Cute, cool, simple and easy nail art design ideas you will wish you knew sooner

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January 13, 2017Style
Cute, cool, simple and easy nail art design ideas you will wish you knew sooner

Hands are one of the most important and beautiful assets of a woman – and they also happen to be one of the first things men notice about women! This is why it is important for your nails to be clean, properly maintained and freshly painted, not only for special events and occasions – but all the time! If you have a busy work schedule and you cannot afford to waste two or three hours at the nail salon, then here you will find 15 nail designs that you can do yourself, in the privacy of your own home:

1. Water Spotted Beach Nails : 2 Ways

What can compliment a sunny day more delightfully than some fresh, beach waters? A fun-filled water spotting technique can turn your nails into a mini ocean, studded with a cute little starfish. To recreate this stunning yet simple nail art, you will need nail enamels in medium blue, light Blue, sandy beige, white, and orange shades, along with some iridescent glitter, a dotting tool, alcohol spray, water, and a cup. Janelle Estep showcases the steps to bring some aqua magic to your fingertips with these Water Spotted Beach Nails in just a few minutes.

Design Details : youtube

2. Peter Pan Collar Nails

Peter Pan Collar Nails

Those who are a fan of fantasy fiction would simply fall in love with these Peter Pan inspired nails that let you grab a hold of your loved character by recreating his collars on your fingertips using only the two classic shades of color – Black and White, adorned with some bright golden beads. The charm lies in a clever use of some binder paper ring stickers, and getting it all done takes no more than nine easy-to-follow steps. The below tutorial by The Beauty Department takes you through the visual instructions to put together this cute nail art.

Design Details : thebeautydepartment

3. Nailstorming – Holi Nails

Nailstorming – Holi Nails

Holi is all about splashes of vibrance and joy disguised in colors. Pay a wonderful tribute to essence of the festival with these multi-colored Holi inspired nails. Forming a triangle on a white background with the help of some striping tape, you turn it into a piece of art filling it with loads of different shades of nail varnish. Plus, you don’t even need to have a steady hand at drawing to welcome the burst of colors onto your fingertips.

Design Details : marymonkett

4. Lace Nail Design – DIY

Lace Nail Design – DIY

If minimalistic and subtle is your cup of tea, this pretty nail art design painting a lace pattern onto your tips is something you would quite adore. And the monochrome tone of white for pulling off the complete design makes this one stand out with grace. What you need to gather is an airbrush, a nail base coat, a top coat, white nail polish, and a piece of lace. Adding a bit more glam to the pattern is your take and just needs a few rhinestones with a little glue. Check out the full tutorial by All Day Chic.

Design Details : alldaychic

5. Dotty French Spring Nails

Dotty French Spring Nails

Why not celebrate the changing of the seasons with some sassy nail art and wear your favorite spring colors and designs? Try your hands at a colorful design transforming your fingertips into a vibrant canvas of shades, each flaunting a unique color of spring. Layering bold dots over a French mani, this one yields some wonderful results with just a little effort and time. In fact, this is hands down one of the simplest nail design ideas putting Polka dots to great use. Just grab your favorite colors, top coat, base coat, and a dotting tool.

Design Details : beautytipsntricks

6. Pretty Holiday Present Manicure

Pretty Holiday Present Manicure

Add a real bow to your tips, making them a gift-inspired piece of creativity. Tiny bows that won’t cost you more than a dollar, a bit of nail glue, and a few pretty polishes are all you need to give your nails the gift of glamour. It’s quite a modest look, but the star element of the bow settled on a dull backdrop makes this manicure just so striking, not to mention festive. And you don’t need to be an expert in nail art designs to achieve the Pretty Holiday Present Manicure. You just need to follow six simple steps explained in the below tutorial by Mod Cloth.

Design Details : modcloth

7. Lightning Bolt Striped Rainbow Water Marble Nail Art Tutorial

Lightning Bolt Striped Rainbow Water Marble Nail Art Tutorial

Water marbling has taken the world of manicure by a storm, making creative and cute nail designs without actually using any artistic skills or complicated nail art tools. Steal the show with lots of randomly moving stripes on your nail sporting seven tones of the rainbow in the most vibrant ways ever. Mucking Fusser explains how you can create the stripey pattern on your fingertips using the wonderful water marble technique, and transform them into a colorful lightning bolt with a little addition of some nail vinyls and a gorgeous black nail enamel.

