Do you often wonder how to spruce up your nails but are not sure how to? Here are three simple nail art designs that look great with minimal effort.

Splattered Nails

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This Jackson Pollock-style manicure is as fun as it is easy. Cater to your individual preferences by using colours you like and splattering on how much you like. Just remember to cover the surface you are working on with disposable paper.

  1. Apply a base coat and allow to dry. This is important to make your manicure last.
  2. Apply the colour you would like to use as the base colour. Apply two coats of this and allow to dry.
  3. Now take a slanted make-up brush (one that you don’t mind getting dirty) and dip it into a complementary nail colour then into a bit of nail polish remover to ensure it’s thin enough to splatter then splatter away.
  4. Wait for the splatters to dry then apply a top coat to seal the look.
  5. This is a messy process so to clean up nail polish on your skin, allow the nail polish to dry completely then wash your hands and it will peel right off your fingers.

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

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Yes, lemons go really well in your G&T but they look even better on your nails!

  1. Apply a base coat and allow to dry.
  2. Apply white as a base colour. Apply two coats and allow to dry.
  3. Use the back of a small paintbrush and dip into yellow nail polish, then apply to the nail to create the lemon round.
  4. Next, use a mechanical clutch pencil and dip it into green nail polish to draw on two leaves. This makes it look more fruity and less like yellow polka dots.
  5. Finish with a top coat.

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For The Subtle Effect 

So you’re not into crazy, colourful fruits and shapes? Try this more subtle approach by combining glossy and matte nail polish in the same shade.

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  1. Apply a base coat and allow to dry.
  2. Apply two coats of your matte nail colour of choice and allow to dry.
  3. Once dry, cut strips of sticky tape and stick just below the tip of your nail. You can decide how thick or thin you want the line to be.
  4. Next, take a glossy nail polish in the same shade and paint the tips of your nails, above the sticky tape. Allow to dry then carefully peel the sticky tape off.
  5. Finish with a top coat. You can also reverse this look by swapping the matte and glossy shades.

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