you a lot of compliments because it looks that good! Water marble nail art creates a fantastic look. You can either rub Vaseline onto the skin around your nail bed or tape it, so when you dip your finger into the water you can remove the polish from your skin. Drop your nail polish into a cup of room temperature with the help of the toothpick; you will create the chained heart shapes. Draw a line starting from the middle until the edge of the cup, and repeat this on the opposite direction. Then, draw side lines starting of the edge of the bowl until the middle of it. Do this 4 times on each side until you see the chain of hearts. When you’re happy with the design you can dip in your white-painted nails.
Give your imagination a little push and transform your nails into gorgeous-looking nails. Have you tried any nail art before? 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. Hope you will try one of these easy to do designs at home and give your nails a trendy look.