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Feeling girly but don’t have the time to sit down and give yourself the mani you deserve? Well, we have some news for you! These nine lazy girl nail art ideas require no skills and take very little time.

1. Sprinkles

This nail design is a must for the spring season! Can you say fun-fetti?

What you’ll need:

Nude polish, colored nail polishes for sprinkles, thin nail art brush, clear top coat


Paint nails with nude polish and let dry. With a thin nail art brush and a variety of polish colors, paint lines to create sprinkles. Let dry. Add top coat to finish.

2. Gold Glitter Stripe

Follow this tutorial from honestlywtf.com for a subtle yet chic manicure. 

What you’ll need:

Metallic gold polish, gold glitter polish, washi tape, thin nail art brush, clear top coat


Start by masking off nails on one hand with two pieces of washi tape each, creating one thin vertical line down the middle of each nail. If you feel like you can do without the guidance of the washi tape, feel free to skip this step. 

With a thin nail art brush and the metallic gold polish, paint in between the tape. Let dry and remove tape. Carefully dab the glitter polish over the gold stripe. Let dry and then add top coat to finish.

3. Washi Tape

The design possibilities are endless with this awesome nail art hack!

What you’ll need:

Washi tape, scissors, clear top coat


With scissors, cut washi tape to fit the shape and size of your nails. Apply to nails and seal with top coat.

4. Gold Triangles

If you prefer the minimal look, this one’s for you! Follow torihnails on Instagram for more nail inspo. 

What you’ll need:

Gold nail art stickers, clear top coat


Place a gold nail art sticker at the top of your nail. Seal with clear top coat. 

Related: The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Getting the Perfect Manicure

5. Graffiti

A simple trick for the perfect girls night out manicure. Cosmo knows what’s up. 

What you’ll need:

Black nail polish, gold nail polish, silver nail polish, clear top coat  


Paint nails black and let dry. With the silver and gold polish, paint over the black polish to make a graffiti look. Top off with a clear top coat. 

6. Dotted

This simple manicure with a trio of dots is right up anyone’s alley. Just look at how cute it is! 

What you’ll need:

Black nail polish, bobby pin, clear top coat


Dip the round tip of the bobby pin into black nail polish. Place three dots down each nail. Let dry. Use clear top coat to finish.

7. Simple Triangle

The basic mani is totally in! For more inspo, check out merestreet.com.

What you’ll need:

Black nail polish, thin nail art brush, clear top coat


Tape off a triangle at the top of each nail. With a thin nail art brush and black polish, fill in the triangles. Let dry and then peel the tape off. Finish with clear top coat.  

8. Modern White Lines

Totally loving this graphic look? Follow the tutorial now at April and May!

What you’ll need:

White nail polish, thin nail art brush, clear top coat


Using the thin nail art brush and white polish, paint a horizontal line toward the top of your nail. It can be a straight or curved line. Join the horizontal line to a vertical line. Let dry and top off with a clear coat. 

Don’t like using the nail art brush? Use a white nail art pen instead! 

9. Ombre

This gradient mani will take your nails from boring to glamorous in just two easy steps! 

What you’ll need:

Five shades of your choice of nail color, clear top coat 


Paint each nail a different shade of your chosen polish color. Finish with top coat. 

Aleixka has a B.A. in Media Arts and Design and a minor in Spanish from James Madison University. She loves all things books, traveling, food, and photography.