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BN Do It Yourself: 5 Amazing Nail Art Designs You Can Try Today!



There is something about DIY videos that makes you just want to head to a home appliance store and go crazy. They’re easy, can be done with basic home appliances and you can add your own twist to it. Today, we are going into the colourful world of nail art.

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful nails around town, but unfortunately whenever I ask where they got it done the ladies sporting them always say they were bought pre-painted and most times they cost a pretty penny. So, I decided to look for the next best thing – DIY.

Below are 5 amazing nail art tutorial videos done by beauty bloggers on the internet.

They’re all really easy and creative and the best part is you can try your own twist on them. Check them out.

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This nail art tutorial shows how to recreate 2 nail art trends – the monochrome nails and the studded nails. This look is very edgy, great for parties and unique. In this tutorial, Cutepolish will be showing us how to get this nail art done.

NOTE: In place of the dotting tool, you can use a toothpick, the ends of a hair pin or a crochet pin and for the nails you use studs on, do not coat with a topcoat because the studs will come off.

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The great thing about this nail art is how simple it is. All you need is some corn flour, nail polish and a small toothpick or stir stick. The finished look is really sophisticated and would be great for a dinner or a big event. Beauty blogger AndreasChoice is showing us here how she achieves her matte nails and how you can too. Press ►.

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This next nail art is really cool for evenings. It is a muck up of the galaxy and has an amazing gradient look. All you need to pull off this nail art is a sponge, several nail polish colours and a surface to work on. Watch the video to learn more on how AndreasChoice got this look done.

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This nail art is definitely one of my favourites. The things we can do with a bowl of water and some polish. That’s right, all you need is a bowl of water and whatever nail polish you want to mix to get that gradient marble look and you’re set. SimpleLittlePleasures is going to show us how we can get our marble on too. Check it out.

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This easy tutorial also has to do with the same tools used in the previous tutorial, except this time you’re adding nylon to it. Youtube Beauty blogger Cutepolish shows us how we can achieve this edgy nail art in some easy steps.

There you go. Be sure to let us know which ones you have tried and if you have any nail art ideas you can send them to Style(at)BellaNaija(dot)com. Don’t forget to share.

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  1. Mdevaan

    June 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Hmmmmmm…love the black !

  2. loveth .O

    June 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm


  3. lily

    June 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm


  4. princess

    June 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you Bella, can’t wait to try them out

  5. lynn

    June 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm


  6. KingsQueen

    June 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    LOL. i tried the marble one a while back and it was a disaster!

    • B!

      June 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Sometimes its about practice. In the meantime, I have one that’s much easier and really cute too! It’s called newspaper nails. You can easily search for it on youtube and find the instructions. Word of advice ; don’t bother with the tutorials using water. ALWAYS use rubbing alcohol when doing this design.

  7. amarachi

    June 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I have to try dis @ home

  8. Yolanda

    June 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Totally love Andrea’s choice! Her videos are amaze-balls 🙂

  9. eloho

    June 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

    After you do your left nails, how will you do the right hand nails using your left hand – Hian! E no easy oh! Struggling!

  10. Bella

    June 21, 2013 at 11:31 am

    love love the MAtt/Leather look in black so so hawt!!

  11. Nollywood REinvented

    June 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Wow… who knew you could do these yourself. Now bookmarking

  12. Woorah

    June 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    did the mix and match monochrome and its awesome! Nw rocking it!

  13. Organics by MelVee

    July 4, 2013 at 10:41 am

    For a simple Monochrome nail design you can do at home; buy a white or black Crackle polish and use on a White or Black polish.

    Voila! You rocking the Monochrome trend on your nails

  14. Rubab Tareen

    July 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    All designs are just awesome. But I like Matte Nail Art the most.

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