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Nail Art

Cool manis you can you do at home - from foolproof polish strips to rockin’ nail wraps to glam press-ons. D.i.Y. #NailArt has never been easier. We're as obsessed as you. Tweet us your mani @SELFmagazine or tag us on Instagram. Use #SelfMagazine and #NailArt. We’ll pin our favorites to this board.

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Manicure, Nail Art, Black Polka Dots, Gold Glitter, Gold Stripes, Accent Nails, Nail Polish

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Show Your Spots: Take a gold or silver metallic polish and do 6 or 7 irregular-sized dots on your nail, including one dot directly over the chip. Next, use a toothpick dipped in black polish to outline half of those irregular dots. Apply top coat to finish this leopard look. #FIERCE

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A Side of French: For side-of-the-nail chips, take an opaque nude polish and do one swift swipe just on the side of nail enough to cover the chip. Do this to all nails, even if not chipping. Feeling extra artsy? Add a nail stud and then apply a top coat.

The Magical Jackson Pollock Chip Fix: Even if you're not the most skilled at drawing a straight line or painting your nails period, you can still fix a nick with the best of 'em. Take 3-4 different colors layer them willy nilly on your nail (swipe, drizzle, spot, swirl...just let the creative juices flow).

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Spot Treatment: Two words: Sharpie. Pen. When you spot a chip on black polish, grab a sharpie and fill it in. Swipe on a clear top coat and keep it moving.

Like Your Accent: Okay, this is admittedly the easiest way to hide problem areas. Say you chipped your bright blue manicure and all you have on hand is black polish, or maybe glitter. Just paint over the entire chipped nail with a contrasting color, and there ya go: an accent nail.

More Glitter, Please: If you have a little more time to fix the nick(s), try this gradient ombre look. Start in the middle of your nail by dabbing glitter lightly on the nail. Then when you get to the tip of the nail (where chips are often more severe) apply a denser coat of glitter. The key is to dab on the glitter vs. stroking it on.

Glitter Dip: When it comes to glitter, the options are endless these days. But, Marton suggests using a sliver or gold micro-glitter, which is great for chips on the tips of your nails. Just draw a thin line along the tips of all nails (even the ones without chips), and...abracadabra!