Nail art is all the rage these days, with women wearing differently designed nails every week. From colorful and sparkling to artistic, there are limitless possibilities for nail art. However, a visit to the nail salon every week can get rather expensive, and you’re limited in the design options. With do it yourself nail art, you can create any design you want and save a lot of money!
1. Newspaper Nails
This is a design that’s fun and artistic, and very easy to do. Start with nails painted in a light color, such as white, light blue, light pink, or something similar. Allow them to completely dry. Dip your fingernail in rubbing alcohol and then press newspaper to the nail, print side against the nail. Hold it for 20 to 30 seconds and remove the newspaper. The print should have transferred to the nail. After waiting about 1 minute, use a high-quality sealing polish to keep the print on the nail.
2. Glitter Tips
This is an adorable design that can be colorful and glitzy; perfect for a night out. Start by using masking a clear polish over the entire nail. With a glitter brush or your fingertips, apply glitter in any color you choose to only the tips of the nail (the part where the white would be in a French manicure). Allow the nail to completely dry (between 10 and 15 minutes) before applying a sealing polish on top to keep the glitter in place.
3. Lace Nail Art
For this cute design, you’ll need a length of lace that’s wider than your nails are long. Black or darker colors work very well. For each nail, you’ll need to cut a piece of lace that fits perfectly over the nail. Once you’ve gotten the pieces of lace cut, apply a clear polish to one nail at a time and place the lace firmly on top. When you have all the lace pieces placed, apply a sealing polish on top to keep the lace on for a beautiful do it yourself nail art look!