Nails can be done up a number of ways to give your hands a little flash of style. Swirl designs can add a funky look to hands and don’t require a trip to a nail professional to achieve. If you want to do random swirls across your nails for a fun new look, learning how to do so with some basic tools at home can help you achieve whirling bursts of color on your fingertips.
Things You'll Need
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- Nail clippers
- Nail file
- Clear-base and top-coat polish
- 2 nail polish colors (your choice)
Remove any nail polish with acetone remover and cotton balls. Trim and file nails to your liking; then wash, rinse and dry hands thoroughly.
Apply a clear base coat to nails and allow it to dry for 5 minutes. Apply the base nail color you want atop your nails and allow the paint to thoroughly dry for 10 minutes.
Dip the end of your toothpick into the nail color you select for swirls, and begin drawing swirls on with the end of your toothpick. Redip the toothpick whenever the color is not coming off of it anymore.
Wait for swirls to dry another 10 minutes, then apply a clear top coat to tips; wait 5 minutes and apply another. Allow all layers to dry and harden for 20 minutes.