To get started doing cute nail art there are some necessities in order to make
a variety of designs and looks.
The 10 top things you will need are:
1. Base Coat
5. Striper Brush
6. Short Tip Brush
7. Nail Art Pen
8. Nail Dotting Tool
10. Nail Polish Remover w/ q-tip (for mistakes)
However, not all of them are necessary...only if you want to have a full collection and
not use household items like matches in place of a dotting tool. Totally up to you !
You can get ALL of these things on ebay if not at your local beauty supply or even
My favorite nail polish brands that never dissapoint me are: OPI, Models Own, Barry M,
Etude House & Essie to name a few.
Models own do good nail art pens. My least favorite are the marker-tip ones from
Here is a video with some extra tips on how to do dots, glitter, french, stripes & leopard.
If you would like me to cover any other basics let me know !