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Hello Joburgers, since we won’t be getting our digits polished professionally anytime soon, we thought we’d take things into our own hands and round-up some super fun and easy, DIY manicure ideas. Trust us when we say, these cute designs are guaranteed to not only leave your nails looking amazing, but will also give you something fun to do during lock down.
PS – You’d be amazed at what you can create with some nail polishes and a toothpick!
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To achieve this look simply apply a nude polish to your nails. Once that’s dry, dip a toothpick into a different colour – we’re personally partial to a bold metallic like gold or copper – and dot it onto your nails to create the polka dot pattern. Finish it off with a clear top coat and voila!
All you need to recreate this stunning nail art is a few shades of blue nail varnish, black nail varnish and a toothpick. Paint each nail a different shade of blue, then on your ring finger draw the shape of birds using a toothpick and black nail polish.
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Abstract is the new black
Feeling a little frustrated by being holed up at home with your family? Take out your anxieties on your nails by creating an abstract artwork. Gather as many colours as you have (although, we would recommend choosing shades that look good together) and then paint different shapes and designs onto your nails in whatever way you think looks good – it’s abstract so there really are no rules here!
All that glitters
A little bit of glitter fixes everything, right? Start by painting your nails your desired colour and letting them dry completely. Once that’s done use a bit of Sellotape to cover your nails leaving only the tips exposed, so that you can apply the glitter polish to achieve this glitter French mani effect. Alternatively, you can use a clear coat of polish and then dip your fingers into glitter if you don’t have glitter polish.
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Let us know if you’ll be attempting any of these ideas and what else you’ll be doing to keep yourself busy during lock down.
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