Acrylic Nail Designs & Tips For First-Timers

1. Burgundy Nail Art

Burgundy is the perfect combination of sexy and elegant so if you’re the type who prefers darker shades, go with this one. This color shines when paired with other red shades like ruby or maroon.

What you will need:

  • Burgundy nail polish
  • Red glitter nail polish
  • Black nail polish

How it’s done:

  1. Start by applying some red glitter nail polish at the base of your nails.
  2. Use a thin brush to apply the black nail polish at the edges of your nails.
  3. Use the burgundy nail polish to paint the entirety of your nail.
  4. To finish, apply your go-to coat of clear polish.

2. Cool Blue Nail Art

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Here’s something colorful and fun. This is a gorgeous design that could be your regular office look. This would absolutely look good shiny, so be sure to add a touch of blue glitter polish. With regards to its brightness or darkness, you can mix it with either white or black. It’s all a matter of preference.

How it’s done:

  • Blue nail polish
  • Blue glitter polish
  • Black/white nail polish

How to do it:

  1. Apply the blue glitter polish on the upper base of each nail.
  2. Draw a border using the black nail polish. Use a thin brush for precise application.
  3. Use the blue nail polish to paint the rest of your nails.
  4. Lastly, apply a coat of clear polish so it would last longer.

3. Crystal White Nail Art

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Doing white nail arts is a good stepping stone for beginners. Its simple yet pristine look is ideal for experimenting on different designs. If you want to take it up a notch, you can add crystal designs or blend it with other colors.

What you will need:

  • White nail polish
  • Glitter nail polish (optional)

How it’s done:

  1. Apply the white glitter polish gently on each nail.
  2. Apply glitter nail polish for that added flare.

4. Red and Gold Passion

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Red and gold acrylic nails is another favorite for many because it is sexy, prestigious, and fits plenty of themes. It absolutely goes well with bright outfits and it complements with gold-colored art.

What you will need:

  • Red nail polish
  • Gold nail polish
  • A mellow-yellow shade or white nail polish

How it’s done:

  1. Apply two coats of red nail polish.
  2. Use a thin brush to draw your desired design. A gold line at the top or polka dots should look good.
  3. Apply a coat of clear polish to finish.

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5. Pink and Yellow Nail Art


This colorful and very feminine nail art is a sight to behold. It’s trendy, full of energy, and hip. This is perfect for casual attires and if you want to look youthful.

What you will need:

  • Pink nail polish
  • Yellow nail polish
  • Peach nail polish
  • Nail art strips
  • Top coat

How it’s done:

  1. Begin by painting your nails yellow.
  2. Paint the base of your nail with the peach nail polish. Do it diagonally.
  3. Do the same with the upper portion by painting pink nail polish.
  4. You can add decals with fruity designs but this is entirely optional.
  5. Apply the top coat and you’re all set!

6. Colorful Clouds Nail Art


Unleash your inner artist with this nail art design. It’s colorful, vibrant, and lets you add your favorite colors in your nails. This design is a hit for the spring and summer.

What you will need:

  • Any blue shade nail polish, preferably aqua
  • Bright nail polish, could be yellow or pink
  • Dark nail polish, could be green or violet
  • Brush

How it’s done:

  1. Paint your nails with the blue nail polish in a curvy or wavy fashion. Use a brush to create the clouds.
  2. Do the same with the bright nail polish.
  3. Once it dries, use the dark nail polish to draw more clouds on top of the two shades.
  4. Apply a coat of clear polish on top.

7. Gold Glitter Nail Art

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Nothing says abundance and wealth than the color gold. This design is fabulous and is very sassy. So if you feel like flaunting these baddies, do it in style by adding glitters!

What you will need:

  • Gold nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • A thin brush
  • Nail glitter (optional)

How it’s done:

  1. Paint your nails with two coats of gold nail polish.
  2. Add the black nail polish at the edges to make it look thick.
  3. Add the nail glitters.
  4. Apply a coat of clear nail polish.

Looking for more acrylic nail designs? Check out this video by Charlottes Nails:

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what design to pick, keep on drawing these acrylic nail designs until it becomes second nature. These designs may be simple but could compete with the best designs out there.


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