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How To: Skull Nail Art: Guest Blogger

If you’re into nail art, then you’re probably familiar with Chelsea King’s designs. As the artist behind Chelsea’s Get Nailed, this nail-addict-turned-blogger somehow finds time between classes at UC Irvine to produce nail art tutorials, sell her own press-on nails, and post her intricate and inspiring manicures. This week, Chelsea is offering up her best nail tips and a few exclusive (and pretty awesome) nail art how-tos for beginners and experts alike.

This skull design was inspired by those Alexander McQueen scarves that I have been lusting after for ages. A skull on your nails can be transformed from rocker to girly depending on what you pair it with. Adding studs can make it look super punk, but adding florals can tone it down to look cute.

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Household Nail Art Finds: Guest Blogger

If you’re into nail art, then you’re probably familiar with Chelsea King’s designs. As the artist behind Chelsea’s Get Nailed, this nail-addict-turned-blogger somehow finds time between classes at UC Irvine to produce nail art tutorials, sell her own press-on nails, and post her intricate and inspiring manicures. This week, Chelsea is offering up her best nail tips and a few exclusive (and pretty awesome) nail art how-tos for beginners and experts alike.

A common misconception for nail art is that you need fancy and expensive tools to do it. Not true! There are tons of items lying around the house that you can use as substitutes to get some art on your fingertips. The trick is to just be creative.

Dotting Tools

Dotting tools are an important staple to have in any nail artist’s tool kit. You can find a set of dotting tools online for less than $5, but if you’re in a pinch, any of these items work just as well.

A toothpick is a very inexpensive way to create tiny dots on your nails and it’s also very useful for picking up rhinestones and glitter to place on your nails. If you want the dots to be a bit bigger, a bobby pin will do the trick. Regular or mechanical pencils are also a quick way to replace dotting tools.

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How To: Monochromatic Color Block Nail Art: Guest Blogger

If you’re into nail art, then you’re probably familiar with Chelsea King’s designs. As the artist behind Chelsea’s Get Nailed, this nail-addict-turned-blogger somehow finds time between classes at UC Irvine to produce nail art tutorials, sell her own press-on nails, and post her intricate and inspiring manicures. This week, Chelsea is offering up her best nail tips and a few exclusive (and pretty awesome) nail art how-tos for beginners and experts alike.

A popular nail art trend this summer is the color-blocking mani. Here’s how to take it up a notch by using a monochromatic color scheme and some studs! For this design, chose three colors in the same color scheme, ranging from dark to light.

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