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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

DIY nail art

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 13, 2013
First Published: 16:59 IST(13/7/2013) | Last Updated: 02:14 IST(14/7/2013)

Want to fix up a gloomy, rainy day when you have no choice but to stay indoors? How about indulging in some moodlifitng nail art? No, we are not telling you to rush to your nearest nail spa — our nail art tips are homemade and perfect for a day of DIY. Just let your imagination loose, and do it the quirky way. From funny eyes to paws and bones, you’ll find plenty of inspiration around you. Keep toothpicks and matchsticks handy to draw. Go ahead, check out all the artsy fun you can have. 
Nail art: Arpita Kala, Snigdha Ahuja & Shara Ashraf

Converse shoes
Cute as a button, these mini converse shoes will look super spunky on your nails. Start with a basic white nail paint for a base, and add a coat of deep powder blue, leaving out the rim. Finish with your black laces that you’ll need to be carefully drawn in with a shaved toothpick head, and colour the edges of your nail black.

Umbrella Fun
For these saucy nails — after a white coat, use bright neon colours to draw the umbrella and paint the handle black.

Slurpy Blue
To perfect this easy-breezy design, draw blue lines on half dry white coat, creating an abstract pattern.

Neon Oggles
After a coat of black, pick a neon paint to draw the eyes. Now, finish with black dots for the pupils. On every nail, change the position of the pupils to reflect myriad moods.

Puppy Love
With alternate stamp art of paws and bones, show love for your mutt with this nail art. Choose a bright base like a scarlet or tangerine and draw the doggy symbols with a fine-tipped nail art pen.

Heart Art
Skip the animal print and go for hearts on your nails. Again, you need a quality white base, tooth pick head dipped in black enamel, and a colour of your choice for the filling. The hearts don’t need to be stoically defined.

Groucho Style
Do the Groucho Marx style nail art using a barbie or salmon pink base paint. Draw the glasses and the thick moustache after practicing on a plain paper for better results. Slant the eyebrows according to your mood!


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