How to Do Nail Art Designs

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Nail art designs (Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31824034@N02/3994876703/ (monibela))

Want to make nail art designs? Making nail art can be fun, and nail art designs are wonderful for festive or special occasions. Though it may be difficult at first, have patience and you'll see some progress. This article is focused on the basics of nail art for beginners.

Things You'll Need

  • Nail polish
  • Nail art supplies (nail art brush)
  • Clear nail polish

Make sure your nails are in good shape before you start making nail art designs. Cut or file your nails if they need it. Also, remove any old nail polish currently on your nails. Nail Care Plus (found in the Resources section) is a great Nail Care Kit that will help you shape your nails, getting that perfect manicure and pedicure. Seacret (also in the Resources section) is another great nail care kit that will give your nails the right nutrients they need to keep healthy. Read more on how to keep your nails healthy in the Related Articles section.

Use a nail care kit
Use a nail care kit

Decide what nail art products and nail art supplies you are going to use. You can opt to go with nail art pens or brushes. Debra Lynn's Nail Art Brush set (found in the Resources section) has a nice collection of nail art brushes you could use. It's also a good idea to look through your nail polish and choose your colors before you begin drawing the designs.

Use nail art brushes
Use nail art brushes

Decide what you want your nail art designs to look like. You can make up your own nail art designs or go with professional nail art. You can even follow my flower nail art guide located in the Related Articles section. Whatever you do is up to you.

Choose your nail art designs
Choose your nail art designs

Brush on a base coat with a nail art brush. This base coat can be clear, a neutral color, or a solid color. You can also add another coat to your base coat to strengthen the color. After you're done, let your nails dry.

Brush on a base coat
Brush on a base coat

Roll your nail art brush in the nail polish and make sure that the nail polish is evenly distributed on the brush. You don't want gobs of nail polish messing up your work. If you're a beginner at making nail art designs, keep them simple. Don't make your designs look too busy. Once you're done, let your nails dry before proceeding.

Keep your nail art designs simple
Keep your nail art designs simple

Protect your new nail art designs with a top clear nail polish coat. Reapply the clear coat every two or three days and be careful when opening cans of soda, exercising, and doing other tasks that might damage your hard work. You should also wear gloves when playing with soil or doing outside work.

Protect your nail art designs
Protect your nail art designs

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure your nail art brush has an even coat of polish before making your nail art designs. Too little nail polish and too much nail polish can make it hard to brush on designs.

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