50+ DIY Nail Art Looks to Try at Home — With Video Tutorials

July 16, 2018
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Nail art is one of our favorite ways to take a basic, everyday mani and turn it up a notch. You can match your nail looks to the season, mood, our outfit (seriously, there’s nail art for everything), and can choose to go graphic, minimal or kitschy and cute. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite nail art looks you can try at home — with tutorials to match.

Peep our faves, ahead:

Make it Marble

Marble nails are trendy right now and surprisingly easy to achieve. Try this tutorial by nail artist Luxapolish to create a nail look that will put insta-blogger backgrounds to shame.

10 for One

If you need not one nail art look but 10 (!!), give these by Gabby Morris a try. This compilation gives you lots of options, from glitter tips to racing stripes and can be done with a little practice and affordable tools.


Short and Sweet

Perfect for babes with short nails, these nail designs only look hard. Let Simply Nailogical (queen of the holosexuals) be your guide to all things nail in the tutorial ahead.


Best for Beginners

If you’re a true beginner to the nail art game, then this tutorial is for you. Take your time and master each look — one swipe of polish at a time.



Embrace Ombré

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve seen ombre and gradient nails all over the ‘gram. Try this easy tutorial by Very Emily — she offers three different methods for creating the look in the video, ahead.


Photo: Courtesy Essie for Cushnie Et Ochs

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