3 Great DIY Summer Nail Polish Designs and Other Tips

Do-it-yourself Summer Nail Polish Designs

Summer is a great time for nail polish designs. Not only does the fashion of the season allow for bright, bold colors, but it’s also an opportunity to experiment with do-it-yourself nail art. Here is a guide to three DIY nail looks that feature warm colors and simple yet attractive designs. These are from the creative mind of nail art expert Frances Liang.

Also included in the piece are basic tips to ensure that manicures last longer, like using a buffer to soften your nails and applying nail polish remover before putting on the basecoat.

The three nail designs featured are Geometric Teals, the Zebra Print, and the Reverse French. All are hand-drawn, and the steps are laid out for anyone to follow.

For other nail polish designs that you can do yourself, check out other entries of ours with the DIY tag.

Splatter Nails – A Simple Way to Create This Trendy Look

Magenta and blue splattered nail polish

The style section of ebony.com has a brief feature on a nail artist who specializes in the splatter look. Many women enjoy the splatter nails trend, in which polish is sprayed across the nails in a way similar to modern art. In this case, the artist puts nail polish in a straw and then blows it out to create the splattered paint look. She uses many different neon colors from China Glaze on white nails.

This method is simple enough to try at home, and you can experiment with different colors until you find a look that you love.

Mother’s Day DIY Nail Design – Beautiful Red Tulips, Perfect for Spring

Mom and Daughter Applying Nail Polish on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which means getting together with your mom, doing something fun with her like going to brunch, and enjoying the spring weather. It’s also a good opportunity to give yourself (or your mom) a new look for your nails. At accesshollywood.com, there is an excellent DIY tutorial on how to create a simple tulip nail design for your nails. The creative mind behind this nail art idea is Jin Soon Choi, one of the biggest names in the nail fashion industry.

The tutorial is only five straightforward steps, and the result is a cheerful and stylish manicure featuring a popular flower of the spring season. You can do it yourself, or you and your mom can work on it together :) .

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!

To see the newest nail polish colors and collections that go with Mother’s Day and the rest of spring, see our Hot New Items at http://www.nailpolishandmore.com/hot-new-items/.

Do You Know When the First Nail Salon Opened in the U.S.? A New Book Has the Answer to This Question and More

A Woman Having Her Nails Done in a Salon

The first nail salon in the U.S. opened way back in 1878, over 135 years ago! A new book, Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure by Suzanne E. Shapiro, has the details on this salon–it was called Mrs. Cobb’s Manicure Parlor, was located on West 23rd Street in New York, and charged $1.25 for a manicure.

The New York Post has a review of the book, which not only discusses nails of the late 1800s, but also traces the history of nail salons and nail art all the way through to current times. The book appears to be a fun resource that explains the trends and circumstances that have led to nail polish fashions enjoying the immense popularity that they have today.

The 12 Nail Designs of Christmas (and Winter)!

Christmas and the winter season are associated with a lot of things–cold weather, snow, family, gift-giving, etc–that are great themes for nail designs. Nail art becomes more common, as people tend to have more fun with their nails than during other times of the year. In fact, we recently highlighted three different manicures perfect for the winter holiday season.

Below are pics of 12 more fun winter-themed nail designs that we’ve seen: which is your favorite?

1. Snowflakes on beautiful blue nail polish
Snowflake nails and blue background
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Three Holiday Nail Designs for the Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginner Nail Artist

Nail Design for a Winter Holiday Manicure

With the winter holidays upon us, it’s time for many nail enthusiasts to decorate their nails festive designs. Some nail art can be very simple, while other examples can be intricate and require a lot of experience. Allure.com has a guide to holiday nail designs that is great for anyone, as there are three manicures, one each for people with advanced, intermediate, and beginner skill levels.

The advanced nail design is called the “Full-On Mrs. Claus”, and it features snowflakes, a snowman, and a Christmas tree. The medium skill level manicure is referred to as “Wrapping Paper Nails”, and it will make your nails look like gifts that are ready to be opened. The final design, which is for beginners, is two-toned and called “Elegantly Festive”. It is a stylish look featuring a rich burgundy like Visions of Love in the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Reds collection, along with a silver glitter.

With these three options, everyone can wear a festive nail design for the holiday season. Discover the manicure that is right for you!