Nail Art

Hello Lovelies!

The lovely Nicole a.k.a victory_nails on Instagram, has created this awesome monarch butterfly nail art tutorial for us today! Although these bring summery thoughts to mind, these are a fantastic nail art look for fall and winter as well! And if you want to get spooky, you could mix up the colors and go darker for an awesome Halloween design! You can see some of Nicole’s other amazing designs in her Nailpolis gallery, and her Instagram as well!


Step one: Sponge your chosen ombré colours onto a white base w. a makeup sponge. Repeating a few times to get desired colour blend.

Step two: Paint diagonal ‘moons’ in the corner of each nail w. black polish.

Step three: Paint 1st line across the nail, diagonally, from middle of each moon
To the opposite corner.

Step four: Follow w. 2 more diagonal lines on each side; down the centre of each section.

Step five: Make an arch at the top of each section & fill w. black.

Step six: Dot small white spots along the arches. Top coat & clean up.

Jennifer a.k.a Polished With Love has made this wonderful Sugar Spun Nail Art tutorial for us today! Don’t be afraid to get messy with this one, in fact, the messier, the better! Check out more of Jennifer’s lovely nail art in her Nailpolis gallery here.

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Step one: Paint two coats of your favorite polish (mattify it if you wish).

Step two: Place a few drops of the fist polish on a piece of foil. Let it dry for ~ 5 minutes.

Step three: Once it’s goopy, use a Dotting tool to swirl and drag it.

Step four: Place a drop on one side of the nail and drag the polish string across your nail.

Step five: Repeat on all nails.

 Step six: Add more colors and don’t forget to clean up! No topcoat needed!

Today Elodie from the french blog Haut les vernis, is showing us how to create these beautiful One Stroke Dreamcatcher nails! Elodie’s One Stroke nail art is just so amazing that we had to ask her  how she does it! You can see more of her nail art in her Nailpolis gallery here.

Step one: Paint nails with white polish and lightly sponge with a sheer tinted polish

Step two: Dip half of a square brush in yellow acrylic paint, the other side in red, and then slowly paint a half circle.

Step three: Reload your brush with the two colors, and paint a jagged line down the center of the nail.

Step four: Outline the circle and jagged line to create the feather and dream catcher.

Step five: Paint some black lines for the strings and use a dotting tool to add some yellow and red dots.

Step six: Finish with your favorite top coat, and you’re done!


Bridget a.k.a A Painted Nail has created this Saran Wrap nail art tutorial for us! This is an awesome look on it’s own, but you could also use it to spice up a stamped design, or use it as a base for some spooky Halloween nail art! Keep up with Bridget’s nail art in her Nailpolis gallery, and her blog A Painted Nail too!

Step one: Paint nails with base color and allow to dry.

Step two: Dab balled up piece of saran wrap in secondary color.

Step three: Using saran wrap, dab secondary color onto nail. Use a light hand and try not to completely cover the base color.

Step four: Use small brush and acetone to clean up, finish with your favorite top coat, and you’re done!

It’s time for part two of the nail art features for our new badge, Veggies, Please, With a Cherry on Top! Today we’re highlighting some of our favorite fruity nail designs, and there’s everything from raspberries to papayas! Tell us which fruity concoctions caught your eye, and if you’d like to get your own badge on Nailpolis, click here to read the rules and see all our other awesome badges!

1. Wanna watermelon?

Watermelon Gradient Nails by Sanela

2. I’m blue da ba dee da ba die…

Blueberry Nail Art by Kelly D

3. Fruit skittle nails

Fruitilicious by Amanda “Sparklicious Nails”

4. Geometric pineapples

Pineapples by Julia

5. Watermelon print nails

Watermelons by Margee C.

6. Some cheery cherries!

Yummy Cherries by ojebeni

7. We’re bananas for these nails!

Wanna Banana? by Carolina

8. Mixed fruit nails

Mixed Fruit Nails by Manisha Manimatters

9. Papaya nail art

Papaya Nails by Vicky Standage

10. Who lives in pineapple under the sea?

Ananas nail art by Lin van T

11. Colorful summer fruits

Summer Groove by Charlie Bourdeau

12. Fruity studded nails

Going Bananas by Becca B.

