DIY Nail Art


These videos were on our main blog page when first posted. We've created this page for easier reference when looking for a nail art ideas. Enjoy! Get all of your nail care products - Shop Now!

References for great looking nails:
Article:  Keeping your nails healthy.
Article:  Little Secrets for polishing your nails.
Article: Strengthening brittle, constantly breaking nails.


Nail Art you can do yourself! Try these gorgeous nails.

You will need three nail lacquer colors.  In this example, we used a light blue, dark blue and a pink.  You will also need a fan brush.



Start with a base coat of your lightest shade and let dry.

Next, drip your fan brush tips in your second color a gently brush across the nail.

Wipe off the fan brush, the dip in the second color and again brush that color lightly over the nail.  Let dry

Apply a clear top coat.



Designer Nails anyone can create!

When we do a nail art article, there is usually a comment "looks so good, but I'm just not that artistic" or another similar version.  We all admire those gorgeous manicures.  Now we can all have them...and no artistic or creative talent is needed.  Morgan Taylor Designer Plates introduces her Nail Art Stamping Kit.  There are three different kits - Flirty Florals, Geometric and Celebrations,  Each kit has 28 different designs.  Just watch the video and see how easy it is to give your manicure the professional touch!


Marbled Nail effects made easy.

You are not going to believe how easy this is! 

1.  Using a Q-tip, apply a thin layer of Vaseline on skin around nail.  This is not essential, but it does make it easier to clear away unwanted polish.

2.  Fill a small cup with cold water.  Add a few drops of each color polish you want in your marbling.  The polish will float on top, creating swirls.

3.  Dip each finger and make sure the polish sticks to your nail. Let dry, then clean edges.  Finish with clear top coat.


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Spring is in the air so let those flowers bloom!



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Black & Gold and Oh So Chic!

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Chrome Effects!



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Washington Monuments



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Dry Brush Nail Art
Gorgeously simple or dramatically fun, Essie shows you how to do Fall Diagonal Dry Brush Nail Art.  They've chosen a dramatic background with soft dry brush highlights, but let your imagination take flight if you dare!  The technique is the same no matter what three colors you choose!

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Sheer polishes are so fun to use when you want to create colorful nails.  Once you have applied your base coat and two coats of white (as your canvas), be as creative as you dare!  This Essie video will show you how!


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"Tide-dyed" nail art is just a perfect summery look.  Essie Nail Polish shows you how.



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Chevron design is easy to do. Be imaginative with your color choices to create a totally you and unique look!


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This video will give you a great technique for using lots of great colors all at once. Totally fun!



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Picnic in the park or champagne brunch? classy is your middle name in this matte metallic nail art design by Essie.
step 1: hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.
step 2: clean then prep nails with an essie base coat.
step 3: apply 2 coats of lilacism. let dry.
step 4: apply 1 coat of matte about you. let dry.
step 5: using a toothpick, bobby pin, or dotting tool dipped in nothing else metals, add dots in an asymmetrical pattern. let dry.


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This one is easy...and so much fun.  Create your own 4 color palette and give it a try.  If you need some new colors...or just want to let your imagination run wild...remember beautycarechoices.com has over 600 nail colors to chose from.  You can even sort by color to find just what you are looking for that much easier. (Just click nail polish on the left under "product type", then you click the color family you want.)


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Spring Speckle by Essie!  These fun nails are so easy!  We picked this video because it shows you a perfect technique you can use yourself - not only for Spring, but for any season. Just vary the colors. You can get all of the Essie colors shown in this video Beauty Care Choices - Shop Now



P.S. the "Fill the Gap" treatment referred to in the video is great for those with aging nails.  It hydrates the nail as it fills in deep, unsightly ridges making your polish go on much more smoothly and your manicure perfect!

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the how to videos i love the ideas, much better than plain old nails !

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  2. what bugs me is that i can take a paint brush and do those flowers etc on a box or piece of glass............... but the second I try to do it on my nails i mess up

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  3. Beautiful designs and nails. I still don't think I can do it...

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  4. Love watching these videos but for some reason it is a job for me to do my nails. I watch and try to recreate but never turn out :-(

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  5. Very cool nail videos, Thank you so much!!

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  6. This is so pretty..you make it look easy

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  7. This is awesome! I will send the link to my sister. She's really into nail art.

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  8. My neighbor is NUTS about her nails! Fingers and toes alike! Sending this to her, she'll be VERY interested, thanks! Woo hoo!

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  9. These are great videos. I'm not very creative, but these were easy to follow.

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  10. These are some cute designs. I like the dot ones.

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  11. These are really very pretty and you make it look so easy. I would probably mess them up.

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  12. Oooo, I want to try that tide dyed trick!

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  13. I like the different designs on the different nails in the videos.

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  14. I wish I could do this type of nail art! The videos are great.

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