Are you a self appointed nail artist? Love the looks you find on Instagram and Pinterest but can't seem to achieve the look at home? It's actually not that hard to create some of the amazing looks you see online, all you need are the proper tools. With the proper tools just about any one can great some fun and unique looks with just a little time and creativity.
Want perfectly straight lines or pretty flowers? Try out Essence Nail Art Stickers ($1.99 Ulta). These are perfect for creating straight lines, perfect flower bouquets and even elegant French manicures.
Add some bling to your nails with Colour Riche Nail Lingerie by L'Oreal ($7.97 Walmart). These nail stickers come in colored and patterned 3D jewels to give any nail polish a sparkly effect. The best part? No drying time needed!
Love to try a gel manicure but don't want to pay the money? Head on over to your nearest drugstore and pickup Sally Hansen Salon InstaGel Salon Kit ($27.49-$27.99 Target). It comes with everything you need like polish stickers, nail file, cleanser pads, topcoat, and a mini LED light to get the perfect gel manicure that will last up to two weeks.
Are you a messy nail painter? If you are try Kiesque's Liquid Palisade ($22 Beauty.com). It works as a nail polish shield that protects your cuticles and skin so if you paint on it once you're done it can be peel off. No mess, no problems.
Need to remove unwanted nail polish? Two things are available. The ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw ($3.99 Sally Beauty) that holds the cotton without touching your nails or Sephora Collection Precision Nail Polish Corrector Pen ($8 Sephora) that works just like a pen, just 'write' over the messy area and it removes the polish easily.
Love the ombre or gradient look but not sure how to achieve it? There are several tools on the market that can make creating this look easy. KISS Gradation Kit ($6.97 Walmart) is super easy to use and comes with three colored nail polishes. The selection is limited to four sets though. If you prefer to use your own nail polish then try TopShop Make Up Nail Art Sponge Kit ($4 TopShop) The kit comes with three sponges and an a small nail brush to create a gradient/ombre look.
Like French manicures within the same color family but have trouble finding the right shades? Make your life less complicated with China Glaze Tranzitions Color Changing Collection ($4.99 Image Beauty). Paint your nails one color, allow to dry completely then apply the top coat and it transforms the color to another shade giving you a totally uncomplicated yet fun look.
Nail stripers are a must have for creating lines, stripes and even French manicures in different colors besides white. Many names have their own sets of nail stripers. I prefer LA Colors Art Deco ($1 Dollar Tree). They're super cheap and come in at least 12 different shades.
One of the lastest looks to hit the nail art scene is glow in the dark nails. Want to achieve the look but don't want to go out and but a whole entire new wardrobe of neon glow in the dark polish? Try instead Essence nail art Glow in the night top coat (only available at Fred Meyer). Simply spray over your nails and that's it. You've transformed your nails into glow in the dark sparkly creations.
Lastly, are you like me and end up painting your nails are night before you go to bed and then wake up to smudged finger nails? Don't worry about smudged nails anymore with the help of Onyx Professional 3 2 1 Dry! Salon Nail Dryer ($2.50 Walmart). All you do is spray it on your nails and by the time you're putting the cap back on, you're nails are dry!
Do you DIY your nails? What are your experiences with these products? Any others you would suggest? Leave a comment below!
(Source: Daily Makeover)