5 Easy Nail Art Designs You Can D.I.Y

There's no tape, tweezers or fancy tools involved... Promise!

Little stars @kinarino.jp
07 Jul 2016

Little stars @kinarino.jp

Buy star-shaped glitter from any craft store, then apply a dot of nail glue on the nail and place a star on top. You can do this on bare nails or paint a base nail polish before applying the stars.

Watercolour mani @pshiit_polish via Instagram
07 Jul 2016

Watercolour mani @pshiit_polish via Instagram

Start with a white base colour, then randomly add three to four primary colour shades like red, green, yellow and blue. The trick is to dilute these primary colours with a bit of nail polish thinner before painting them on.

Dotted minimalist mani @hercampus.com
07 Jul 2016

Dotted minimalist mani @hercampus.com

This zen-like mani can be done easily — Paint on a neutral base polish, let dry then using a sharpie (or any permanent) marker, add the dots and you're all set.

Glitter tips @weddingpartyapp.com
07 Jul 2016

Glitter tips @weddingpartyapp.com

Glitter tips are easier to D.I.Y than you think. Pick a glitter polish and simply dab on to nail tips, building up the glitter as you go along. Finish with a clear top coat and voilà.

Effortlessly arty nails @jenahip via Instagram
07 Jul 2016

Effortlessly arty nails @jenahip via Instagram

Pick three complementary colours. Start by painting one on as a base colour, then follow with single strokes of the other two shades, letting each colour dry well in-between.

When it comes to nail art and manicures, most of us prefer to leave it to the professionals. After all, who has the time and the meticulous skill it takes to do it themselves?

But if you've got a little time on your hands and feel like getting a little creative with your nails, these 5 nail art ideas are the easiest ones you can try. In fact, you might even save yourself a trip to the nail salon.


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