It’s easy to get stuck in a colour rut. There’s always room for another grey jumper or a little black dress, right? But, if you want to inject some much-needed vibrancy into your usual neutral palette then we’ve naied it! Add some va va voom by mastering these neon nail art techniques…
What Will I Need to Create Neon Party Nails?
- 2 x contrasting neon nail polish
- Tape & scissors
- Transparent top coat
Neon Party Nails: Lightning Bolt Design
Step 1 – Cut & place tape
Take a piece of nail art tape/masking tape and cut out a zig zag-shaped stencil. Place in the centre of the nail.
Step 2 – Paint half the nail
Pick out a bold-coloured nail polish (we’ve gone for a sunshine yellow!) and apply to one half of the nail. Try to keep inside your zig zag line, but if you overlap on to the tape slightly don’t panic!
Step 3 – Repeat on other half
Apply a contrasting shade of nail polish to the other half of the nail until both shades meet in the middle along the tape.
Step 4 – Remove tape
Once both sides are dry, carefully peel back the tape to reveal your design. Go over the edges with a thin brush until you get an effect that stands out.
Step 5 – Top coat
To seal the design and prevent chipping, finish with a glossy top coat.
Neon Party Nails: Stripe design
Step 1 – Cover nail with tape
Position a piece of tape across the nail, covering at least half.
Step 2 – Add colour
Go over the exposed part of your nail with a bold-coloured nail polish. We recommend going over the colour twice for a bold finish.
Step 3 – Peel back tape
Once your nail has dried, carefully peel back the tape to reveal a super straight diagonal line.
Step 4 – Mix it up with a contrasting colour
Take a contrasting nail polish and apply to the other half of the nail. Use a thin nail art brush or lip liner brush to help you keep a straight line edge.
Step 5 – Apply top coat
Once the final colour has dried, finish with a clear top coat. This will preserve the polish for longer!