Today I have 4 easy nail art techniques that are guaranteed to spruce up any ordinary nail polish in your collection. While my polish application technique has definitely improved over time, I’ve always struggled in the area of nail art. In the interest of time and inexperience, I’ve learned to embrace easy techniques that give my basic nail colors an added boost.
Nail art can seem intimating but with a little know how, you’ll be sporting fun nails in no time.
Technique 1: Fan Brush
Using a fan brush to stipple color across your nail makes it seem like you’re doing something much fancier. For best results, use 2-3 colors on top of your base manicure, and clean your brush with acetone afterwards. I’ll admit this was a bit tricky for me to master, but I realized that applying polish directly to the tip of the brush yields the best results.
Technique 2: Dotticure
When it doubt, dot it out! The Dotticure is my fail safe that I use on so many occasions. I’ve always used the end of a bobby pin, but I just started using a dotting tool from the Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit and I have to say it’s a great one for achieving a fine point. To properly dot, I pour a bit of polish into a plastic container and dot away.
Technique 3: Tape it up!
Scotch Tape is actually a fantastic general beauty tool, but that’s another post for another day. It’s great to use to create straight lines, as I did here. I just laid down the tape, polished over it, removed, and voila!
Cool, geometrical nail art in a flash!
Technique 4: Glitter Overcoat
Perhaps the easiest technique of all, you can’t fail with a pretty glitter overcoat on top of one (or all) of your nails. Make sure to use a really great nail polish remover, because most times glitter polishes require a lot of elbow grease to remove!
With all of these fun nail art ideas, make sure to seal your nails with a final layer of top coat.
The Not-So-Snazzy Before
The Super Snazzy After!
Hooray for easy nail art!
The nail colors I used in this tutorial are Milani Color Statement Corrupted Coral, Milani Color Statement Blue Print, Milani Color Statement Rainbow Prisms, Madam Glam Lilac Madness, and Sinful Colors Snow As White.
What are your favorite nail art techniques?