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by Serena (subscribe)
Just a girl spreading the word about all the fun (and probably nerdy) things to do!
Published April 7th 2013
Elegant art for your nails
If you love making nail art or if you're bored on a rainy day painting your nails can be a lot of fun and a pretty good time waster. And unless you already know all the tricks of the trade or are willing to pay top dollar to get professionals to do it for you (and let's be fair, it's more fun to create your own designs), you're at the right place to start learning.

Firstly, for starters keep things simple, and have the essentials, essentials being nail polish and nail polish remover for those mistakes. Learn to put on nail polish evenly and smoothly the first time around instead of trying 20 times to get it right. It makes it a lot simpler to get things done the first time than having to remove it over and over.

Next, get some toothpicks. As they're nice and skinny they can make finer lines and spots than the nail polish brush, allowing you to make lots of spottily sweet patterns.

Polka-spotty sweetness

Paw Prints

Spotty Flowers

Next thing that's easy to do at home is making straight lines. If you have the magic touch or a lot of patience you can do them freehanded with the nail polish brush, but what's usually a LOT simpler is to use some pieces of sticky tape to make nice straight lines.

Candyman Stripes

Once you get the thicker lines sorted out, you can move on to thinner and more intricately lined patterns. You can also combine spots and stripes to make more cute patterns.

Photo by Amanda B

Third is nail stickers. They're simple to use - all you do is peel, place and stick. You can buy them from two dollar stores, pharmacies or in particular Priceline. After you've put them securely in place, cover with a layer of clear nail polish.

Fourth, once you've advanced some more you can try using nail art pens, which just make it easier to draw on your own creative designs. Once again these can be found at Priceline.

Fifth, if you're feeling a little lazy and don't want to make your own patterns you can buy pre-made patterns that all you need to do is stick on your nails (these are different from fake nails, but I guess buying fake nails can also count as step five). Once again, you guessed it, you can buy these from Priceline.

The sixth and final thing I have to say is that once you've gotten the basics down the sky is your limit. You can go all out crazy and make amazing designs or you can even move towards 3D nail art!

Photo by Amanda B

Photo by Amanda B

Photo by Amanda B
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