Nail Art Suppliers

Where to Buy Nail Art Supplies Online?

nail art pens nail artIf you are looking for nail art suppliers, this post will help you find nail accessories stores that offer great deals on where to find discount nail supplies online. The beauty of buying nail tools for designs is that you don’t need to go to a physical shop.

If you have done your research you will know the best brands and can buy from the convenience of your own home from a nail art online shop. Then all you have to do is wait for the items to be delivered to you.

vvnlogoFor those located in Europe Viva La Nails” are one of the best nail art wholesale suppliers you’ll find online. They offer free shipping on orders over £25 within Europe. They also ship their products internationally for free for any orders over £50. They do some great deals on wholesale nail varnish, nail varnish pens and other nail art tools and equipment. Viva La Nails offer plenty of discounts for those buying in bulk or spending over £150 in one transaction.

I especially like the fact that their nail art supplies online shop run a regular deal of the day where you can find professional nail and beauty supplies at a discounted price. Also, you can find product reviews and nail art tutorial videos and instructions on their site too.

bornprettyWhere to buy nail art tools for those outside Europe? A reputable Asian based nail art shop online is Born Pretty Nail Art. They are located in China and are the only wholesale nail supply distributors who offer free shipping internationally without a minimum spend. They always have really cheap deals on nail art.

They have a wide range of discount nail supplies online, they also have beauty products, jewellery, accessories and kids toys available to buy from their site. If you want to know where to get cheap nail art kits, nail art tools and all the best nail art supplies there’s a large range available all at good prices. I like the number of Swarovski Flatbacks for professional nail art designs advertised within their beauty nail art section.

japanese nail artTanaNail are a Japanese nail art supplies online store. They have some really cool nail products. Shipping costs are a US$5 flat fee worldwide. They always have some kind of discount running, it can be 30% off or buy 2 and get the 3rd free. The items at TanaNail normally cost slightly more than the other nail art stockists mentioned on this page but TanaNail have quality, funky nail art materials. Expect to pay a bit more for Japanese nail art. Have a look at their site and you’ll see some great 3D nail art designs, different nail art materials.

If you are still wondering where to get nail art supplies? Try Amazon. Amazon don’t always offer nails products wholesale but their nail suppliers do offer some amazing deals on professional nail and beauty supplies. If you want to buy nail art supplies cheap then check out the product range on Amazon.

These are all the best nail art wholesale suppliers, if you know of any other nail art suppliers that are worth a mention here, please contact me at so I can include them in this list.

Written on February 16, 2013 by

Lynda Wyatt


How to Make Nail Art Designs at Home

basic nail designsThis is a run on from my cute nail art designs for beginners post that I wrote earlier in the year. I have had a few more requests for more Beginner Nail Designs Posts on how to make nail art designs at home.

So, I have included some nail arts pictures and videos of nail art designs for beginners – none of these creations require many nail art tools.  Keep reading to learn how to recreate some incredibly basic nail designs…

I really love the water marble effect on the white nail polish designs, it is really easy to do and you can create so many different patterns for each finger nail. The creator of this tutorial, DearNatural62 has a lot more similar youtube nail art tutorials so you can get a lot of good ideas for different colour combinations and swirly patterns.

In the next youtube nail art designs tutorial are even more simple designs of nail art. All you need is a striper tool, you don’t need to buy special individual nail polishes with this brush. It’s quite a long video but you can skip through to the next step.

Here is another easy nail designs for beginners with black nail polish and a dotting tool. They don’t recommend using the same matte polish as they have used but try the Matte Magic Nail Polish it’s great and will save you money as you can use it on any nail polish colour to create a matte effect. I’m all for reducing my costs buying nail art supplies as this can be an expensive hobby!

In the below youtube nail designs tutorial for easy nail art for short nails for beginners or toenails as they have shown. I always mix up toenail designs and short nails designs. All you need is a striper tool and a nail dotter tool and you can buy these at any nail art online shop.

So now what is stopping you from creating easy nail art at home? Check out my Newspaper Print Nails post for more easy design ideas. The image below is super easy to do as well, all you need is two different colours of nail polish, adhesive tape and a nail art dotting tool.

