How This Simple Nail Art Technique Can Help You De-Stress

Written by Kara C.


We get it.

It’s nearly impossible to find time for yourself when you’re being pulled in all directions, but managing stress and anxiety is crucial to maintaining healthy relationships, making better decisions, and just being happier overall.

While many of us don’t have the time or money to commit to nightly yoga classes, we all can afford a few minutes each week to do something nice for ourselves.

That’s why in recent years, more and more people have been turning to nail art as a means of everyday stress relief.

At-home nail art doesn’t have to take a lot of time, effort, or artistic ability.

In fact, a simple technique called nail stamping allows people with even the shakiest hands to achieve designs that are intricate and beautiful in mere seconds.

What is Nail Stamping?

Nail stamping allows you to transfer detailed designs from an etched metal plate onto your nails, just like a stamp!

Each design holds a thin layer of polish which dries quickly, resulting in one-of-a-kind manicures with less time and effort.

There are endless possibilities. You’re the artist, and you should fall in love with what you create.

So, how can DIY nail stamping help you to become a happier person?

Here are 5 ways that your at-home mani can lead to a happier mindset:

  1. Self Care/ Self Kindness

    Maintaining beauty and health is your time to build a relationship with yourself. We spend a lot of time taking care of our family, friends, colleagues, and community, but self care serves as a reminder that you’re important. You deserve to show up for yourself too.

  2. Time to Slow Down

    Nail stamping is a wonderful way to set aside time for a moment of reflection. It requires focus and attention to detail, yet it’s an activity that’s easy enough to let your mind wander when it wants. Painting on each stroke, creating with designs, and watching each layer dry; each step of the process has a calming ebb and flow of concentration and relaxation.

  3. Self Expression

    Customizing your manicure is very limited in a salon setting, but nail stamping allows you to get creative. You’ll never have to worry about paying for the same old cookie cutter manicure. Whatever you come up with, you can rock it.

  4. Feel Beautiful Inside and Out

    Bring on the compliments! People totally notice your nails when you have them done, and when you’re able to tell them you did them yourself, it feels even better!

  5. More Real Human Connections

    There’s a huge community of nail art enthusiasts just like you! Join an online group like Maniology Community Facebook Group where you can show off your new nails, make thousands of new friends, get tips and tricks, or just inspire each other with creative ideas.

More and more people are stamping their nails everyday because of how simple and quick it is to create a salon-quality manicure.
Give it a try for free!

Hear How Nail Stamping Changed 100,000+ Lives:
"Nail art brought so much beauty and positivity to my life. It was a positive thing I could do for myself… it felt pretty on my nails. And I was proud of what I created." - Erin

"It's my peace, it's somewhere I can go to get my mind off from everything else and I don't have to worry about anything other than flooding my cuticles or what image to pick so I do as many as I can!! It's my source of art!!!"- Jennifer

"Nail art is an escape for me. I always find it therapeutic to create a design, pick out colors, and see them all come together on my nails. It's a nice break from the hustle that is life to create something beautiful! (^-^)" - Katherine

"It also gives me a sense of pride when people compliment them and I say thank you I did them myself. Nail art has helped me be a happier person and now that I’ve started I cant stop. I get excited to get try new things and new designs." - Rita

The amazing community I've met across the globe doing nail stamping videos and the nail art groups we can support each other in are wonderful. I have friends all over the world now that I know if I get an opportunity to visit their countries I could share a meal and ideas with, people that inspire me to be a better artist.” - Guylene