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« on: October 19, 2004 07:18:03 PM »

sometimes it can get boring doing the same things to your nails all the time so here are some new ideas you could maybe try.


1. paint your whole nail pink. let it dry.
2.then take some green nail polish and paint the top tip of your nail.let it dry.
3.Next, take a toothpick and dip it into some black polish and put random dots all over the pink part of your nail.( if using the toothpink is too hard then u could also use a sharpie.)

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1. paint your wholes nails white.
2.let it dry.
3. then, using the toothpick method or a sharpie, draw one black dot in the center of your thumb.
4. then draw 2 dots on your next finger , 3 on your next and so on.

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1. paint your whole nail white. let it dry.
2. using red polish, draw diagonal lines on your nail.


1. paint on a light color or just leave your nail how it is.
2. next, use the red polish and make two dots horizontally on your nail.
3. Then use a toothpick and dip it in green nail polish and draw the stem and leaf of the cherry.


1. paint on a background of any color of your choice. remember. if your background is a dark color then u have to pick light colors for your flower and that is the same for a light background. if you dont have a background then you can choose any colors u like for your flower.let it dry.
2. next, take a color and make a dot in the center of your nail.
3. Then, take another color and make dots all around the first one u made.

Well i cant think of anymore ideas so i guess that will be all for now. But if you guys wantmore, then i will post some more up later!

hope you guys like them.

I will try to put up some pictures too if possible.

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2004 05:50:26 PM »

i really like all your ideas but i find it troublesome to use toothpicks on my nails. Im not very good at doing that. anyone got an alternative?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2004 05:54:23 PM »

Usually if I do lines, I use masking tape to tape it off, and work in sections.  As for toothpicks... I also think they're hard to use.  Maybe an old makeup brush?  A reallllly small one.  I usually just skip over anything too hard.

« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2004 10:00:32 PM »

Gel Pens work wonders. Paint your nails with a clear nail polish, then use the pens, if you screw up, just wipe it off! I find pens easier to use. Then when you are finished seal it with a top coat!

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2004 01:01:02 PM »

hmm.... if toothpicks dont work, the small paintbrush idea sounds like it should work and so does the gel pens

« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2004 04:29:29 AM »

geekburger, you can buy special nail art pens from your local beauty supply shop, or use the small paintbrush, like superirl recommended.
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2006 12:08:19 PM »

you coukd do


pain the naile white then with a toth pic draw on black splodges


paint your nails blue
then paint a white splodge
then add lettle black legs wiht a tooth pick

paint red
tips black
black line down the middle and then black dots

fish on your nails in birght colours wiht w tooth pic


patterns are good

i know someone who did the burbery pattern on her nails musta took ages
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2006 01:24:48 PM »

Very cute & fun ideas!  I have been doing little "portraits" on my nails since I can't even remember when, and I have to do new ones every week!  I tend to get decals at the dollar stores, which are fun to use, or I use nail polish or Sharpies when I have more time to be creative on my own Smiley  Nails are fun to play around with, and everybody always comments, so they're a good conversation starter!

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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2006 04:52:17 PM »

geekburger, you can buy special nail art pens from your local beauty supply shop,
idk if this is what you mean but i have these little bottles of polish with TINY brushes for makeing lines and such

for dances i do a colored french manicure (like black with a purple tip), then do a silver glitter line* to seperate them (makes it look neater), and then i put a crystal in the middle of the line
*made with the polish i mentioned above
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2006 05:40:07 PM »

toothpicks work, but only if you chew on the ends to make them soft. then they work more or less like tiny paintbrushes.
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