  • Give yourself a quick manicure and apply your base coat.white nail polish designs
  • Apply the pink coat of nail polish and allow it to dry.
  • Stick on the adhesive tape covering the lower part of your nails and then apply the white coat to your tips and slightly over the tape.
  • Carefully remove the tape and you will have a perfect line dividing the two colours.
  • Once the white coat has dried, use your dotting tool to apply any pattern of dots.
  • Don’t forget to apply a layer of top coat to lock in your design.

If you have any simple nail art ideas and want to share them with the readers of Please send in details and advise of the nail art design step by step instructions so that our readers can try your simple nail designs at home.

3D Nail Art Supplies

3D Nail Art pics3D nail art supplies add another level of creativity to your nail art. A plain coat of nail polish can easily be transformed with a touch of glitter, rhinestones or beads.

If you really want to get creative with your 3D nail art you can create your own unique 3D designs with acrylic nail polish on top of your nail bed (like shown in the picture opposite). This does sound difficult but it doesn’t have to be with a bit of practice. I’ll provide more info and a tutorial video in another post.

I like 3D nails as I find that even if you’re not feeling creative to make some freehand creative nail art designs you can still have funky looking nails by using some cheap nail decals or rhinestones. These can add a bit of pizazz to your nails.

I’ve added this 3D nail art tutorial which has easy to follow step by step instructions. It will give you information on how to apply 3D nail art such as nail art bows and nail art strips. The backing music isn’t the greatest so you might want to mute the sound.

I’ve added another video that will give you some rhinestone nail art designs ideas and tips. The girl who made the video shows you how to make five easy and different nail art designs with rhinestones, she did this for a Facebook competition a couple years ago.

I like the way she uses nail glitter for the background for her nail art designs. If you’re a nail art beginner you’ll like the way she uses the fan brush to create this simple nail art design. Again, the music isn’t the greatest so it can be worth muting the video while you watch it.

Where to Buy Nail Art Online?

3D Nail Art Designs imageIf you don’t know any reputable stockists for 3D nail art ideas then you might want to consider checking out the following nail art online shop.

TanaNail – They are providers of Japanese nail art and have some amazing 3D nail art for sale. They normally have some kind of sale or discount being offered on different 3D nail art products, so if you purchase a few items at once you can end up getting one item for free. They have a $5 flat rate on shipping worldwide which is good value.  Some of their nail art products might seem a bit more expensive than other nail art stores but TanaNail have quality unique products that you won’t find at most nail art supply stores.

Also there is Born Pretty Online Store – they have the cheapest nail art products on the web and have free shipping with no minimum spend so you save extra money on postage as well. The Born Pretty range isn’t as funky as what TanaNail are currently stocking but you can always find something that is trendy there.

Fruit Nail Art Decals

These fruit nail art decals are an example of what you can find at the Born Pretty online store. A pack of 120 decals cost $1.79.

There are other deals on nail art stickers with lots of different patterns. If you like nail art rhinestones they can be found on their site too. Just have a nosey about and you’ll find a good deal.

Another great place to shop for different 3D nail art is Amazon. Here are some specials that I’ve found for you below.

What is Nail Art?

free hand nail designs imageWhat is nail art? Nail art is a creative form of expression by beautifying the nails of your hands and feet. You can do this by using different colours, designs including detailed patterns and 3D nail art. Nail art has become one of the hottest fashions lately with nail bars and salons popping up everywhere. Nail art can be as simple or as intricate as you like. It is a way to express yourself and your creativity and put it on display for the whole world to see.

Nail art seems like a new fad that is taking the world by storm with the number of nails art blogs to be found on the internet. Interestingly, nail decoration and nail art aren’t so modern though. Cleopatra used to colour her nails red. In Ancient Egypt henna would be used to stain the nails and would leave them different shades or red, orange and brown. Chinese women would mix beeswax, egg whites and vegetable dye to colour their nails different shades.

Contrary to popular belief, nail art isn’t exclusive to the rich who have time to pay to get their nails done. Making creative nail designs is affordable for anyone to do at home. This site shows you how you can use nail art brushes and pens to design nails art easily and cheaply while at home.

3D Nail Art Designs imageThere are so many different forms of nail art. Here are some that are included on this website:

Stamping Nail Art – a great technique that allows you to have elaborately designed nails that take little time and no need for free hand nail designs.

Shellac Nail Polish – a revolutionary nail polish that won’t chip or smudge and lasts for at least two weeks.

