If you are looking for new styles that jazz up your plain fingernails, then nail art and decorations are your answer. The great thing about wearing nail art is that you are not required to spend a lot of money on having a professional perform the process – there are some techniques that are easy enough for you to do at home.
You will need practice to perfect your technique, but if you keep working at it, you will soon be creating unique and beautiful nail designs.
The art of painting patterns and designs onto your nails creates a visually-appealing and whimsical effect. Using a very fine brush, draw an outline on your nail of the design that you have in mind.
If you don’t have a thin brush, then you can get the same results with a toothpick or with a nail pen. After your outline is done, you need to fill it in with color, using a brush that is slightly thicker.
If you are using different nail polish colors, then you’ll need to wait for one color to dry before adding another one.
Creating floral art work on your nails is quite easy to do and looks beautiful when finished. For this type of nail art, you will need to use a fine brush with a square tip.
The goal is to use one corner of the brush for a darker color and another corner for a lighter color. If you need to, practice your design on paper before working on your nails.
When you are ready, use the brush to create floral designs such as roses or tulips. Make a Z-shaped mark on your nails to form the leaves.
Blending and swirling nail colors also creates a lovely effect. Pick a nail polish color that you like, then apply that color as a dot on your nail.
Then, take a toothpick and drop another color dot onto the first dot on your nail. Take another toothpick and swirl the colors together. Then use a striper brush and spread the swirled colors together over your nail.
Wearing jewels or stickers on your nails is also a fun practice. You can purchase ready- made jewels and stickers from any nail art supply store.
The best way to apply these decorations is to use tweezers to place them onto your nails. After the jewels or stickers are in the proper place, press down gently and let your nails dry. To finish, apply a clear coat of nail polish to seal in the decorations.