art is a huge trend right now. Unfortunately, some ladies (like me!), are
simply unable to master the delicate skill of fingernail painting. Whether you
find it impossible to use your non-dominant hand or your hands shake terribly,
there’s a ton of reasons why you shouldn’t feel bad about lacking in nail art
expertise. Here are some fun polish alternatives to complicated nail art that
will keep your tips looking fabulous, no matter the occasion!
have gotten an edgy makeover, and you’re sure to find one that fits your style.
Try matte topcoats for a really cool effect over glitter polishes, or crackle
over your neons or even holographic coats to add any polish look iridescent.
For summer nights, we’ll def be sporting a classic glitter topcoat.
Essie Luxeffects Glitter Topcoats, $5 each, ulta.com
Textured polish is the coolest new thing to hit the nail market. Think fun finishes from concrete to leather, even fuzzy effects that make your nails look like they’re wearing a fluffy scarf! We heart this sandy formula, which is sparkly and makes your nails feel like the beach.
OPI Liquid Sand Bond Girls Collection, $9, ulta.com
nails look like they take a lot of work, but they are actually super easy to
create. To get this look, paint stripes of your favorite polishes next to each
other on a makeup sponge and dab the sponge on your nail over and over until
the colors blend at the edges and the color is fully saturated on your nail.
Ed. Tip: Two or three colors work best, and
non-sparkly polishes blend the easiest.
lieu of glitter topcoat, glittery polishes sparkle and shimmer all on their
own. These polishes have great staying power, since the glitter helps keep the
polish bonded to your nails. Be careful though, these formulas are tough to
remove, so don’t rush to try this trend if you switch up your color a lot.
UO Sparkle Collection Polish in Scorcher, $5, urbanoutfitters.com
those girls who simply can’t go without true nail art, nail stickers are a
great substitute for doing the hard work on your own. They come pre-printed,
and the stickers usually last at least a week without chipping. Pattern options are pretty endless. They take
time and patience to apply, but the end result is stunning.
Ed. Tip: For a creative look, put stickers on some of
your nails and use a coordinating polish on others!
Nail Rock “Chelsea” Nail Wraps, $12, asos.com
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BY FRANCESCA RIZZO ON 6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN beauty, nails, fast, cheap, saver, diy mani