At the risk of stating the obvious, intricate nail art is gaining momentum by the moment. Found yourself completely obsessed yet? Can’t say that we blame you. We’re not only obsessed, we’re inspired, too. To that end, we’re starting a new weekly DIY nail art column here at Fashionista where we’ll give you new nail art design ideas and teach you how to achieve the look.
There’s plenty of inspiration out there on the internet, too. From Pinterest to Polyvore to Tumblr to Twitter, the web provides endless outlets for you to peruse in search of creativity. We have Fuck Yeah Nail Art, Nail Art 101, and Beautopia bookmarked.
But like any artist, first you need the right supplies, so we’ve rounded up everything you need to get in on the fun and start freaking out your fingertips all by yourself.
When you’re done, be sure to share your mani masterpieces with us. Here’s how to submit pics: Tweet a photo @fashionista_com with the hashtag #nailart, email the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button below to upload from your computer!
We can’t wait to see just how talented you all are! Now click through to see our recommendations for a fully-stocked nail art arsenal.