The Best of YouTube: Nail Art

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Each season, nail polish and nail art trends are becoming more and more advanced. Nail Art advancement has made it difficult to make your nails look like a standout showpiece. The perfect manicure requires time, patience and LOTS of practice. Dotting tools, stripers, glitter and tape are the new nail-must-haves. That’s before factoring in the polish itself!
To help you I’ve compiled a list of YouTube’s best nail technicians!
CutePolish

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Cute Polish’s step by step videos make nail art simple! Many of the looks created require dotting tools and stripers. Don’t fret,  Cute Polish has a video specifically on DIY nail art tools to help you if you don’t have any of the professional tools.  All designs are easy to recreate and look amazing. Cute Polish offers a wide range of tutorials including nail care, how to remove stubborn glitter polish, monochrome, nautical, neon, rainbow, duck, fruit, Christmas and Easter nails. CutePolish is always my first stop for all things nail polish!
MissJenFabulous

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In the past few months Jen has been uploading some great nail art tutorials. They are catered towards your average girl and beginners, so you don’t have to be a dab hand at nail art to recreate her designs. The looks Jen creates work perfectly for a night on the town or a day at the office. Jen’s instructions are concise and comprehensive. All her videos are filmed to the highest quality. You can recreate the same tutorial numerous times by changing the colours you use, which is always a bonus when it comes to nail art. Thanks Jen!
MissGlamorazzi

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Ingrid not only does great makeup videos but her nail polish collection is second to none. While she doesn’t always feature videos specifically about nail polish, if you watch any of her makeup, haul, DIY or favourite’s videos, you’re sure to see her wearing or talking about a beautiful nail colour. She mentions all colours and brands in the description box too. If you’re looking for a review about a specific brand of polish you can bet Ingrid will have the answer.
Mod Nails

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Mod Nails’ designs are amazing.  Their channel is almost a year old but the few designs they have are incredible and look so professional. If you want to wow your friends with halfmoon leopard nails, Betsy Johnston inspired nails or gradient stud caviar nails, have a peek at their channel.
 BubzBeauty

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Looking for girlie nail art design? Have a look at some of BubzBeauty’s tutorials. Mixed in with her other random beauty and DIY videos are some real nail art gems! Her spring, dessert, bride and groom and summer floral nails are a few of my personal favourites.

As always, let me know your favourite nail art designs and your favourite YouTube nail art uploaders!

Have a peak at some of my other beauty posts too…

The Best of YouTube: Hair

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Did you know, 1 Billion of us that consult YouTube on a monthly basis?
When it comes to all things beauty, celebrity, cooking and lifestyle, knowing the best channels to watch, trust and rely on, can be a challenge. As part of  a new mini-series, The Best of Youtube, I will highlight and profile some of my favourite Youtubers from each category.
This week it’s the Beauty Community, starting with Hair.

LetsMakeItUp1 aka Kaley

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This girl sure knows a thing or two about hair! Kaley is the hair-extraordinaire, uploading videos since 2010, LetsMakeItUp1 focuses on easy, elegant, modern hairstyles for the average girl.  Her tutorials are step by step guides, usually inspired by redcarpet hair, TV shows, Pinterest pictures or music videos. Ranging  from Caual Updos , Formal Updos to Casual non-updo hairstyles. To make the most out of Kaley’s channel, I would advise that you have good knowledge of your own hair and what works and doesn’t work for you. She does her best to advise which hairstyles suit a particular hair type or length in the intros to her videos. I would suggest that you try out and practice these tutorials before you plan on wearing them, especially if it is for a formal occasion or big event. The videos are really easy to follow and understand, but some of the styles are quite intricate and require practice. She also features videos on products that cater to a vast range of hair types and styles.

Lilith Moon

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Model turned YouTube hair guru ace, Lilith Moon, features tutorials for all occasions. Her styles focus mainly on medium to long hair lengths. Time and time again, I can consult this channel and learn something new. Lilith also uses clip in hair extensions and features extensive guides and FAQ videos on how to achieve the perfect look.  If you want to learn how to create a knotted braid  , an interesting, intricate side braid or something effortlessly chic, LilithMoon is the channel for you.

Cute Girls HairStyles

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This channel is best for those of you who wish to learn the basics or wish to expand on your basic hair knowledge. It’s also a great channel for a Mother or Father with little hair styling knowledge. Compared to the other channels I’ve suggested, most of the tutorials are carried out on a model. Mindy, the founder of the channel, is a mother herself and the modelsshe uses are her own children. My favourite tutorials are the winding lace braided ponytail, the Dutch lace headband and their 3D Plait ponytail. All of the videos on this channel are really well put together and simple to follow.  Perfect if you’re just starting out and love to braid!

Bebexo

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Bebexo is an excellent channel for anyone interested in hairstyles thats quick, quirky, and deviating from the norm. Each video is stronger than the last. Her latest one minute back to school hairstyles video is  brilliant for every day, even if you’re not going back to school.  A lot of hair videos on YouTube can be confusing and full of waffle. Bebexo’s tutorials are concise and informative without losing the effect of an effortless style. Be sure to look at her blog aswell  for more advice and all things beauty, including product and style reviews.

Hopefully you like these channels as much as I do. Remember, a lot of the styles featured in these videos take practice. Don’t give up if they don’t work for you the first time! As always, let me know your favourite YouTube Hair gurus below.