I went to a party at a friend’s house one night in the late Spring of 2016. It wasn’t one of the usual “hostess” parties that mimic all of the other ones. It didn’t offer jewelry lines, interior decorating, foods, etc. This one was completely different. I found the coolest nail art designs ever!
Nail stickers? I was hesitant, to say the least. But after the representative completed an entire nail art tutorial, I found it to be rather fascinating. Depending on the type of nail art you choose, such as nail art pens, nail art stickers, nail art decals, nail art designs or nail art stencils, the application process varies quite a bit.
This particular product was a bit of a project, but it was also fun. Keep in mind that, when I say nail, I’m including finger and toe nails. The results look like we’d just had a professional manicure or pedicure.
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How were the nail art designs created?
Nail polish strips, which create nail art designs, are shaped like nails in different sizes.
They have a wide array of colors and designs to choose from. The most difficult part is the prep work and application of them. If done incorrectly, it will look ridiculous. Since everyone has nails that are different sizes and shapes, you must customize them for a perfect fit.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The best part is that once applied, they seem to last forever. Much longer than your average manicure/pedicure. This trend has resulted in being able to find just about any color or pattern you may be looking for.[/perfectpullquote]
The following is a step-by-step guide to applying nail art designs correctly:
- Start with a clean nail
- Keep cuticles trimmed and clean
- Do not use a base coat (this will prevent the strip from adhering to the nail)
- Do not use hand lotion
- Have a 2-sided file accessible
- Rub some nail polish remover over your nails (allows the strip to adhere smoothly and removes any residual oils)
- To customize your size, use a larger strip than needed for your nail and cut it down to the right size and fit with tiny scissors
- Peel off the backing and place it as close to the cuticle as possible
- Press and smooth it against the entire nail
- Take a blow dryer and wave it over the whole strip for about thirty seconds (this will “melt” onto the nail for longer and smoother wear)
- Use your file and move it down at the tip (ceramic files work great for this step)
- After the application process is completed, apply a top coat for a shiny finish.
After some time, you’ll notice the edges begin to lift. That’s where you can start to pull the sticker off.
Sound too difficult? There are other options available that are much easier to use.
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They’re one of the coolest nail art designs available. I just purchased nail stickers with nail art designs. Here’s what’s weird. The product I just described and the product I just purchased are both called nail stickers. However, the application process is VERY different.
Nail stickers that actually stick!
Nail stickers are all the rage. The products I used are actual stickers. With a sticky back, they’re meant to adhere directly to the nail. No blow dryer or any of the complicated stuff.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Nail art pens and stencils are other choices. Nail stencils are easy. Place the stencil on the nail and cover the entire stencil with the color of your choice. The results? Awesome.[/perfectpullquote]
You look like a professional nail artist. You are now a nail art designer! How cool is that? If you are a nail art design beginner, this is the perfect way to make you look like an expert.
Explore limitless designs
The choice of designs is limitless. Nail art pens and nail art designs come in every color imaginable.
You paint your nails any color and draw whatever design you’d like. I personally couldn’t do it, but I can’t draw a stick figure either. But that’s the beauty of nail art design. You can choose whichever platform works best for you, and make your nails look fabulous.
You can find nail art supplies online, in department stores, in big discount stores, and even in dollar stores.
Make people will think you get manicures/pedicures regularly. Or, let them think you have some serious talent. Why not? To quote a popular beauty line, you’re worth it!
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