56+ Wonderful Bow nail art designs
Have you always been in awe of bow nail art designs? When you look at bows on the nails it gives you the feeling of being cute and girly. Of course there are also plenty of designs that make the bow nail art look hip and cool. It all depends on what type of Bow nail art designs you are planning to do.
First thing is first; don’t be afraid to try out this nail art style. There is never a nail art design that is too hard. Even though it would not look as good as planned in the first try, all you have to do is just to try and try again. You might have seen countless celebrities port this type of nail art and you are just dying to have it on you. Well, fear no more because below are some tips on how you can get your nails achieving that bow-tastic design you have always wanted.
This is not just your regular bow nail art procedure since you will also be working on cute polka dot designs on your nails. It’s also important not to focus on the bows alone when designing your nails and simple things such as the polka dot designs can give life to the nail art. That is why in the steps below polka dots are included so that they can further enhance the bow effect on the nails.
Like all nail art design you should begin by painting on your base coat. The base coat is important because it helps protect your nails from the additional layers it may have on top. If you want to make sure that your base coat does not wear off, you can paint on two coats. This can be in any color, but most would choose neutral colors such as white. Make sure that your base coat is dry before adding the next layer.
Now it’s time to paint on the polka dots in all of your fingers except the ring finger where you will be putting your bow later on. When you are already familiar with how to paint on polka dot nail art then this step will be a breeze for you. However if you have not tried it before, this can be a good time to start.
Paint on your first layer of color which should be in contrast with the polish you are using for the polka dots. Make sure that the background layer is dry before putting on the dots. Pour a small amount of nail polish unto a flat surface and with your dotting tool or toothpick, add the dots to your nails in order. You can do them diagonally, vertically or horizontally; whichever works for you. You can line them up or you can randomly paint them flying around, it depends on which style you are going for. Do the same with the rest of the nails except for the ring finger. Make sure that the dots are dry before proceeding.
In this nail art design, you can use a rhinestone to recreate your bow. If you are making the bow on the tip of your nail then position the rhinestone on the middle tip of the nail. In order for the rhinestone to stick you need to dip it a bit in clear polish. After that, add two more rhinestones on each side of the first rhinestone. Remember that you are creating a bow which is why the outer rhinestones should appear to be getting bigger. Do this a second time by placing three more rhinestones on each side of the two earlier rhinestones. You would have now a bow like shape on your ring finger.
In some cases you can buy pre designed bows that you can easily stick on your finger using a clear polish. There are various types of nail embellishments that you can use to complete the effect. You can also paint the bow yourself, given that you have had practice or want to practice this kind of art. You can either use nail polish or acrylic colors to paint on the bows that you like. You can even use baby pearls in forming the bow shape on your fingers.
You can also add your own creativity to the nail art such as using stripes or plaid design instead of polka dots. You can even add more rhinestones on your fingers or beads if you feel like it is too lacking. Another great idea you can incorporate are French tips. French tips are great with almost any type of nail art designs. Most important of all, have fun! Channel your inner fashionista and create your very own array of bow nail art designs.