By Sonia Park. Fall Nail. Published at Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 - 05:04:00 AM.
So you want to try your hand at DIY nail art but where do you start? The first thing you need to do is get your hands on some basic nail art tools. This is a list of my 5 essential DIY nail art tools.
In Japan 3D manicure nail art has really taken the world by storm. In this technique actual charms are fastened to the nail and sculpture powder is used to produce a unique 3D look. From opaque polish to pearls funky geometric shapes and comic book art anything goes in this art form. Manicure Nail Art Goes Digital While many nail technicians can create sophisticated masterpieces with a free-hand technique using sharp brushes or by employing a stencil a new digitized method in nail art application has been introduced. The nails are cleaned and trimmed just as they would be for a normal manicure and a base coat is laid on and left to dry. Thereafter a special polish is applied to allow the nail design to adhere properly. While it sets a design can be selected by the client. Next the clients hand is placed in a cradle under a machine that sprays the design from the printer onto the nails. The printer is set to stop the process should the client accidentally move their hand. Although most machines have a wide selection of nail art designs to choose from it is also possible for the client to create their own motif and have it scanned into the machine.
Nail Polish Correction Pen: Correction pens make clean up a breeze especially on the hand that isnt your dominant hand. Its really easy to get polish all over the skin of your fingers when you do a manicure yourself. And a correction pen easily cleans up your mistakes to give you a more flawless manicure. Q-tips or cotton buds or an angled art brush dipped in acetone or nail polish remover can also double as a nail polish corrector as well.
The style color and design selected for decorating your nails can vary either by season occasion or even your mood. Free hand designs are really sought after as they are easy to create on your own without spending too much. However should you decide to go in for the more intricate designs you can opt for a French manicure with gel nail art. As the holiday season nears some cool nail art designs to pep up the spirit for Christmas can be to use red or white nail paint and then decorate your nails with tiny Christmas trees holly leaves bells candy canes or even a little Santa with a toothpick. You can also add glitter to your nails to make them look festive and glamorous.
Kits: Nail art kits are useful for beginners as they give you everything you need to get started. They will usually contain the top and base coats polish and colours special brushes or dotting tools different patterns stickers and pins for the designs and possibly sometimes stones jewels or glitter depending on the kit. You may even want to get a kit with nail art pens that allow for you to draw directly onto the nail getting a totally unique design of your own.
The most technically advanced form of nail art is the use of special computerized digital printers that print designs and patterns that would not be possible otherwise or would be much more expensive for an artist to do it by hand. This technology is definitely the future for nail art and will allow women to finally be able to affordably design their nails as the ultimate accessory. They will be able to match their nails to their wardrobes sense of style and personality that was never before possible.
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