25 Easy DIY Nail Art Hacks That Can Be Done At Home For Beginners


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25 Easy DIY Nail Art Hacks That Can Be Done At Home For Beginners

Getting your nails done perfectly, all by yourself at your home is quite impossible. But, if you know the right tricks, there’s nothing more fun and satisfactory than doing the nails on your own. Read on to find some clever nail hacks that you would definitely thank us for. Take a look!

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#1. Creating perfect zigzags

perfect zigzags nail paint design

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Create perfectly balanced zigzags or stripes using transparent cello tapes. It is a very simple nail hack to create perfect stripes.

#2. Want lace nails?

lace nails paint design

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Wrap a piece of lace cut-out around your freshly painted nail. Use a toothpick to press it onto your nails. Once it dries up, apply a layer of top coat for a glossy look.

#3. Getting striped nails was never so easy

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Have a fan brush? Use it to get thin stripes over your nails in any colour you wish. Dip the base of the bristles in the desired colour and brush over your nail horizontally.

#4. Use bobby pins to make perfect dots.

bobby pins to make perfect dots nail paint

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Polka dots not only look cute on a dress or shoes but also on nails. Here is a perfect way to get polka dots on nails- use the end of a bobby pin or toothpick.

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#5. Create snakeskin nail art using a loofah

snakeskin nail art using a loofah

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Wrap a piece of loofah tightly over your nail and use a sponge to dab another colour over it.

#6. Mini polka dots with band aid

Mini polka dots with band aid

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Take the holed part of the band-aid and stick it on your nail. Paint over it and peel off when it’s dry. Ta-da, there you have perfect mini polka dotted nails.

#7. Use matte eyeshadow to make your own matte nail polish at home

matte eyeshadow to make your own matte nail polish at home

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Take a clear nail polish, add your broken, crumbled or leftover eyeshadow to it and mix. Now, you don’t have to part with your favourite eyeshadow just yet. You will get the most amazing matte effect on your nails in no time.

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#8. Want to turn your nail polish matte?

turn your nail polish matte

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One of the simplest method is to mix equal parts of the colored nail polish and cornflour in a small container. And, there you go. That’s all!

#9. Easy cleanup with petroleum jelly

Easy nail cleanup with petroleum jelly

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Just rub a bit of Vaseline or petroleum jelly onto your messy fingers and wipe off the excess nail polish with a cotton ball.

#10. Remove glittery nail polish in seconds

Remove glittery nail polish in seconds

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Paint your nails with any clear, non-toxic and washable glue as a base coat. Paint your glitter nail polish over it. And peel it off when you want to get rid of it.

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#11. For a professional finish to your nails

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Dip a lip brush in a bottle of nail polish remover and draw a clean line along the edges of your nails.

#12. For drying nail paint quickly

drying nail paint quickly

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Quick dry your nail paint by submerging your nails in ice cold water for 3 minutes. Voila!

#13. Get the super-easy marble effect

Get the super-easy marble effect

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All you need is a spoon and two differently coloured nail paints for this nail art. Take a spoon and pour drops of two differently coloured nail polishes on to it and swirl it with a toothpick or bobby pin. Now roll your nail over the edge of the spoon and voila, it’s done!

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#14. Make your own glitter nail polish

Make your own glitter nail polish

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Apply a clear coat of polish on to the nails and dip them one by one in a pot of your leftover loose glitter eyeshadow or craft glitter. Wipe off the excess. The end result - gorgeousness multiplied by ten!

#15. For smooth nail paint

For smooth nail paint

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Apply some white vinegar on your nails to make your nail polish go smoother and last longer.

#16. Discoloured nails?

Discoloured nails

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Use a whitening toothpaste to remove any stains from your nails.

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#17. Nail polish to remove nail polish

Nail polish to remove nail polish

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One of the easiest ways to get rid of nail polish when you don’t have a nail polish remover is to use another nail polish. Apply a coat on your nails and immediately wipe it off with a cotton ball.

#18. Use your deodorant to remove nail polish

Use deodorant to remove nail polish

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Have some unfinished can of deodorant, don’t throw it away just yet! Spray it on your nails and wipe it off with a cotton ball. It’s that easy.

#19. DIY Ombre nails

DIY Ombre nails

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Take two complimenting colours and apply the lightest one on your nails as a base coat. Apply the polishes next to each other on a makeup sponge and blend them together using a nail polish brush. Now dab the sponge on your nails until you are satisfied with the results and finish off with a clear top coat.

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#20. Velvet nails

Velvet nails

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Take some flocking powder and cover your freshly painted nails (in a colour similar to the powder) with it. Use your fingers or a tong to set the powder. Now take a powder brush to remove the excess and ta-da your velvet nails are ready to be flaunted.

#21. Water marble nails

Water marble nails

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Apply a clear base coat on your nail. Take a paper cup or small glass bowl and fill it up with warm water. Take two different coloured nail polishes and drop each colour on the surface of the water one by one. Once you are done, move a toothpick through the circles to create a pattern. Now dip your fingers one by one for more than 30 seconds and apply a top coat for a perfect finish.

#22. Easy French manicure at home

Easy French manicure at home

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Use ring reinforcement stickers to give yourself a perfect French manicure right at your home. Place the sticker on your nail, and paint the tip of the nails with the colour you want and peel off the sticker.

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#23. Get neon nail polish pop out

Get neon nail polish pop out

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Get a beautiful pop, out of your neon nail polish by applying a white base coat.

#24. Marble nails in a minute?

Marble nails in a minute

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Yes, it’s possible! Paint your nails with a base colour. Now take a plastic wrap and crunch it up. Paint the second colour onto your nails and dab on it lightly with the plastic wrap and your marble nails are ready!

#25. Use a toothpick to make a cute heart

Use a toothpick to make a cute heart

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Take a toothpick and dip it in the nail polish. Make two equal sized dots next to each other and drag them down at an angle to meet at the bottom. That’s all, your hearts are ready!

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Don't forget to try these amazing nail hacks at home and give an all new look to your nails. Do share with us in the comments section if you have already tried a few of them!

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