Creating nail art can be a lot of fun and what’s more, you don’t really need to be an artist to create cute nail art. You can make your nails look really pretty and unique by using just a few basic nail art techniques and designs. Here are some simple but cute ideas for nail art for beginners to help you dress up your nails in the easiest way possible.
Nail Art For Beginners
A simple dot design is one of the best kinds of nail art for beginners. To create pretty nail art using dots all you need is some nail polish in the colors of your choice, clear nail polish and a zero sized brush. Alternatively, you can purchase the nail polish bottles that are specifically made for nail art.
First of all apply a coat of clear nail polish, wait for it to dry and then apply two coats of the chosen nail polish. You can also use more than one color for this project. For example, you can divide your nails into halves using two different but complementary shades of nail polish. Now, you will have to wait for your nails to dry or you can go in for those nail polish drying gadgets that are available in the market. Once your nails are dry, you can proceed to adding your dot embellishments using the zero sized brush.
Very carefully, dip the tip of the brush into the nail polish and then make dots all along the upper end of each nail. You can also make diagonal lines of dots if you like or you can simply give your nails a polka dotted look by adding dots all over your nails. If you’ve used two colors of nail polish, you can also highlight the divide by a line of dots. Another great idea for nail art with dots is making flowers using six dots (one dot in the middle and five around). Once your dots are dry, you can add another coat of clear nail polish to complete your cute nail art design for beginners.
This easy nail art for beginners’ project is simply perfect for fun loving folks who love plenty of color and spice in their lives. To create this sort of pretty nail art all you need is two colors of nail polish (minimum), clear nail polish, and a zero sized brush (or nail art kit). Apply a coat of clear nail polish and then either use two colors to make a cute and simple striped nail art design or use several colors of nail polish to give your nails a rainbow striped look.
For this nail art project, you will need to coat the entire brush with nail polish and you will also need to allow each ‘stripe’ to dry before proceeding to the next step so it is best to use the nail drying gadgets, which you can purchase online or at cosmetic stores. You can paint these stripes vertically, horizontally, diagonally or even abstractly. You can also use small rhinestones or nail art decals to line your stripes and make them stand out. Don’t forget to add the final coat of clear nail polish once your nails are dry.
You can also use simple shapes like tiny hearts or stars to give your nails a simple and cute makeover. Moreover, this kind of nail art for beginners can also be really colorful if you choose. You can even use all the simple shapes you can think of on each nail to give your nails a really unique look.
Using a bit of shimmery nail polish like silver or gold nail polish to outline your shapes is another great idea for this simple nail art design. For this project, you will require different colored nail polish, clear nail polish and a zero sized brush.
First apply the clear nail polish base coat and once it’s dry, use the zero sized brush and different colors of nail polish to draw and fill in shapes like stars and hearts (also filling in the gaps between) on each nail. Allow time for drying and then proceed to outlining your simple designs using the shiny nail polish. You can also use black nail polish to make your designs pop. Apply the top coat of clear nail polish and you’re done!
Smiley face designs are some of the cutest kinds of nail art for beginners. All you need for this simple nail art project is black nail polish, yellow nail polish, clear nail polish and a zero sized brush. Apply the base coat of clear polish and then proceed to applying two coats of yellow nail polish and allow time for drying. Next, using the zero sized brush, coat it with the black nail polish and carefully add two dots and a small curved line to make your smiley face and wait for your nails to dry.
Add the final clear top coat and you’ve got really cute looking nails! You can also go in for little more detailed looking smiley faces by adding a small black circle around each face and adding different facial expressions.
You can also create a pleasant and slight contrast between the smiley face and the rest of the nail by using two coats of white nail polish instead of yellow, allowing the coats to dry and then painting a small circle of yellow and the facial details using the black nail polish. You can also use small black decals for the eyes to give your nail art a 3D look.
Stamped Nail Art
If you are in a hurry to give your nails a quick makeover and don’t want to spend too much time decorating your nails, you can use nail art stamping kits like the Konad stamping kits to give your nails an instant makeover and unique look. Stamped nail art is the easiest sort of nail art for beginners and the least time consuming. Of course it might cost you a lot more because you will need to purchase not only the nail art stamping kit but also special nail polish to go with it.
These kits come with a nail art stamp, metal templates with various designs embossed on them, and a nail polish scraper. All you need to do is apply the base coat of clear nail polish, then two coats of colored nail polish and allow time for drying or use the quick drying gadgets aforementioned.
Next, select a template design that you want to use, apply a thick coat of the special nail polish (Konad offers nail polish that is especially suited for nail art stamping) on to the design, scrape off the excessive nail polish from the template using the scraper (do this quickly because the nail polish dries fast), then roll the stamping tool over it and then quickly roll the design on to your nail. Repeat this process for all your nails and apply a top coat of clear nail polish once they’re dry.