You can paint your nails in attractive styles and designs, using a variety of shades, depending upon your preference. Explore the article to find some trendy nail painting tips and ideas.

Nail Painting Ideas

The color of your nail paint and the design you choose to adorn your nails with, speak volumes about your personality. Nails painted in different ways and displaying diverse styles are a popular way to make a sporty, yet elegant fashion statement. However, before you sit down to paint your nails, make sure that they are clean and evenly shaped, as this quality in nails is as much important as their healthy-looking trait. The article brings you some very popular and stylish ideas for painting your nails. Read on to know what style is your pick.
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Nail Painting Designs & Tips
Animal Designs
Animal nail art ideas are very popular among young girls. Apply a yellow Acrylic basal coat for a tiger skin design on your nails. Apply a second coat for a better finish and let it dry. Now, coat smudges of orange nail shade, at different areas on the nail. After it dries, paint thick crisscross lines, with black-colored acrylic paint. The crisscross pattern should be thick at the base and must be in alternating fashion. For a Zebra design, apply white Acrylic paint as the base coat and then paint black stripes on the nail. Zebra stripes should be thin and some stripes should be made in one direction, while some in the other.
Footprints On Nails
Marks of human footprints and animal pug marks also look very cool on nails. For creating pug marks on your nails, the base coat should be pearl white. After it dries completely, use different colors of acrylic paints for creating the pug marks, by painting one small circle and three smaller circles over it. The size of the smaller circles should be in decreasing order. You are at liberty to make each pugmark with a different color. For making human footprints, use any shade of nail polish as the base and use its opposite shade to create the footprints. For example, you can use white to make the footprints, if your base is red or black.
Snow Nail Art
For the base coat, apply a shiny metallic nail shade. With a thin paint brush, put dots of white acrylic colored dot on the nail. Paint 8 lines or spikes, extending from the dot in a circular way. Draw two more spikes, from where the previously made spikes end. Make it appear like one spike is branching through the other. The snowflake is ready on your nail. You also have the option of painting half snow flakes on the edges of the nail, to make it look more chic. Paint one of the snow flakes in blue color. Blue acrylic paint can also be used as the base coat, and white for making the snow flakes.
Nail Flowers 
Flower constitutes a very common, rather popular design on nails. At the same time, painting flowers on your nails will make you look all the more feminine. Flowers are also very easy to paint on your nails. You can paint many small flowers or a single large flower on your nail, whichever style you like the most. However, remember that your paint brush has to be very thin, for creating clear flowers. You can choose any shade as the basal coat and the opposite shade to make the flowers. Make sure that you also paint small branches on the flowers, to make them look more realistic.

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