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15 Beautiful Nail Art Designs That You Must Try

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Best Nail Art Designs

‘Nails’ may seem like a neglected part while beautifying yourself. But nails are the easiest yet alluring way to add that extra pop to your outfit or whole look. A good manicure can take your style from drab to fab in minutes.

It is a big misconception that nails are not noticed or appreciated by onlookers. In fact, nails are always certainly noticed and judged by onlookers. Nails help complete and pull your look together without putting much effort into it.

Yes, basic chic manicures look good. But why stick with common plain nail polishes when you can try and experiment with so many different styles.

Nail arts are easy to do, don’t take much time and don’t need any extravagant expensive products. Nowadays nail art designs have become the ‘it’ thing in the world of fashion.

Nail art designs have become popular and are on a steady rise day by day. They are rising because of how convenient they are to re-form. And with new products releasing every day, nail art designs have become even more easy to recreate.

Here we present fifteen easy yet beautiful nail art designs for you to recreate. Each nail art design is provided with step by step tutorial for your convenience and will help you understand and recreate the nail art design effortlessly.

1. Faux Denim Nails

Faux Nail Art Designs
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These faux denim nails are so creative and look absolutely stunning.

This nail art design can transfer your plain manicure into a new and fun design. This nail look is really unusual and looks really striking. These faux denim nails can go with any fashion season, any outfit and brighten your whole look in minutes.

Now let’s look at the steps to create this masterpiece.

What you will need:

  • Light Blue Nail Polish
  • Blue Nail Polish
  • Dark Blue Nail Polish
  • White Nail Polish
  • Matte Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Apply two coats of blue nail polish. Let it dry.
  2. Take light blue nail polish and thoroughly brush in on the bottle so that very little product remains on the brush.
  3. Brush it on the nail to create an uneven texture. This will help us in creating the denim effect on your nails.
  4. Now take dark blue nail polish, repeat the same steps as the light blue nail polish and brush the product on
  5. top of the light blue texture nails to create and overlay texture effect. Let it dry.
  6. Seal it with a thick matte top coat. Voila! Creating faux denims have never been so easy and fun.

2. Vertical Chevron Nail Art

Vertical Chevron Nail Art Design
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Don’t these nails look absolutely dazzling? They are so colorful and fit well with any outfit. This vertical chevron nail art design is really easy to create and adds a lively vibe to your whole look.

The blue and yellow nail polishes complement each other really well and complete the whole look. This nail look is perfect for the summer or spring season. The bright and dynamic design on this nail art is sure to catch onlookers’ eyes and appreciation.

What you will need:

  • Light Blue Nail Polish
  • Yellow Nail Polish
  • Black Nail Polish
  • Liquid Latex
  • Nail Stamp
  • Stamping Plate
  • Matte Top Coat (Glossy Topcoat also works)

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by applying liquid latex on your cuticles and on the skin surrounding your nails to prevent nail polish from getting on your skin. Let it dry.
  2. Apply two coats of yellow nail polish and wait for it to dry.
  3. Take black nail polish and put in on the stamping plate. (Locate the zigzag pattern and put the black nail polish on it.)
  4. Take your nail stamp and stamp it on the zigzag pattern to get the imprint.
  5. Take the light blue nail polish and paint it on the zigzag pattern on the nail stamp. Avoid the black edges of the zigzag line and paint inside the lines.
  6. Press the nail stamp on to your nail to transfer the black zigzag line and blue nail polish onto your yellow painted nail.
  7. Seal the nail art design with a matte or glossy top coat.
  8. And there you go! Your bright, colorful and peppy nail art design is complete.

3. Party streamer nails

Party streamer Nails Designs
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These nails look absolutely sleek and dapper. The gold glitter nail polish and the various shades of pink and red fuse really well with each other and complete the whole nail art design.

The strokes of red, pink and gold nail polish look like party streamers and give your basic manicure a boost of color and fun. This nail art design can be recreated using any color depending upon your taste or choice. Now over to the tutorial.

What you will need:

  • Light pink glitter Nail Polish
  • Gold Glitter Nail Polish
  • Red Nail Polish
  • Pink Nail Polish
  • Thin Nail Art Brush
  • Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Apply two coats of light pink glitter nail polish and wait for it to dry.
  2. Take a thin nail art brush, dip it in red nail polish and start by drawing straight lines beginning from your cuticle and ending in the middle of your nail.
  3. Continue creating straight lines with other nail paint colors also. Be free and create how many ever lines you want.
  4. After you are satisfied and done with painting strokes of different colors on your nail, let it dry.
  5. Seal your nail art design with a thick coat of glossy top coat.
  6. Voila! You are done creating beautiful party streamer nails and you ready to rock any party with those stunning nails.