13. We love these nails berry much

Raspberry Fever by Charlie Bourdeau

14. When life gives you lemons, make nail art!

Lemons by Lucy (The Nail Snail)

15. Easy peasy lemon squeezy

lemon nail art by Cocosnailss

NOTE: Nailpolis artists worked very hard to create these designs showcased in this article. Please respect our artists and ALWAYS credit them if you are sharing their nail art. Please do NOT use these images without the artist’s permission.


We’re doing something a bit different this week, since our new badge is Veggies, Please, With a Cherry on Top, we’ll be having two roundups, one featuring veggies, and one for the fruits! Stayed tuned for our fruit roundup later in the week, and tell us down in the comments what your favorite designs are!


1. We <3 veggies!

I Heart Veggies nail art by Charlie Bourdeau

2. A tomato a day keeps the doctor away

31 DC- Lycopene Nails aka Tribute To Cardiovascular Health by Jayne

3. Vegetable garden nails

Veggie Garden nail art by funatyourfingertips

4. Colorful mushroom nail art

Mushroom Nail Art by Melissa

5. Some kawaii tomatoes! 

Kawaii Tomato Nail Art ◕‿◕ かわいい! by madjennsy Nail Art

6. A full spread of veggies!

Veggie Nails nail art by ladycrappo

7. A is for apple….

Alphabet Delight nail art by YoMu_Designs

8. Holographic stamped carrots

Holotta Carrots nail art by Polishfreshie

9. Sneaking in some fruit salad (shhhh!)

fruit salad nail art by Marianna Kovács

10. These are some hot nails!

Chili Peppers nail art by Yasinisi

NOTE: Nailpolis artists worked very hard to create these designs showcased in this article. Please respect our artists and ALWAYS credit them if you are sharing their nail art. Please do NOT use these images without the artist’s permission.

Christabell from the YouTube channel ChristabellNails is showing us how to create these fun converse nails today! Just like the shoes, these nails can be painted in so many different colors! You can check out more of Christabell’s nail art in her Nailpolis gallery and her Instagram as well.
Step 1: Paint nails with base coat and allow to dry.

Step 2: Apply a piece of tape to tip of nail and paint entire nail red.

Step 3: Remove piece of tape while polish is still wet.

Step 4: Paint tip of nail white and then apply topcoat to full nail.

Step 5: Paint a thin black line along white tip using a thin brush.

Step 6: Use dotting tool to add six silver dots, connect the dots using a thin brush.

To celebrate the release of our new Falling in Love With Fall badge, we’re highlighting some of our favorite designs that we’ve seen so far! There are so many different ways to interpret fall in nail art, anything from pumpkins and leaves, to foxes and owls! We hope this sparks your imagination to create some fall nail art, let us hear your ideas down in the comments below!

1. Nude & yellow leaves


2. Peek-a-boo!

FOX NAILS (FREEHAND) by elleandish

3. Shimmery green nails

FALL by Ewyln

4. Black & gold maple leaves

AUTUMN NAILS by Marine Loves Polish

5. Shimmery chevrons

MAPLE LEAVES by Moriesnailart

6. Autumn inspired water marble

FALL WATERMARBLE by Helene Høien Jensen

7. Black & yellow bling

AUTUMN BLING by christy vasquez

8. These nails are a hoot!

OWL WITCH by Suzi – Beauty by Suzi

9. Nails that were stamped with actual leaves


10. Don’t leave without some more leafs!

FALL by Dess

NOTE: Nailpolis artists worked very hard to create these designs showcased in this article. Please respect our artists and ALWAYS credit them if you are sharing their nail art. Please do NOT use these images without the artist’s permission.

We were amazed by the tremendous turnout we got for the 1,000,000 Facebook Fans Contest here at Nailpolis, and for our last hurrah, we’d like to roundup some of the awesome nail art our artists submitted. We love and appreciate every single one of you for taking the time the celebrate with us. Thank you all for participating and being a part of the Nailpolis community!

1. Colorful floral trimmed nails

Flowers for Nailpolis by Paulina’s Passions


2. Skittle glitter nails

I M Facebook Fans Contest by Debbie

3. Gold dusted bows

As Gold As It Gets by Lina


4. Confetti, glitter, and balloons!

Celebration Party Nails For Nailpolis by Lisa N.

