Neon Party Nails

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
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Neon Party Nails: Lightning Bolt Design

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Step 5 – Top coat

To seal the design and prevent chipping, finish with a glossy top coat.

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Neon Party Nails: Stripe design

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Step 1 – Cover nail with tape

Position a piece of tape across the nail, covering at least half.

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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.

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Step 3 – Peel back tape

Once your nail has dried, carefully peel back the tape to reveal a super straight diagonal line.

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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.  

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Step  5 – Apply top coat

Once the final colour has dried, finish with a clear top coat. This will preserve the polish for longer!

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