Beautifully manicured nails simply add to your personality. They are not just an extension of your mood; they also garner all the attention and compliments.

If you’ve always had classic, monotone nails, now is the time to experiment with nail art that’ll add a dose of glamour to your look. Does nail art sound like too much work? Trust us, its’ not! For all you beginners out there, we’ve got you some brilliant nail art ideas that are easy-peasy to accomplish...

Nail accents for the win
 

Nail accents for the win

How to amp up a solid nail colour to transform it into stunning nail art, you ask? It’s easier than you can imagine! To begin with, pick a shade of your choice. If you want to recreate similar nails, then go for the Lakmé True Wear Color Crush – 54 and add tiny nail accents at the base of your nails. Those little embellishments will automatically jazz up your look, making you feel like a manicurist yourself.

Add some sparkle and attack
 

Add some sparkle and attack

Here’s another simple way in which you can transform your regular polished nails into nail art that will stand out! Pick the shade Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Gold Dust as the base for your nails. While the polish is still wet, take a pinch of glitter with your other hand and sprinkle it over any of the two nails. Tap off the excess and wipe your cuticles clean. And, voila!

Angled half-colour
 

Angled half-colour

To go about this nail art, either pick two contrasting colours or select one light and one dark shade from the same colour family, such as the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Pink Diamond and Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Coral Rush. The lighter shade goes as the base. Now, take the darker colour and paint diagonally. If your hand is too shaky, then use a cello tape to do a neat slant. And, done! Cool two-toned nails in minutes!

Cutesy polka dots
 

Cutesy polka dots

Polka dots don’t just look cute on fabric. They also make for statement nails! To recreate similar nails, all you need is a dotting tool (bobby pin or toothpick as alternatives) and black, white and red nail paints. Paint your thumbnail, middle fingernail and ring fingernail with the Lakmé True Wear Color Crush - Reds 31 and let it dry. Next, paint your index fingernail with white polish and use the dotted tool to make polka dots with black nail polish. Lastly, paint your pinky fingernail with black nail polish and create polka dots using a white polish. And, you’re good to go!

Glam up with some glitter and studs
 

Glam up with some glitter and studs

If you don’t want to go all out with glitter nail polish, here’s an alternative that’ll make your nails look as glamorous as you! Paint four of your fingernails (leave out the ring fingernail) with a solid colour – pick the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Ivory Dust and add silver rhinestones at the base of your nails. For your ring fingernail, pick the Lakmé Color Crush Nail Art - G7. And, flaunt that sweet manicure all you can!

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