Keen on creating some stunning nail art at home but don’t want to go for something overly complicated? Not to worry, we’ve come up with some nail art for beginners ideas just for you. Put your favourite track list on and let’s get creative!
Nail Art for Beginners: Black and Gold Band
Often simplicity is key with nail art. If you want to spice up the humble black nail mani, go for a statement nail and an easy to achieve gold band. Follow these steps and get the look in no time.
Step 1: Cover the nail black
After you have prepped and buffed your nails, apply a base coat and 2 coats of black nail varnish on to every nail except for the ring finger. Use a gold glitter nail varnish for the one you’ve left out.
Step 2: Tape it up
Once your nails have dried dry, cut out two small pieces of tape and stick them in parallel, making enough space to create a gold band.
Step 3: Create a gold band
Now that the tape is secure, fill the gap with gold nail varnish.
Step 4: Time to take the tape off
Take the tape off once the gold nail varnish has dried. If you want, you can use tweezers to be extra careful.
Step 5: Apply a top coat
Don’t forget to apply a top coat to make sure the nail varnish stays on for as long as possible. Et voila!
Nail Art for Beginners: Glitter Chevron
This look sure packs a punch, and is pleasantly easy to achieve, so it’s a perfect example of stunning nail art for beginners. Follow the steps below to achieve the glitter chevron look.
Step 1: Create the chevron
After you have prepped your nails with your base coat dry, apply a piece of tape to the nail that already has a triangle cut out in it. This will be our chevron.
Step 2: Apply silver nail varnish
Apply silver metallic nail varnish to the triangle area. This will act as a base to our silver glitter nail polish.
Step 3: Glitter, glitter, glitter
Apply silver glitter nail varnish on top of the metallic shade.
Step 4: Remove the tape
Once your nail varnish is dry, take the tape off slowly. Feel free to use tweezers, if you find doing so easier.
Step 5: Apply your favourite colour to the rest of the nail
Choose your favourite colour, we’ve gone for lavender, but you can go for any hue under the sun! Apply this shade to the rest of the nail. Once all is dry, finish with a top coat.