When it comes to my nails, I always play it safe. I have two colourways of choice, and I've not dabbled in any nail art. Call me boring, but I'm a minimalist at heart. However, there's only so much baking I can do, so in an effort to find a new lockdown hobby, I've been dabbling in minimal nail art.
I thought I'd start off by baby-stepping my way into the world of nail artistry. Not too sure if I should call it artistry at this point, but I tried. I also wanted some new styles to cut out and keep for when I book in for my post-lockdown manicure. Sometimes, it's best to leave it to the professionals.
If you're like me and have an aversion to wild styles gracing your fingernails, then keep scrolling for all the minimal nail-art inspiration you need.
As this will be the coat that will be on all of your nails, it needs to be a good one. It has added retinol and raspberry leaf extract, so your nails will be protected and strengthened and fulfill all of your glossy needs.
If you're not up for experimenting with dots and lines, you can still get in on the action by adding some tonal energy to your manicure. Go for five different polish shades in the same colour family and job done.
Dots are a nail-art staple, and with the right tools, they're way easier to do than you might think. Pink and red look surprisingly low-key if you want to add in a hint of colour to your nail-art adventures.
There's something undeniably cool about white nail polish. It looks effortless but works as a great update for clear nail polish. To add a fresh take, create some blocks of white polish in the middle of your nails.
Yes, I know. It looks impossible. If you have no desire to even attempt this, then this is one for the pros when salons reopen. If you do want to give it a go, then your art is your art. Get creative and try your hand at creating some figurative designs.
The beauty of this look is that you can't get it wrong. Mini splashes of colour with a clear base are the definition of minimalism. Go for white to get this cloud-like style, but you can also go for a shade of grey or neutral.
The star of the show is just how shiny and mirror-like you can get your topcoat. Plus, when you've done all of your handiwork, you don't want anything peeling off. This is the one to go for to keep everything in place.