10 Cool Nail Art Tricks to Create Designer Nails
|November 19, 2015||Posted by Tracy Knutsen under Crafting and DIY, DIY, Frugal Tips and Tricks, Try Something New!|
- If you thought cellophane tape was just for wrapping presents think again! Paint your nails with a base color and let it dry. Cut cellophane tape into fine strips and position on your nails as shown below or in whatever design you like. Fill in the gaps with a contrasting color. Once dry, remove the tape, apply a top coat and you’ll have a trendy new look.
2. A MARBLE-LOUS SPOON TRICK
Mix your favorite colors together on a spoon and simply dip your nails in the beautiful mess. Clean up the edges with nail polish remover on a cotton swap and you are ready to go.
3. A CLEVER NEWSPAPER PRINT
4. PENGUIN POINTERS
For a cute penguin look just paint a black base, allow to dry and carefully position some white circular shapes. Wait for this second coat to dry and use a fine brush to add the final details.
5. ART ATTACK
Apply a white first coat and allow it to dry. Dip a small make-up brush in a bright color, splatter the polish over your nails and leave them to dry, repeat with a different shade until you are happy with the look. Don’t forget to clean up your fingers as this look will make a mess!
6. STYLISH STRIPES
Make up brushes are great for lots of DIY looks. Buy some cheap ones and enjoy trying some new ideas. For this idea just paint your nails a pale pastel shade and allow them to dry before brushing a darker shade across your nails.
7. TRAVELING… NAILED IT!
This idea works just like the newspaper idea only this time try it with a map.
8. RELEASE YOUR INNER MERMAID
Paint your nails a pretty sea blue and allow the base to dry. Paint a sponge in gradient shades of blue and green. Secure a fine net around your finger tips and apply the wet sponge to each nail.
9. CREATE A METALLIC STONE EFFECT
A different look in minutes. All you have to do is paint your nails a base color and allow to dry. Spread gold nail polish over a plastic bag and press on your nails.
10. THE CLASSIC POLKA DOT
No excuses for not trying this one, you couldn’t possibly go wrong with this simple DIY look.