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10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

DIY Nails are the easiest way to have salon looking nails without the cost. Finding a design that you both enjoy, and can do yourself, can boost your confidence for two reasons. First, you’ve managed to do it yourself and second, it makes you feel like you look better.

The best place, no doubt, to find cute nail designs that you can do yourself is on Pinterest. There are thousands of ideas ranging from simple to complex and which use every color known to man.

1.) Gradient French Tip

  • White gel basecoat
  • Two Shades of a Color of Your Choosing
  • Clear Topcoat
  • Striping Tape
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Apply white basecoat

Step 2: After your white basecoat has dried apply striping tape diagonally across the tips of your nails.

Step 3: Paint the darker shade of your color of choice across the tip of your nails, then the lighter shade below.

Step 4: Once the colors are totally dry, remove the striping tape.

Step 5: You will then finish off the look with a topcoat.

Step 6: Lastly, remove the Vaseline from around your nails for the completed look.

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

2.) Sugar Spun Nail Art Design

  • White gel basecoat
  • Five Colors of Your Choosing
  • Clear Topcoat
  • Flat Tip Needle or Flat-Tip Nail
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Apply white basecoat

Step 2: After your white basecoat has dried dip the end of a pointed tool to your color of choice and then slowly make lines along your nail.

Step 3: Once the colors are totally dry, you will then finish off the look with a topcoat.

Step 4: Lastly, remove the Vaseline from around your nails for the completed look.

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

3.) Neon Polka Dot Nails

  • White basecoat
  • Black Polish
  • Clear Topcoat
  • Flat Tip Needle or Flat-Tip Nail
  • Six or Seven Bright Colors
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Apply white basecoat

Step 2: After your white basecoat has dried apply a nice coat or two of the black polish totally covering any hint of the white basecoat.

Step 3: After the black dries, dip the flat tip tool in a bright color to create a circle on your nail. Repeat with each color and go up the nail.

Step 4: You will next need to pick colors that work well together (pink/purple; yellow/green) to go on the base of the other nails.

Step 5: Once the colors are totally dry, you will then finish off the look with a topcoat.

Step 6: Lastly, remove the Vaseline from around your nails for the completed look.

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

4.) Summer Ombre DIY Nails

  • White basecoat
  • Lavender, Blue, and Mint Green Polish
  • Clear Topcoat
  • Small Sponge
  • Glitter Polish
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Apply white nail polish as your base.

Step 2: Take a piece of sponge and apply strips of lavender, blue, and mint green nail polish to it.

Step 3: Gently dab this on your nail and repeat if necessary.

Step 4: Clean up the sides of your nails.

Step 5: Once your nails are dry, apply some glitter polish over the gradient.

Step 6: Finish the look with a high-shine topcoat.

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

5.) Purple Geometric Nails

  • Purple Polish
  • Clear Topcoat
  • Glitter Polish
  • Striping Tape
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Apply purple nail polish as your base.

Step 2: Once the polish is completely dry, apply striping tape in a criss-cross pattern on your nails, making sure to leave a little excess so you have something to grab to pull it off later.

Step 3: Paint whole nail with glitter polish.

Step 4: Once your nails are dry, removing the striping tape.

Step 5: Finish the look with a high-shine topcoat.

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

6.) Pink And Black Lazer Nails

  • White basecoat
  • Black Polish
  • Clear Topcoat
  • Pink Glitter Polish
  • Striping Tape
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Apply pink glitter nail polish as your base.

Step 2: Once the polish is completely dry, apply striping tape in a straight line, starting with the lower inside and pushing out to the upper inside of your nails, making sure to leave a little excess so you have something to grab to pull it off later.

Step 3: Paint whole nail with black polish.

Step 4: Once your nails are dry, removing the striping tape.

Step 5: Finish the look with a high-shine topcoat.

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

7.) Neon Tipped Nails

  • Clear Topcoat
  • Five Neon Colors of Your Choice
  • Striping Tape
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Apply striping tape to the lowest part of the white part of your nails, straight across.

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Step 2: Paint the tip of each nail a different color of neon.

Step 3: Once your nails are dry, removing the striping tape.

Step 4: Finish the look with a high-shine topcoat.

8.) Rainbow Criss-Cross Nails

  • Clear Topcoat
  • White polish
  • Five Colors of Your Choice
  • Striping Tape
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Paint each nail with one of the colors you chose and wait for them to completely dry.

Step 2: Once dry, place striping tape in a criss-cross pattern towards the bottom of your nails

Step 3: Paint the entire nail with white polish and wait for them to completely dry.

Step 4: Once dry, remove striping tape and top with topcoat.

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

9.) Spring Tipped Nails

  • Clear Topcoat
  • Pink And Yellow Polish
  • Green Glitter Polish
  • Striping Tape
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Paint each nail pink and wait for them to completely dry.

Step 2: Once dry, place striping tape towards the tips of your nails, in a ‘smile’ shape.

Step 3: Paint the middle yellow, and the tip with the glitter green polish and wait for them to completely dry.

Step 4: Once dry, remove striping tape and top with topcoat.

10 Cute And Simple DIY Nail Designs

10.) Ocean Blue Half And Half Glitter Nails

  • Clear Topcoat
  • Baby Blue Polish
  • Navy Blue Glitter Polish
  • Striping Tape
  • Vaseline for around your nails for excess paint

Step 1: Paint each nail baby blue and wait for them to completely dry.

Step 2: Once dry, place striping tape diagonally across your nails starting at the lower left and going towards the upper right.

Step 3: Paint the left side with the navy blue glitter polish and wait for them to completely dry.

Step 4: Once dry, remove striping tape and top with topcoat.

Featured Image Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/135741376257003824/

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