7 Easy Nail Art Ideas to Try This Weekend

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Who says cool nail art needs to cost a lot of money? Today UK-based nail blogger 10 Blank Canvases demonstrates how to pull off interesting designs at home using just a thin brush and a few fun add-ons.

Nail Art Idea: Stripes

Paint an opaque white base, let dry, and then add blue stripes in different shades using a thin brush. Add floral designs to the tips of nails for a tropical effect. Get the Look: Nail Art Brush Set, $10

Nail Art Idea: Studs

Paint an opaque white base, let dry, and then paint a bright color on top from the cuticle to the middle of the nail. Once dry, cover the seam with tiny gold studs using nail glue and a pair of tweezers. Get the Look: Art Club Lux Jewels and Gems Kit, $8

Nail Art Idea: Glitter

Paint a navy base, let dry, and then paint designs in a bright glitter polish using the original brush or a thin nail brush for finer detail. Get the Look: Forever21 Aqua Glitter Polish, $3

Nail Art Idea: Roses

Paint an opaque white base, let dry, and then paint circles with wobbly edges for roses and leaves. Once dry, use black polish and a thin brush to paint the floral outline overtop. Get the Look:

Essie Neon Nail Polish Collection, $8 each

Nail Art Idea: Deco

Paint a beige base, let dry, and then paint five upside down, narrow triangles in red polish from the cuticle to the middle of the nail. Once dry, outline the triangles in black polish with a thin brush. Get the Look: The New Black Matte and Shiny Polish Duo, $10

Nail Art Idea: Geometric

Paint an opaque white base, let dry, and then add black stripes in all directions for a geometric effect using a thin brush. For added edginess finish with a matte topcoat. Get the Look: Butter London Matte Finish Topcoat, $18

Nail Art Idea: Jewels

Paint a deep red base, let dry, and then add crystals in a half moon shape using nail glue and a pair of tweezers (or stickers). Finish with a topcoat to secure stones. Get the Look: Sephora by OPI Nail Embellishment Stickers, $5