With spring practically here, some girls are finding it a necessity to have their nails up-to-date and trendy. Unfortunately, getting your nails done at your nearest salon every week can add up and be very expensive. With a few tools that you can find around your house, and different shades of polishes, you will be able to achieve the following nail designs easily and inexpensively!
1. Infamous Ombre – All this nail design requires is a sponge and 4 nail polishes (white, and 3 similar colors that blend well together).
Paint your nails an opaque white polish and let them dry completely.
One color at a time, paint a thin line of polish onto the sponge, and apply it to your nail.
Immediately, dab the sponge lightly on your nail.
Seal your design with a topcoat.
2. Water Marble – Water works wonders on your nails. You don’t need to spend another penny for this gorgeous design!
Fill a small cup with warm water.
Then paint your nails white and let it dry completely.
Open the nail polish and place the brush slightly a bit above the water so a drop of nail polish falls on the surface of the water.
Repeat with all the other colors you chose.
Then immediately make lines onto the nail polish on the water with a toothpick. A spider web design looks great!
Place your nail directly under the floating polish so that it catches on the top of your nail. Let the nail dry.
You will have to repeat this step with all your nails.
“I have tried the water marble twice, and at first it’s difficult but then I got the hang of it. In the end, it’s worth the patience needed to do this to your nails,” freshman Kimberly Molina said.
3. Chevron Stripes – If you have zig-zag scissors laying around in your kitchen cabinet, this design is the way to go!
Grab a roll of tape and rip off a small (1 inch) piece.
Paint a thin line of nail polish on the tape, and let it dry completely (about 5 minutes).
Next, gently rip off or remove the thin piece of nail polish you painted on the tape.
With your zig zag scissors, cut the layer really thinly.
Then place it and cut it down according to the width of your nail.
You just made yourself a nail sticker!
4. I’m Matte for you – Steam from your stove while making your favorite pasta can get you a beautiful matte manicure in!
Paint your nails the color of your choice.
Run to your kitchen and place your hands slightly on top of a source of boiling water, just so that the steam ‘touches’ your nail.
DO NOT BURN yourself. Be extremely cautious.
You’ll finish with beautiful matte nails!
“This trick works great! I personally love leaving my nails matte because it adds a classy look to them,” sophomore Barbara Beatriz said.
With enough patience and time, you will be able to easily achieve these nail designs. Get creative — use any colors you’d like! Only a few household items are needed to make these designs on your nails, but remember to stay safe so that you can admire your nail masterpiece!