Nail art has come a long way from classic French tips in the seventies to artistic designs scribbled on the nails now. Although this beauty trend of painting nails in pretty colours has been around since centuries, nail art took the beauty world by storm only a couple of decades ago, and how! Be it for a party, wedding or just a lazy Sunday, we simply cannot skip on dressing up our nails in stunning designs.
From pastel colours to neon, glitter to stone accents and a whole lot of designs to doodle, there is so much you can do to embellish and decorate your nails. Even if you don’t like OTT nail art and would rather wear subtle nails, there are minimal and easy nail polish designs like polka dots and simplistic line art that you will fall in love with. If reading this has made you want to grab your nail art kit and get on with some gorgeous designs, don’t wait and find below some really easy nail polish designs to try now. We have got 10 of the trendiest nail art hacks to make it easy for you. So, if you’ve been looking for inspiration for your weekend nail ritual or Monday manicure sessions, DIY and flaunt these amazing nail polish designs!
- Spring florals
- Let’s do polka
- Work of Heart
- Glitter tips
- Marble Mania
- Side effect
- Line Align
- Melting moments
- Negative space
- Animal print
Nothing says summer better than delicate flowers painted on your nails. This nail polish design is quite easy to achieve and looks adorable. All you need is two summery colours and a dotting tool. Apply a light shade on your nails to start with. Take a darker colour to paint flowers like pink or red. Dot the colour onto nails and spread it in the form of petals. Take yellow nail paint and place a dot at the centre of the petals. Finish off with a top coat. Who knew floral nail art would be this easy?
Let’s do polka
This is a minimalistic nail polish design for girls who are not big on embellishments and all things extra. Just place a simple polka dot on the base of your nail and that’s it. Understated and stunning! Start with applying two coats of beige nail polish. Now take a nail polish like Elle 18 Nail Pops Nail Polish – 35 and dip a Q-tip in the colour. Place the Q-tip on the bottom of your nails to make a polka dot. Apply top coat to finish.
Work of Heart
What seems like an intricate nail polish design, is actually a really simple one that you can totally DIY with ease. Perfect for a date night or any day you’re feeling a little lovey dovey, try this heart nail art using just a safety pin. Start with white nail polish as your base. Take two or three colours of the same family like red and pink and place a drop of them on the nails, one below the other. Take a pin and gently drag it through the drops from base to tip. And, you’re done!
If you’ve been bored with getting white French tips, it’s time to move on. Here’s something refreshing and fun to give your French manicure a makeover. Apply a base coat on your nails. Once it dries, place a strip of craft tape on one third of your nails, leaving just the tips. Next, take a glitter nail polish like Lakmé Color Crush Nail Art - G12 and apply on the nails. Remove the tape and apply the top coat to get a dazzling update to your manicure.
If you’re someone who is obsessed with nail art, we’re sure you have worn or at least tried the marble nail art once in your life. Marble art is a pretty nail polish design that looks complicated to achieve but you can actually get it using just a spoon from your kitchen. That’s right! Take a small amount of white nail polish and any colour of your choice in a spoon. Mix them up slightly with the help of a bobby pin. Now keep your nail on the spoon one at a time, making sure it is covered in the colour. Don’t forget to apply a top coat to smoothen out the texture.
You might be bad at geometry in school but you can ace this effortless geometric design with ease. This chic and sassy nail art requires simple circular cut-outs and pretty nail polish colours. Take two pastel colours of the same family—one lighter and one darker. To copy this exact nail art, we suggest Lakmé True Wear Color Crush – 48 and Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Nail Color – Apricot. Start with applying the purple shade as the base. Now take your circular tape cut out or vinyl stencils and place them on both sides of the nails. Paint the nails with the lighter shade and finish with top coat.
We love this minimal graphic nail art in neutral colours and the best part is that you really can’t go wrong with this one. You just need to have a fine brush and a steady hand. Apply Elle 18 Nail Pops Nail Polish – 27 on your nails. Next, take a thin brush like the one that comes in your liquid liner and dip it in Elle 18 Nail Pops Nail Polish – 35. Carefully draw a line along the side of the nails. You can place a craft tape vertically to get it right. Finish off with top coat.
This ‘sweet’ melting tip nail art is so refreshing and adorable that it is going to fetch you a lot of compliments on your manicure skills. Use pastel shades as base to create the whole dripping ice cream vibe on your nails. Now take a dark brown shade like Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Deep Taupe and place two dots on the tips next to each other. Join them with the help of a pin and drag them towards the tips. Apply a coat of Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Top Coat.
Looking for a luxe glam nail art that is perfect for a glamorous event? Take a look at this negative space nail polish design. Begin by applying a base coat. Place thin sticky stripes on the nails in the form of a triangle. Apply a red nail polish like Lakmé True Wear Color Crush - Reds 33 on the nails from base to tip. Take the stripes off with the help of a tweezer. Apply top coat to even out the nail polish. This easy nail art design is also suitable for the brides-to-be to wear on their wedding day.
Animal print nail art made a comeback this season in outfits, accessories and nail polish designs too. Cow, leopard and zebra prints were spotted on the runways and are now being recreated by everyone on social media. If you think it’s difficult looking, try it this way. Paint each nail with beige nail polish. Put little blobs of light brown nail colour on your nails randomly. Take a toothpick and dip it into black nail paint and create a broken outline around the spots. Apply top coat to finish the nail art.
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