Simple and multipurpose designs are in demand not only for special occasions but also for everyday life (work in an office, school, traveling). There is no wonder that a simple coating with red gel polish is still the most popular design in professional beauty salons.
If you add a minimal decor to monochromatic nails, it will be the formula for a successful manicure of a modern woman and a girl leading an active lifestyle. In this article, we will find out how to make a flawless design at home. 1. Crackle gel polish. A simple and yet original effect is achieved due to the unique composition of a polish. Craquelure is applied to a contrasting color substrate. For example, a white substrate matches well grey, nude, or darker shades of the polish. The top layer spreads in the form of "cracks", creating a marble effect. The contrasting shades of the substrate and the polish are well matched. The design does not take a lot of time, but it turns out to be very beautiful and original. 2. “Cat-eye” manicure using a black and white palette. For this nail design, you should use a black substrate. Then apply a special polish atop the substrate. Use a magnet to create a flickering effect. It is rather easy to make it yourself at home. All you have to have is a magnet, a “cat-eye” polish, and a substrate polish of the necessary color. 3. Acrylic Powder and Velvet Sand. Even a beginner can make a simple and quick manicure with an original powdery effect, using acrylic powder correctly. It is applied to an unsweetened second layer of gel polish, and only then polymerizes in a lamp. Top covering is not required. You can choose powder or velvet sand with sparkles to add a light shine. There are colored and transparent powders. It is better to apply colored ones to a light substrate, while a transparent powder "will take" the color of any base. 4. Designs with sticker slides. Sticker slides for nails will help develop unique, eye-catching, bright ideas. Slides are applied on top of a monochromatic base, and then, are covered with a top polish. There is a great variety of sticker slides. You can choose inscriptions, animals, flowers, patterns, abstraction, and even a gradient. 5. Gradient nail design. This is a popular and nice nail design. It is possible to make such a design using different colors. Make sure that two colors match each other and get down manicuring. For this design, you need two polishes, a top polish, a base, and a special rubber. Sometimes nail masters do gradient without the rubber. They apply a basic color and then add the second color above the first one, gradually mixing two colors with a brush. Applying the rubber will save time and make a color border smoother. As you see, it is possible to make a stunning nail art design while staying at home.