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6 easy ways to dress up your mani
Let me start by saying I am absolutely RUBBISH at nail art. I don’t have a steady hand or the patience to do anything tricky. So if I’m saying these nail looks are easy, I mean they’re ridiculously easy. You don’t need to know how to draw tiny pictures or create intricate patterns. Dressing up your mani can be as simple as this…
#1 Glitter tips
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Paint your nails as per normal and wait for them to dry completely. Then, using a glitter polish like SinfulColors Glitter, add a glitzy tip. Simply place the brush flat on the nail so the tips of the bristles are sitting halfway down from the edge. When in place, swipe once and you’re done!
#2 Statement nail
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There are plenty of ways to rock a statement nail, but the best thing about this particular look is you only have to do it on two nails, rather than all of them. You can add a glitter top coat to your ring fingers, use a different colour entirely or simply stick on some embellishments like 1000 Hour Premium Nails Diamante Stones.
#3 Matte finish
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Your nails don’t always have to have a shiny finish. Using a matte top coat or matte polish is a simple way to achieve a more edgy effect.
Dots look adorable on nails and aren’t that hard to do, either - all you need is a bobby pin and a coloured polish of your choice. Once your base coat is dry, bend your bobby pin outwards so the two sides are separated. Then, dip one of the round ends into your second colour and press it onto your nail, lifting quickly so the colour doesn’t spread. The quicker you press and lift, the smaller your dots will be.
Why not let the power of magnets do the tricks for you? Sally Hansen Magnetic polishes contains metallic particles, so that once you’ve painted your nails, you simply hover a magnet over each one, causing the iron filings in the polish to gravitate towards it. The result is a crazy-cool pattern - just don’t drop the magnet and smudge your efforts!
#6 Sharpie rainbow
If you hold a pen better than a polish brush, this one will be right up your alley. After painting your nails white, simply draw on a few splotches using all different coloured sharpie pens. To get the ‘watercolour’ effect above, dip a small brush in nail polish remover and then dab it on your nail a few times so the colour runs slightly.
Are you good at nail art? How do you like to dress up your mani?
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