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Showing posts with label Beginner Nail Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beginner Nail Art. Show all posts

4/16/13

6 Reasons to Love Nail Art

When I first started blogging I had the idea that this blog would mostly showcase nail polish reviews and occasionally have a nail art post here and there. The outcome and the original plan are polar opposites! Now I wonder why I was ever afraid of nail art and I want to share my love for it to y'all!


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First, it's fun!
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What other reason do you need? Whether you're creating a new design or putting on Sally Hansen's newest nail strips, nail art is fun!



Your hands look less manly more polished
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I don't know about you guys but having a finished manicure (nail art or not) looks a lot "prettier" than naked nails. The atrocity that is my fingers desperately needs a pretty, flattering design.


It's a great skill for your resume
Okay, so I may or may not be serious about this one. If you're going to cosmetology school, you may want to add this to your resume/portfolio but um, Harvard probably won't be too interested. Either way, it's a skill!
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People will think you're a nail art God 
Say you spend thirty minutes painting on some stripes; the second you step out your door people are all over this design. When I first started out, any design was impressive to me (yes, even polka dots) so a nail art virgin will surely be mesmerized. 


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It helps to de-stress
Now I may not be one of the many bloggers who have to run a household, work full time, and raise children but even I enjoy the relaxation that comes with painting my nails. It may not be scientifically proven but trust me on this one! 


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Finally, it doubles as entertainment
You're at the office, in class, on the toilet subway and you're bored. If you want some instant entertainment simply look down at your nails! And if you're as talented as Amanda, you'll probably be looking down for a good while.


If you're still not convinced I don't know what to tell you! What's the number one reason you love nail art?

4/1/13

3 Easy Beginner Nail Art Designs for Prom


Prom season is here and today I want to share with you three quick and easy designs that anyone can recreate. I know this post is a little late for some but you can also rock these designs in other variations any time of the year!

I promise this is easier than it looks! If you're just starting out with nail art and are not comfortable with drawing letters, skip the black letters and just use any dotting tool to create the word "PROM" with polka dots.

Here is a quick tutorial on how I achieved this look:

1/15/13

3 Easy Beginner Nail Art Tutorials | No Nail Art Brushes Required!


A goal of mine this year is to make more designs and tutorials that would be helpful for a nail art beginner. We all have to start somewhere and a 2 hour, intricate design definitely isn't where I began!

I decided to start a little series here on the blog where I will showcase three simple designs within a specific theme. For today's post the theme is nail art without nail art brushes. Yes, it's possible!


I can assure you that these designs are easier than they appear, I completed each one within fifteen to twenty minutes.    

For The Center Stripe you will need...
-1 toothpick
-Teal nail polish
-Light blue nail polish

Step 1: Paint your nails using two coats of the light blue nail polish of your choosing.
Step 2: Use the brush that comes with your teal nail polish to create a stripe down your nail.
Step 3: Use your toothpick and dip it into a drop of the light blue nail polish. Then dot your toothpick down the stripe of your nail. 

For The Chevron Tip you will need...
- Light blue nail polish
- Gold metallic nail polish
- Taupe or white nail polish

Step 1: Paint your nails using two coats of the light blue nail polish of your choosing.
Step 2: Use the brush that comes with your gold metallic nail polish and create a "v" shaped tip on your nails. Start on one side of the "v" and then connect the other. 
Step 3: Repeat step 2 with your taupe (or white) nail polish.

For The Bold Stripe you will need...
- Silver metallic nail polish
-Teal nail polish

Step 1Paint your nails using two coats of the teal nail polish of your choosing.
Step 2: Use the brush of your silver metallic nail polish to create a vertical stripe down the side of each nail.
Step 3: Use the brush of your teal nail polish to draw a horizontal stripe that connects to the first stripe. This should create an "L" shape.


That's three easy designs, with three easy steps, and a very minimal amount of supplies for each! 
Which one is your favorite? Which would you try first?

*These images are very much pin-able. Pin now, try later!*

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