Cool And Creative Nail Designs



Looking for a beautiful and gorgeous way to add flair to your look? Nail art can complement your outfit for a special event or add a unique touch to your personality every day. While very detailed nail art is best left to professionals, there are a number of designs you can create yourself.Try duotones, glitter and jewels, polka dots, blended colors, marbling or stamping to create a gorgeous effect.

Water-Marbled Designs:

1)Remove old nail polish: Make sure you're starting with a clean slate by removing any old polish that's still lingering on your nails.

2)Gather your supplies: Water marbling is a creative technique that uses water and a variety of colors for a unique look. Get the following materials ready: A base coat and two or three colors that blend well together, like light blue, yellow and white. A shallow, wide-mouthed cup or bowl filled almost to the brim with room-temperature water. Petroleum jelly.

3)Apply the base coat color: Allow it to dry completely.

4)Add color to the water: Drop some polish into the water from a low height. Notice how it creates a circle of color within the water.

5)Drop an alternate color into the center of the first color: Continue adding drops in the same way, at the center of the circle of color, alternating the colors until you see a bulls-eye shape.

6)Use a toothpick to alter the design. Insert it in the water and drag it through the bulls-eye of color to create patterns. Spiderweb designs are popular, as are flower designs and geometric shapes. Don't go too far with the toothpick, since if you blend the colors too much they won't be distinct from one another. If you create something with the toothpick and you don't like it, simply discard your first attempt and start over from the beginning.

7)Apply the design to your nails: Spread petroleum jelly on the skin around your nails and up your fingers. Carefully place your nails against the design that you created and then submerge them slightly. Remove water from the nails. Blow off any water droplets and use a cotton swab or cotton ball (coated with acetone if necessary) to clean up the edges and remove polish from your fingers.