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We Asked Total Beginners To Try Out These Nail Art Designs

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We asked total beginners to try re-creating these DIY nail art designs, and here's what happened...

Ines: I love nail art but have the hand-eye coordination of a small child, so I always leave it to professionals. I have no idea how to blend colors; I generally run away from contouring kits or anything involving gradation or color-matching.

Ines: When I first tried this with a variety of brushes (and I think I used allllll the brushes), it looked like I'd dipped my hands in various condiments, no matter what combination of blending and dabbing I did. Turns out you should use a makeup sponge!

Level of difficulty (out of 5): πŸ’… πŸ’… πŸ’… πŸ’…

Reeda: I’m screwed. I’m being set up for failure. I am stressed out.

Clark: I’ll channel my inner cheetah and hope for the best, but it will probably just look like a finger covered in cheese puff dust.

Chelsea: I had to redo my nails and start from the beginning about five times. This is extremely difficult β€” I'm literally sweating.

Tyler: This sort of looks like stained glass. Looks like a simple design.

Claire: The colors look nice together, but I don't think I'll be able to nail (ha) it exactly like the picture.

Laura: I’m 110% a lefty and remembering how bad I am holding small brushes in my right hand.

Dana: I’m worried because I have shaky hands...although I do wear liquid eyeliner every day, so maybe that will help.

Kevin: I’m confused. Is that a nude color underneath? I can't wait to mess this up.

Photographs by Sarah Stone/Β© BuzzFeed

Illustrations by Kirby Darland/Β© BuzzFeed

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