Design Details : cutediyprojects

8. Nautical Manicure

Nautical Manicure

Going for a quick beach getaway and want to go with the theme just perfect? Here’s what completes your look with that special touch of a water-themed background and a bright anchor on top. The below tutorial shares the six steps you must implement to let your nails donn a lovely Nautical Manicure with the help of a red nail polish, a midnight blue enamel, a white polish, and a striping brush or toothpick. The key is to perform some easy-to-achieve striping that leaves some truly endearing end results when done !

Design Details : makeup

9. Nail Art How-To: Heart to Heart Mani

Nail Art How-To: Heart to Heart Mani

Getting a pretty nail art done might seem to be for those with a steady hand for drawing. But, what if a super easy yet equally beautiful mani could be done in just a matter of two steps, that too without the need of skilfully handling those tiny nail enamel brushes? This Heart to Heart Mani does just that and paints a bright red heart on every fingertip of yours – ideal for a date night or a romantic day out. If you have got a base coat, a top coat, and a red nail paint, you are all set to forge this cool nail art with admirable ease.

Design Details : cosmopolitan

10. I Liked It So I Put A Bow On it

I Liked It So I Put A Bow On it

A subtle orange and a classy cream, when put together form a contrasting and appealing combination that can work wonders for highlighting a pattern you club them with. Two fingers displaying solids of the aforesaid colors, one having a zigzag of the two alternating, while the middle finger sports a super cute bow painted free-hand with a striper in black and filled with orange, this one surely comes in the list of the most simple nail designs that look oh so stunning and adorable.

Design Details : fairlycharming

11. Cute Stitched Nails

Go back to the carefree teenage days with these Cute Stitched nails that are an artwork put together with three shades of nail paint – pink, white and black. While the cute pink forms the backdrop for these winsome nails, a number of randomly drawn triangles and hearts created with a scotch tape accompanied by circles and squares painted with a brush work as the foreground, having a stitched black outline. The filling of light and dark pink little hearts, dots, and stripes makes these shapes even more enchanting and adorable.

Design Details : youtube

12. Summer Nails

Looking for a bunch of great nail ideas clubbed together in one single design? These lively Summer Nails feature three different designs, including ocean seashells, beach starfish and sea sparkly water – each of which is just so apt for the summers, and look simply marvellous when worked together. The sparkly water has got a a white and turquoise gradient and some white wavy stripes, whereas the ocean seashells and the cute orange starfishes make the mix and match summer nails quite fantasizing. Plus, all the three designs are no trouble even for the beginners.

Design Details : youtube

13. Nail Art Tape

Nail Art Tape

Have you come across that variety of nail art tapes, but wonder what to exactly do with them? The below tutorial by Beauty Lab is the answer to all your confusions, taking you through the wonderful applications of this accessory from most manicurist kits, and you would be surprised by the amazing effects and patterns those nail tapes can bring to life. Bid farewell to stripers if you find it messy to draw straight lines and welcome a lovely 3D look to your cool nail designs. And, it’s really easy to handle, just gather a scissor and tweezers, and voila!

Design Details : beautylab

14. Dotted French

Dotted French

A fab twist to the idea of French mani, Dotted French having lovely white dots on the tips sitting over a nude background can introduce a touch of subtleness and elegance to your look. If you have got a dotting tool, and the two mentioned colors of nail enamel, you are all set for one of the most simple nail designs, explained with quick steps by The Polish Perfectionist. There are times when you don’t want to go for loud and colorful, so this one is perfect for those who love to go for “Less is More”.

Design Details : the-polished-perfectionist

15. Cookie Crisp Lines

Cookie Crisp Lines

Only a handful of things have got the versatility of being perfect for a celebration as well as a regular day at work. This super easy yet stunning mani does just that! The contrast between the crystal white base coat and black leading stripe housing the little lines is especially striking. What you need to use is a white nail paint, a light blue, an orange enamel, a small striping brush and a nail tape that’s the key to making neat and crisp lines. Check out the below inspiration by Nailed It to recreate the Funky Cookie Crisp Lines on your fingertips all by yourself.

Design Details : blognailedit