By Lakeisha Conley. Halloween Nail. Published at Thursday, October 08th, 2020 - 09:34:16 AM.
History of Nail Art The practice of nail decoration has existed for the last 5000 years and can be traced to the people of India who embellished their nails with henna. Now fast forward to 1932 when the French company Revlon released its first nail polish. It was available in a wide variety of shades and used pigments instead of dyes. Since the 1930s nail art as come a long way. The technique of airbrushing nails is still relatively new. It includes an airbrushing machine designed to perform manicure nail art which works with a compressor to create innovative and elegant patterns and designs on the nails.
There are a few different applications now in artificial nails which all have their own benefits. Gel nails are probably the most expensive but give a natural high gloss finish. This type allows your natural nail to grow underneath and if anything helps to strength them. A less expensive option and therefore more popular type are Acrylics. These are less natural looking than the gel type and do not allow your own nails to grow underneath because they are much thicker.
HOW TO USE: Find a plastic sheet and drop a few blobs of nail polish onto it. I like to use name cards that are hard and feel a bit plasticky for this cos theyre small and disposable. Dip the round nib of your dotter into the polish. Try doing a few dots on the sheet/name card till you get the right size and consistency that you want. Do the same onto the surface of your nail. Be careful not to use too much pressure that may cause the dots to look deformed. Remember to clean them after use and dry thoroughly. These tools are made of metal and susceptible to rusting.
How To Do Nail Art? If you want your nails to look their best copy your favourite stars nails or just have a great design idea for them then there are a few ways to go about achieving the desired look. Salons: The easiest but probably most expensive option is to visit a nail salon or nail bar. With the increase in nail designs and nail art popularity nail salons/bars have become common-place in many towns and high streets. They will have nail technicians that should be capable of creating any designs you wish.
3) Nail stripers These to me are an absolute essential. They are nail polishes that come with a long thin brush rather than the usual flat and broad ones. I use them for painting lines and adding random flicks of colour. They are so easy to use and very versatile. I recommend getting two colours white and black when you first start. Brands like LA Colors have a wide range of colours and come pretty cheap so have fun with it!
Tips for Maintenance If there ever was an ephemeral art form manicure nail art is it. Once your nail grows out or the acrylic or gel nail needs to be removed the artistry is lost. Many women get their nails done on a regular basis but there are ways to make your masterfully manicured nails last a little longer. Applying a top coat after they are done and every couple of days afterwards will keep them looking like new. Moreover use cuticle oil every other day to maintain nail health. When doing chores and tasks that can damage your hands protect your nails from chips dents or cracks by wearing gloves.
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