Freehand nail art… I know, it sounds scary and hard to do but if you have the right tools it’s in fact, quite easy. During the launch of the new SoNailicious nail art brush range I’ve mentioned that I’ve been using these brushes for all my designs for about 1.5 years.
So I thought I’d do a quick recap of the most interesting freehand nail art designs that you can actually do yourself. Especially, if you have the SoNailicious nail art brushes ;) Most of these nail designs come with video or step-by-step nail art tutorials. So if you need some extra guidance, just follow the links provided for each design. For most of them, you’ll be able to see some funky SoNailicious brush prototypes ;)
The pointer finger is done with the stencils and all other nails are done with the sharpest detailing brush – The Warrior (simply by replicating the stencil pattern). More info about this design here.
2. Geode Nails
You may remember this Geode nail design from the pre-launch post, well, now I can disclose that it has been done with The Warrior. Tutorial for this design is coming up next week! So you’ll see how easy it is to do Geode nails when you have the right brush…
3. Star Nails
These Minimalist nails is another variation of the same technique as the above blue nail design… less work though, since there’s less lines. For these Minimalist The Future is Female nails the long waves are done with The Spear and the shorter waves with The Needle.
This nail design is created with striping nail art brush and The Needle, watch this tutorial to learn how to do it yourself here. Another reason why you should totally watch this video – you will see the SoNailicious brush prototype in some weird colour (!!!).
10. Dubai Nails
Check out the different between Dubai nails 2016 (above) and Abu Dhabi nails 2013 (below)… the thickness of the lines in the version below – OMG! Shame on me… All done with a customized (read: severely cut) makeup brush.
For this nail design I used The Slayer to create beach shore pattern. Even though it’s not how you suppose to use this fine angular nail art brush, it can be perfect for this kind of nail work too! I made it extra strong and acetone resistant for a purpose. See step-by-step tutorial here.
See? Freehand nail art is not scary at all! Once you have the right tools and some great nail art brushes, it’s easy and definitely much faster than using stencils or nail vinyls.
Now your turn!
Are you a fan of freehand nail art? If not, what’s holding you back?
– Maria, xx
P.P.S. If you try any of these nail designs or the new brushes, make sure you show me your work – Tweet or Instagram me a photo with the tag #sonailicious or #sonailiciousbrush. I’d love to check it out!