How to Do Easy Gel Nail Art Using Our At-Home Nail Art Kits
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We love nothing more than a set of freshly painted nails, and creating professional nail art at home is easier than you might think!
Getting your nails done at the salon isn't exactly cheap and sometimes you just don't feel like spending hours sitting in a salon chair.
Well, why not just become your own nail tech? Not only will it save you money, but you are in control of your own time and can switch them up as often as you like without having to worry about trying to book an appointment around your schedule.
Welcome to the scene: nail art kits! Nail art kits are the key to creating your own nail designs easily. Our kits contain lots of nail art goodies and tools that make the process a whole lot easier and allow you to get really creative with your nails.
Our gel nail artists have put together a run-down on how to do nail art designs at home with the help of our nifty nail art kits.
5 Easy Gel Nail Art Designs:
Easy Nail Art Using Our Be Jewelled Nail Art Kit
Our Be Jewelled Nail Art Kit includes all the essentials for customising and levelling up your nail game using an assortment of nail gems and jewels.
We asked our team to come up with their best nail art designs using the different elements in this glitzy kit that you can recreate at home. Scroll down for inspo!
Gold Leaf Nails
Once you have your nails prepped and a base coat laid down, paint your nails with a colour of your choice - we think a deep purple/brown polish is so chic for this look – Mylee Chocolate Delight Gel Polish is our top pick.
On your middle and ring fingernails, use a pale pink gel polish to cover the nails. We love Mylee Tainted Love Gel Polish.
Using the dotting tool from the nail art kit, pick up the gold leaf and apply it to your nail, pressing down with your fingertip to make sure it's stuck to your nail.
Encapsulate your design with a layer of the 5-In-1 Builder Gel and cure under our LED lamp for 30-60 seconds.
You can add a matte top coat over some of the nails or a shiny top coat to help your gold leaf pop! Alternatively, you can use our Gold Flake No Wipe Top Coat to add a layer of gold fakes over your nails.
Minimalistic Jewelled Nails Design
Prep your nails as normal and apply a base coat. Then, paint a pastel pink shade of gel nail polish (Mylee Pastel Chic Gel Polish is the perfect ballet-slipper pink) as your base colour and cure. If you want to take it further, give your nails an iridescent sheen using Mylee Sea Shell Gel Polish.
To apply the gems and pearls, apply a dot of 5-in-1 Builder Gel where you want to place the jewel, using either the dotting tool or nail art brush. Use the dotting tool to pick up and apply the gems and pearls of your choice over the top of the builder gel.
You can create patterns, mix and match the sizes of gems or keep it simple with just a few accent nails.
When you've applied your gems and pearls, cure your nails under our LED lamp to secure them. If you wish, you can apply another layer of 5-in-1 Builder Gel to encapsulate your design, but be sure to cure again.
Easy Flower Nails Design
After applying and curing a base coat, paint your nails with a pale nude pink as your base colour (Mylee XOXO Gel Polish is the perfect sheer creamy pale pink for a nail art base) and cure once again.
Once you have your base colour down, it's just a matter of getting creative and painting those dainty flowers.
Match the colours of the flowers to the season, or simply go with your favourite shade! Add a dab of the gel polish of your choice to the palette and use the dotting tool from the nail art kit to dip into the colours and create dots in the shape of flowers – start with a centre dot, then create a surrounding circle of dots with a different colour.
If you're feeling particularly creative, you can use the nail art brush to paint some extra details, too!
Finish off your nail art with a layer of 5-in-1 Builder Gel and cure under our LED lamp.
Nail Art Designs Using Our Crown Jewels Nail Art Kit
Our Crown Jewels Nail Art Kit contains a selection of nail art decals, including studs, gems and pearls in an assortment of gold and silver. This kit also contains a Curving Tool for bending the decals into a desired shape.
We've pulled together some of our favourite nail art designs created with the Crown Jewels Nail Art Kit that you can recreate at home:
Blush Nail Art
Blush nail art has been popular for a long time now, and we love how it looks. Our brand ambassador @jxckhxrperart has created a beautiful blue blush mani and used the decals in our Crown Jewels Kit to add some sparkle.
Use a sponge to apply a dot of our Forget Me Not Gel Polish to the centre of your nails on an uncured base coat. Once you're happy with the blush effect, cure under our LED Lamp for 30-60 seconds.
Then, use the nail gems in our Crown Jewels Kit and add them over the colour polish, using a small dot of clear Builder Gel to secure them to the nail. Once you're happy with the placement, cure again.
As a final step, encapsulate with a layer of Builder Gel and cure for a further 30-60 seconds.
At-Home 3D Nail Art Using Our 3D Nail Art Kit
3D nail designs are easier than most might think, and our nail art kit makes it even simpler! If you want to experiment with a new nail look, this is definitely the one for you.
Our brand ambassador, Jess Nash, has come up with these cosy sweater nails, which are perfect for autumn and winter.
After prepping your nails, apply a Base Coat and your chosen gel polish colour – in this case, Jess has used Never Fully Dressed, Nudist Beach, Mars Rock, Life Drawing and Birth of Venus. Apply a Matte No Wipe Top Coat and cure again.
Use the nail art brush in the kit to dip into your gel polish colour and draw the design onto your nails in the knitted sweater pattern. Place your nail over the glitter catcher and sprinkle over the 3D powder, gently wiping off the excess into the catcher. Cure under our Pro LED Lamp for 30-60 seconds.
Recreate These Easy Nail Designs At Home
With the right products and tools, easy nail designs like this can be recreated from the comfort of your own home. From gems and jewels to trendy 3D designs, our nail art kits make it easy to recreate our exclusive nail art looks or come up with ideas of your own.
Show us your recreations by using #NailedItMyself in your Instagram posts, and you might just be featured on our story!
What do you need to do nail art at home?
You will need a few basic supplies to get started with doing your own nail art at home. Your best option is to purchase a nail art kit. Nail art kits will come with all the essential supplies, such as a dotting tool, nail art brush and any nail accessories, like nail gems.
How do you do basic nail designs?
There are a few basic designs that even beginner nail artists can do at home with ease. These include diagonal lines, dots, flowers and attaching gemstones.
Which nail polish is best for nail art?
Gel nail polish is perfect to use for nail art, as it’s easy to work with and provides a long-lasting, durable finish.
Can you do nail art without a UV or LED lamp?
When doing gel nail art, you need to use an LED Lamp to cure the gel polish. We recommend using our Pro LED Lamp alongside our gel polishes for the best results.