Nail Art Ideas: 4 Easy Ways to Design your Nails

Nail art has a history of its own, which is now revived again by becoming the latest fashion statement trending globally. Earlier worn by men and women to denote their social status, nail art is now about flaunting one’s creativity and fashion sense.

It is said to have emerged from Babylonia where men painted their nails with kohl. The color black was worn by the higher classes and green by the lower classes. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra, known for her beauty, also used deep rusty shades with an undertone of gold.

The ordinary women were restricted from painting their nails with a similar color used by the queen. Many have been inspired by Queen Cleopatra’s nail designs.

It was in 2012 when nail art came into the limelight again, making people go gaga over it. Celebrities from Rihanna to Lady Gaga to Zooey Deschanel sported varieties of nail designs, which made nail art famous again.

Male celebrities like Snoop dog, Johnny Depp, and many Asian celebs too have flaunted their nail designs on camera. So, it is clearly not just for the females.

Ever heard of the word ‘Nailgasm’? Philosopher and documentation Ayla Montgomery a.k.a ‘Brass,’ coined the word. For her, nailgasm is the physical and emotional sensation experienced at the peak of excitation from the artistic treatment of fingernails.

Nail art is simply a creative way of decorating nails with the use of nail polish or paints, glitters, nail art pens, water marbling, and studs, and so on. Nail design has become a source of income for people with skills.

Nails can be designed the way you want in salons or there is also a better way-you can DIY. Yes, do it yourself. There are hundreds of designs just a click away.

You can find tutorials from famous nail artists on almost all social networking sites like Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Given here are some easy ways to design your nails.

Nail Design Ideas

Nail Design Ideas:

1. Nail Design Ideas: Zigzag Pattern:

• You’ll need tape and pinking shears.

• With any two colors of your choice paint the nail with one of the colors.

• Cut the taps with pinking shears, to get a zigzag pattern.

• Once the first layer paint gets dried up place the tape on the nail.

• Following the outline of the pattern paint the open areas with the second color.

• Wait for it to dry and voila. You get your zigzag pattern.

2. Nail Design Ideas: Shattered Glass Nails:

• You’ll need aluminum foil, scissors, black nail polish, a topcoat, and a toothpick.

• Cut the foil into tiny pieces.

• Apply the black polish on your nails. Ensure that you apply a double coat.

• Right after applying the second coat, start placing the foil on your nails.

• If the polish dries up before you could place the foils you can always use a toothpick to get the polka dot look.

• To make it look smoother, apply a double coat of the topcoat.

3. Nail Design Ideas: Pinstripes Nails:

• Pick any base coat color and apply a double coat and let it dry.

• From the far end side of the nail, use a nail striper of any color of your choice and draw thin lines from the base to tip.

• A steady hand or a small paintbrush can do the work too.

• Let the lacquer dry thoroughly and polish the pinstripes with a swipe of topcoat.

4. Nail Design Ideas: Ombre Nail Art:

• You’ll need aluminum foil, scissors, black nail polish, a topcoat, and a toothpick.

• Cut the foil into tiny pieces.

• Apply the black polish on your nails. Ensure that you apply a double coat.

• Right after applying the second coat, start placing the foil on your nails.

• If the polish dries up before you could place the foils you can always use a toothpick to get the polka dot look.

• To make it look smoother, apply a double coat of the topcoat.

SOURCE: B-Positive Health Magazine

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