Getting a manicure done at a salon can be pretty expensive especially if you get your nails done weekly.
You can easily create your own nail art designs at home using your favorite nail polishes and a little bit of creativity.
Here are some tips and tricks to create your own nail art designs.
Remove any traces of nail polish from your nails using acetone-free nail polish remover because it is not as damaging for the nail.
Cut your nails and file them in the desired shape.
To prevent peeling nails file them only in one direction. Push your cuticles in using a cuticle pusher or cut them if you wish.
Use a base coat on the nail before you apply the colored nail polish, to protect your nails.
Apply a nail color – this will be your base color – starting from the middle of your nail, using smooth uniform strokes, then allow the nails to dry.
Take a colored nail polish and a toothpick – you can also use multi-purpose nail sticks from the drugstore, even a needle, but make sure it’s thick enough.
Apply 3 dots with the nail polish to the nail, get the toothpick, and start dragging the color on the nail, creating unique nail art designs. Let them dry and apply a topcoat to prevent colors from chipping and make your nail polish last longer.
You can also create flower nail designs by following these steps:
- Take the nail polish that you want the middle of the flower to be and apply a drop on a piece of paper.
- Take the toothpick and pick up some color with it and make a small dot wherever you want the flower to be ensuring you leave enough space for the petals.
- Take the other color and drop a bit on the paper.
- Using the other end of the toothpick takes a bit of nail polish on the tip. Apply it next to the other dot.
- Take again more nail polish on the toothpick and make another dot next to the last one leaving a tiny space between them.
- Do the same until you have circled the first dot.
- You should now have a tiny flower on your nail.
- Leave the nail polish flowers to dry and apply a top coat with quick strokes so the flowers won’t smudge.
Once you learn the basics, you can easily create your own nail art with intricate designs and lots of colors – use your imagination and have fun with it!