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How To: Paint homemade fingernail stickers with nail polish

Instead of buying stickers for you fingernails— make them! This video will show you a method of making your very own fingernail sticker creations using nail polish and a plastic bag. You basically slop the nail polish on the plastic bag, into a small design of your choice, and let dry for six hours. Then, they're ready to be applied to your nails.

How To: Avoid the biggest manicure mistakes with Dr. Oz

In this video, Dr. Oz teaches us how to avoid the biggest manicure mistakes. You need to make sure your salon sterilizes all of their tools, or bring your own tools. Never cut your own cuticles, this is very bad for you. If you go to get your nails done, make sure the person you are going to is licensed to do this. It will take your fingernails 4-6 months to fully grow out, so don't trim them too short and expect them to grow back quickly. For toes, make sure you wear sandals as much as you c...

How To: Create a glittery fruit nail design

Jennisse shows how to do your nails ‘Fruit Style’, using acrylic glitter, in this tutorial. She begins by taking the natural shine away and bowing the nails down. A few coats of acid-free protein primer are then applied onto the nail beds. Next, some bright green acrylic glitter is taken onto a small brush and applied side to side, at the point where nail grows beyond the finger line. The nail is turned over to create a smile line. Then a thin coat of yellow glitter is added next, halfway beh...

How To: Paint your nails in a pink and orange art design

This video is a demonstration of how to do an interesting artistic design on your nails with dark orange, pink, yellow and white, which can be done in different colors if you like. First apply neon pink to the end of the nail in a diagonal pattern. Quickly, while the pink is still wet, add some white dots and use a toothpick to marble the white by swirling it into the pink. Next use orange, overlapping the pink a little, and dot some white into the orange while it's wet to create a swirled ma...

How To: Remove fake nails

Find a good work area where you can sit down and be comfortable. A kitchen table works perfectly for this. Be sure to cover the surface of your table with a plastic garbage bags and a thick layer of newspaper to soak up spills and prevent damage to your table's surface. Get all your supplies ready at hand. You don't want to be hunting for them mid nail removal. Have them all spread out in front of you on the table. Using a pair of nail clippers, cut the acrylic nails down as short as possible...

How To: Remove acrylic nails

The first step in removing acrylic from nails is to cut nails down with clippers. Next file off gel sealer and seventy percent of acrylic with file or nail dimmer. The demonstrator then cut ten squares of foil, one for each nail. After the foil is completed cut cotton rounds into four pieces. You will only need two and a half cotton rounds. Using one hundred percent acetone saturate each cotton piece that you cut. Place saturated cotton pieces on each finger and then wrap securely with foil. ...

How To: Paint a black & white French for short/shorter nails

In this video, we learn how to paint a black and white French design for short nails. First, paint a diagonal stripe down the nails with white nail polish. You may need to apply two coats of white polish to get a strong color on the nail. Let this dry, then grab a very fine brush and use black nail polish to paint a design onto the white part of the nail. Apply dots and different lines to make the pattern turn out how you want it to be. When finished, you will have a beautiful nail design tha...

How To: Create pink and white acrylic nails

First, prep the nails. Apply the white tips to the end of your nail. Use a nail clipper to clip the edges and a nail file to round the edges so they are not pointy. Next, apply primer to the bed of the nail. Then apply white acrylic with a brush to the tips that you put on earlier. Use the brush to make sure it fits the shape you want. Next, apply nail polish on the nail bed until it is the same height as the acrylic. File the edges down again if needed. Coat with transparent pink mix (a mixt...

How To: Create white flake with flowers acrylic nails

In this video we can see the process of creating white flake with flowers on acrylic nails. First of all, gently remove or file off any old design or gel sealer. When the gel sealer and old design is removed, apply new white flake with flowers using a nail polish brush and designing device. Let it dry for some time. Then apply gel sealer and the rhinestone with the help of brush. Now the new beautiful design is ready. It really looks very nice.

