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Happy New Year! I’m excited to kick of 2015 with some Easy Nail Art for Beginners. New Year, New You, right? I’ve made it a goal this year to share more nail art ideas with you all that can be done quickly and easily right at home with minimal effort and tools. Today we’re going to get into some nail stripers and have some fun with three different designs you can try out.
Of course, when I get on a nail art kick I have to run out and grab a bunch of new goodies. I went to Sally Beauty and picked up a bunch of the Stripe Rite nail stripers to get started. Colors I used in each manicure: Glitter & Paint
I also grabbed some Orly shades in Luxe, Naughty, and Shine On Crazy Diamond so that I would have some base coats to get started with. I wanted to make sure that I had some shades that would be awesome for the season and that I could wear on their own if need be. Plus, glitter is a must have for all occasions, am I right?
I have three different manicures for you that are all super easy and I promise, even if you have never attempted nail art you can pull these off.
For this abstract manicure you’re going to choose a base color, I went with Orly Naughty, paint two coats on your fresh nails. Grab your white Stripe Rite and randomly draw lines over your base color. I didn’t re-dip into the polish, I wanted the lines to start bright and get lighter so I just used what was on the brush for each hand. It’s super easy and you can really do any direction you like and they will look perfect.
This negative space mani is probably my favorite of all three. Negative space manicures have been popping up everywhere and are definitely on trend for the season so I wanted to try my hand at it. This one is SO easy it’s impossible to mess it up. I didn’t use a base a coat so I could have that negative space in there on clean nails. Just grab a couple of your Stripe Rite stripers. I chose black and white and four different glitters. Randomly polish on your lines, starting with the darkest first and just continue until you’ve covered as much of the nail as you want. So easy.
And last but certainly not least, we have the lines manicure. This one you’re going to want a base coat. I used one coat of Orly Luxe for mine. I then took my black nail striper and drew 4-5 lines on each nail. With my white striper, I drew smaller lines on top of the black. Finish it off with some glitter, like Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond and you are all set.
These manicures are perfect for any beginner. Nothing is wrong and it’s all open to your interpretation. I know lots of folks get intimidated by nail stripers but just follow my lead and you will have super cute manicures in no time for a perfect New Year, New You look!
New Year, New You Challenge
- Sally Beauty is challenging shoppers to try something new – daring new hair color, bright new nail shade, fresh new lip color, new hairstyle, new treatment, etc.
- Share your New You look and you could win a trip to New York for a makeover by a professional TV stylist
- How to enter:
- Share your New Year, New You look…
- Facebook: Visit the New Year, New You Challenge tab on the Sally Beauty Facebook page. Upload an image and complete the entry form.
- Instagram and Twitter: Upload a photo with #SallyBeautyChallenge in your caption. Once you share, you will receive an auto-reply within 24 hours to visit the Facebook tab and complete the entry.
- Share your New Year, New You look…
Let me know in the comments what you’re going to try for the New Year, New You challenge! I’m not participating in the challenge, just sharing the love with you all!