Hey everyone, how are you? So, do you remember when I started this vlog like way, way, way, waaay back? And I talked about why I started the vlog and all the things I like to do with my friends. And one of the things I said was we love to do nail art.
Well, it occurred to me that I have never done a nail art DIY vlog. So that’s what this is gonna be, nail art DIY. I’m going to teach you how to do some really cool nail designs and these are so simple you barely need any tools.
Oh, and remember that you should always ask an adult or parents for help on dealing with nail polish because that can get really messy, really fast. The first step for any nail design is the base coat colour.
Alright, this first design is a total favourite. I call it, “The Thumb”. I love this one. I’m using white as my base colour. Then take your favourite colour of nail polish. I’m going to use pink, obviously and put a drop on some paper.
Next, put your thumb in the polish like this and roll it over your nails. And it looks like this. Like you have fingerprints on your nails. Okay. The next nail design we’re going to learn is called “The Newspaper”.
Renee taught me this one. Paint your nails a light base colour. I’m using this light, light pink. Let it dry completely. Get a small glass of water, put your finger in the water to make it wet. Then cut a small piece of newspaper or magazine print like this and carefully press it on the nail for a beat.
Then carefully roll it off, you don’t want to smudge it, and let your finger dry and voila, your nails are like tiny magazine stories. Okay, next nail design is called “polka dots”. This one feels really festive.
Take any light nail polish as your under colour. I’m using light blue. Then, I use the tip of a bobby pin like this to help make a line of simple polka dots on the edge of the nail. I like to use random bright colours like this.
So, next I’m going to show you some lines. I use a white polish as the undercoat and colour polishes to make the lines on the nails like this. You can also use the tip of a bobby pin to help make the line.
I think this look is really fun and playful. And you know me, I can’t end this tutorial without hearts. This heart design is really simple. You use the same idea that we used on the tiny hearts make up tutorial for the Valentine’s Day vlog post.
I start with a light pink nail, then use dark red for the heart. But you can use any colour you want. Start with three dots like this, then join the dots like this into a small heart and ta-da! I really hope you liked these nail designs.
They are some of my faves. Decorating your nails is such a great way of expressing your mood and your personality. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. I learned a really, really great inspiration. Progress not perfection.
We can be really hard on ourselves sometimes, right? Especially when we are learning something new. And we shouldn’t be. It’s all about the learning and the journey, not about the perfection. I love it.
Progress not perfection. That is going to be my intention for today. I really hope you liked this vlog and that you will click around and find some new videos on my channel and subscribe and I can’t wait to see how your nail designs turned out.