With so many different nail varnishes, pastes and tools on the market today it can be very confusing when trying to find the best kind of minimalist nails for you. Just like clothing, each nail polish will fall under a particular style. There are several different categories, styles and designs that you can use. Here are some tips to help you choose the right kind of polish for your nails:
A little bit of writing
I’m going to make this short and sweet with my first minimalist nails article. If you’re new to the world of nail art or just want to change the way your nails look there is a way to do it. I’m talking about using a little something you may already have at home, such as lemon juice or vinegar. This will help you to create the exact effect you want.
The easiest way to create the minimalist nails that you are looking for is to do a quick coat of paint and cover over the entire nail base with a clear coat of paint. Then you just top that off with a thin line of neutral nail art, which will make it look more natural. You can easily do this by applying a thin layer of thin film of glue over the nail and then pressing a little swatch of glue onto the end of the mani to hold it in place.
Negative Space Nails
Another great way to create a mani without having to add a second coat of paint is by doing a simple coat of black polish over your natural nails and then letting them dry. Then you simply apply a thin layer of negative space nails and let dry.
Striping Tape Manicures
Another popular idea for people who like the idea of a stripped look for their nails but don’t want to have to add a second coat of polish onto their nails is to add a striping design onto the bare nails using some kind of narrow striping tape. You can also use regular straight strips or narrow stripes. This is especially effective if you find some cute polka dot striping tape that you can cut into the design you would like and just tape onto the nail.
Mini Paint Sprays and Manicures
Adding some color can really add some pizzazz to your mani so you can also try getting some nail art onto your nails through the use of some mini paint sprays or acrylic paint. Many sponges have the ability to draw on anything, so if you purchase one you should be able to draw on your own designs or transfer them from another file. These are usually fairly inexpensive and easy to find in any craft store. However, if you are not someone who enjoys drawing on things you can get the same results by getting acrylic paints. Acrylic nail art are usually heavier so you might want to use a backing paper to protect the acrylics when you first start and you can usually purchase these in kits so you don’t have to go out and buy each individual item.
Beads and Manicure Clips
Adding some beads or a strip of fabric that you can thread through your nails makes for a great base coat. You can also use a couple different colors of thread for different portions of your mani so you can change up the look between steps. Once you have applied your base coat you can apply your manicure accessories. For instance, you can attach eye drops to the ends of your fingers so that your nails look more like angel wings.
All of these ideas can be accomplished by simply using what you already have lying around at home. For instance, you can use the peeling off stickers you have at home or the wool pads you have lying around to create a base for your mani. If you cannot use any of these items right away, you can simply create them later by buying the supplies and doing your mani on your own. This is actually a very easy and quick way to create a really unique manicure that you can show off to all of your friends. Hopefully these minimalist nails tutorial will help you out!