Saturday, 28 July 2012

3 Nail art designs : Do it at home :)


Nail art is bang on-trend, so get inspired with three easy nail art designs: polka dot nails, leopard print nails and newspaper nails.

You will need:
At least two nail varnishes
A hair grip

Polka Dot Nails!
  1. Paint your nails with one of your colours. Allow it to dry.   
  2. Take your hair grip and bend it until it's straight.
  3. Dip the end of the hair grip into your second nail varnish.
  4. Using the round end of the hair grip, dab it on to your nails. The round end creates a perfect polka dot.
  5. Repeat on all nails and voila - perfect spotty nails!

Leopard Print Nails

You will need:
Two contrasting nail varnishes
Black nail art pen

  1. Paint your nails with the base colour. Allow it to dry.
  2. Paint dots on the nail using the contrasting colour. The less perfect, the better the effect - so don't worry if they're different sizes and shapes.
  3. Use the nail art pen to outline the dots.

Newspaper Print Nails 

You will need:
A pale nail varnish
A sheet of newspaper
An eggcup of vodka (or any other alcohol)
A clear nail varnish or topcoat
  1. Cut the newspaper into 10 pieces, roughly two inches wide and one inch long (more than enough to cover a fingernail).
  2. Apply two coats of pale nail polish and let it dry completely.
  3. Dip one fingernail in the vodka.
  4. Press a strip of newspaper onto the nail, being careful to cover the whole nail and to keep it still. Allow the vodka to soak through.
  5. Peel the paper off slowly (and be really impressed with yourself).
  6. Once every nail is done and the vodka has dried, apply a top coat of clear varnish.

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