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Cracker of a nail art: 5 fun DIY ideas to look beautiful

Get inspired by firecrackers and give your nails a sparkly makeover today with these do-it-yourself nail art ideas.

fashion-and-trends Updated: Nov 11, 2015 12:19 IST
Nikita Sachdev
Nikita Sachdev
Hindustan Times
Use only one finger for the jewelled effect.
Use only one finger for the jewelled effect. (Istock)

Sparkly parties are all about dressing up, tucking that flower in your hair and putting your best face forward. But who would not want to flaunt long, jewelled nails as well? With a bit of imagination, you can give a quirky, fun makeover to your nails right at your home. Look around and you will find plenty of ­inspiration to glam up your nails, right from those colourful anaars to phuljhadis.

Fairytale perfect

You will need: * 3D effect blue nailpaint // * Fuchsia nail polish // * Glitter jelly-blue nailpaint // * Nail jewels // * Top coat

How to DIY:

1) Paint your nails with 3D effect blue nailpaint

2) Use only one finger for the jewelled effect and let others dry. Dip your finger in a ­bottle of jewels or glitter.

3) For rest of the fingers, apply fuchsia nailpaint or go for reverse manicure.

4) Wear an elgant jewelled bracelet to highlight your nails.

Polka fun

You will need:* Nailpaints in neon colours // * Toothpick // * Top coat

How to DIY:

1) Paint each nail in a different neon colour

2) Now, using toothpick, draw dots in different sizes and different colours

3) Finish with high-gloss silicon top coat

Colour riot

You will need:* Base coat // * Four dark nailpaints // * Three neon nail shades // * High gloss top coat // * Paper tape

How to DIY:

1) Apply different shades of dark on each nail

2) Let them dry

3) Apply transparent coat

4) Apply contrasting colours of neon over it.

5)While the neon paint is still wet, tear pieces of paper tape

6) Stick paper tape on nails

7) Peel off immediately to reveal abstract patterns

8) Seal with a glossy final coat

Shimmer blue nails

You will need: * Base coat // * Top coat // * Blue glitter

How to DIY:

1) Apply your basecoat

2) Dip nails in the glitter pot when base coat is wet

3) Cover the tip with glitter nail paint

4) Finish with transparent top coat

Kiss of love

You will need:* 3D effect gold glitter nail paint // * Bright red nail paint // * Top coat // * Maroon nailpaint

How to DIY

1) Start with a base coat and then apply maroon paint. Cut tape in the shape of a ­rectangle to cover top ­one-third of your nail.

2) Cut one side in the shape of a ­crescent and stick it over your nail to cover the top part.

3) Coat the remaining nail with glitter paint. Let it dry and remove the tape. Finish with a top coat.

Insta Inspo

Pick up some inspirations from Instagram to glam up your nails

A nail stamping plate and your favourite nail shades are all you need.
Choose tiny plastic flowers in various shapes. Place them on wet glitter nailpaint. Secure it with top coat.
This party-perfect look can be nailed in a jiffy. Choose a light-coloured base for your nails and place rhinestones on wet paint. You can also mix tiny pearls in your artwork for an elgant look.
Paint the nail with your favourite nail colour. Then paste stones with a tweezer while the paint is still wet. Secure it with top coat.