Simple Nail Art Designs To Try In 2024

Written by Lopa KJan 19, 2024
Simple Nail Art Designs To Try in 2024

Today’s divas know that without having your nails on fleek no look is really complete. Which is why those manicure appointments can not skip the calendar. However, if you’re trying to get artsy by yourself and are making that effort to get your hands on dollying up your own tips - we’re here to shed some light on how you glam ‘em some simple nail art designs! 

Introduction to Simple Nail Art Designs  

You don’t always need an influencer to bag all those IG likes and comments, sometimes easy ways and hacks can be the route to impressing. So, all you budding nail art enthusiasts, here are our fave simple nail art designs that will inspire you to paint your nails as you lay on your couch! So what are you waiting for? Put your inner creativity to work. It’s time to sizzle up your nails yourself! 


1. Classic French Tip Elegance

4. Vintage Glam

If minimalism is your style and pastels are your jam, you are going to love this classic nail art – one of the first OG simple nail art designs. Wonder why? Well, because it looks absolutely gorg and is so easy to create. Gravitating all the attention to your hands, you’re going to want to know how to ace this with some French tip variations. So, here’s the to-do, ladies on these elegant nail designs. 

Step 01: It is important to get that precise white line at the tip of your nail, for this you will need some scotch tape. 

Step 02: Cut small pieces of scotch tape and press them on your nails in a semi-circle so that only the tip is exposed. 

Step 03: Now paint the tips with the classic white polish or any other colour of your choice. Looking for the perf shade or any standout shade for that matter? We swear by the charming Lakmé's Glitterati Collection Shine Nail Color as it quickly dries and has a salon-like quality. Get your twist on the TikTok-viral latte nails with AND subtle glitter nails by opting for ‘Dusty Gold’, a glittery brown shade. Cop a bottle and prepare to paint the town…glitter. 

Step 04: Wait till the paint dries off completely and only then peel the tape. Do not be in a rush or you will end up making a smudge-y mess and no one likes that. 

Step 05: Lastly, to seal and add shine to your minimal nail art design, apply a topcoat all over your nails. 


2. Playful Geometrics

4. Vintage Glam

They say less is more and at times, when it comes to your nails - we couldn’t agree more! So, a major part of your minimal clan is geometric nail art. This a truly simple nail art design that is a master at bagging compliments. So, if you’re planning to hop onto the playful nail designs bandwagon, get the scoop on how to create this. 

Step 01: Start with a base coat - this layer will not only protect your nails from the colours but will also enhance the design by creating an even tone. 

Step 02: Once done, you can apply white or even a nude nail colour; the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color in ‘Nude Flush’ for your background would be perfect. Thanks to the inbuilt primer, it doesn’t chip or flake making it the perfect base shade. 

Step 03: You can use a thin nail art brush or even a toothpick to draw tiny shapes by dipping them in any shade you like. The shapes can be at random or in a particular pattern, the choice is yours, making it an easy version of the usual bold nail designs. 

Step 04: As usual, to seal the deal, once the coat dries, apply a transparent base coat for a longer-lasting and glossy finish. 

And just like, you’ve aced a stylish and simple nail art design. Good for you! 


3. Glitter and Shine

4. Vintage Glam

If you are looking to get your nails all pretty, just add some shine! Yep, that’s just it. Get an Insta-worthy finish by simply painting on your nails with some glitter nail art. To jazz it up, you can add multiple colours to create the ombre nail designs which never go out of style. 

Step 01: After applying a base coat, it’s time for the fun part. If you tend to somehow end up with crusty nail paint then get your hands on the Lakmé Glitterati Collection Shine Nail Color in shades ‘Silver Dust’ and ‘Berry Blush’ - versatile shades that always tend to go with all outfits and occasions. 

Step 02: Apply the pink shade all over your nails. And if you just want the classic one-shade look, this is it! You’re good to go. But if you want the ombre effect, bring out a sponge… 

Step 03: Cut the sponge into a square shape, roughly around the size of your nails. Take the silver shade and paint the top half of the sponge. Once you’re sure your nails are dry, press the sponge over one of your nails. Dab it side to side to make sure the tip is completely covered.  

Step 04: Repaint the sponge if the nail paint has dried and repeat with the rest of your nails. 

Really folks, it’s that easy to get shiny nail designs! 


4. Vintage Glam

4. Vintage Glam

Who doesn’t love a good throwback, whether it is the 50s sharp red nails or vintage-inspired nails like polka dots or lace nail designs? And the best part is they barely cost anything - other than a pinch of effort. So, wondering how to get vintage nail art? Follow these easy steps. 

Step 01: Don’t forget your base coat before you pick a nail paint of your choice. If you want to switch things up, why not try something fun like the ‘Mermaid’ shade of Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color? 

Step 02A: Create the polka dots by using a dotting tool or even a toothpick by dipping it in ‘Snowball’ or any white nail polish you may have. 


Step 02B: If you want to give lace nail designs a try, just go ham with a thin paintbrush dipped in white. Keep a lace photo as a reference or draw swirling patterns that mimic lace on top of your blue background. 

And this is the easiest way to get retro nail designs! 

FAQs about Simple Nail Art Designs for 2024 

Q1 What tools do you use for nail art design? 

A. DIY nail art designs can be achieved using regular tools found in every household, you don’t need any special tools to get the job done. Toothpicks, scotch tape, sponges, cotton swabs, a thin paintbrush and plastic wraps are some of the commonly found items you will need. 

Q2 What is a popular nail art colour for 2024? 

A. Predictions and the spring/summer 2024 fashion shows are all opting for a hot pink (looks like Barbiecore is here to stay) along with peach and nude nails. 

Q3 What are five basic nail art designs a beginner should know? 

A. While there are tons of nail art designs on the internet, the five most basic ones are half-moons, french tips, polka dots, negative space and striped lines. 

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