Expert Advice: Top 5 Nail Art Tips For Beginners

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strawbrie nail art tips for beginners 1We’re excited to announce the beginning of our new ‘Expert Advice’ series! We’re even more excited to have the talented Brie of “Strawbrie Salon” as our first Expert. Brie is located in Perth, Australia which is where she’s been running her business and painting her nails obsessively for the past year or so. She’s a fully qualified nail technician and indie nail polish brand owner too. She also runs a successful Instagram account. Remember, our Top 10 Nail Instagrammers post? Yep, Brie is the face behind the nails on @strawbrie Instagram account.

As Brie herself admits she is obsessed with nail art and today she shares her top 5 nail art tips for beginners:

1: Everyone’s gotta start somewhere.

Hey! The “Mona Lisa” wasn’t Leonardo Da Vinci’s first attempt, right?! Heck, if you saw some of my earlier nail art you might just cry! Don’t be discouraged if your first try didn’t turn out as planned! Rock that mani & be proud! And besides, that’s what acetone is for right?! ;)

PRO TIP: practice, practice and practice some more – on nails and also in your Little Book of Nail Art!

now and then2: Find things that inspire you!

Look around! What colours do you like? Search “nail art” in google images, YouTube or in hashtags on Instagram & your eyes will be assaulted by all sorts of designs, both intricate & simple! Your imagination is your only limitation!

PRO TIP: check out 18 ways to find nail art inspiration.

3: Invest in some basic nail art essentials.

Dotting tools, fine nail art brushes, rhinestones & nail stickers. I literally just search these items & buy those that I like the most. Not only will they inspire your creativity, but they are easy to use & inexpensive too.

PRO TIP: invest in some high quality nail art brushes – it will be much easier for you to create flawless nail art.

nail art tools4: Share your nail art with others!

Join Instagram, start a blog, have nail painting parties with a group of friends. Feedback is great & there’s nothing better compliments on your than getting hard work!

PRO TIP: learn how to grow your Instagram like a boss and how to take great Instagram photos.

5: And this is the big one!… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!!!

I literally paint my nails EVERY night. I know this isn’t realistic for everyone, but even a regular mani on the weekend with some nail art is a chance to hone your skills! Not to mention a great way to pamper yourself!

PRO TIP: practice and more practice – on nails and also in your Little Book of Nail Art ;)

the best nail art strawbrieAnd… Most importantly HAVE FUN!”

If you’re on Instagram and want Brie (aka @strawbrie) to check out your nail art, feel free to tag her @strawbrie. Brie is one of the friendliest #nailgirls you could ever meet.

Regarding the tips, I 100% agree with Brie – especially, on “practice makes perfect”.

Now, over to you!

How do you like Brie’s nail art tips? What tip is the most valuable to you?

What are your best nail art tip/s? Sharing is caring, so join in!

– Maria, xx

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