With that increasing spectrum of styles, varieties and design ideas, nail art has given to more awe-inspiring looks and a whole new rainbow of colors, looking just so miraculous when sitting on your fingertips. But, to cherish a beautifull nail art, you don’t really need to depend on a professional manicurist or go for lots of equipments and tools. In fact, just a little creativity is what it takes to transform your nails from plain to charismatic within minutes. Here are 50 Cute, Cool, Simple and Easy Nail Art Design Ideas Making you Skip a Heartbeat!
1. Water Spotted Beach Nails : 2 Ways
What can compliment a sunny day more delightfully than some fresh, beach waters? A fun-filled water spotting technique can turn your nails into a mini ocean, studded with a cute little starfish. To recreate this stunning yet simple nail art, you will need nail enamels in medium blue, light Blue, sandy beige, white, and orange shades, along with some iridescent glitter, a dotting tool, alcohol spray, water, and a cup. Janelle Estep showcases the steps to bring some aqua magic to your fingertips with these Water Spotted Beach Nails in just a few minutes.
Design Details : youtube
2. Peter Pan Collar Nails
Those who are a fan of fantasy fiction would simply fall in love with these Peter Pan inspired nails that let you grab a hold of your loved character by recreating his collars on your fingertips using only the two classic shades of color – Black and White, adorned with some bright golden beads. The charm lies in a clever use of some binder paper ring stickers, and getting it all done takes no more than nine easy-to-follow steps. The below tutorial by The Beauty Department takes you through the visual instructions to put together this cute nail art.
Design Details : thebeautydepartment
3. Nailstorming – Holi Nails
Holi is all about splashes of vibrance and joy disguised in colors. Pay a wonderful tribute to essence of the festival with these multi-colored Holi inspired nails. Forming a triangle on a white background with the help of some striping tape, you turn it into a piece of art filling it with loads of different shades of nail varnish. Plus, you don’t even need to have a steady hand at drawing to welcome the burst of colors onto your fingertips.
Design Details : marymonkett
4. Lace Nail Design – DIY
If minimalistic and subtle is your cup of tea, this pretty nail art design painting a lace pattern onto your tips is something you would quite adore. And the monochrome tone of white for pulling off the complete design makes this one stand out with grace. What you need to gather is an airbrush, a nail base coat, a top coat, white nail polish, and a piece of lace. Adding a bit more glam to the pattern is your take and just needs a few rhinestones with a little glue. Check out the full tutorial by All Day Chic.
Design Details : alldaychic
5. Dotty French Spring Nails
Why not celebrate the changing of the seasons with some sassy nail art and wear your favorite spring colors and designs? Try your hands at a colorful design transforming your fingertips into a vibrant canvas of shades, each flaunting a unique color of spring. Layering bold dots over a French mani, this one yields some wonderful results with just a little effort and time. In fact, this is hands down one of the simplest nail design ideas putting Polka dots to great use. Just grab your favorite colors, top coat, base coat, and a dotting tool.
Design Details : beautytipsntricks
6. Pretty Holiday Present Manicure
Add a real bow to your tips, making them a gift-inspired piece of creativity. Tiny bows that won’t cost you more than a dollar, a bit of nail glue, and a few pretty polishes are all you need to give your nails the gift of glamour. It’s quite a modest look, but the star element of the bow settled on a dull backdrop makes this manicure just so striking, not to mention festive. And you don’t need to be an expert in nail art designs to achieve the Pretty Holiday Present Manicure. You just need to follow six simple steps explained in the below tutorial by Mod Cloth.
Design Details : modcloth
7. Lightning Bolt Striped Rainbow Water Marble Nail Art Tutorial
Water marbling has taken the world of manicure by a storm, making creative and cute nail designs without actually using any artistic skills or complicated nail art tools. Steal the show with lots of randomly moving stripes on your nail sporting seven tones of the rainbow in the most vibrant ways ever. Mucking Fusser explains how you can create the stripey pattern on your fingertips using the wonderful water marble technique, and transform them into a colorful lightning bolt with a little addition of some nail vinyls and a gorgeous black nail enamel.
Design Details : cutediyprojects
8. Nautical Manicure
Going for a quick beach getaway and want to go with the theme just perfect? Here’s what completes your look with that special touch of a water-themed background and a bright anchor on top. The below tutorial shares the six steps you must implement to let your nails donn a lovely Nautical Manicure with the help of a red nail polish, a midnight blue enamel, a white polish, and a striping brush or toothpick. The key is to perform some easy-to-achieve striping that leaves some truly endearing end results when done !
Design Details : makeup
9. Nail Art How-To: Heart to Heart Mani
Getting a pretty nail art done might seem to be for those with a steady hand for drawing. But, what if a super easy yet equally beautiful mani could be done in just a matter of two steps, that too without the need of skilfully handling those tiny nail enamel brushes? This Heart to Heart Mani does just that and paints a bright red heart on every fingertip of yours – ideal for a date night or a romantic day out. If you have got a base coat, a top coat, and a red nail paint, you are all set to forge this cool nail art with admirable ease.
