Truly Gorgeous Hand-painted Designs for Nail Art

Hand painted nail art can add a touch of glamor to a simple manicure or pedicure. It is easy to do and requires very basic materials to achieve gorgeous-looking results.
Nail art is the perfect solution to boring nails that are painted with different shades of nail enamel. Adding some designs can be a fun way to enhance the beauty and enable you to sport gorgeous-looking nails. Hand painted nail art is relatively easier to do on artificial or stick-on nails, but with a little practice, doing them on your own will get easy. You can experiment with a lot of designs and come up with a few of your own. As far as the designs are concerned, the sky is the limit for creativity. The designs can be made to compliment a certain occasion or even for daily wear purposes.

Flower Design

Supplies Needed
  • Base coat
  • Nail polish (any dark shade)
  • Nail art paint or acrylic (white, green, and yellow)
  • Striper brush
  • Liner brush
  • Fine nib pen
  • Top coat
Directions

Paint your nails with a base coat, allow it to dry and then put on the dark shade of polish. Allow it to dry and then apply the second coat and allow it to dry. Using a liner brush and white nail or acrylic paint, to draw four petals using a sweeping motion at the center of the nail. Draw another flower at the base, or maybe half a petal, depending upon the length of your nail. Between these petals, draw random long flicks using the striper brush. Add a few dots along the length of the flicks. Fill the center of the flower with a bright yellow dot using yellow acrylic. Paint some leaves using green, around the petals. Once this dries well, apply a top coat and allow it to dry.

Snow White Design

Supplies Needed
  • Base coat
  • Nail polish (sheer white and electric blue)
  • Nail art paint or acrylic (white and electric blue)
  • Silver rhinestones
  • Striper brush
  • Liner brush
  • Fine nib nail art pen
  • Nail art glue
  • Top coat
Directions

Paint your nails with a base coat and allow it to dry. Apply two coats of the sheer white polish to your entire nail and let it dry well. Then apply the electric blue polish, diagonally, to half the nail and allow it to dry well. Now, take the white acrylic and draw three, half portions of an arrow head on the blue portion. Then complete the arrow heads by drawing the other halves with blue on the white portion. Allow it to dry well. Using the glue, stick a silver rhinestone at the center of the second arrow head on each nail, then apply the top coat and let it dry.

Swirl Design

Supplies Needed
  • Base coat
  • Polish (white, pink, and pastel blue)
  • Polish with silver glitter
  • Dotting tool
  • Liner brush
  • Top coat
Directions

Apply a coat of the base coat and allow it to dry. Apply the polish with silver glitter on the nail tips and allow it to dry well. Then, using a dotting tool, apply a dot of pink on the base, a dot of pastel blue in the center, and a dot of white on the tips, one below the other. Using a liner brush, spread the dots in a circular motion, starting with the pastel blue, then pink, and then white. The swirls should merge well and should be spread over the entire nail. Allow this to dry and then apply the top coat.

Try these hand painted nail art designs with a combination of different colors and also try various other designs of your own. Enjoy!