Nail Art Pens – great invention for expressing your creative streak and your individuality. Nail art pens allow you to create unique free hand nail art.

Acrylic Nails – if you want long nails but are having trouble growing them, acrylics could be the answer.

Gel Nails – another form of artificial nails that are similar to acrylics but gel nails are less likely to cause damage to your natural nail bed.

French Manicure – this nail art design is a classic that will always remain in fashion. I’ve also written a post about a cool Black French manicure as well.

3D Nail Art – this is any kind of nails art that isn’t restricted to only nail polish. Such as the nail polish bows in the picture above. Japanese nail art is well known for using a lot of 3D nail art pieces to create a really cool look.

Newspaper Print Nails – this is a really simple nail art design that is really easy to recreate.

Simple Designs for Beginners – I have a whole post dedicated to very simple designs that a beginner will feel comfortable trying at home.

If you’re not sure where to purchase any of your nail art materials, the best deals can be found online. Check out my post on cheap nail art suppliers for details.

So what’s stopping you trying out some creative nail art designs? Practice makes perfect – so go grab your nail art supplies and get cracking!

Water Marble Nail Art Tips

tips for water marble nail artSo, I’ve had people write in since my water marble nails tutorial post with a lot of questions. Rather than answer you all individually I thought I would add it to a post for everyone to see and benefit from. 🙂

Here’s My Water Marble Nail Art Tips

Always use a small glass or ceramic bowl or a drinking glass – don’t use plastic, paper or styrofoam bowls, with styrofoam the nail polish will start to eat away at it and it can get really messy! Also, once you have used the glass or bowl don’t use it again for eating or drinking purposes.

It is really important that the water temperature for marble nail art be about the same as the room that you are working in for this to work. If the water is too warm it might cause the polish to spread too much and if the water is too cold the polish will start to harden and won’t spread well.

nail polish used for water marble nailsYou can try this with tap water but it depends on how hard the water is in your area. I get my best results when I use bottled water. You can reuse the water over and over again so it doesn’t have to get expensive. If you want to work quickly it can be worth while setting up two bowls.

It is also really important to clean the polish from the bowl in between dipping each finger as residue nail polish can ruin your next design. If you don’t think the water is clean just add a few drops of nail polish and pull it to the edges of the bowl with a toothpick, then remove it from the water This should clear any remaining nail polish from the water and if that doesn’t work well, try starting again with some fresh water.

What Nail Polish to use for Water Marble Nail Art?

The best nail polish for water marbling is one that is quite runny, if it is too thick it won’t spread properly. Cheap and expensive polishes can work just as well as each other, I prefer to use cheap polishes and get rid of them. I hate to waste nail polish and if you’re the same as me you might like my post on how to use up all those cheap nail polishes you have lying around.

Here’s my list of nail polish used for water marble nails

  • OPI
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
  • China Glaze
  • Orly
  • Sinful Colors
  • Elf

To be honest, there isn’t just one brand of nail art supplies that works, you will just have to try out what works best for you as every nail polish is different. There are many factors that will change how well your nail polish will work.

Avoid glitter and matte nail polish -they didn’t work at all for me. Also, I haven’t even attempted to do this with Konad Nail Polish as it is quite a thick – but it needs to be thick for when you do stamping nail art.

water temperature for marble nail artIf you only own thick nail polish you can try thinning your nail polish before you attempt this. You can thin nail polish by adding a bit of nail polish thinner.  Don’t use nail polish remover as it can ruin your nail polish forever!

I’ve had some people ask if you can attempt nail marbling without water, I’ve read that you can do it with lotion instead. I haven’t tried it but if you do succeed at this please send in your photos or instructions so I can share with the rest of the readers.

Water Marbling Nails Problems

If you are getting air bubbles on your nail try putting your nail in the water from a different angle, I find that a 45 degree angle with your finger tip touching the water first works best for me.

If you are having issues with taping up your nails, here is a great instructional youtube video.

If you find that your colors are coming out too light then try adding more nail polish into the water for each drop. To do this you allow the drop to come off the nail polish as it is almost touching the water as the water will pull more of the nail polish off the brush.

Never blow or shake your nails to dry them as you might end up ruining your designs. Trust me I’ve done it before!!

If you have any more tips for water marble nail art that you would like to share with the readers, please email me them or write in the comments and I will add them to this list.