Nail fashion is one of the hippest and hottest things that women are raving about these days. This is why there is no wondering why there are nail salons or spas at almost every corner of the street. Women seek these places to pamper themselves and get those sassy designs on their nails. Not everyone, however, can afford nail salons. Here’s how you can make designs yourself.
Manicure. Start off by cleaning the nails. Make sure that there are no excessive cuticles and that it is cleaned well. A number of people put on hand cream right after a fresh manicure. While this is good, make it a point to let the cream sit to make sure that the skin absorbs it before putting on any polish. Dry and clean nails ensure that color sets and sticks well to the nail.
Prepare your posh set. Gather together materials needed in nail decorations. A good color palette, meaning varying colors of nail polish will allow the imagination to work. This also lets you mix and match based on preference. Other materials such as stickers (there are nail stickers which can be easily purchased in stores), sequins, and glitters of different color maybe used to design the nails.
Paint away. Select the color of choice from the available palette that you have. It will be practical to work with two or three colors. Color selection can be matched with the dress or attire to be worn to the party of event for better compliment. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors. Creativity is the name of the game.
Work in slants. A simple design that you can follow is to follow a slanting pattern as nail polish is applied onto the nail. Work on one color at a time until all three colors have been applied onto the nail. Make sure to allow each application to dry before proceeding to another color. Do this until all nails are covered with the slanting pattern with the desired color combinations.
Make it sparkle. Grab a bottle of polish and coat the base of the nail. Do this carefully so that what has been applied will not run. Once done, glitters can be poured over to the nail giving it that sparkling effect. There are several ways on how glitter can be applied. A small container can be filled and the nail dipped into it or using a small applicator to sprinkle the glitter over the nail. When done, coat the nail using clear polish.
Jazz it up. Fire up the nail designs by putting more life to it. Some suggestions include stickers that go together with the color selection or sequins. Both come in different designs. Matching can be done based on preference.
There are plenty more patterns and ideas which you can put into play when designing nail polish. Imagination is the only limitation. The whole point is: nail designing need not be expensive after all. All that is needed are simple materials and creativity.