We love all the nail art that we’ve been seeing on red carpets and runways!
Designs this cool and complicated are probably impossible to recreate, right? Well, after a little bit of investigation we found some awesome and easy nail art how-tos that we think you’ll love.
[p.s. Don't forget about $50 manicures and pedicures during Spa Week! If you don't feel like trying any of the DIY designs below, you can outsource your mani/pedi with a Spa Week deal.]
DIY Idea: Heart Nails
Draw hearts out on a piece of paper and lay saran wrap on top. Use nail polish to color in heart stencils and line the outside of hearts with black polish for definition. Let dry and gently peel off hearts. Paint nails with base color of your choice. Place nail polish heart on top and finish with clear coat. Click here for the complete instructions.
Or, Outsource It: $50 for 75 Min Essential Manicure & Pedicure with Hot Oil Massage Wrap at A Better Body – The Spa at II Creeks in Texas
DIY Idea: Half-Moon Nails
Paint nails color of choice and let dry. Press paper hole reinforcers on the base of nails, close to cuticle. Paint over entire nail and peel off reinforcers before polish dries. Finish with top coat.
Or, Outsource It: $50 for 90 Min French Vanilla Manicure and Essential Pedicure at Andrew Michaels Salon and Spa in Massachusetts
DIY Idea: Splatter Nails
Paint nails base with base color of choice – hint, a light color works well. Cover area around nails with tape to avoid splatters on skin. Dip a straw into nail polish color of choice and blow onto nails. Repeat with as many colors as desired. Clean off any skin splatters with Q-Tip dipped in nail polish remover. Click here for the complete instructions.
Or, Outsource It: $50 for Manicure and Pedicure with Mini Massage at Falling Waters Spa at Summa Wellness Institute in Ohio
DIY Idea: Feather Nails
Paint nails with a base color of choice and use a thick top coat over polish. Place feathers (you can buy them at craft stores) on top of top coat and cut edges. Use same thick polish over feathers, starting with tips of nail and moving down to the bottom. Click here for a step by step!
Or, Outsource It: $50 for 90 Min Blueberry Twist Spa Manicure and Pedicure with Paraffin on Heels at Dyanna Body Nail Salon – Spa in New York
DIY Idea: Map Nails
Paint nails a white or cream color. Soak nails in alcohol, try rubbing alcohol or vodka, for 5 minutes. Press nails against a color map. Gently peel off map and paint on clear coat as soon as polish dries. Click here for the complete instructions.
Or, Outsource It: $50 for 60 Min Pampering Package Including Spa Manicure & Pedicure and Deep Hydration Therapy Treatment at LifeSpa – Scottsdale in Arizona
DIY Idea: Triangle Nails
Paint each nail alternating colors of choice and let dry. Press the sticky corner of a Post-it note or Post-it tab on the tip of the nail to create a triangle shape. Paint over entire nail, and Post-it. Peel before dried for clean line. Finish with clear coat.
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