4. Half Painted Statement Nails

Half Painted Statement Nails
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Look at these eye-catching trendy nails. The half painted statement nails catch everyone’s eye because of the visible natural nail and the burgundy-purplish nail polish that compliments with the whole design well. The gold line also manages to look sophisticated and striking with the burgundy-purplish nail polish.

What you will need:

  • Burgundy-purplish Nail Polish
  • Gold Glitter Nail Polish
  • Nail Art Line Stickers or Decals
  • Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by placing a line sticker on your nail. Stick it carefully and keep it aligned.
  2. Apply two coats of the burgundy-purplish nail polish and remove the line sticker while the nail polish is still wet.
  3. After the nail polish has dried place the stencil of the line sticker on your nail in a vertical manner.
  4. Paint the stencil in gold glitter nail polish. Peel the stencil before the nail paint dries.
  5. Let it dry and seal it with a thick coat of glossy top coat.
  6. There you go! You are ready to slay your look with these half painted statement nails.

5. Yellow Crescent Nails

Yellow Crescent Nails
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Don’t these look so adorable? This nail art is here to give an extra pop of color in your life.

They are extremely easy to recreate and don’t even need many products to complete the design. The yellow color adds brightness to your nails and the nude remains as chic as ever. Truly one of a kind! Let’s go over to the step by step tutorial.

What you will need:

  • Nude Nail Polish
  • Yellow Nail Polish
  • White Nail Polish
  • A thin nail Art brush
  • Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by dipping the thin nail art brush in nude nail polish and start drawing a crescent shape on your nail beginning from the side edge of your nail and continuing till the other end.
  2. Paint the whole crescent shape with nude nail polish.
  3. Now start by creating another crescent shape with white nail polish just above the nude shape. Let it dry.
  4. Take your yellow nail polish and apply it on the white crescent shape.
    (The white nail polish is used so that the yellow nail polish looks bright)
  5. Seal the nail art design with a thick coat of glossy top coat. And you are ready with your yellow crescent nails!

6. Watercolor Gradient Nail Art Design

Watercolor Gradient Nail Art Design
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Just look at these nails! Who wouldn’t fall in love with these pretty colorful nails? And they aren’t even that difficult to recreate.

These watercolor gradient nails are perfect for every season and go with every outfit. The different shades and the beautiful gradients look really stunning. These nails manage to capture everyone’s attention in a few seconds. Let’s see how to recreate them.

What you will need:

  • Baby Blue Nail Polish
  • Yellow Nail Polish
  • Blue Nail Polish
  • White Nail Polish
  • A nail Art brush
  • Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Apply two coats of white nail polish on your nails and let them dry.
  2. On a plate, dab a few drops of the baby blue, yellow and blue nail polish.
  3. Take the nail art brush and slightly try creating a gradient effect by brushing the brush on the nail polishes.
  4. Now, lightly brush the nail polish on your nail. Let your creativity run free and keep brushing until you get the desired result.
  5. Once you are satisfied with the watercolor gradient effect. Let it dry. Seal with a thick glossy top coat.
    (Note: You can also experiment with different colors on other nails)

7. Candy Corn Nails

Candy Corn Nails
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The name of this nail art design comes from the famous American sweets – ‘Candy Corns’.

Candy corns look exactly the same and have the same yellow, orange and white gradients shades. These nails look really quirky and attract people’s attention. Now let’s get over to the steps.

What you will need:

  1. Orange Nail Polish
  2. Yellow Nail Polish
  3. White Nail Polish
  4. Piece of Sponge
  5. Liquid Latex
  6. Glittery Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by applying liquid latex on your cuticles and on the skin surrounding your nails to prevent nail polish from getting on your skin. Let it dry.
  2. Apply two coats of white nail polish and let it dry.
  3. On a sponge, apply a generous amount of yellow nail polish in horizontal strokes.
  4. Quickly add orange nail polish followed by white nail polish, in similar horizontal strokes. Make sure the orange, yellow and white nail polishes are overlapping each other.
  5. Now press the sponge onto to your nail, firmly. Hold it there for a few seconds then remove the sponge to reveal the yellow, orange and white gradient art. Let it dry.
  6. Peel the liquid latex away. And seal with a coat of glittery top coat for that extra shine.
    And you are done with your candy corn nails!

