Simple Nail Art Designs for Beginners

Easy Nail Art DesignsThis post will show you a few simple nail art designs for beginners. It doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming, especially with these tricks you can use for really easy nail art.

Some nail art basic designs can be made with a few brush strokes or dots. Keep reading for some videos of nail art designs for beginners and links to other posts with design ideas.

An example of one of these simple designs of nail art is the Newspaper Print Nails look, you don’t need to buy any extra nail art supplies to be able to make this design. I’ve written easy to follow step by step instructions at a previous post which even gives you a few variations to the nail art newspaper print look.

Here’s a youtube nail art video which shows you how to create this great look. These polka dot nail art designs are gorgeous and are so easy to attempt at home.

These dotting tool nail art designs are fun and easy to try out. With a nail art dotting tool you can go polka dot crazy and create dots in different colours, dots of different sizes. Check out the nail art tutorial on my Japanese nail art post for instructions on how to make your own cute panda nails.

Here’s another easy look you can complete with this youtube nail art designs tutorial – I love the look of plaid on the nail. Plaid is one of the easiest nail art patterns for beginners to create at home if you’re not the creative type.

One classic look that doesn’t have to be difficult to do is the French Manicure. It doesn’t have to be the as simplistic as nude nails and white tips. It can be a cute nail art design for beginners to attempt to do even if you don’t have a steady hand.

French Manicure Modern Look

You can combine it with stamping nail art to add some extra detail to it. You can even cheat at doing the tip by using a stamper (you’ll have to watch my how to video on my stamping nail art post to know what I’m talking about). Or if you prefer a square tip you can use the idea suggested in the video above by using cello tape to make it easy to paint perfect lines on your nails.

Try this French manicure modern look. Adding some zebra stripes makes it such a fun design to try out. If animal print isn’t your thing, try stamping on some images from an image plate or use nail art stickers. You can add any kind of 3D nail art which will be sure to spice it up a bit.

Don’t let your feet feel left out from all the creative fun, here’s a toenail art tutorial that’s really easy to follow or you can use these nail art patterns for short nails.

If you have some images of simple nail designs please send them in so I can share your nail arts pics with the rest of the readers on this nails art blog. I’d love to be able to share everyone’s ideas of some easy nail art designs and how to do them.

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.