Totally Rad Nail Art That's Actually Art

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PietMondrianPhoto: Courtesy of Leaf.tv.
Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch. serves up everything from must-know kitchen lifehacks to easy-to-digest DIYs. This week, the ladies teach us how to do our own rad nail art (all in just 60 seconds!).

Feeling artsy? We teamed up with Nail Swag to bring famous artwork, to your nails! Piet Mondrian was a dutch painter who is known for his cubism-inspired artwork (he actually coined the term neo-plasticism) composed of mostly black, green, yellow, and blue cubes. Little did he know, his influential technique makes for a fabulous manicure. There's just the right amount of color and with the right tools, it's easy to do.

Click through for the step-by-step video!


You'll Need
Nail file
Nail buffer
White nail polish
Black, blue, red, & yellow nail stripers
Top coat and base coat
Nail polish remover and Q-Tips

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Instructions
1. File + buff
2. Apply base coat
3. Apply 2 coats of white nail polish
4. With a black striper, paint vertical and horizontal lines (in no particular pattern)
5. With blue, red and yellow stripers, fill in selective squares
6. Apply top coat

For more nail art tutorials visit LEAF.tv.

Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch. Leaf.tv serves up everything from must-know kitchen lifehacks to easy-to-digest DIYs.