August 22, 2016

Easy Nail Art


If you look at nail art on Pinterest or the internet, it can seem difficult. I mean, who can actually paint the whole of the Fellowship in silhouette across their nails? I love to paint my nails and do something fancy from time to time. So I'm going to show you a simple nail art that anyone can do.

You'll Need


Nail clippers
Nail file
3 colors of nail polish
Nail polish remover
Bobby pin
Q-tips
Top coat or clear nail polish


Step 1: Prep your nails by making sure they're neatly trimmed and filed. You might want to wash your hands to ensure that there's no oil or anything on your nails that will keep the polish from sticking.


Step 2: If you have base coat, put a thin layer of that on first. If not, start by putting one of your chosen colors on your left hand, skipping one or two nails. These are going to be your accent nails. I often like to do my index finger alone, or the index and ring finger.


Step 3: Apply the second color on your right hand, once again choosing one or two accent nails. Whether you choose the same ones as on your left hand or not is up to you. You may need to add more than one coat if the colors are too light.


Step 4: Now apply the opposite color to the accent nails on the opposite hand. (If that's confusing, look at the picture.)


Step 5: Take your bobby pin and bend it open as far as you can. This is your homemade dotting tool.


Step 6: Dip the bobby pin your final color. Use that to put dots on the accent nails on each hand. Try not to get too much polish on your nail, or it will have a hard time drying. If you have top coat or clear nail polish, which I suggest, add that when your dots are dry. (Don't forget to clean the bobby pin with nail polish remover when you're done.)


Step 7: Clean up around your nails with a q-tip and nail polish remover for a professional finish.


Step 8: Allow your nails to dry for about thirty minutes. This is a great time to watch a movie or catch up with your YouTube videos. Anything that requires no finger movement.

And you're done! See how easy that was? This design can also work for holidays by using different colors, like red, white, and green for Christmas or yellow, pink, and blue for Easter.

What do you like to do with your nails? Do you like one color or something more fancy? Let me know in the comments.

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