A lot of the nail art that I feature on this blog is intricate and time consuming. I love that kind of art – but let’s be honest, sometimes I just don’t have enough time to create something so detailed. The thing is, I really hate to leave the house with a plain color, or worse – naked nails! Especially since I’m known for my nail art — people seem let down if I don’t have a good design. I feel funny without my signature nail art. So what’s a girl who loves intricate nail art but doesn’t have a lot of time to do? Master some simple ways to spice up a plain look in 15 minutes and head out the door!
Here are my secret tips to spicing up a boring mani. It’s very simple – I hope you can handle how simple it is! First, add some glitter nails. Second, add some polka dots. Third, add some stripes or lines. Throw on some top coat and call it a day, with your sassy mani! In all honesty, the real key to adding a little interest to an otherwise boring mani is to mix and match. Even if the elements of your mix and match are simple, it really adds some visual interest. I find that dots are particularly effective, especially if you’re short on time!
I applied two coats of Essie Leading Lady on my ring and pinky fingers, and one layer of Seche Vite. On my other fingers, I applied two coats of Essie Size Matters. With a dotting tool, I added rows of polka dots with Zoya Purity. I used an It’s So Easy Striper to create some line designs on my index finger and thumb, and then added top coat to smooth everything out.