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Designs for Short Nails - Easy and Original

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
Designs for Short Nails - Easy and Original

Girls who have short nails can try thousands of different designs that will leave their hands looking well groomed and beautiful. You don't need to go overboard with detail to make your nails look pretty and keep up with the latest nail art trends. In the following OneHowTo article we show you some interesting ideas for easy and original designs for short nails. Don't miss it!

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One of the most easy and original designs for short nails is a black and white pattern of polka dots and bows. You can combine both designs on your nails, or if you prefer just stick to one or the other.

To do this, paint your nails with a white nail polish and then, once dry, paint on the bows and polka dots with black polish, using a very fine brush or toothpick to help with the detail. The bows may seem a bit more complicated, but there's an easy way to draw them: first draw two triangles, and then mark a dot in the center to join them. Ta-da! Your nails will look beautiful, with a youthful and playful edge.

Designs for Short Nails - Easy and Original - Step 1
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A French manicure can be an original and amazing look on short nails, as you can see in the picture. You can always opt for the classic French manicure or try new designs in different colors.

To do this, apply some light pink or pale peach polish for the base and, once dry, paint the edge of the nail with your favorite pink or fuchsia colored polish. Finally, make small dots with black polish and a very fine brush.

Designs for Short Nails - Easy and Original - Step 2
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If you like prints, you can now use them as a design for your short fingernails. You'll find countless designs for striped, checkered, floral, and animal prints among many others - as prints are the latest trend in nail art. If you're not very skilled with a nail brush, these patterns can be difficult to paint onto nails. But fear not - we can always turn to beautiful nail stickers. Just stick onto the nail and apply a coat of clear polish to make sure it sticks properly.

Designs for Short Nails - Easy and Original - Step 3
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A white polka dot design is also an excellent option for short nails. As shown in the picture, we only need two different colors: your favorite base color, plus white for the dots. You'll need a finer brush to draw the white spots and make a neat, pretty pattern.

Designs for Short Nails - Easy and Original - Step 4
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You can also go for full-on originality and decorate your short nails without a base color. As shown in the picture, you can make a beautiful flower design with colors like pink, green, black and white. Create whatever design you like with the help of a fine brush, making sure above all that you wait for each color to dry completely before applying the next so the final result is as you expected.

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Here's another flower design but in this case with a colored background. Short nails can also look very nice with prints like this one, as it gives them a fresh and fun look. You can try all sorts of color combinations, but if the flowers are in light colors, it's better to paint the base with a darker contrasting color so that they show up better - and vice versa if the flowers are dark. You need a fine brush to draw the flower petals and the center dot.

Designs for Short Nails - Easy and Original - Step 6
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What do you think of this pattern with newspaper letters? This is ideal for doing yourself at home. Surprise your friends with a super original design!If you want to learn how to do this at home, take a look at how to decorate our nails with newspaper. You'll love the results!

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And of course, if you're really daring, you can try painting your short nails with loud, rule-breaking colors that give a glamorous touch to your party outfits. As shown in the picture, nails painted in gold look very impressive and have a totally different texture.

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Toenails can also be decorated in different styles and designs that will make your feet look absolutely glamorous. In this OneHowTo article we show you how to decorate your toenails perfectly.

Designs for Short Nails - Easy and Original - Step 9
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It's important to know how to paint your nails properly in order to create these designs. First of all, so the nail polish settles on your nails properly, you should add a first layer of transparent nail polish spread vertically, from the growth of the nail to the tip.

Before applying colored nail polish, it's also important to shake the nail polish so the paint is consistent and after, spread fine layers of paint so they don't flake. Take a look at more tips on our article how to paint your fingernails properly.

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