5 Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners

5 Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners
  • 5 Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners

    Hey guys, it's Raven again, and today I'm going to give you a step by step to accomplish 5 different simple nail art looks using OPI Infinite Shine Lacquer. These designs are all super simple, yet still chic giving you a little something without being too over the top. 

    We're going to start off with some basics to prep the nails for your designs:

    1. Always start off with clean, dry nails. Cleanse the nail bed with N.A.S. 99 to give yourself a clean surface before you polish.

    2. Apply 1 coat of OPI Infinite Shine Primer to the entire nail. Be careful as to not touch the cuticle, and make sure to cap the free edge of the nail.

    3. Apply 2 thin coats of OPI Infinite Shine Taupe-Less Beach. Again, be careful not to touch the cuticle, and cap the free edge of the nail. Let dry for 2 minutes before going on to the next step.

    4. Now for some NAIL ART!!! You can use your OPI Artist Series Brush Kit to help you nail these easy looks (pun intended)! To achieve the looks shown, we used Alpine Snow and My Private Jet, also in OPI Infinite Shine.

    1. 5 Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners

      THUMB NAIL: Using the striper brush, make a thin diagonal line from one corner of the nail to the other using My Private Jet in OPI Infinite Shine. Wait a minute for it to dry, then using Alpine Snow in OPI Infinite Shine, draw another thin diagonal line across it to form an X with the two colors.

    2. 5 Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners

      INDEX: Using the striper brush again, draw 2 horizontal lines (leaving some space in between) across the middle of the nail in My Private Jet.

    3. 5 Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners

      MIDDLE: Using the dotting tool, use the larger end and make four dots, two with Alpine Snow and two with My Private Jet. Wait about a minute to allow them to dry. Then using the small dotter, apply the opposite color in the middle of the large dot.

    4. 5 Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners

      RING: Use the striper and draw a thin white line with Alpine Snow to achieve this French Manicure look.

    5. 5 Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners

      PINKY: Using the striper brush and My Private Jet, draw a half-circle at the cuticle of the nail and fill it in. 

    6. And to top the designs off:

      5. Make sure you allow all of your nail art looks to dry at least 3 to 5 minutes before applying OPI Infinite Shine Top Coat to each nail so that the designs don't bleed. Make sure you cap the free edge to ensure minimal wear or chipping at the tip of the nail.

      6. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes to dry, and then enjoy your fun nail art looks!!!

      Until next time..... 

    Written by Raven Hennington-Billberry -