The best tips for alternative uses for nail polish, nail polish remover and nail files. Also tips on storing and transporting and how to use cuticle cutters, pushers, primer, plates and stamps.
Purchase a cuticle pusher but have no idea how to use the medieval-torture looking device? Then you’ve come to the right place. After all, not only is it one of the most important tools in any manicure, but cuticle pushing lets nails look better and longer. Follow these steps in order to give yourself the best looking nails possible.
Do you suffer from hangnails or damaged skin around your fingers? If you answered yes, then you may want to invest in a cuticle cutter. Sharp instruments that cut smoothly and can also be used to cut finger nails.
Be sure to be careful when following the next several steps to avoid cutting your skin and infection:
If you’re planning on giving yourself an acrylic manicure, it’s quite easy. However, one of the first steps that you’ll need to do is apply a gentle nail primer.
Follow the above-mentioned tips for desired results. Not only will it make your nails attractive, but your hands will look very sexy.
Whether you’re looking for an alternative to acetone-based nail polish or just want to go and try something different, matte nail polishes may prove to be the alternative that you’re looking for.
Although matte nail polish could not originally be used with hand creams, cuticle moisturizers or other oil-based cosmetics without risking the finished polishes, OPI matte nail polish appears to have fixed this problem. Using a rubberized base coat that contains epoxy resin, the color is kept bonded to the surface when applied prior to matte polish. It is designed to prevent nail color from peeling, chipping or wearing off and may last up to two weeks.
Not only does matte polish last just as long as any other polish, but it chips less frequently and comes off easier with ordinary acetone/nail polish removers. The shades usually come in dark colors such as forest green, blue-gray, jet black and purple.
Tired of just painting your nails? Then get creative with stick on nail designs, which allows anyone to turn their nails into a living art gallery through the use of nail plates. Each of these plates contains a different selection of designs that lets users create art without having to worry about having a steady hand.
Using a simple process that allows people to create intricate patterns using stamps nail art plates lets users pick the design they want and apply. However, be sure that your nails have a base coat before applying. Place the stencil pattern and paint on top of your nail. Use an orange stick to ensure that all excess polish is removed.
Stick on nail desgins is available in a wide range of beautiful designs including butterflies, flowers and abstracts.
Konad Nail Art Stamps are a relatively new nail-imprinting kit that lets you put designs on your nails within seconds. Not only does it cost a fraction of the time and money that a professional nail salon would charge, but the stamps are flexible enough to allow users to change designs as many times as they want, whenever they want.
Although it usually takes most people two or three tries before they can get their desired results, here are some recommended tips for users to provide the best possible experience:
Similar to the Konad Nail Art Stamps and Plates, Migi nail art pens help add an interesting and dynamic look to your nails for any occasion. Although most intricate designs are done by a professional, nail art pens allow people to create nail art at home with next to little to no mess.
Be sure to read the following steps to ensure success:
While most beginners like to find books online, local salons may offer classes on how to use your nail art pen.
In addition to nail polish, there are three distinct types of nail designs that are used to place designs on nails. These include nail art stickers, freehand drawing with nail polish and airbrushing with an airbrush or stencil.
If you’re like anyone else who uses nail polish, chances are you’ve got tons of bottles lying somewhere randomly in your room or bathroom. Although they typically last up until 12 months, depending on the quality there are several ways you can use to keep them fresh and longer-lasting.
Although the most common way would be to store them inside an airtight container, did you know that the extra space in your refrigerator works even better? While it does help to slow down the discoloration as the polish gets older, there is a potential for sparks as you’re putting a highly flammable mixture into a sealed area. If you do have to put it inside one however, be sure to use a little petroleum jelly on the neck of the bottle to stop it from sealing shut. Best of all, it keeps it away from its natural enemy, heat.
A nice alternative place to keep them would be a place that is cool, dry and is away from sunlight as a cupboard or smaller nail polish storage bins.
One of the most common concerns for all nail polish users is carrying them on board an airplane with all of the new security laws in place. With only 3 oz. or below allowed to be carried on board in your carry-on luggage, many women are probably concerned with how to transport nail polish. Here are some tips on how to store them whether you are traveling via airplane or car.
So you’ve purchased a nail file, but you’re wondering where to store it. Well, if your purchase didn’t come with a standard carrying case or if you’re wondering how you can store your clippers, polish and other manicure essential on-the-go, here are some wonderful alternatives: