Failproof DIY Nail Art for the Busy Mom

Failproof DIY Nail Art

I think I’m in trouble. My daughter is obsessed with all things beauty. And I really need to up my game if I’m gonna be able to impress her with my mad nail painting skills. So I’ve searched high and low for the easiest, failrpoof DIY nail art so I can start practicing now.

After seeing a few blog posts from my friend Staci of 7 on a Shoestring (a self-proclaimed tomboy), including this graffiti nail art how-to, I knew there was light at the end of the tunnel. If she could make fun and pretty nail art for her girls, I could totally pull it off for my two year old.

So when I was perusing the shelves at CVS waiting for my prescription for Vicodin to be filled (ugh… had my wisdom teeth pulled last week and OMG I’m in pain!) I found the display for Sally Hansen nail art pens and couldn’t say no. It just sounded so easy!

I left the store with my daughter’s favorite color, purple, in Sally Hansen’s Tough As Nails Xtreme Wear polish and a white Sally Hansen nail art pen.

Here’s what I came up with:

It was really simple!

  1. Apply two coats of your favorite nail polish
  2. When completely dry, add some polka dots with your nail art pen!
  3. Add any additional artwork (like a heart or flower) to one or two nails for added flair

If I can do it, you can totally do it! It took less than 10 minutes to complete and most of that time was waiting for my nails to dry. And my daugther absolutely loves it. She cannot wait for me to do it to her nails. With her piggy paint, of course.

I’ll try and share the different designs we start coming up with as my nail art skills improve. Because knowing my daughter, she won’t let me stop at just polka dots.

Since purchasing this combo I’ve also taken advantage of an awesome clearance on some OPI nail polish at a local beauty store and will be contemplating what to create with those in the near future!

Do you play around with DIY nail art?

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  1. Well that looks easy enough that even I could do it! And I’m not very good at doing nails! Love it!
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  2. I think it is so cute she likes all things beauty . I have a few beauty Diva’s too…lol I let them do my nail’s and dress me up sometimes. they are really good with making nail designs. We really like Sally Hansen products….the purple color is so cute love the polka dot design.
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  3. my daughter would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! thanks for sharing it–she is always trying new things with her nails
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  4. I am terrible with nail polish and never seem to do a good job, but I love the pen! maybe once the nails are nicely embellished no one will notice my poor painting job!
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  5. Since I stopped biting my nails 2 years ago I love wearing nail polish. This nail pen is a great idea!
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  6. That looks very easy now that you break it down! And wow…. call me a newbie, but I have never seen a “vine”… that looks awesome!!!
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  7. I never knew about nail art pens. That’s the trick to all of the cute nail art that I’ve been seeing! Your nails are super cute!

  8. I have this exact shade of polish and love it :). I hadn’t heard of these nail pens but they seem WAY easier than trying to draw fine lines with regular bottles of polish.
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  9. How I wish I had girls to do pretty little nails!! I will just have to settle on doing my own, going to have to try out the pen for sure


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