Nail art tools guide 💅🎨✨

Fancy trying some nail art? Here you will find a simple breakdown of the tools you will need to create amazing looks at home and save money going to the salon ! remember having the correct tools and the know how you can go really far, hopefully you enjoy this guide and create some lovely new nail designs. If you are unsure of the tools and brushes you can google each of the names and you will easily find a visual.

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Dotter – Perfect for creating dots all over your nails with nail polish, this is probably the most popular and recognised nail art tool that’s out there.

Fan Brush – This brush is used for layering and blending your nail colours and also can be used to brush off stray glitter.

Nail striping tape – You can find nail striping tape online such as on ebay, you can create any sort of lines you wan on your nail using this easy method. You can use masking tape to create lines or shapes too by simply cutting a design into it carefully!

Striper brushes – Haha not sripper brushes lol, striper brushes create stripes hence the name, These are easy to use and a must have for any girl who loves to create nail art at home.

Foundation sponges – You can use square foundation sponges to create ombre looks on nails but be earned it does take some practice, the ombre effect is very trendy and can look fabulous if done properly.

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Detail Brush– This brush is stiff to give you control over intricate designs, think of it like a paintbrush specifically for nails! you will need this brush if your serious about nail art.

Nail Art Polish – These are skinny bottles of nail polish that come with a striper brush built into the top, you can easily create designs. Brands sell these such as NYX Cosmetics or you can get them on amazon or ebay.

Flat brush – These brushes are perfect for short strokes, like drawing in the white tips of a French manicure, or some detail on flowers etc, id ay this is more of an advanced nail art tool which will be used by beauticians more. If your really upping your nail art game I would suggest getting this brush and all other special nail brushes.

Nail art pens – These are the newest kids on the block, they are basically designed like pens so you can draw like you would be using a pen or pencil. I personally don’t like these as I find it dries up and becomes hard to use and I think that’s a reason they haven’t really toke off in the beauty world, some people love em some hate em lol.

Nail Art Gems – You can find just about any colour of nail art gems, blue, green yellow etc. Simply use nail glue to stick them on. Only down side is that through out time they will break off as we use our hands everyday! and it can be annoying having to glue them back on.


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