crafts, DIY, Nail Art

DIY Nail art

Hey lovelies, how you doing? Today I’m going to show you how to do the easiest nail art you can ever learn. It’s probably among the first nail art techniques I learnt. It’s pretty straight forward, and you can decide how many dots you want.

What you will need:

  • x2 nail polish colours, one for the main and one for the art (Try and get the colours to compliment each other as you don’t want weird-looking nails) I’ll attach a nail colour chart at the bottom for your perusal…
  • a dotting tool (If you don’t have a dotting tool you can use a bobby pin or the tip of a pen, worst case scenario)
  • a flat surface to work on
  • some good light
  • inspiration

The steps

  1. First clean your hands and nails and then apply your main colour. If the colour is not as dark as you’d like, just apply a second coat to it.

essence-the-gel-nail-polish2. Once your nails are reasonably dry, we can start the dotting. If you’ve done this before you will know you don’t really need to wait for your nails to be dry before you apply the dots, but for the benefit of everyone rather wait until it’s dry. If you don’t have a dotting tool , like I mentioned, you can use the ball point of a normal bobby pin. Ultimately you just need the ball for the dot effect.

3. For the dots you need to think about where and how you’d like to place them and then just go for it. Don’t think about it twice because you need to get it right first time. Use the nail polish on the brush and dip the dotting tool into a nice big blob, not too big else you’re going to have a smudgy dot. Then just apply the dots to your nail.

4. Once you feel your dots have dried you can apply a top coat to seal the deal. It’s important to make sure the dots are reasonably dry because they will smudge if it’s still wet. A trick to applying a top coat over nail art is to not swipe the brush on your nail but rather glide it over by having a bigger drop of polish to apply (hope this makes sense)

And that’s it really. It’s pretty much up to you to decide what kind of dotting pattern you would like. You could start off by just having one dot per nail close to the cuticle or you can go wild and place them at the tips of your nails as a mani 😉 With practice you will discover the wonders you have unlocked. This is how I started with nail art and now I can do anything my heart desires really. It’s how I mix my passion for nails and crafts lol Now you don’t need to go to the salon because you can DIY it!

Lots of love xoxo

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