8. Minnie Mouse Nail Art

Minnie Mouse Nail Art
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Just look at these nails. Aren’t they absolutely so captivating and adorable? The nude nail polish on the nails adds a chic look. And the statement Minnie Mouse nails really brings out the child in you. This nail is so cute and stylish to look at. Let’s look at the steps to recreate this nail look.

What you will need:

  • Red Nail Polish
  • Black Nail Polish
  • Nude Nail Polish
  • White Nail Polish
  • Big Dotting Tool (A Toothpick can also work if you don’t own dotting tools)
  • Small Dotting Tool
  • Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by applying two coats of nude nail polish on your nails. This will act as a base coat for your Minnie Mouse nail art.
  2. Then take the big dotting tool and dip it in black nail polish and place it on your nail. This will be Minnie’s face.
  3. Take a smaller dotting tool and add two ears by placing two dots on the sides of the head.
  4. Now take a small dotting tool, dip it in red nail polish and paint a bow on Minnie’s head by making two small triangles (drawn sideways).
  5. Now take a smaller dotting tool, dip it in white nail polish and create polka dots on Minnie’s red bow.
    Seal it with a thick coat of glossy top coat. Your Minnie mouse nail art is done!

9. Red and Black Ombre Nails

Red and Black Ombre Nails
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These red and black ombre nails are extremely mysterious and beautiful to look at. It gives you an edgy personality and compliments well with any party dress or any glamorous occasion.

The beautiful gradient colors red and black look really good in this nail design. The red transforming slowly into black looks striking and manages to pull any fashionable look together.

What you will need:

  • Red Nail Polish
  • Black Nail Polish
  • Piece of Sponge
  • Liquid Latex
  • Top Coat (Transparent Nail Polish)

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by applying liquid latex on your cuticles and on the skin surrounding your nails to prevent nail polish from getting on your skin. Let it dry.
  2. Apply two coats of red nail polish and wait for it to dry.
  3. On a sponge, apply a generous amount of red nail polish in horizontal strokes.
  4. Quickly add black nail polish in similar horizontal strokes. Make sure the red and black nail polishes are overlapping each other.
  5. Now press the sponge onto to your nail, firmly. Hold it there for a few seconds then remove the sponge to reveal the red and black ombre art.
  6. Finish the nail art by applying a thick coat of top coat to seal the nail art.
  7. And Voila! You have created you3r very own ombre nail art.

10. Third Eye Nails

 Third Eye Nails
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These ‘Third Eye’ Nails look absolutely striking. They arrest the onlooker’s attention in seconds because of the unusual design and illustration on the nails.

The white background brings out the colors in the eye and manages to captivate everyone with its creative yet chic design. Let’s recreate these nails with the help of the step by step tutorial.

What you will need:

  • Light Blue Nail Polish
  • Black Nail Polish
  • White Nail Polish
  • Thin Nail Art Brush
  • Dotting Tool
  • Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Apply two coats of white nail polish and let it dry.
  2. Take the thin nail art brush, dip it in black nail polish and start by making a semi-circle facing the cuticle of the nail.
  3. Now start by making downward strokes on the semi-circle.
  4. Take the dotting tool, dip it in light blue nail polish and dot it on the nail in between the semi-circle. Let it dry.
  5. Take a smaller dotting tool, dip it in black nail polish and dot it in the blue circle between the semi-circle on your nail. Let it dry.
  6. Seal with a thick coat of glossy top coat.
  7. And your third eye nails are done! So Chic yet Cute!

11. Gold Chevron Statement Nails

Gold Chevron Statement Nails
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Don’t these nails look so visually appealing? These gold chevron statement nails are so in fashion nowadays.

The gold nail polish really brings out the other colors and pulls the whole look together. These nails look so stylish and party-ready always. So let’s see how to recreate this nail art design.

What you will need:

  • Salmon Pink Nail Polish (Any other shade of pink/red is also fine)
  • Gold Glitter Nail Polish
  • White Nail Polish
  • Thin Nail Art Brush
  • Chevron Nail Art Stickers/Decals
  • Matte / Glossy Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Apply two coats of gold glitter nail polish and let it dry.
  2. Place a chevron nail decal on your nail so that the triangular pointy side faces the open side of your nails.
  3. Paint the triangle in the chevron nail decal with the salmon pink nail polish.
  4. Quickly paint the remaining part with white nail polish.
  5. Peel the chevron nail decal while the nail polish is still wet. Let the applied nail polishes dry.
  6. Seal it with a thick coat of glossy or Matte top coat.
  7. And there you go, your gold chevron statement nails are ready to rock!

