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5 Easy Nail Designs to Spice Up your At-Home Manicure

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There’s nothing like the feeling of freshly manicured nails! Whether it’s a unique nail art design or a simple coat of baby pink polish, a manicure helps you feel complete and your best self.

At DB Cosmetics, we understand that a professional manicure isn't always an option, that's why we have created an extensive range of nail products that allow you to treat yourself to the luxury of fresh nails from the comfort of your home, minus the price tag.


Beautifully manicured nails are a timeless beauty essential that can effortlessly elevate any look. Whether you're just learning the nail-art ropes or you're a seasoned expert, these nail art designs are for you. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and caught up in the extensive variety of nail products on the market, however we are here to provide you with some tips on how to create professional DIY nails while using items that you already have at home.

Check out our top tips and recommended products to kickstart your at-home manicure kit:

  1. Pastel Mismatch
    Pastel Mismatched nails are currently one of the coolest trends going around! Not only is this nail design stylish, it’s also super easy to recreate at home. This trend involves painting each nail with a different colour, achieving an overall bold design. Begin with a layer of our Back To Basics Base Coat, ensuring that the nails are perfectly prepped and protected. Check out the following range of pastel nail colours to best achieve this design:
  2. Polka Dots
    Polka dot nail art is our go to DIY nails, as they not only look trendy, but they’re easy to achieve when you have the right products. We suggest beginning with a Back To Basics Base Coat to create a smooth base while protecting the nail beds from damage. For a bold look, try using the Infinite Gloss Longwear Nail Polish (Magenta Me Crazy) as a base coat, paired with polka dots using Infinite Gloss Longwear Nail Polish (Greatest Snow-Man) for a design that is sure to stand out in the crowd.

    To best achieve perfect polka dots, pour some of your greatest snow-man polish onto a piece of aluminum foil, then taking a tooth-pick, begin to dot paint the nails. Finish this design with a layer of Top It Off Glossy Top Coat to ensure that your nail art remains protected and in tack. 

  3. Two-tone
    The first step to creating the perfect DIY two-tone nails is to ensure that you have your two colours of choice and some washi tape. Start by applying a Back To Basics Base Coat then continue with your base colour, we suggest trying the Infinite Gloss Longwear Nail Polish (Hello … Mermaid Speaking) to achieve a bright base coat.

    After ensuring that your base coat has properly dried, it comes time to place your washi tape, placing it to achieve your desired pattern. We recommend pairing the Infinite Gloss Longwear Nail Polish (Ruffle Some Petals) with your base coat for a glossy, opaque finish. Simply paint the second colour of choice over the tape, allowing it to dry before removing the tape to reveal a unique nail art pattern, with perfect lines.

  4. Pink Gradient
    Do you love the look of gradient nails but feel overwhelmed by the idea of creating them yourself? Follow our easy DIY tips for ombre nails and you’ll be left feeling confident with nail art in no time! Begin with the Infinite Gloss Longwear Nail Polish (Burst Your Bubble-Gum) for that perfect it-girl pink shade, paired with the simple Infinite Gloss Longwear Nail Polish (Ruffle Some Petals).

    Using a small makeup sponge, cut a thin strip of the sponge off to help the ombre stay contained and minimise the mess. Using the lighter colour, initially paint a thin layer on the nail. Continue to paint parallel, horizontal stripes of each colour, side by side on the sponge, then lightly tap the sponge onto the nail, moving it slightly up and down the surface of the nail to blur the area where the colour meets. Repeat this step until you've reached your desired colour intensity. Complete the look with a coat of glittery clear polish or keep it simple with Top It Off Glossy Top Coat.

  5. Metallic Stripe
    After applying your Back To Basics Base Coat, apply a base coat of Infinite Gloss Longwear Nail Polish (Back To The Bordeaux) for a bold colour choice. Then using your nail scissors and metallic nail striping tape, cut the tape into your desired sizes. Using a thin nail polish brush, take your second colour the Infinite Gloss Longwear Nail Polish (Tea For Tutu) and paint 2 thin lines across the nail.

    Finish by taking your metallic tape stripes and place them on either side of each of the stripes, using your nail scissors to trim the edges for the perfect fit. Be sure to finish the look with 2 coats of your Top It Off Glossy Top Coat, ensuring that the metallic strips remain secure and in place.

Enhance your at-home manicure kit with all of the best products

I’m sure we’ve all experienced leaving the salon, in love with our fresh manicure only to be left with brittle and weak nails a few weeks later. At DB Cosmetics we prioritise developing products that will not only leave your nails looking beautiful, but will also promote long-term nail health. Check out our favourite products to keep your nail health in check:
  • Let It Grow Nail Growth Serum
    This advanced serum works to protect your nail health while promoting growth. Infused with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, the serum has been developed to prevent cracking and promote moisture. With 10-Free formula and a precision tapered brush, we recommend using the serum on soft, brittle or bitten nails. The serum can also be used on healthy nails to maintain long-term health.

  • Harden Up Nail Strengthener
    In just a few short weeks you can have strong, healthy nails like never before. Working to protect nails from dehydration, this strengthener has been formulated using acai oil working to improve your overall nail health. With a 10-Free Formula and precision tapered brush, this strengthener perfectly protects nails from dehydration. We recommend regular use between nail polish applications.

  • Soften Up Cuticle Oil
    Do your cuticles feel weak and damaged? Then you need to make this oil a part of your regular nail routine. Designed to nourish and moisturise the nail bed, you will begin experiencing optimal results in just a few short weeks! For best results, we recommend using twice a day alone or on top of nail polish.

  • Nail Polish Remover (Acetone Free)
    The safest way to remove your nail polish is by using a polish remover that is free of nasty chemicals. DB Cosmetics Acetone Free Nail Polish remover has been formulated with nail-loving ingredients including Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera extract, ensuring that your nails remain in top condition. Suitable for weak, damaged and acrylic nails, this polish remover will provide nails with ongoing hydration.

  • Twist N Go Instant Nail Polish Remover & Primer
    Removing your nail polish has never been so simple with this Twist N Go Nail Polish Remover and Primer! It’s as easy as dipping and twisting to remove even the most stubborn polish in just 1 second. The advanced product features a pre-moistened foam remover pad, in which you simply slide your finger in and the polish is effortlessly removed. Enriched with Vitamin E and C, Aloe Vera and Green Tea, your skin and nails will be left feeling hydrated and incredibly soft!

Get your hands on DB Cosmetic products today and take your nail game to the next level

DB Cosmetics make your at-home manicure experience convenient and accessible for all, offering online shopping or an in store experience, across a variety of locations. Reach out to our knowledgeable staff with your product related questions, to ensure that you select the products best suited to your needs.

With our 90-day money-back guarantee, you can try all of our nail products worry-free! Make the most of your shopping experience with our free gift opportunity with the purchase of any 3 products. Our products are certified cruelty free and vegan, ensuring that you fall in love with your new DB Cosmetics purchases!