5 New Nail Designs That Are Really Easy to DIY

nail art design 5 New Nail Designs That Are Really Easy to DIY

Nail art is notorious for being difficult to do at home. Despite having all the right tools and colors, even with the steadiest hand our take at the latest trends often ends up looking less like a masterpiece and more like a middle school art project.

Luckily, recently nail art has taken a turn to more subdued designs that can be DIYed at home even if you aren’t a nail art wizard. Case in point: manicurist Alicia Torello’s, colorful and graphic designs, which she shares on her Instagram, @aliciatnails.

From chic, minimal negative space designs to multicolor stripes, InStyle enlisted Torello to share how to achieve five of our favorite recent designs of hers at home. Any of the following options are the anecdote you need to the stale colors and makeshift patterns you’ve resorted using on your nails one too many times. Now get painting!

1. AWESOME ANGLES

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Equal parts elegant and edgy, if you’ve been searching for a new way to wear your favorite polish colors, look no further. “Coming up with inspo for this look, I felt like nail art started to get so crazy that people were beginning to move away from it, I thought the more simple the better. This is like a good old fashioned manicure with a twist!” says Torello.

How to: Lay down a plum base color like Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Nail Couture Nail Lacquer in Violet Baroque ($27; nordstrom.com), and then you can use a striping brush or tape to make perfect lines with a complementary color like Deborah Lipmann Nail Color in Blue Orchid ($18; beauty.com).

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