12. Two Stripe Nails

Two Stripe Nails
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Look at these nails. They look so colorful yet so sober. These two striped nails are perfect for any season and occasion.

Another advantage of this nail art is that you can try it with any other color and it will still look good. These nails are really easy to recreate and don’t require a lot of products too. The two stripes of different colors look really lively and the white background pulls the whole nail look together. Let’s see the steps of the tutorial.

What you will need:

  • Orange Nail Polish
  • Green Nail Polish
  • White Nail Polish
  • Liquid Latex
  • Glossy Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by applying two coats of white nail polish and let it dry.
  2. Apply a thick line of liquid latex on the middle of the nail and also apply it on the sides of the nails to prevent nail polish from getting on your skin.
  3. Paint the parts without the liquid latex with orange and green nail polish.
  4. Let the nail polishes dry. Peel off the liquid latex.
  5. Seal the nail art design with a thick coat of glossy top coat.
  6. And Voila! The very easy, cute and colorful two striped nails are done.

13. Chevron French Tip Nails

Chevron French Tip Nails
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Just look at these sophisticated, chic white bewitching nails. As people say ‘Less is More’.

This nail art design absolutely relates to that saying in the most perfect manner. White can make anything look better. And these chevron French tipped nails bring the French tip nails to a whole new level. They are so stylish and savvy to look at and very easy to create.

What you will need:

  • White Nail Polish
  • Thin Nail Art Brush
  • Glossy Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  • Start by dipping the thin nail art brush into white nail polish and paint to triangles on the tip of your nails.
  • Paint the triangles with white nail polish. Apply a second coat for better coverage.
  • Wait for it to dry.
  • Seal it with a thick coat of glossy top coat.
    (Note: You can try this with different colors too.)
  • And You are done creating your very own chic and savvy chevron French tipped nails.

14. Polka For Life

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Polka dots never go out of style. Just look at these nails. Who wouldn’t like to recreate them on their own nails? These nails look so bright, chirpy and colorful and it quickly manages to capture anyone’s attention in a few seconds. And they aren’t even difficult to recreate. Let’s look over the steps to recreate this nail art.

What you will need:

  • White Nail Polish
  • Black Nail Polish
  • Orange Nail Polish
  • Yellow Nail Polish
  • Dotting Tool
  • Liquid Latex
  • Glossy Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by applying liquid latex around your nails.
  2. Apply a thick coat of black nail polish and let it dry.
  3. Now take the dotting tool, dip it in orange nail polish and create polka dots on your nails in a line. Continue creating such dots with other nail polish colors.
  4. Once you are satisfied with the design. Peel off the liquid latex and let it dry.
  5. Seal the nail art design with a thick coat of glossy top coat.
  6. And Voila! Your colorful and lively polka dot nail art is ready to rock the world.

15. Glitter Scatter Nails

Glitter Scatter Nails
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Don’t these glitter scatter nails look absolutely party ready and so fun to look at? Don’t worry, they aren’t very difficult to recreate.

These party glitter scatter nails may look very intimidating but they are really easy to create and look really wonderful when created. The gold nail polish, the gold glitter, and the white nail polish compliment really well and take your whole nail look from drab to fab in a few seconds.

What you will need:

  • White Nail Polish
  • Gold Nail Polish
  • Glitter Nail Polish
  • Loose Gold Glitter
  • Glossy Top Coat

Step by Step Tutorial:

  1. Start by applying two coats of white nail polish and let it dry.
  2. Take the gold nail polish and create a crescent shape on the side of your nail.
  3. Take your glitter nail polish and start applying it and spreading it gently to the rest of the nail.
  4. You can also take some loose gold glitter and spread it across the nail for the scattering effect.
  5. Let it dry. Seal it with a thick coat of glossy top coat.
  6. Voila! You are ready with your brand new glitter scatter nails!

Final Words

Fifteen different nail art designs for your varying moods and different occasions and events. Nail art is a fun way to express yourself, de-stress your mind from your work and give yourself a bit of love that you certainly deserve.

So let your creative juices run free and choose any of these designs and create magic on your nails.

Make sure to not always follow the rules and let your mind ride free with new designs. Experiment with new colors, patterns, and designs and show the world your creativity with your beautifully manicured nails.

So which one of these designs have you added to your ‘must try’ list? Try them and let us know! Have fun manicuring!

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