This HuffPost Canada page is maintained as part of an online archive.

3 Minimal Nail Art Ideas To Try Today

Say Bye-Bye To Fancy Nail Art With These Minimal Ideas

Nail polish is something we grew up with -- we've pretty much been painting our digits pink since we could walk. But, with the advancements in nail polish technology (read: polish that can detect date rape drugs), it's no longer just about making your nails don the trendiest hue -- it's about having intricate little works of art sitting on your fingertips.

However, fancy nail art isn't for everyone -- we don't all have the steady hands and/or patience to hash out a four-shade flower motif. But, don't let that stop you!

Need some ideas? Keep scrolling below for a guide on three different minimal nail art ideas -- each with only two to three easy steps!

First Thing's First: Start With A Blank Canvas
Kastor & Pollux
Remove any existing nail polish and trim and buff your nails before trying any of these looks.
Look 1: Diagonal Tips
Kastor & Pollux
A super quick, easy, and delicate yet quirky nail art design.
Step 1: Apply Colour In A Diagonal Swipe At The Tip
Kastor & Pollux
Be sure to get right to the edges and fill it all in.
Step 2: Finish Off With A Topcoat
Kastor & Pollux
We swear by CND Vinylux Top Coat -- it lasts forever.
Look 2: Tiny Dots
Kastor & Pollux
Single dots on each finger can be just as attention-grabbing as any other nail art design!
Step 1: Completely Cover Your Nails With The Colour Of Choice
Kastor & Pollux
Note: This step is optional!
Look How Gorgeous They Are!
Kastor & Pollux
Step 2: Apply Tiny Dots To The Centre Of Your Nails
Kastor & Pollux
We put them closer to our cuticles, but you can place them wherever you like!
Step 3: Finish Off With A Top Coat
Kastor & Pollux
Look 3: Dark French Tips
Kastor & Pollux
French manicures aren't new and/or groundbreaking, but a dark tip (paired with nothing else) looks killer and goes with any outfit.
1. Apply Polish In Slightly Curved Swoops, Right At The Tips
Kastor & Pollux
Step 2: Finish It Off With A Top Coat
Kastor & Pollux
Super easy!

Follow Huffington Post Canada Style on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter!

Also on HuffPost

DIY Nail Art: Suno Fall 2012-Inspired Manicure

DIY Nail Art

This HuffPost Canada page is maintained as part of an online archive. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact