Nail Art 101

Nail Art 101 is a free online resource teaching you everything you need to know to make your own beautiful manicures. Featuring in-depth tutorials and information on nail care and supplies, you'll be surprising yourself with what you can do!

Whether you're just starting out, or a more advanced artist there is something here for all skill levels. What you want to see is very important to me, so I love your input and tutorial requests. Please don't hesitate to ask!

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Halloween Tutorial from Julep

Julep Halloween Nails This Halloween black cat tutorial is coming to us from the lovely people at Julep! I was contacted by them about sharing this cute holiday tutorial with you guys, and I was so excited to do so! Halloween is my favorite holiday EVER and this look is perfect to way to say "Check Meouwt"!
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Minion Nails Tutorial

Minion NAils I shot this minion nails tutorial for Day 3 of the 31 Day Challenge. I don't love the color yellow and wasn't feeling inspired so I googled "awesome yellow things" (what a creative process, hey!?) and was bombarded with photos of minions. You guys have been requesting a minion nails tutorial for ages so it must have been destiny!
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Chrome Nails Tutorial

Chrome Nails This chrome nails tutorial came after too many fights with nail foils. I love how chrome nails look, but I can never get the smooth perfect sheen I want using nail foils. Most chrome polishes are pretty much just metallic and shiny (the best I've found is Essie No Place Like Chrome) and not actually reflective.
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Tropical Hawaiian Print Nails

Tropical Nails I did this tropical nails tutorial for a luau themed party I went to last week. I was so in love with the results and they got tons of compliments from everyone at the party!! If you want to try a different pattern than the one I've shown here, just look up tropical print in google images...
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Drip Nails Tutorial

Drip Nails Drip nails are awesome because they're so darn versatile. You can do a simple black drip to cover up tip wear or go crazy and create a crazy galaxy drip manicure.

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Chevron Nails

Chevron Nails This chevron nails tutorial is much easier than the final product suggests! It's all thanks to this lovely new product, Nail Vinyls! I'd seen so many pictures on instagram of flawless chevrons and when I discovered it was because of these handy pre-cut stickers I promptly placed my order.
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3 Brushes Every Nail Artist Should Have

Panda Nails A basic tool in any kit is brushes. You can get really nice sets of brushes just about anywhere and at any price range. I got mine on Amazon and they have treated me very well!
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Panda Nails

Panda Nails I've always wanted to do a panda nails tutorial! I love having these cute little dudes looking up at me, and it was so quick and easy to do! A dotting tool makes this tutorial much, much easier but if you don't have one...don't fret!
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Crystal Pastel Nails

Crystal Nails This crystal nails tutorial is completely inspired by the talented tattoo artist Lauren Winzer. I've been following her on instagram for ages and I am completely in love with her unique, girly style of tattooing.
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Polka Dot Nails Tutorial

Polka Dot Nails This polka dot nails tutorial is perfect for beginner artists. It's fast, cute and looks really impressive when it's done! All you need is some polish and items you can use as a dotting tool! For tips of things you can use as dotting tools, check out my nail art supplies article!
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A Guide to Nail Art Pens

Nail Art Pens Pens will change your life! I haven't touched my brushes in weeks! There's loads of different choices out there and they all have their pros and cons. This article will help you make an educated purchase.
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So what are you waiting for? Check out some step by step nail art tutorials to get yourself started and then, the sky is the limit! Not sure what design to do? Our inspiration gallery will get your brain going!

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