5. Glittery chevrons

Glitter Placement Party Nails by Gifted_nails


6. Glow in the dark party nails

Party At Night by Uma mathur

7. Diamond encrusted nails

A Party Full Of Glitter by Nailpolish Addicted


8. Spreading our branches

Celebration Nail Art For Nailpolis by Alpsnailart


9. Hit the “nail” right on the head!

Nailpolis 1,000,000 Facebook Fans Nail Art by Margriet Sijperda

10. Ruby negative space nails

Celebration by Jen

11. This party’s for the birds!

Party Owls by CrazyPolishes (Dimpal)

12. 3-D geometric nails

Nailpolis Celebration Nail Art Mix by Maria M

13. Starburst gradient nails

Abstract Fireworks Triple Scaled Gradient Starburst by simplynailogical

14. Hand-placed glitter nails

1,000,000 Fans. Congrats Nailpolis! by GepeNails

15. Party time!

Party all night nails by Hera Nails

16. Blow out the candles!

Nailpolis 1,000,000 Fans Celebration by polishisthenewblack

17. Gold studded rainbows

Neon by Brittany Couture

18. Party hats with pom poms

Party Hats! by samieeb23

19. It’s a pachyderm party!

The Elephant Likes Nailpolis Party :D by Teo

20. Polka-dots and banners

Happy 1,000,000 Nailpolis! by Jayne

21. Colorful confetti and beautiful balloons

Celebration/Party Nails by Lizana Nails

22. Party animals!

Party People Nails by Cubbiful

23. A sweet celebration

Nailpolis Says…. by Dess

24. All that glitters..

Celebrating One Million Nailpolis Facebook Fans by Denise

25. Floating away!

Let’s Celebrate Nailpolis! by Robin

26. A bunch of bunting!

1.000.000 Facebook Fans Celebration by Vanesa

27. Smile! :)

Celebrating Sucess!! by Bazavan Diana

28. Pink n’ yellow 3-D nails

Happy 1 Million Fans! by Mai Al-Awai

29. Climbing to the top!

Celebrating 1 Million Facebook Fans With Freehand Painting by Rishu

30. Rainbow waterfalls

Celebration Time by Margee C.

31. Golden stripes

Party Nails! by xNailsByMiri

32. Have a cupcake!

1 Million by bonnieerika


33. More cupcakes? Yes please!!

Nailpolis 1,000,000 Facebook Fans Nail Art by Celine Peña

34. Glittery purple celebration nails

Let’s Celebrate by Lacquered Obsession

35. Rock out!

Nailpolis Celebration Nail Art! by Ruth Cox

36. Hand-placed glitter nails

Sparkly Celebration by Sparkly Nails by Spejldame

37. Throw in that bottle too!

It’s a party! by Christina

38. Balloons galore!

Party Nails by Riece


NOTE: Nailpolis artists worked very hard to create these designs showcased in this article. Please respect our artists and ALWAYS credit them if you are sharing their nail art. Please do NOT use these images without the artist’s permission.

We’ve got splatter nails on the brain here at Nailpolis, so we’re going to show you fifteen different ways to do them! You can go on over to the tutorial Sarah created for us to learn how easy they are to do! Tell us below what your favorites are, and what color combos you want to try!


1. A sophisticated coral and black combo

Splatter Manicure by Tonya

2. Flashy 80’s colors!

Splatter nails inspired by the 80’s by Let’s Nail Moscow

3. A fresh take on half moons

Splatter half moon nails by Adelis Lebron

4. Red, white, and blue stamped gradients and splatters

World Cup 2014 by Margriet Sijperda

5. Simple two toned nails

Splatter Paint by Emma N.

6. Messy violet and teal splatters

Splatter all the nails! by Adi Buki

7. Another splatter mani by Sarah

Splatter paint nails by Sarah

8. Girly pink and black splatters

Splatter by Vanesa

9. Perfect nails for Halloween!

Blood splatter by Petra Öster

10. A cool toned mani with studs

Splatter! by Pixel’s Polish

11. Lucky cat nails!

Maneki neko nails by Nicole M.

12. Colorfully chaotic splatters

Splatter nails by Gifted_nails

13. A feminine pink and blue mani

Splatter nails by Olivia McHale

14. A pop of gold really makes these nails shine!

Paint splatter nail art by Kelli D.

15. Pink and white nails inspired by the city of love

Eiffel tower by Tonya

NOTE: Nailpolis artists worked very hard to create these designs showcased in this article. Please respect our artists and ALWAYS credit them if you are sharing their nail art. Please do NOT use these images without the artist’s permission.