DIY Contrast Nail Art

Hi Deerest Friends,

I love having nice nails but when you DIY as much as I do it becomes hard to justify spending $50 a month getting your nails done when they just end up being cover in paint or glue. Most of the time I just have a clear polish on to strengthen and help my nails grow faster but every now and then it’s nice to do something a bit more fancy. Today’s tutorial is inspired by colour-blocking and is a really easy way to create nail art with an eye-catching, elaborate design.

So Let’s Get Started!

You Will Need
-Clear Tape (The “invisible”, matte kind works best)
-Nail Polishes (Your going to need two coloured polishes and one clear top coat)
-Pinking Shears (you could use any kind of decorative shears)

Firstly start with clean, filed nails.

Step 1

Paint your nails with your base colour (usually the lighter colour).  Wait for your nails to dry. Repeat this step until the nail colour is opaque.

Step 2

Paint a small segment of the tape’s top side (the non-sticky side) with your other colour. Repeat until you have created an opaque coverage. Allow time for each coat to dry.

Step 3

Cut the painted segment away from the rest of the tape. Cut this segment into a smaller piece that is the width of your nail.Use your decorative shears and cut along one edge of the tape.
Step 4Place this tape on the tip of your nail and trim the excess.

Step 5Step 5

Repeat with all your fingernails/toenails and use a clear coat on top of the polish and tape to make the nail art last longer.

And You’re Done!


I get really frustrated when I go to so much effort with my nails just for them to chip two days later but the tape used in this design actually makes the nail art last a lot longer. Using good quality nail polishes will make a big difference too (I like O.P.I). This is so simple but you will have so many people commenting on your nails, asking how you’ve done it and thinking you’ve had a professional manicure.

 DIY Contrast Nail Art

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know 🙂

Thanks guys!