DIY Nail Art: 3 Stunning Designs You’ll Love

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Nail art is all the rage right now, and I think it's here to stay. The good news is that there are endless possibilities. Here are three nail polish designs that you can DIY at home with easy-to-find supplies.

1. Artistic

This look is made with plastic wrap. Paint nails a color of your choice and allow to dry thoroughly. I used a blue polish with a foil/metallic finish because I love combining textures.

Once this is dry)

You could stop here but I chose to let that dry and added one more layer. The last polish I used is a bright blue creme.

Paint only one nail at a time so you can dab each when it’s still wet to achieve the desired look.

2. Pinwheel Effect

The second look is a simple pinwheel effect using painters tape. I started with a foil/metallic finish copper shade and let it dry completely. Then I cut out triangle shapes and applied them to the nail.

Paint in the open spaces one nail at a time. Peel off the tape pieces before the second shade dries for clean lines.

Tape can be used to create an endless supply of nail art looks.

3. Spray Paint


To do this, find an empty hair product bottle at home (you can use the travel-size hair spray bottles you find at a drugstore for this look), clean it out and let dry. Then  pour in enough black polish (the inexpensive kind) to reach the end of the spray tube. Mix in some nail polish thinner (not nail polish remover) a little bit at a time, and give it a good shake until it’s thinned out enough to spray easily out of the bottle.

A word of caution before you start: This is a messy process! I recommend covering your workspace with old newspaper and covering your hands with tape (you can peel off after) or petroleum jelly (wipe off after) to ease the clean-up.