Category: Nails

Dog Nail Art Tutorial

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Dogs are considered as “man’s best friend” because they are loyal and they can be easily trained. They do have different personalities which can be based on their breed. That’s why you have to choose the right dog that will go well with you and your family’s personality. And speaking of dogs, we have found this really cute nail tutorial that will help you draw super cute puppies on pastel colors! The link to the full tutorial is after our commentary and extra tips.

Nail Polishes Needed:
1.Different Shades of Pastel Colored Polishes
2.White Polish
3.Brown Polish
4.Black Polish
5.Pink Polish
6.Top Coat

Tools Needed:
1.Big Dotting Tool
2.Small Dotting Tool

1. Nuthin But A Nail Thing is a great site to check out for awesome nail art. The pictures are of great quality. The blog is easy to follow, which is a good thing for newbies.

2. You can choose to paint your nails with only one pastel color but it will really look interesting if you use different shades.

3. Apply a good layer of base coat before putting any color on your nails. It will keep your nails strong as well as prevent them from staining.

4. If you want to create seemingly perfect semi-circles, rest the tip of your brush on the edge of the nail tip and then rotate the finger that you’re working on. This is also a good tip to use if you’re working with your non-dominant hand.

5. Make sure that you let each layer of polish dry completely to avoid streaking and air bubbles.

6. To make the cute doggy ears, take a big dotting tool (or the blunt end of a toothpick) and dip it in brown polish. Create a big dot on the side and slightly drag it down.

7. Nail art pens create precise lines. If you don’t have one at home, try dipping your polish with an empty ball point pen. It won’t create as much consistency as nail art pens, but it will still be good for fine details.

8. Try using a shimmery topcoat to add more dimension to your nails. It’s not as in-your-face as glittery ones. It’ll just give your nails a subtle sparkle.

Try out this cute doggy nail art by clicking on the link below!

Easy Cute Gum Bubbles

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When you think of bubble gum, you start to imagine big balls of sugary goodness that you used to eat as a child. You’d usually have a contest with your friends to see who can blow the biggest bubble.

Bubblegum Trivia: There’s a local tourist landmark in downtown San Luis Obispo, California. People call it the “bubblegum alley”. For many years, people have been sticking their chewed gum on the wall until every bit of it has been covered. It’s fascinating and bizarre – but gross at the same time.

Anyway – we found a great tutorial that will teach you how to create cute, anime like gum bubble nail art!

Nail Polish Needed:
1.Base Coat
2.Top Coat
3.2 Shades of Pink Polish
4.2 Shades of yellow Polish
5.2 Shades of Green Polish
6.2 Shades of Blue Polish
7.2 Shades of Purple Polish
8.Black Polish

1.Colored Rhinestones
2.Dotting Tools
3.Nail Art Brush
4.Make Up Sponge
5.Fine glitter

1. Apply base coat and let it dry.
2. Next, paint a layer or two of nude nail polish on your nails. Let this dry as well.
3. Take a damp make up sponge and dab it on some white polish. Blot out the excess on a piece of paper and then start creating a gradient french tip. Intensify the colors at the tip.
4. While it’s still wet, sprinkle a little bit of glitter on it. tap your finger to shake off the excess.
5. Take your different colored polishes and make little blobs. First, use the lighter color to create the shape and then use the darker color to outline the bubble. Do this on all colors and you can have the freedom to place them anywhere on your nails.
6. Use the black polish to create different faces.
7. Use a white polish to highlight some areas of your design.
8. Add colored rhinestones to create a 3D effect to your nails.
9. Finish off with a fast-drying top coat.

Additional Tips:
1.You can use a glittery polish instead of the fine glitter. It will make it less messy.

2.If you don’t have a nail art pen, you can use a nail art brush from an empty polish bottle. Just clean out the excess polish with some acetone so that you can use it to create fine details.

3.Use a shimmery topcoat to add more dimension to your nails.

Okay, here is the video:

Salt Nail Art

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Caviar Nails is a very popular nail art that uses caviar beads on top of the nail polish, it has a grainy texture and looks very chic. However, did you know that there is a more cost efficient alternative to the caviar nails? Indeed, and yes, you guessed it, it makes use of salt. Curious yet? Check out this video tutorial about how to do Salt Nail Art!

1.Iodized Salt
2.Base Coat
3.Nail Polish in Different Colors (Pastel Colors were used in the video tutorial, Baby Pink, Baby Blue, Lavender, Mint Green and Yellow.)
4.Clear Nail Polish
5.Top Coat

1.On clean and groomed nails, apply a coat of base coat. The base coat will protect your nails from staining when you apply colored nail polish. Let dry.

