Holi haiiii! The colourful madness has spread faster than swine flu in just a week and the Holi fever has come to haunt us all. And since all your clothes and accessories are perfectly suited for the festival, why not nails? In keeping with the colourful theme of the festival, here are some great easy-to-make nail art ideas!
Also read: Handy Skin Care Tips During Holi
Try them out today and wow your friends at the Holi party tomorrow!
Nail art no. 1: This one's a really simple nail art tutorial that even a beginner can easily manage to create. The colours are so vibrant that they give a proffish look to the nails while also giving them a relaxed look. Here's what you need to do:
Step 1: Start with a base coat of clear polish or nail strengthening varnish; this will ensure your nails are well-protected against any of the chemicals that your Holi colours may contain, and it will also make your nail art last longer.
Step 2: Take a small piece of tape and trace a pattern on it with a pen/pencil or marker. You can recreate the exact same pattern by tracing a lightning bolt on the tape and then cutting it out with a pair of scissors. Cut the same for all your nails and stick them on top of the dry base coat.
Step 3: Choose your Holi colours! Get as creative and colourful as you want and use good quality nail polishes to paint on your nails. You can do one or two colours on each nail. Let it dry and the peel off the tape from each of the nail, Voila! Beautiful, isn't it? Don't forget to top off with a clear coat.
Nail art no. 2: Here's another fun nail art that you can wear. Although it looks difficult to make, trust me it's not! All you need is your nail paints and an old tooth brush!
Step 1: Pick your nail colours and decide which nail you want to start with. This style would look best if you paint a different shade of polish on each nail. You may apply base coat if you want but since the base of the nails is going to be plain for this one, it's not necessary to apply a base.
Step 2: Once your nails are dry, get a small bowl or a saucer and add a drop of nail polish of your choice (make sure it contrasts with the one on your base). Add one drop of nail polish thinner just to make it easy for you to use it.
Step 3: Now you need to be really quick with this step. Dip an old toothbrush in the thinned nail polish and tap it on your nail gently so that it looks as if you sprayed the colour on. Be quick and keep a very light hand. You can use two different contrasting colours on each nail for the desired effect.
Nail art no. 3: We absolutely love this nail art! It's so fresh and easy-to-make that you would want to wear new colour combinations everyday! Here's how to make it:
Step 1: Choose a base colour and apply it to all your nails.
Step 2: Pick 3-4 contrasting nail polishes that would look bright and stand out on the base colour.
Step 3: Using a Q-tip, or a nail art pen, start putting small dots on your base with each colour. It's best to add two dots each of one colour and move on to the next. If you feel a spot is looking blank you can always add a dot there. Finish with a top coat of clear polish.
Nail art no. 4: This amazing and complicated-looking nail art was achieved by a special technique called water-marbling. If it's your first time doing a water marble nail art, click here for a beginner's guide. If you already have prior experience with this technique, then you can continue with the tutorial!
Step 1: You'll need your favorite nail paints that are not very thick, in different bright colours. Paint your nails in a basic white shade not more than two coats and let them dry.
Step 2: Take a bowl and fill half of it with room-temperature water. Now add a drop each of your colourful nail polish right in the center of the bowl and let it spread outwards. Add more drops of different colours right in the centre and repeat all colours twice until you get a ring formation. Use a toothpick to make your desired random pattern. And then dip your nails (one-at-a-time) in the bowl to get the pattern imprint on them.
Step 3: You may have to repeat step 2 a few times until all your nails are covered with the abstract nail art. Clean the nail paint that's outside the boundary of your nails and apply the top coat of clear polish. You can also apply a glittery clear polish for added drama ;)
Nail art no. 5: Here's another super easy nail art for your Holi fever. Don't worry you don't have to be a nail-artist to get this right; it's all about going crazy!
Step 1: Paint your nails with a white base coat and choose your favorite nail paints that you want to use for this nail art.
Step 2: Take a saucer or any palette and put a few drops of various colours on it. Using a toothpick, make splashes of colours with two or more colours on each nail, based on the length and breadth of your nail. Add a few dots here and there and that's about it! For the pichkari, use a nail art pen for better control and draw a miniature pichkari on one of your nails. Best do it on the thickest nail for better results.
Step 3: Once you've decorated all your nails, let them dry for 10-15 minutes and apply a top coat to avoid chipping or peeling.
Weren't these ideas easy and amazing? So what are you waiting for, get creative! Happy Holi to everyone from team The Brunette Diaries!