Nail Art for Beginners !

Jem Written by Jem

Okay so I don’t know about you guys, but I have always been obsessed with personalizing everything about myself as often as I can. From the obvious, clothing, to hair accessories, tights- shoes – jewelery. But the one that has evolved a lot in my lifetime has got to be NAILS!

I remember my cousin going to nail school back when I was a teen in the 90s and I made her do my nails every time she came over, I had an extensive nail polish collection, and as this was the 90s there wasn’t too many nail decorations you could get back then to put on your nails – other than what the beauty supply stores offered, but I did with what I had.

Fastforward to 2013, and I am still obsessed, and always trying to expand my nail kit. Back on an older personal blog I kept, in early 2010 when I first moved to NYC I sent out craigslist ads to get hand models or just models to come to my house and let me do their nails.

Which as you can see are pretty basic! Each of these has their own step-by-step tutorial on my flickr as well if you wanted to learn how to do these designs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  .

Also here are some videos of a couple of them if pictures do not help :


So those are some basic nail designs, which I simply used a base coat, nail coloring of my choice, and a top coat. Nothing fancy unless you include the miniature nail pens.

What I’m getting at, is this is going to be a recurring feature here on Seven Minutes in Heaven! I will be showing you what new things I am adding to my kit, and hopefully Nicki will be my model so I can show you how to do some of the nail designs I come up with!

Here are some pictures of nail designs I have done on myself lately:

Stay tuned for more nail fun!