Hi there! I'm Charlee, a second-year Conservation of Cultural Heritage student from Brighton. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and creating digital art.
Like most busy students, in the bustling world of student life, amidst textbooks and lecture halls, you may not have a lot of time to spend on intricate nail art designs. However, there are plenty of easy and quick nail art ideas that can still make your nails look stylish with minimal effort. Here are a few suggestions:
Minimalist French Tips
Instead of doing a full French manicure, opt for a minimalist twist. Paint your nails with a neutral base colour and add a thin line of a contrasting colour at the tips of your nails.
Paint all your nails with a neutral shade and choose one nail on each hand to be your accent nail. Apply a bold or sparkling polish on the accent nails to create a focal point and add a pop of colour.
Apply a base colour of your choice and use a dotting tool or a toothpick to create polka dots with a contrasting colour. You can make them randomly scattered or create a pattern.
Apply a base coat and let it dry. Then, using tape or nail stencils, create geometric shapes on your nails. Fill in the shapes with different colours to create a modern and trendy look.
Paint your nails with a base colour and use a reinforcement sticker or mask off the tops with tape to create a half-moon shape at the base of your nails.
Choose two or three colours that blend well together and create a gradient effect on your nails. You can use a sponge or a makeup sponge to dab the colours onto your nails, starting from the cuticle area.
Apply a base colour and use tape, toothpick or a thin nail art brushes to create stripes on your nails. You can choose contrasting colours or stick to a monochromatic palette.
Apply a base colour and add a coat of glitter polish on one or two accent nails. Glitter instantly adds a touch of glam and doesn’t require much effort.
Leave enough drying time between each step and apply a top coat to protect your design and make them last longer.