The nail art designs of today have come a long way from the one color application of the past. Today the sky’s the limit with these accessories that people call fingernails. These can be dazzled up at a salon or even at home. There are plenty of supplies available in stores for home beautification of your own fingernails. They can be designed to match any outfit and for all holidays.
Hand-painted artwork is very simple to do. Most people find they can add flowers to fingernails with little difficulty. The background is best if it is a pale color with the petals on the flower being a much brighter color.
The center can be a lighter shade than the petals and the entire design can be added with the nail polish brush. You may need to have a friend help you out if you can only paint with your dominant hand. Salons will perform this flower creation for you for somewhere between 5 and 10 dollars.
There has been numerous times when you’ve woken up to find the imprint of your sheets in your nails, but now it is fashionable. Many people are adding texture to damp nails with objects around the house. If it isn’t an imprint you are looking for, but a unique design, try adding a swirl with two paints. Paint the brighter color on the nail first and before it dries to add some cream or white drops with a toothpick. Use the toothpick to swirl with the two colors together. This may take a while to dry, due to the thickness.
The technique of airbrushing on designs is available at salons and can be done at home as well, if you own an airbrushing machine. It’s a lot easier and cheaper to go to the salon to have this done. It only takes a short amount of time to spray on a design. Some add-ons that are easy to apply are decals, piercing, or rhinestones. These can be added on top of a fresh coat of paint. Rhinestones are either stuck into the wet paint or adhered to the nail with a special glue.
There are two types of decals that can be added to fingernails; decals that use water to stick them on and ones that require rubbing. Both are on a sheet of paper that has many other decals on it.
The decal of choice is cut out of the paper and placed on the nail, decal side down. The back of the decal is then either wet or rubbed, depending on the method needed. After this process, the paper is removed and the decal is stuck into place on the fingernail.
Fingernail piercings aren’t painful, since they are only in the tip of the fingernail itself. They can either be a hoop or a stud, but no matter which kind you choose, remember not to get them caught in your hair. Nail art designs can be added for any occasion, holiday, or just for a change of pace. The limits are non-existent with the nail designs of today.