Complete your look for the big dance with one of these awesome nail art tutorials.
Pick a glitter and cream polish in matching hues for a fun twist on colorblocking! Start with the solid color as the base, then paint glitter on the top half of your nails. The best part? Sparkling polish makes shaky lines less noticeable, so don't worry about making them perfectly straight!
Get an out-of-this-world mani for prom night! It's easier than it looks: Just use a makeup sponge to dab on dark navy, purple, and teal polishes for the sky. Then, add little dots of white to make the stars.
For a super springy mani, try some pastel checks! Apply two coats of a matte white polish, then use a striker brush to paint horizontal and vertical lines with a pretty pink shade.
This edgy polish has a matte leathery look that will give you just the right finish for rock-and-roll nails! Let the first coat dry completely, then add dots or stripes in a different color for a luxe but still fun vibe. Try: Maybelline Colorshow Nail Lacquer Vintage Leather, $3.99, drugstores
Try a 3-D reverse French mani by painting a coat of textured yellow, letting it dry, then taping off a half-moon at the base of nails with a round sticker. Paint over the tape with textured purple polish and let that color dry for a few seconds before removing the tape!
Friends will flock when they spot this frilly paint job! Make the feathery bits really stand out by applying three coats of the textured polish before sealing with a top coat.
Graffiti nails are foolproof, because there's no need for perfection-the messier the squiggles, the cuter they look! Pick a neutral base, so the rest of the colors really pop. Apply two coats and let nails dry completely. Bring out your inner artist by painting on different shades of squiggles, using a striker brush to get thin lines. Let each color dry before adding another so they don't blend together!
Glam up a classic pink mani by gently filing them into a rounded almond shape and painting on two coats of bright fuchsia polish. Once the polish is dry, use tweezers to dip a gold stud (from any art supply store) into nail glue and place it just above the cuticle.
Your prom look will be on point with bright blue almond-shaped nails! No need to grow out your own: Just glue on fakies, use a file to shape them, and then paint on two coats of turquoise plus a top coat. The bright polish makes an edgy shape feel more girly for prom!
At some shimmer to your nails without going into sparkle overload! Toughen up your mani by painting each finger a different metallic color, then use thin sticker strips or a nail art pen to add stripes in cool graphic arrangements.
Make graffiti-inspired nail wraps even cooler by cutting out shapes before you apply. It'll totally highlight the artistic design!
Edge up a glam, shimmer mani with pointy half moons. Start with a metallic gold base, and once it dries completely use clear tape to create a triangle stencil at the base of your nail. Fill it in with a dark, sparkly shade, and pull the tape off before the polish dries all the way.