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A nail art tutorial for the minimalist!
Nail art tutorial are usually super busy and quite complicated, but this one is perfect for the minimalist.

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  • How to paint patterned nail art. Minimalist Nail Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by painting your base coat and then your base layer of nail polish. Since I'm showing you 5 different designs, I went with different colours on each nail, but I'd recommend sticking to only 1 or 2 base colours.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Minimalist Nail Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    I'm using a bent bobby pin as a nail art tool.
    Dip it in some nail polish and create a little dot right near your cuticle. Simple but super stylish.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Minimalist Nail Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    For this one I create a V shape by drawing lines with my bobby pin.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Minimalist Nail Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using the brush straight from your nail polish bottle, draw across the nail on a diagonal. Similar toned nail polish colours look really cool for this style.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Minimalist Nail Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    I think glitter polish on pastel nail colours looks gorgeous. For the design I drew a line about 3/4 down the middle of my nail.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Minimalist Nail Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    For this last one I drew three horizontal lines, each one a bit bigger/smaller, depending where you start.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Minimalist Nail Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a top coat.

    *A matte top coat makes things a bit more interesting as well.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Minimalist Nail Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    Enjoy the finished look! Once again, I def recommend sticking to only a few colours at a time.

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