When it comes to nail art, it
certainly manages to catch your eye right away. The process seems to look quite
complicated but in truth, some of the basic nail art designs are easy enough
that you can try them out at home, today itself. But before you start out with
nail art, make sure that your nails are clean and remove the old nail polish
from your nails, before you can get started. Here are a few essential tips that
should help you get you started on your nail art, at home successfully
If you are
a beginner as far as nail art goes, then chances are high that you are going to
make more than a few nail polish mistakes. Nail art can be a bit of a challenge
for even professionals so it only makes sense that you may make a few mistakes
along the way. That’s why; you may want to rub in some petroleum jelly or
Vaseline on the skin around your nails. So that if you end making a nail polish
mistake, you can wipe off the mistake quite easily.
bound to happen with nail art; you are bound to get your nails chipped often.
To prevent that from happening, you may want to paint a base coat on the top
half of your nails. Allow it to dry, and once it is dried, now paint a second
coat over the whole nail. This should ensure that your nail polish stays on for
longer and would help prevent your nails from chipping.
WHITE AS THE BASE:
Nail art on its own comes with quite a few complicated designs. And that is why it makes sense to use white color as a base, for the design that you would apply on the nail itself. And there is an additional reason as to why you would want to go with a white base coat; it is to make your colors pop. The problem is that when you use color nail polish the natural tint and color of your body could impact how it may appear. You can prevent this by using a white coat as a base, wait for it to dry and then to go ahead with the color nail polish and design in a new nail art look, that looks great on your finger.
USE SANDWICH BAGS:
that not all of us would find painting nail art easy. Chances are that you
would find it extremely difficult at the start. But there’s no need to despair
for there’s a way around this. All you need is a sandwich bag, paint your nail
art design as you would with your nails, on to the bag. Use the same base coat
and colors but make sure that you use a few thick coats. Now, wait for it to
dry and when it does, peel off the design and stick it on top of your nails
with nail art glue or a topcoat. That’s an easy way to get around painting the
nail art onto your nails directly.
Sounds weird, right? Whoever heard of using eyeliners for nail art but then again, that is exactly what you may have to do. You can use the eyeliner to help create intricate designs of nail art but the main purpose that you would need it for is to stick rhinestones on your nail, for that unique and exceptional look.
If you are trying for that French manicure look then all you need is a rubber band. Take the rubber band, loop one end over your fingertip and the other over your thumb to create the perfect tension. Using the rubber band as a guide, paint the top edge with nail polish, voila, that’s it.
YOUR OWN COLOUR:
There is nothing wrong in creating your own color; after all, you are trying to look different with nail art. All you need is a container, now add some eye shadow pigment, add clear polish and mix it all up. And now, you got a new nail color which you can use as part of your nail art design. Do remember that nail polishes often dry fast, so you need to be quite quick when customizing your own shade of unique nail polish.
SETTING YOUR NAIL POLISH:
that nail polish is designed to dry fast but if you are impatient and want it
dried even faster, you can try out your hair dryer or try out our tip. All you
need is a large bowl; fill it with ice and water. Once you have finished
setting the nail art on your finger, soak it in icy water for a few minutes.
This should help the nail polish to set in a lot faster than before.
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY:
way to get your nail polish to dry a lot faster is to use nonstick cooking
spray. Once you have got the nail art on, all that is left is to use the spray
on your hand and it acts as a quick fix and dries your nail polish immediately.
This is one of the worst things to happen and when it does, it can be downright frustrating and irritating. But try not to adjust the smudge with your fingers as that would leave marks. What you can do is to use the edge of your tongue to straighten out the nail polish. Your tongue is soft enough and it won’t leave marks on your nail.
These are some of the tips that you need to check out especially when it comes to trying to put nail art with nail polish at home. Apart from the nail polishes, make a checklist and see if you have everything you need for the nail art session and good luck.