For today’s lazy nail art, let’s learn one of the basics: bows!

You will need:

  • Light blue base polish
  • Purple polish or acrylic paint
  • Darker purple polish or acrylic paint
  • White polish or acrylic paint
  • Clear top coat
  • Thin paint brush

So the basic shape of a bow is quite easy. Paint your base colour and allow it to dry.

Paint a small triangle to make the first half of the bow.

Paint another small triangle on the other side of it.
Join the two triangles with a little dot in the middle.
Using a darker shade, add two little lines on either side of the centre dot. These represent the folds in the fabric.
Then add a few highlights in white around the edges and one on the centre dot.
Once it’s all dry, give it a top coat!
Now you’ve got the basics, you can play around with placement. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started!
My favourite is the one on my ring finger below with one bow placed at the cuticle.