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17 Easy Nail Art DIYs That Anyone Can Pull Off

No matter your skill level, you'll be able to pull off these easy nail art designs
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Easy nail art may seem like a beauty myth to anyone who has ever spent time scrolling through the many nail art masterpieces on Pinterest and Instagram. And while many nail designs can seem impossible to recreate without the help of a salon professional, there are indeed easy nail art looks that you can pull off yourself.

Don't believe us? We've found a variety of easy nail art tutorials for every mood and occasion. From geometric nail designs to matte looks, these easy nail art tutorials will have you covered no matter what your personal preference. The best part? You can create most of these nail designs using everyday household items like tape or Band-Aids.

So go ahead: Grab your nail file, polish and tape, because your easy nail art masterpiece awaits. Here, the best nail art tutorials that are as simple as they are chic.

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Easy Nail Art: Tri-Color Graphic Manicure
The look: This easy nail art look featuring three gorgeous tones is deceptively complicated-looking, but you can achieve it in just a few steps.

How to get it: Start with the lightest of the three colors you're using -- if you're going with this modern blue and beige combo, we suggest using Yves St. Laurent La Laque Couture in Beige Leger, Blue Majorelle and Blue Cobalt. Next, tape off your nail from the left top corner to the bottom right, painting the space above it with the second-lightest color. Peel off the tape while the polish is still wet. Once that coat dries, tape your nail from the bottom right corner to the top left. Fill in the space above the straight edge with the darkest color. Peel it off, and finish with top coat.

Photo credit: Fashion Squad

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Easy Nail Art: Too-Cool-for-School Minimal Manicure
The look: This easy nail art look is both sassy and simple. To add a cheeky factor to your mani game, follow the tutorial below.

How to get it: Cut a half-moon circle at the top of a piece of washi or Scotch tape (or use the edge of a Band-Aid if your scissors are perpetually MIA). Stick it three-quarters of the way down your nail. Dab some highly pigmented black polish (like Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer in Little Black Dress) on card stock. With a size zero art brush (you can find one in this handy starter set), draw a curved line, using the tape as your guide. Paint on lashes, and repeat on your other nails. If you want to make an eye, cut out a football-shaped piece of tape to stick on your nail. Trace around the shape for a clean eye shape, then add a circle to the middle and fill it in. Finish with a top coat.

Photo credit: Honestly WTF

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Easy Nail Art: The Manicure That Belongs in a Museum
The look: This oh-so-graphic easy nail art look is the perfect pop of personality if your workplace is of the stuffy variety. Who can complain when you've got Kandinsky-approved digits?

How to get it: Start by applying the predominant color to your entire nail. We recommend something light, as it's more difficult to layer light on top of dark than vice versa. Once it's dry, use a hole punch reinforcement sticker (you can find them at office supply stores) to create a French tip on both ends of the nail base, using a different color for the top and bottom. When that is dry, criss-cross two pieces of Scotch tape to create a triangle at the top of your nail, filling it in with the darkest color you're working with. Repeat on the bottom and voila! You've got yourself a gorgeous yet easy nail art look

Photo credit: Refinery29

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Easy Nail Art: Inverted French Tips
The look: A chic, easy nail art look that's great for covering up chipped tips in a pinch.

How to get it: Start this easy nail art look with a base color like Essie Nail Polish in She Said Yes. Once it's dry, tape off an obtuse triangle at the tip of your nail by crossing two pieces of tape. Fill in the triangle with a contrasting color like Zoya Nail Polish in Willa. Peel off tape immediately, and follow with top coat.

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BY EMILY WOODRUFF | MAR 15, 2016 | SHARES
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