We all love nail art but often tend to get disappointed knowing how expensive it can get. What do you do in such a case? Well, you do your own nail art at home. Here are a few tutorials that will help you get started with doing your very own nail art, and in the comfort of your own home. Pretty nails, here we come! And don’t forget to enjoy the process while you’re at it.

1.	Tri colour cliffs
 

1. Tri colour cliffs

This one is pretty simple and is the perfect choice for someone who has just started doing her own nail painting. You won’t require any tools apart from your nail paints either. And you get to play with the choice of colours as well!

What you need:

  • Pastel blue nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Pastel coral nail polish

Method:

  • Clean the nails and apply a base coat in order to protect your nails.
  • Use pastel blue polish to create a vertical stripe in one corner, leaving some space near the cuticle.
  • Paint the centre one a little lower.
  • Make the last stripe even lower than the earlier one.
  • Repeat this with the other two colours.
  • Seal it with a top coat and voila, the nails are ready!

2.	Splatter nail art
 

2. Splatter nail art

This one will surely bring out the artist in you. Create a fun paint splatter pattern using a paintbrush!

What you need:

  • White nail paint
  • Light blue nail paint
  • Purple nail paint
  • Pink nail paint
  • A stiff paint brush

Method:

  • Paint your nails using white as a base.
  • Now take the stiff brush, dip it in blue paint, run your fingers over the brush while bending it and direct it at your nails so that brush paint splatters onto your nails.
  • Repeat the same with all the other coloured paints.
  • Use a cotton swab dipped in nail paint remover to clean up around the nails.
  • Apply the top coat to finish.

3.	Stripes & lines
 

3. Stripes & lines

These fun geometric patterns will certainly give your nails a cool trendy look. All you need, apart from the nail paints, is some patience though.

What you need:

  • Pastel blue nail paint
  • Brown nail paint
  • Tape

Method:

  • Start by applying the pastel blue nail paint as base.
  • Once it has dried completely, place the tape over your nails in different geometric patterns.
  • Feel free to create all the geometric designs of your choice using the tape over your nails.
  • Now paint over those nails and the tape using brown nail polish.
  • Wait for a while and then carefully remove the tape, revealing the brilliant designs underneath.

4.	Monochrome polka dots
 

4. Monochrome polka dots

This one is as easy as it looks good. Monochrome is loved by many people and we’re no exception. This monochrome nail art is so brilliant and simple that you would want to apply it again and again. You can even try it out with different colours of your choice.

What you need:

  • Black nail paint
  • White nail paint
  • A dotting tool, bobby pins or pencils or tooth picks

Method:

  • Paint your nails all black and let them dry.
  • Take the dotting tool, dip it in white nail paint and use it to create dots on your nails.
  • Once the paint has dried, finish with a top coat.