How To: Create Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" toe nails

This tutorial teaches you how to do the same nail design as Ke$ha from her video "Tik Tok" had her nails done. First you apply a base polish to protect your nails. Apply a gold polish all over the nail, about three solid coats and then let them dry. Paint on a rich wine color to the corner of each nail end. Use a dotting tool and clean polish to pick up the rhinestones. Apply a little bit of nail glue on the seam of the two colors to help the Rhine stones stay put. Take a fine tip brush with ...

How To: Do Indian Wedding Nails - No Tools!

Yes, the Indian wedding season is just around the corner, and I am going crazy with excitement! Check this super easy Indian Wedding Nails by superwowstyle for Bindi nail designs. And do not worry, this is totally a No Tools Nail Art, and perfectly easy for even those who are not used to doing their nails!

How To: Use a Needle for Cool Nail Art Designs

Hello to all my readers, this is Kalsoom Nafasat. You all will be amazed to know that you can create some great nail art using needles. Although toothpicks are used more commonly in nail art, needles can be used for the tiniest of details. A needle is the best tool for creating sketches or painting faces on your fingernails. Isn't that amazing?

How To: Paint blue & white corner flames on your nails

In this video, we learn how to paint blue and white corner flames on your nails. First, paint a pearl base on the nail and let it dry completely. Now, grab the black nail polish and paint waves on the nail going from the top to the bottom. Next, grab the white nail polish and do the same thing, making the mark next to the black marks. Let this dry, then grab light blue nail polish and fill it in on the corner of the nail. Let this design dry, then paint white on the blue to make small lines a...

How To: Remove your false nails at home, cheap and easy

In this tutorial we learn how to take off artificial nails at home. You will need: acetone, foil (in strips), finger file, nail clippers, buffer and cotton ball. First, tear your cotton ball into two pieces and completely soak it in the acetone. Now, apply the cotton ball over the nail and wrap the foil completely around the nail. Do this on each nail for around 1-2 hours. After this, remove the nail with nail clippers, if it's tough to remove, put the foil back on and let sit for longer. Now...

How To: Paint nails with a cobalt blue and pearlescent design

Love4Nails shows step by step tips for achieving this look. Begin by choosing a background color. On top of the base, apply white polish. Then apply a smile line on the top portion of the nail as you would when doing a French manicure. Then fill in the nail. If its not perfectly straight its ok because it will be covered. Next, apply glitter polish on the white area of the nail. With the white polish make three dot and use a dotting tool to extend them, creating flowers. With the original blu...

How To: Apply red, silver, and glitter nail polish

In this video, the viewer is shown how to apply red, silver, and glitter nail polish to make various patterns. First, you need to apply two coats of a natural, pearly color. Next, she uses a very thin brush to apply her red patterns. She uses one red to make lines and another red to fill in. Then she adds a dark, glittery red to coat over the filling. The same procedures and brushes are used to apply the silver on her nails. Finally, she applies small rhinestones to her nails by using the wet...

How To: Paint smiley face nails

For those who would like to have fun, interestingly designed nails, this video shows how to paint smiley face nails. After applying a base coat, mix a plain matte bright yellow and a plain matte white nail polish together on a piece of paper. This will create a lighter shade of yellow. Apply the lighter yellow mixture to the nails. After applying two coats and allowing them to dry, use a black nail polish to draw the eyes and mouth of the smiley face. This will give you a cute and stylish des...

How To: Paint funky paint splattered 80's inspired nails

This tutorial shows a quick, interesting 80's inspired neon colored nail design. Using a base coat and then 2 layers of a while polish will establish the white background for these nails. Using a light, thin brush, make thin lines horizontally across your nails in a kind of blinds look, running all the way across your nail. For the paint-splattering effect, use small amounts of the desired colors and lightly stipple it over your nail, to simulate a splattering effect. This technique will crea...