Design Details : cosmopolitan
10. I Liked It So I Put A Bow On it
A subtle orange and a classy cream, when put together form a contrasting and appealing combination that can work wonders for highlighting a pattern you club them with. Two fingers displaying solids of the aforesaid colors, one having a zigzag of the two alternating, while the middle finger sports a super cute bow painted free-hand with a striper in black and filled with orange, this one surely comes in the list of the most simple nail designs that look oh so stunning and adorable.
Design Details : fairlycharming
11. Cute Stitched Nails
Go back to the carefree teenage days with these Cute Stitched nails that are an artwork put together with three shades of nail paint – pink, white and black. While the cute pink forms the backdrop for these winsome nails, a number of randomly drawn triangles and hearts created with a scotch tape accompanied by circles and squares painted with a brush work as the foreground, having a stitched black outline. The filling of light and dark pink little hearts, dots, and stripes makes these shapes even more enchanting and adorable.
Design Details : youtube
12. Summer Nails
Looking for a bunch of great nail ideas clubbed together in one single design? These lively Summer Nails feature three different designs, including ocean seashells, beach starfish and sea sparkly water – each of which is just so apt for the summers, and look simply marvellous when worked together. The sparkly water has got a a white and turquoise gradient and some white wavy stripes, whereas the ocean seashells and the cute orange starfishes make the mix and match summer nails quite fantasizing. Plus, all the three designs are no trouble even for the beginners.
Design Details : youtube
13. Nail Art Tape
Have you come across that variety of nail art tapes, but wonder what to exactly do with them? The below tutorial by Beauty Lab is the answer to all your confusions, taking you through the wonderful applications of this accessory from most manicurist kits, and you would be surprised by the amazing effects and patterns those nail tapes can bring to life. Bid farewell to stripers if you find it messy to draw straight lines and welcome a lovely 3D look to your cool nail designs. And, it’s really easy to handle, just gather a scissor and tweezers, and voila!
Design Details : beautylab
14. Dotted French
A fab twist to the idea of French mani, Dotted French having lovely white dots on the tips sitting over a nude background can introduce a touch of subtleness and elegance to your look. If you have got a dotting tool, and the two mentioned colors of nail enamel, you are all set for one of the most simple nail designs, explained with quick steps by The Polish Perfectionist. There are times when you don’t want to go for loud and colorful, so this one is perfect for those who love to go for “Less is More”.
Design Details : the-polished-
15. Cookie Crisp Lines
Only a handful of things have got the versatility of being perfect for a celebration as well as a regular day at work. This super easy yet stunning mani does just that! The contrast between the crystal white base coat and black leading stripe housing the little lines is especially striking. What you need to use is a white nail paint, a light blue, an orange enamel, a small striping brush and a nail tape that’s the key to making neat and crisp lines. Check out the below inspiration by Nailed It to recreate the Funky Cookie Crisp Lines on your fingertips all by yourself.
Design Details : blognailedit
16. Delicate Lace Stamping
Neutral and delicate is always in, no matter what’s the talk of the town. Going somewhat simple is what this Delicate Lace Stamping is all about, with a soft base of nude stamped with two different designs from a Konad Plate using some white stamping polish. Head to the below guide by Procrastinails to gain a deeper insight into the nail art and recreate the same within minutes. After all, who wouldn’t love when their nails look just so luxurious and delicate with a one-of-a-kind pattern?
Design Details : procrastinails
17. Inspired By Your Favorite Color
What manicure can shout bridal louder than something with lots of lace? Specially if it features a gorgeous and artistic use of the ever-successful wedding color -White. While still very neutral, this manicure showcase a detailed lace design that would look just so stunning against your sequins dress that you no one would believe it’s a do-it-yourself affair. Though subtle, this one would really add something special to any bride’s big day. A Girl and Her Polish explains the process of pulling off this darling design with utmost effortlessness.
Design Details : agirlandherpolish
18. Marble Manicure
For those looking for a manicure that really stands out with a splendid and natural look, Marble Nails are the way to go. Thin veins flowing in a zigzag pattern create the look of a milky marble on your fingertips, along with a realistic depth and finish. What you need to achieve the look is a white nail polish, a light grey polish, a dark grey enamel, a top coat, and a thin nail art brush. Whether you decide to go with a single marble accent nail or a completely rich mani, you’re sure to get some attention with this fabulous nail trend.
Design Details : love-aesthetics
19. Chrome Tips
Give your nails a little treatment of gold by painting a thin line of metallic chrome polish around the tip of your nails, following their actual shape. The thin pretty line is glamorous and rich enough in itself to need any company, and this minimalism is what makes the mani stand out. Apart from the chrome nail polish, all you need is a light grey or crystal white base to work as the perfect backdrop and compliment the lustrous shade at its best. Nothing beats the splendour of metallic designs!
Design Details : lackfein
20. Romance Collection
Just the plain mention of the word Romance and love brings lots of hearts to our minds almost immediately. So, what this cute nail art has in store for you has been already explained with its title – Huge, romantic hearts. Let all your fingertips flaunt big red and pink hearts that go just like magic with a romantic dinner, date or special days like Valentine’s. All thanks to the Romance Collection by Thumbs up Nails offering you some of the loveliest overlay stickers and wrap, making it an effortless affair to pull off a complicated design.
Design Details : lackfein