Nail art is now a growing trend with most women of all ages and with designs ranging from simple to the more complex, it’s hard not to join in the fun that these fancy nail arts bring to one’s nails. Of course, not everyone has the means to go to the nail salon every two weeks or so depending on their needs but this doesn’t mean that you’ll be left out of all the latest styles or even make your own design for that matter because as long as you have the right nail art tools on hand and a creative imagination, you can dress up and design your nails to your heart’s content.

If you are just starting out on nail art, these basic tools are a must have.

Nail art stickers. Unless you have a steady hand and are a pro in drawing using brushes then you will need to have nail art stickers on hand. These stickers have adhesive backing which you should apply on dry nail polish then cover with quick drying topcoat to seal them in place. There are literally hundreds of nail art stickers so go and have fun looking at the designs.

Dotting tool. Sure, you’re familiar with this tool but not everyone knows that this is the one tool that you can’t do without in your arsenal. Even if you are just a newbie in nail art, your finished product will still look like it was made by a pro provided that you use this tool properly. What’s great about the dotting tool is that it comes in different sizes so you can draw and create various designs with it on your nails. You might be surprised to find that there is a host of floral, animal, and print designs that you can do with just this tool.

Striping tapes. If you want to add a metallic shine to your nails then you will need to buy striping tapes for your nails. This type of tape comes in a variety of colors and textures so try some the next time you fancy dressing up your nails for a special occasion.

Stamps. You’ve probably seen women sporting some insanely intricate nail art designs and wonder, how did they ever manage that. Well, it’s no secret really because they’re probably using stamps to make some amazing artwork on their nails. All that you have to do is to place some nail polish on your stamping plate then run or roll the stamp on the plate before transferring to your nails. There are dozens of stamp sets for the nails for you to choose from like waves, florals, and the like. Try looking for the ones that tickle your fancy and play with it at home. This way, you’ll come up with some pretty interesting nail art designs that are completely unique to you.

Confetti glitter. Another must-have tool for your nails is the confetti glitter. You can apply them on semi-dry nail polish then quickly cover it with top coat or you can simply dip the edges of your nails on your confetti glitter to get some sparkle on the ends of your nails. You don’t really need to purchase a glitter nail polish to achieve a shiny effect on your nails.

Tweezers. Of course, you shouldn’t forget to have tweezers in your kit because they will help you place the beads or jewels on your nails to create that 3D effect. This tool allows you to place more accents on your nails without worrying about smudging the nail polish that you have just applied.

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