2.Once the base coat is dry, apply a nail polish color of your choice. Let dry.
You can choose different colors for each nail, or you can use just one color, it’s totally up to you. Different pastel colors were used in the video tutorial.

3.Pour iodized salt on a piece of paper, apply a coat of clear nail polish on your nail, then drizzle with salt immediately after, while the clear nail polish is still wet, drizzle an ample amount, tap the excess salt off and let it dry.

4.Repeat Step 3 to your other nails, making sure that they all dry completely before proceeding with Step

5.Once the clear polish is dried, apply a layer of top coat to the nails, this will protect your nail art and make it last longer as well as prevent the salt from melting.

This is a very easy nail art to do and requires no drawing or painting skills whatsoever, and because iodized salt is used, it is more economical because salt is readily available and it is quite inexpensive. If you want a grainier look, you can opt to use rock salt instead of iodized salt, or you can add more iodized salt if you feel that you need more.

Clean up is easier too because salt melts when in contact with liquid, so you will not have a hard time removing it.

Okay, here is the video:

Music Nails

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Love music? Why not sport the notes you love so much on your nails? It’s not as hard as it looks, you just need a lot of patience and you can have a cool music inspired nail art design on your nails in no time.

NOTE: When doing nail art designs, it is always a good idea to place tape around your nails to keep the nail polish from going onto your skin and to make clean up faster once you’re done painting your nails.

1.Base Coat
2.White Nail Polish
3.Black Nail Art Pen
4.Red Nail Polish
5.Striper Brush
6.Dotting Tool
7.Top Coat
8.Cotton buds
9.Nail Polish Remover or Acetone

1.On clean and groomed nails, apply a base coat, this will prevent staining on your nails when you apply a colored nail polish.

2.Apply tape on the surrounding area of your nail to protect your skin from the nail polish and help make clean up faster.

3.Apply a base color of white nail polish on your nails, let dry and then apply a top coat over it and let dry. The top coat will help to prevent ruining the base color should you need to erase mistakes that you’ve drawn.

4.Make sure that the top coat over the base color is completely dry before you proceed with this step. Using a striper brush, draw five horizontal lines on your nails, this will serve as the staff for your musical notes. Let dry.

5.With a dotting tool dipped in the nail polish, place a dot on one of the lines of the staff to create the bottom of the note and then use the striper brush to create the base of the notes. It’s up to you what musical note you want to draw and place on the staff.

6.If there are any mistakes in the staff or on the notes, use a cotton bud dipped in acetone or nail polish remover to erase the mistake without having to start all over.

7.Using a dotting tool, apply three dots of nail polish on the bottom of the staff. Let dry.

8.Apply a layer of top coat to seal in the nail art design and help it to last longer.

Okay, here is the video:

Animal Prints Nail Art Tutorial

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Here’s a fun way to sport your nails if you happen to like animals. The base for this nail art is a classic French tip, so it is suitable for long nails, however, it’s still possible to do this on short nails however, the outcome may not be the same.

Some of the animals featured are a tiger, a giraffe, a leopard and a zebra, check it out!

1.Base Coat
2.White Nail Polish
3.Black Nail Polish
4.Light Brown (Tan) Nail Polish
5.Brown Nail Polish
6.Orange Nail Polish
7.Yellow Nail Polish
8.Brown Nail Polish
9.Gold Nail Polish
10.Top Coat

1.Small Nail Painting Brush
2.Dotting Tool


1.Start by applying a base coat on your clean and groomed nails, this will prevent your nails from staining when you apply colored nail polish. Let dry.

2.When your base coat is dry, create four different colored French tips on your nails. Two of the nails will feature a white french tip, one will feature an orange french tip, one will feature a light brown (tan) french tip and the last one will feature a blended yellow and brown french tip with the yellow fading into brown.

3.Next, apply another layer of base coat to your nails, this will make it easier to remove any mistakes without disturbing the french tips.

4.With a small nail painting brush, create the stripes of a zebra on one of the white french tipped nail, make sure to only draw until the middle part of the nail. Let dry.

5.On the other white french tipped nail, use a small painting brush to create the cow’s spots, again making sure you only draw until the middle of the nail.

6.Now on with the dotting tool, create the giraffe’s spots on the light brown french tipped nail, using a brown nail polish for the spots. Design until the middle part of the nail only. Let dry.

7.With a dotting tool, dip it into the gold nail polish and create the dots on the french tip that is a blended yellow and brown, once you are done with the dots, use a small nail painting brush to draw curves just outside the gold dots to create the effect of leopard spots. Let dry.

8.Now on the orange french tipped nail, draw a tiger’s stripes using a nail painting brush. Let dry.

9.Apply top coat to your nails to even it out and make it last longer.

Okay, here is the video:

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