10 EASY Nail Tutorials You Need to Try

I became obsessed with nail polish and nail art from a very young age, as I watched my Grandmother do nails in her salon. I can remember the very first nail art I ever had: a tiny rhinestone on one finger, a special treat my Grandmother would sometimes do for me and my sister. I still have that same enthusiasm for nails today.

Nail art doesn't have to be complicated. It should be fun, whether you do these on all nails, or just one, like my rhinestone accent nail as a kid. And you don't need to be a pro to do it. Here are 10 EASY nail tutorials you need to try:

Flash Tattoo Nails--Cute for Coachella or any time of year. Use flash tattoos and clear polish. 

Faux Marble Nails/Faux Watercolor Nails--If you've got some plastic wrap and polish, you can do this.

Marble Christmas Nails--I know what you're thinking--but trust me these are easy. Use warm water and drops of your favorite colors. Swirl and dip. You can do this.

Glitter Heart Nails--A glue pen and glitter make any design you'd like. 

Snakeskin Nails--Use tulle or old stockings for this fun effect.

Zodiac Constellation Nails--Glitter polish and paint pen make this easy!

Watercolor Nails--Use Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol to create this effect.

Orange Creamsicle Nails--My yummy take on the reverse french mani/negative nail space trend.

Marble Nails--Keep those Sharpies ready to create this look--much easier than painting by hand.

Donut Sprinkle Nails--Just use a toothpick to make these sprinkles!

Which of these would you try?

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  1. Your DIYs make it seem so easy! The marbling and donut nails are fun ones to try for summer!

    Doused In Pink

  2. All of these are so cute! I love the flash tattoo design the most because it would be so much fun for summer!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. The snakeskin one for sure! :) I haven't been taking care of my nails lately, and have never really tried nail art...I'm so lazy:(

  4. The marble and watercolour techniques look so cool! I'll definitely try them!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  5. these are all so cute i don't think i can pick a favorite! but def the marble and the christmas ones. eek and the snakeskin. HOW fun!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. I love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. So many fun nail tutorials! I love the marbling but I still haven't tried it, I need to asap! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. Love all of these but the snakeskin one is my fave! So cool!


  9. Those are way too fun! I'm gathering ideas for my mommy daughter night coming up.

  10. Absolutely LOVE the Snakeskin Nails - so fun!


  11. Oh my gosh! I seriously want to try all of these! Love the glitter heart and the pink marble is so fun! Great ideas for summer, too!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  12. I'm all about easy.
    I haven't pained my nails in weeks ... They are in desperate need of some color & fun.

  13. Okay so all of these are incredible, but the snakeskin and the doughnut one is calling my name! :)

  14. I LOVE the zodiac nails, they are gorgeous, these are amazing! XO -Kim

  15. So many pretty ideas, I love the festival, donut and watercolor ones the best!

  16. So many great ideas. I wish I was better at doing my own nails.

  17. I always love having painted nails because it's a small way to show who you are! I love the sprinkle and constellation nails so much! They're so pretty and cute!

  18. I definitely need to try the snakeskin and marble nails! So cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  19. These are so beautiful! I love the constellation and the christmas ones... but they are all so gorgeous!



  20. So many pretty ideas! Especially loving the donut sprinkles and spring faux marble nails <3
    Green Fashionista

  21. I love the donut ones! So cute. The water color ones are so pretty too!

  22. So many fun ideas! Love the watercolor nails :)

  23. I would love to try the snakeskin, so fun!

  24. You have so many cute ideas! I need to try the snakeskin one! I have some old tulle in the basement!

  25. I never do my nails, it's so sad! But I need to try one of these fun tutorials. I love the glitter heart especially.

  26. I love all of these looks but my favorite is probably the Christmas ones!!! Crazy that we are almost half way there again, right???

  27. Who comes up with these designs? They are so great, but I certainly am not that creative or talented to do them. I love seeing them though
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

  28. Love these, Elle! I really want to try the flash tattoo one!

  29. The snake skin nails look super cool! Those are my favorite ones.

  30. OMG, did you do all these? I'm impressed, not that is a dedicated beauty blogger!

    Allie of

  31. Girl. I Love ALL of these. Seriously, i can't just pick one. The donut ones are so fun and I still love the dreamsicle ones.

    I.can.not.believe all your nail polish on SC. That was cray!

  32. I adore those flash tattoo nails and the snakeskin look too. Currently I have nothing on my nails and this reminds me I have some flash tattoos at home I will attempt to make them look as pretty as yours.

  33. I really want to try the donut nails, they are my favorite!

  34. I really, really like the Snakeskin effect, and the Donut Sprinkles one looks so fun!

  35. I always think nail art sounds like a good idea, then I get so lazy. (; These look so cool though. I think my favorite is the donut nails!

  36. I recently tried donut nails. I love doing simple and easy nail arts and then upload them on my blog. I will love to try cream sickle and tattoo nails.

  37. I love all of your nail tutorials but the Donut one is by far my favorite ;)

  38. You are so creative when it comes to doing your nails.



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