Nail Art Supplies

Posted on February 14, 2018 By

Fancy manicures with colorful designs has gotten to be a hot topic and extremely trendy these days. And there are a few basic nail art supplies that a beginner should have on hand.

It used to be you would simply put on a coat of nail polish and go out the door. Even professional manicurists failed to get too heavily into intricate designs. But today nail art really is an art where your nails are tiny little canvases where you can create designs to express yourself any way you want.

Plus, some simple and classy designed manicures can definitely add a touch of style and complement the outfit of even the most conservative women.

If you' re a beginner and want to start doing your manicure designs at home, you' ll want to start putting together some nail art supplies like simple tools and accessories. You' ll actually need most of these items even as a beginner nail artist.

Some of the supplies and tools which you may want to have on hand are files, buffers, nail art brushes, orange sticks, storage containers, nail tips or full well nails and nail glue if you' re using artificial nails.

Orange Sticks:
Even today, orange sticks are the most widely used tool for cleaning under and around your fingernails and pushing back your cuticles. They' re also dipped into polish to get decorative stones and crystals for adding finishing touches to the design.

Nail Art Brushes:
Brushes of various thicknesses and lengths help to create fine lines, swirls and other intricate designs on your nails. Different types of brushes are used for various kinds of design techniques.

Emery Boards:
Emery boards, usually fat and long today, are used to trim and shape before polishing or starting any polishing. And if you utilize artificial nails, they' re handy for buffing and slightly roughing up the nail bed so the artificial nails will adhere more strongly.

DIY Dotting Tools:
Dotting tools help to create the small dots with nail polish. You may also use dotting tools for making heart shapes and swirl designs. You can fashion almost anything into a dotting tool, including the tip of a pen or pencil, the pointed end of an orange stick, or the rounded end of a stick pin. You can even bend a paperclip and use one of the ends as a dotting tool.

Nail Polish Correction Pen:
Correction pens make clean up a breeze, especially on the hand that is not your dominant hand. It' s really easy to get polish all around 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.

Brushes for Cleaning Away Nail Glitter:
You can actually just use a household paint brush because these are just utilized for sweeping any excess glitter from around your nails. Salon technicians use dry, soft bristle styling brushes to clean up the dust after filing your nails to prep them for the polish.

These are simply some basic nail art supplies that most beginners are likely to have readily available. And as you get more experienced and wish to try more advanced designs, you can find numerous tools in many stores and select the thing you need according to the types of techniques you' re doing. You can find a lot of accessories at local department stores, online and even make them yourself with things you may already have around the house.

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