The most important nail art tools and how to use them

Today's blog post is all about the world of nail art tools - one of our absolute favorite topics! We are convinced that the right equipment is the key to successful and impressive nail art. But which tools do you really need and how do you best use them to give your nails that little bit extra?

Don't worry, we have the answers to these questions and many more useful tips and tricks for you. We'll show you which nail art tools are essential and how to use them correctly to create your own little work of art. Get ready to transform your nails into exciting works of art and let's get started!

The must-haves among nail art tools

There are countless nail art tools out there, but here we'll focus on the most important ones that will help you create the most designs. With these tools in your collection, you'll soon be working like a pro:

Dotting tools

These small sticks with a metal ball at the tip are perfect for adding precise dots to your nails. They are available in different sizes and are also ideal for applying rhinestones and other embellishments.


You need different types of brushes for different tasks. Thin, fine brushes are ideal for intricate patterns and lines, while flatter brushes are better for applying color and creating gradients.

Nail tape

Similar to nail stencils, nail tape can also be used to create straight lines or patterns on your nails. They are particularly practical for designs such as geometric patterns or French tips.

Glitter, rhinestones and embellishments

For the ultimate bling factor, glitter, rhinestones and other embellishments can be used on your nails. They are a great way to spice up your nail design and give it a personal touch.

Nail art stamps

A stamping set makes it easy to create intricate designs on your nails. You will need special stamping polish and a stamping plate with your desired pattern.

Nail stencils

These small, self-adhesive templates help you to create even patterns and designs. You can find them in many different shapes and patterns, such as French manicure, chevron or even animal designs.

Nail polish remover pen

With a nail polish remover pen, you can make small corrections to your nail design without damaging the rest of your work. It's also handy for achieving clean nail edges.

Cuticle remover

A clean cuticle is the basis for any beautiful nail art. Use a cuticle remover to gently remove excess cuticles and prepare your nails for the nail art design.

How to use nail art tools correctly

Now that you know the most important tools, let's talk about how to use them correctly:

  • Dotting tools: Gently dip the metal ball into the nail polish and then place a dot on your nail. Depending on the desired size, you can dip the tool more or less deeply.
  • Brushes: Clean the brushes thoroughly before use so that no paint residue affects the quality of your design. Practice on a piece of paper first before you start directly on your nails.
  • Nail stencils: Stick the stencil onto the prepared nail and then apply the nail polish over it. Wait a few seconds and then carefully remove the stencil before the polish is completely dry.
  • Nail art stamp: Apply the stamping polish to the desired pattern on the stamping plate and remove excess color with a scraper. Press the stamp onto the pattern and then transfer it to your nail.
  • Nail tape: Cut the nail tape to the desired length and shape and stick it carefully to the nail. Make sure it sticks well to prevent the nail polish from running underneath. Apply the nail polish over the tape and carefully remove it before the polish is completely dry.
  • Cuticle remover: Apply a small amount of cuticle remover to the cuticle and leave it on for a few seconds. Then use a cuticle pusher or a rosewood stick to gently remove the cuticles from the nails. Make sure you don't push the cuticles back too hard or too deep to avoid injury.

Last but not least, a high-quality base and top coat as well as a good selection of nail polish colors are essential to achieve a professional and long-lasting result. With these tools in your collection, you'll be ready to make all your nail art dreams come true.