You do not need to be an artist to paint beautiful nails that stand out. I paint my own nails weekly, and I like them to have a special dramatic flair. Here are five of my tried-and-true tips that will elevate your nail game from boring to fabulous.
- Bright Colors
If we want nails that stand out, we need bold colors. A single-shade manicure with a bright polish accomplishes a result that I am living for.
- Special-Effects Polishes
There are many variants of special-effects polishes, the one pictured is a linear holo (short for holographic) polish. There are also multi-chrome polishes, metallic polishes, glitter polishes and flakie polishes. These fun finishes will keep you staring at your nails all day.
- Accent Nail
There is a certain elegance that radiates from a manicure with an accent nail. Any nail could be accented, but my personal favorite is the ring finger. In this manicure, I took it even further by using a glitter polish for my accent nail.
- Double Accent Nail
If one accent nail is not enough, use three polishes and create this unique look! With a double accent nail, I like to choose three colors that complement each other and form a cohesive color story. In this method, the ring finger remains the main accent nail, the thumb and middle finger share a color and the pointer finger and pinky share a color.
- Gradient Manicure
To create this simple yet stunning gradient, choose colors in the same color family and arrange them from lightest to darkest. I would recommend using five colors of the same finish for the best result.
I hope these tips have helped inspire your next manicure! Happy painting!