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Updated on Sep 7, 2019. Posted on Aug 31, 2014

27 Lazy Girl Nail Art Ideas That Are Actually Easy

No skills needed. Just hands.

1. Paint over a loofah for this cool two-tone look.

2. This chic design is deceptively easy.

topinspired.com

Directions here.

3. Make your own matte polish with a little eye shadow.

Makeup.com

See full directions here.

4. This topcoat makes it look like you applied meticulous polka dots.

jinsoon.com

Get it here.

5. For DIY dots, just use a bobby pin.

6. For a cool touch, just do a line of polkadots around the edge of your nail.

7. Make this zigzag pattern with just some tape and pinking shears.

chloesnails.blogspot.com

Full directions here.

8. Or, use tape to create a simple diagonal shape.

9. Get this stone look with just some crumpled up plastic.

10. Use reinforcement stickers to get a cool half-moon.

11. Do an easy gradient with a sponge.

diyready.com

Directions here.

12. This polish changes when the temperature does, so you don't have to do any of the fancy work.

thenailasaurus.com

More here. Polish available here.

13. This adorable Pantone look is made with a thin sharpie marker.

14. This graffiti look is basically just scribbling with nail polish.

15. Use a gold sharpie to make all kinds of easy designs.

pinterest.com

And the best part is, if you mess up, you can just wipe it off with rubbing alcohol without hurting the base coat--including Gel. See more here.

16. This simple modern look is just white polish with a black line.

cosmopolitan.com

See how to do it here.

17. Literally throw some polish on for this splatter paint look.

18. A few stragically placed dots can go a long way.

19. Get an easy gradient by applying a glitter top coat to half the nail.

20. This one is reverse nail art-you scrape the polish off for the effect.

21. One simple dot can look adorably chic.

22. Use one thick stripe of white to accent any darker color.

loveblair.com

See how here.

23. This pinstripe nail looks even better when it's a little crooked.

makeup.com

Because LBH, who has a steady hand for this? More here.

24. This one is called the ruffian, and we dig it.

25. ~Abstract~ (aka easy).

loveblair.com

Directions here.

26. This clear and blue look doesn't even use tape.

beautyblitz.com

Just swipe your color, clear coat on top and go.

27. Or, use the same techniques to make triangles.

bellasugar.com

Looks great even on short nails.