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!

Exciting News!

Nail Art 101 for Nailtini

After a long winter, springtime is not only within reach, it’s at your fingertips! The April “Lacquer Cabinet” – Nailtini’s exclusive lacquer delivery service featuring monthly limited-edition collections by leading nail and beauty artists, stylists and trendsetters – is curated by Nail Art 101’s Lisa Bailey, a veritable master of nail art and one of today’s most admired and followed nail experts.

Yes, that's right. My own little dream come true! I've come up with three beautiful colors that were inspired by you guys! Who else!?

    The collection includes:
  • Legitimint – the perfect mint green: smooth, creamy and not a hint of chalk
  • Babydoll – sheer pale pink shot with opalescent glitters
  • Fable Fizz – vibrant royal purple fired with orange and blue travel

With each in Nailtini’s all-premium formula, you can wear them straight, layered or hand-mixed with other shades in the empty mini bottles that come in each monthly Lacquer Cabinet box to create a myriad of custom nail looks – whatever you feel like stirring up.

The Nail Art 101 for Nailtini Collection is available to pre-order now at and will arrive to subscribers in April 2014. Purchase a single month’s Lacquer Cabinet for $25, a 6-month subscription for $23/month or a 12-month subscription for $20/month. A true happy hour for hands, each collection offers more than $44 in retail value plus free shipping

Popular Articles

Water Decals Tutorial

Water Decal Today I have a fun, fast water decals tutorial for you all. Water decals are a great way to make a really impressive looking manicure in a short amount of time. There's a design out there that's perfect for everyone! Everything from Tupac to flowers to eyeballs is available at very good price points.
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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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Lazy Ombre Nails Tutorial

Lazy Ombre Nails Want faded color nails but don't have a lot of time? I present to you...lazy ombre nails!!! I love using ombre gradient nails as a background for other designs like butterfly or zebra nails, but sometimes it's just so time consuming especially when you're just gonna cover up most of it!
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Cartoon Nails Tutorial

Cartoon Nails I came across some cartoon nail art on Pinterest and immediately started shooting a tutorial. This is such a cool look! I kept doing a double take every time I would see my nails in the mirror because they looked so crazy cool!

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Splatter Nails Tutorial

Splatter NAils Splatter nails are super cool and easy to do, but they make a huge mess! I didn't tape my nails for this tutorial, and I really regretted it while I was doing the clean up....
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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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