- This same tutorial can be used on toes too.
Step 1 Start with clean and clear nails.
Make sure all nail polish is removed from the nail. Also, make sure the nail is free of dirt. Usually a manicure is given before nail art is done. If you do not know how to give a manicure, go to the article titled "How To Give Yourself a Manicure". This article is also posted on the cork board.
Step 2 Paint the base coat.
Using a blue nail polish or any other color you desire, paint the entire nail.
Step 3 Add the swirls.
Using a nail art brush, nail art pen, toothpick, or whatever your comfortable with, draw the white swirls. As you see, it helps to draw the outline of the swirl first then fill it in.
Step 4 Add rhinestones.
After your swirls have dried and you're satisfied with them, paint a clear coat on top. Before the clear coat dries, place the rhinestones on. A toothpick helps you to guide the rhinestones to the right place.
Step 5 Add another top coat.
Add another top coat to make sure the rhinestones stay in place and the polish doesn't chip as easily. Once finished, your nails should look like this.
- When painting with your non-dominant hand, use stencils. See my article "How to Make Nail Art Stencils" for instructions.