Super-Easy Stud Nail Art Designs You Can Try at Home

by ImGirlYouDontKnow
7 Materials
1 Hour

In this tutorial, I’m going to give you some nail art inspiration with these fantastic stud nail art designs. It really gives off an edgier vibe to your manicure and certainly looks unique.

I’ll show you how to apply nail art studs and how to create a cute design that’ll make your friends want it, too!

Tools and materials:

  • Base coat
  • Black nail polish
  • Beige nail polish
  • Thin application brush
  • Gold studs
  • Top coat
  • Tweezer
Applying a base coat to nails

1. Apply a base coat

Applying a base coat is a must as it prevents your natural nails from staining. 

Applying black nail polish

2. Apply nail polish

Before commencing with the metal stud nail art, apply black/dark purple nail polish to your pointer finger, pinkie finger, and thumb. 

Applying beige nail polish

For the rest of your unpainted nails, go ahead and apply a beige color. 

Dipping a thin brush into black nail polish

3. Add stripes

With an ultra-thin and pointy striping brush, apply some of your dark nail polish on it and create a V-shape design on your ring finger. 

Painting black stripes on the beige polish

Black and beige nail designs

It’s really not hard to achieve. I would, however, add that it’s much harder to do this with thicker nail polish. 

How to apply nail art studs

4. Add the studs

Now it’s time for the fun part - adding the gold nail art studs. Use a top coat for this, as it will act as an adhesive for the studs. Then simply lay the gold studs on top of each other in a row. Do this on your middle finger. 

Nail art designs with studs

Next, apply a big, pointy stud on the bottom of each black nail. 

Applying a top coat over the stud nail art

5. Apply top coat

Now, lock everything in with some top coat. This will seal the deal! 

Stud nail art designs

Stud nail art designs tutorial

So easy and super beautiful! There you have it, some freshly painted, blinged-out stud nail art designs! For those who were wondering how to apply nail art studs, then you can see how practical the process is.

Thanks for joining me and let me know in the comments below what you think of this specific design. 

Suggested materials:
  • Base coat
  • Black nail polish
  • Beige nail polish
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