We love going to the salon for a manicure, but in a pinch it is great to have easy, at home nail art that you can do yourself for those times when you are on a budget or strapped for cash. We have collected some of our favourite budget friendly nail art applications that even the most artistically challenged can achieve.
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips, $9 – Want nails that will impress all of your friends? Cheap out on the trip to the salon and get these polish strips that do all of the work for you. You can get some really fun and funky nail art without having to pick up a brush. We work the fun Stripe-Tease stripes for a casual weekend and the I Love Lacy to a wedding. There are even solid colours for those who aren’t skilled with a nail polish brush. While they don’t last that long, they are perfect for someone who wants to change up their look quickly.
China Glaze Magnetix Nail Laquer, $10 for shade plus $10 for magnet – Transform your manicure with magnetic polish. Apply one of the metallic hued shades to your nail and then hold the design magnet over your finger while the polish is still wet to see it transform. While many polish companies have added metallic nail polish to their collectons (Nails Inc, and Sally Hansen) we like that China Glaze offers 3 designs on their magnet. This means with one polish we can get a variety of different looks.
Sephora By OPI Jewelry Top Coats, $9 – If sparkle is more your style, OPI has a collection of sparkling nail polishes to soothe your soul. These aren’t just your regular sparkle as many of these nail polishes have chunky glitter in funky shapes to add another dimension to your look. Now all you have to do is choose a colour.
Impress Press On Manicures, $8 – Though you were too old for press on nails? Think again with this new line of fake nails that will leave you wanting more. Their fun nails take minutes to apply, last a long time and pop off easily. You can chose from bold designs to solid colours to match your mood and have a new look in minutes.
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