17 How to’s for Pretty Nails


Tutorials on how to apply nail polish to achieve the perfect nails!  These nail polish tutorials include how to apply glitter nail polish, DIY nail art, and even homemade nail polish remover for pretty nails all the time.

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We’ve taken away all the guess work on nail art design with these incredible tutorials. For even more beauty and style ideas Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 1,000 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

How To Apply Nail Polish

How to Paint Your Nails

1.  How to Paint Your Nails ~ Does it look like a kindergardener painted your nails when your done? If so, this post goes over how to paint your nails like a pro! With a seven step process your nails will look fabulous!

Nail Polish Tutorials

Gradient French Manicure

2.  Gradient French Manicure ~ The basic french tip manicure gets a new looks by sponging the white tip to create a gradient effect.  A beautiful natural look perfect for brides. 

Easy Striped Nail Art

3.  Easy Striped Nail Art ~ This Striped Nail Art is an easy way to add a little fun to your manicure.

Summer Flowers Nail Art

4.  Summer Flowers Nail Art ~ Check out these oh so lovely nail designs! While they look pretty challenging to recreate, thanks to the step-by-step tutorial for each nail design it totally doable! The perfect Summer nails!

Streaky Watercolor Nail Tutorial

5.  Streaky Watercolor Nail Tutorial ~ These watercolor nails are fun and flirty!  You can achieve this look from thinned out nail polish that is brushed on a white nail base.  It’s a fun way to play with color palettes.

How To Apply Glitter Nail Polish

Glitter Tip Manicure DIY

6.  Glitter Tip Manicure DIY ~ Whether you have a fancy event to go to in the near future or not this is a fun way to have chic nails! After all a little glitter makes any girl happy right?! {wink} Easy to do with the help of this picture tutorial. Great for you, a teen or even your smallest little fashionista!

DIY Nail Art

Sharpie Manicure

7.  Sharpie Manicure ~ If you’re looking for a trendy manicure idea, then check out this Sharpie manicure! An easy way to add some style to your nails. Best of all, it’s inexpensive and super easy to take off!

Confetti Nails

8.  Confetti Nails ~ Using a paper punch and tissue paper you can easily make confetti nail art that’s sprinkled with fun!

Nail Art Tape Manicure

9.  Nail Art Tape Manicure ~ If you don’t have a steady hand this tutorial is perfect for you.  Using a nail art tape you can peel, cut and design your own nail art.  

Breakfast at Tiffany's Manicure

10.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s Manicure ~ These adorable finger nails were inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s sleep mask from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  It’s so girly and fun!

How to do Nail Art

DIY Map Nail Transfers

11.  DIY Map Nail Transfers ~ If you like the look of newspaper nail art you can use the same transfer technique with maps.

Neon & Nude Manicure

12.  Neon & Nude Manicure ~ Nude nail polish is always a great choice if you’re looking for a natural look, but the punch of neon really steals the show and adds a pop of color.

Nail Art for Beginners

13.  Nail Art for Beginners ~ With tips easy enough for even a nail art beginner, your nails are going to look fancy. All you’ll need is a couple different polish colors, toothpicks and a paper plate! Perfect for girly girls of all ages with the help of mom that is! {wink}

Rose Nail Art {how to}

14.  Rose Nail Art {how to} ~ Here’s a tutorial for applying Rose Nail art. It’s my favorite spring time nail art, hands down. The best part is that you don’t need any fancy tools or special training. Grab your nail polishes, a tooth pick and get painting! You’ll love how your nails turn out and you’ll get tons of compliments.

Ikat Nail Art

15.  Ikat Nail Art ~ Try painting the trendy Ikat pattern onto your nails.  No straight lines are drawn so precision is not necessary!  {{wink}}

Homemade Nail Polish Remover

DIY Nail Polish Remover

16.  DIY Nail Polish Remover ~ This nail polish remover recipe is simple and only requires two ingredients, vinegar and lemon juice.  It’s not as abrasive or harsh on the skin as the store bought and only a fraction of the cost. 

DIY Nail Polish Remover in a Jar

17.  DIY Nail Polish Remover in a Jar ~ If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to spend a lot of time removing nail polish you’ll love this simple “dip and twist” remover.  A sponge is cut in half lengthwise to fit into a jar and fill with nail polish remover. Voila!    


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