There is nothing like a bit of pampering and a new mani to make you feel like your most confident self. However, it can quickly become costly, especially if you choose to do some nail art.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of four of our favorite simple and easy manicure designs to try at home (and probably with the nail colors you already own). You’re likely to discover a look (or three or four) that you love, whether it’s a set of stars along your cuticles, a tonal gradient across all ten fingers, simple glitter stripes, or a double French mani.
Waves and squiggles:
Right now, waves and squiggles are everywhere. And incorporating the trend into your nails is a great way to do so. Paint a wavy line along the center of your nail with a small nail-art brush and five of your favorite nail polish colors (the brighter, the better). Fill in one-half of the nail quickly (before the polish dries), then seal it with a top coat. According to Jordan Meade of Glamsquad, this look requires “little work but maximum design.” “This abstract line design creates a basic yet attractive impression, similar to art on your nails.” Meade’s suggestions are: “Cure for 60 seconds after applying a thin base coat with a light polish. Draw random, freestyled swirl lines that vary in thickness with a fine detail brush and your preferred hue. Keep in mind that art is subjective, not perfect.”
This rainbow dot nail art is not only fantastic for summer, but it also works well for pride nails. And it only takes a few minutes to reproduce (remember how I promised you simple nail ideas? One of them is this). You’ll need the following items: A nail dot and every color of nail paint in the rainbow (or scrap the rainbow idea and use what you have). Then, in a row down the center of your nail, dot each color and seal with a top coat.
Alternating pink and red manicures:
However, you can occasionally avoid intricate nail art altogether and opt for a simple yet stunning look like the one seen above. Who’d have guessed that two similar colors painted distinctly would result in a whimsical design? It is something I never considered!
Any color spectrum might easily be used for this. Consult your nail technician and experiment with blues, greens, and even yellows.
Halloween lovers, come here!
If you have ghosts and black cats on your hands, you can embrace the spookiest season of them all with open arms (and ideally, the right costume!). Alternate these classic Halloween nail designs from one to the next, or do one on the one hand and the other on the other.
If you have ghosts and black cats on your hands, you can embrace the spookiest season of them all with open arms (and ideally, the right costume!). Alternate these classic Halloween nail designs from one to the next, or do one on the one hand and the other on the other. It’s the trick-or-treating time! At the door, there’s some adorable Halloween nail art. Mix orange, black, white, ghosts, and pumpkins into your mani for a playful aesthetic that won’t scare anyone away.