Health & Beauty | 4 January 2016New Year, New Nails! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Nail art is all the rage. Gone are the days of solidly-colored fingers and toes; now you can easily jazz up your manicures and pedicures with patterns, shapes, crystals and more. Nails can now be an artistic expression of yourself. The talented women behind Pretty Hands & Sweet Feet teaches you the craft of nail art and give you plenty of inspiration to get started. Try out this gorgeous mosaic nail art for 2016! Mosaic Nails Geometric designs are always eye-catching and fun to wear—and this mosaic technique is bound to wow anyone who sees it! A full manicure with this design is shown here, but if doing all your nails feels daunting, it’s a great technique to use for an accent nail instead. Try mixing up the color palette to fit your mood (or the time of year). Step 1: Before you begin, apply a coat or two of your favorite base coat. Once that is dry, use a long striping brush and some white polish to randomly paint geometric outlines on each nail. Don’t worry about how straight or clean your lines are—you can fix them in the last step! Step 2: Grab your first polish, and carefully fill in some of the shapes you created in step 1. Don’t fill too many in just yet, as you want to make sure you have room to add all the other colors in the following steps. Step 3: Choose a second polish shade, and fill in a few more shapes. Step 4: Again, use a third polish to paint a few more areas. Step 5: With the last polish, fill in the remaining shapes. If you have some spaces left unpainted, go back and fill them in with some of the previous polishes. Make sure there is no bare nail showing. Step 6: Finally, with your white polish and striping brush, go back over the lines between the shapes. This creates the crisp detail that you find in mosaic art. Finish up the look with your favorite topcoat, and clean up any excess polish around your cuticles with a cotton swab dipped in acetone. Buy from an Online Retailer US: With more than 25 easy-to-follow, step-by-step nail art tutorials, Pretty Hands & Sweet Feet will inspire aspiring nail artists to arrive in style–from their fingers to their toes! Featuring colorful, step-by-step nail art designs for both fingers and toes, Pretty Hands & Sweet Feet is the quintessential DIY resource for fashion-forward style mavens of all ages. From patterns, textures, and stamps to stickers, tape, and studs, young fashionistas will spend hours recreating stylish designs by their favorite online nail artists. Aspiring nail artists will learn about the many tools and materials used to create nail art, as well as how to use basic techniques to create desired patterns and styles. The remaining sections feature easy-to-follow, step-by-step nail art tutorials that are youthful, trendy, and approachable for beginning nail artists to achieve. Bonus design templates are included for new ideas and extra practice. No matter the occasion, Pretty Hands & Sweet Feet inspires nail artists to arrive in style–from their fingers to their toes! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.