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!