Believe it or not, you do not have to be an artist to do your own nail designs. However, nail designs are a type of art and like art, you start off with basic shapes and keep adding details along the way. And also like art, simplicity is visually pleasing. Here are a few simple nail designs you can try yourself. If you are a beginner, start with the easy ones first to get practice. If you are a beginner or an expertise and desire more complex designs with ease, try Konad.
Random Lines- This look may be the easiest to achieve because of its abstract nature. To do, apply one coat of colored nail polish to your nails. My suggestion is red. If you are giving yourself a pedicure, you only have to apply the nail design to each of your big toes. Nail art brushes that you find at any beauty store are the easiest to use when doing nail designs, but if you do not have one, regular nail polish will do. You can also use a toothpick. Take black nail polish and make thin, random strokes that start at the base of your nail and shoot up from there. It is important to have very little nail polish on the brush so that you do not end up with globs on your nail. It is also important that your lines are thin. Your lines can start from the same point each time or you can have the lines come from different places. Two-three black lines per nail should do it. Apply a coat of clear nail polish and you are done!
Flowers- Flowers are a good starting point because if you are a beginner, your accidents can easily be made into flowers. To start, choose what color you want the middle of your flower to be. Yellow and white are popular colors. Then, place a dab of nail polish on your nail. Choose a nail color for the actual flower and make several dabs around the first dab you made. You have now created a flower. Do this with each nail. Creating flowers to the side of the nail look more professional. You do have one more option. Using a toothpick or a thin nail art brush, fill in a circle for the center of the flower. Then draw small circles or ovals around it to create a flower. You do not have to fill in the circles with nail color. You can simply draw a center and have a bunch of small lines emanating from a central point. With this method, you only have to use one color, instead of two, to create your flowers. It is your preference.
French Manicure or Pedicure- The French manicure is relatively simple, but following the natural curve of the nail is challenging. First, apply a coat of clear nail polish to each nail. Then take white nail color and apply it to only the tips of your nails. Some people like to use nail art brushes-those nail polishes in a skinny bottle that come with a skinny brush. It is easier to form a curve with these brushes, but they are not necessary. You can sweep the white nail color across each nail from left to right. The other option is to apply the white nail polish just like you were applying nail polish to the entire nail. In other words, apply the nail color the long way but only do the tips. Either way works, and there are now French manicure pens available to make the process even easier. Don’t give up. Do all of your nails and you will be surprised at how well they turn out. They may not be perfect, but most people will be looking at them from a distance. For a pedicure, you can get away with only having nail designs on your big toe. For hands, you can cover any mistakes by purchasing a nail art brush in silver. Run the silver polish along the curve where the clear nail polish meets the white nail polish. This will form a silver line that will hide your mistakes and add an air of sophistication as well. Apply one more coat of clear nail color and you’re done.
French Manicure with Gems- Nail decals are a simple and easy way to make your nails look professional. To do, give yourself a French manicure or pedicure. Pick up one of your nail gems with a pair of tweezers and place it on top of your nail. You can choose to place just one nail decal, or several, on each nail.
Watermelon Surprise- This nail design may look difficult, but remember that it is only a compilation of basic shapes. Apply pink nail color to all of your nails. Polish the tips of your nails with an off white or pearl color. Using a nail art brush or toothpick, trace the other edge of your nail with dark green nail color. You should now have a thin, green line along the outside of your nail. Add 4 black dots to each corner of the nail and one black dot in the middle and you are finished.