art is the most happening thing in the world of fashion
today. It will allow you to express your creativity and
personality and will help express your individual style
like never before. Nail experts or 'designers' are cropping
up at happening salons all over the country to create art
on your nails. There are endless paint effects that you
can achieve as well as many decorative gems, foils and tapes
to assist you in your creativity. These can turn your nails
into a small canvas, on which you can create great pieces
of artistic work. This can be achieved by freehand painting
or by using an artist's airbrush. Nail piercing is also
considered a type of nail art, which works best on artificial
nails. This is achieved by attaching rings to tiny holes,
drilled into the nail, which are attached to chains that
are worn around the wrist. They also come with chain links
to a ring that is worn on the same finger.
The accessories you can use in
nail art is as follows:
stripes: Nail stripes of
various shapes, designs can be bought and used while decorating
your nails. Peel off desired stripe carefully. Try using
tweezers for clean effect. Starting at the cuticle, gently
lay stripe across nail in desired position. Trim off excess.
Gently apply pressure with fingertip to secure it in place.
Gold & silver nail charms:
Gold and silver charms are also
a very good nail art accessory which gives a very good nail
design and is easy to use. Choose desired charm and peel
off paper backing. Place charm on nail in preferred location.
Gently press down with fingertip to secure.
The Cloth Effect: Give
your nails two coats of paint and then while they are still
slightly wet, press a patterned (lint free) piece of cloth
or chamois leather lightly on them. As the cloth is lifted,
it leaves a pattern similar to the texture of the cloth
on the nails.
Assorted stars & dots:
You can either use stars and dots
to paint your nail or use nail polish with stars and glitter
floating in them. For nail art with assorted stars and dots,
pour out a small amount of stars or dots onto a paper plate.
Moisten end of manicure stick. Pick up individually by touching
moistened end of stick to star or dot. Place on nail in
desired location, pressing gently to secure.
the star or dot is not securing to nail, apply a small amount
of Nail Art Sealer to nail first.
stickers: Nail stickers
also give the desired effect and you can also choose various
designs. Remove selected sticker from sheet using tweezers.
Place onto nail in desired location. Gently apply pressure
with finger to secure.
Your Own Design: Instead
of using ready-made designs you can let your imagination
go wild and have your own nail art design. Paint a base
colour of any shade you like and let your nails dry. Then
by freehand painting or by using an artist's airbrush create
designs on your nails instead of a canvas!