This festive season everyone looks their best and part of looking your very best is to have your nails manicured and painted with the latest styles. Nail art and deep colors are the trend this fall 2013 and the brighter the colors are the, the better. Here are some tips on what the latest manicure styles are:
Up until a few months back, nail art was really going big and you could find almost everyone from Katy Perry to Blake Lively sporting a trendy design on their nails. However, reports reveal that it is slowly fading away. So why exactly are people losing interest?
Half-Moon manicures are becoming quite a rage these days, thanks partly to many celebrities who seem to rock them at every other social do. And although it looks pretty complicated, this particular nail trend can be easily achieved at home. All you need is a few basic steps to follow and the patience to recreate the look.
The ancient art of the Aztec people has seemed to catch on the fashion trend of the 21st century and their tribal print can be seen everywhere ranging from dresses, to footwear, to many other fashion accessories. So, apparently the world of nail art has also been highly influenced by the tribal prints of this ancient group of people. If you will observe carefully, you will see many women around you sporting the unique Aztec art in their perfectly manicured hands and it would be completely normal if you experience a sudden desire of painting the tribal print in your own fingers. Although the design of the Aztec art can be a little difficult to apply in your hand but it doesn’t mean you cannot do it yourself because you can always customize tribal nail art according to your own way as this form of art is all about small dots, shapes, lines and colors. So, here are some useful steps which will allow you to replicate this intricate pattern in your nails:
People might think that Colgate toothpastes are but a way to brush your teeth day and night and nothing more than that. Of course that is true of them, but that is not the only thing that they are good for. Well, not many people might know this, but Colgate toothpastes also help in beauty treatment. How??
The exclusive party times are just round the corner. Christmas and New Year’s – who doesn’t wasn’t to pull out all the stops and look their best on these days. Pretty dresses, hot shoes, statement accessories, right makeup- the whole glamorous look. How would it be like to up the glam quotient – by a few simple steps and make the head turns where you go?
Nail art is probably the newest trend that has taken the fashion world by storm. It is an art that merges the world of creativity, colors and fashion together. There are a few simple points that need to be taken care of before you decide upon the final look.
It does not matter if you can’t manage or cultivate an inch long nails. Fret not, the shorter version of nails are in vogue this season. And even if in some season it is not, a well maintained and manicured set of nails can work wonders even if it is not of a longer length. Settle for nails equal in length, just a little longer than your finger tips and shape up your nails as a mirror image of your cuticle.
The Trendy Colors
The colors that are in for this festive and party season are all shades of red and metallic shades. Ideal combinations would be a deep, brownish, or a fire engine red. Add graphics from your favorite design in gold or silver with a steady hand and add the glamour.
If you want to use other color combinations, go for brighter shades and color combinations. Color combinations like red and white, black-red-white, orange and blue/green. But do make sure that the nail art matches the color of dress that you have chosen to wear.
After you have gone through the usual routine of your favorite manicure and pedicure, pay a little more attention to the finer details as this one has to last a little longer than the usual. Ask them to apply an extra coat to protect the nails from drying out and staining with time. Choose from a wide variety of designs that are available. After that is done, apply the selected color nail paints, one over the other. Make sure the previous layer gets enough time to dry out before applying the next.
The designs can be either hand done, or with the help of stencil. Don’t forget the point where you select the design according to your personality and the color of dress and company that you are going to enjoy the party with.
Have fun with a splash of color and glam.
Tranzitions Color Changing Collection by China Glaze is a revolutionary new product that does what we pay nail artists big buck to do- it creates nail art without fussing too much! Offered in six shades, the new nail lacquer is designed to react to the color of your existing nail polish and alter it slightly to create a stunning nail art effect without you having to use a separate nail color for it. The color shifting shades can be applied strategically using a nail art brush, tooth picks or even the brush provided with the lacquer to create an entirely different look with minimal effort.
Since the topcoat is designed to alter the existing color, you don’t have to worry about searching for complimentary shades to your nail colors and you can use them to create stunning effects with almost any nail color in your beauty bag. The six shades in the China Glaze Tranzitions collection include shades like “Split Perso-NAIL-ity” that turns dusty or pale pink into fuchsia, “Duplicityy” which turns mint green or blue into a striking teal, “Modify Me” which shifts periwinkle blue into a vibrant indigo, “Altered Reality” that turns teal to turquoise, “Metallic Metamorphosis” which sifts silver/grey a charcoal-blue and “Shape Shifter” that turns smoke-violet to deep purple.
The collection includes just 6 shades though used with other shades they actually create an array of 12 unique shades. The company is also offering an instructional video on how you can use the new collection to create stunning nail art. The shades are perfet for creating nail art which use complimentary colors though we don’t yet know what these topcoats do to other nail colors. The entire China Glaze Tranzitions line is going to hit stores this January though you will have to check with your local beauty store and salon for avilablity. Each lacquer in the line will be priced at $8.50 a bottle.
A woman should have beautiful hands and having well shaped and healthy nails is an imperative for that. Contrary to ordinary beliefs, getting good nails is not very difficult at all. Once you zero upon the kind of nails you have, nail-care is going to be a piece of cake for you!
Nail-care for Soft fingernails:
Soft fingernails can bend easily and they rarely grow beyond the fingertips. Since such nails are excessively pliable, they can be easily peeled. In order to prevent breakage of nails due to peeling, use hardeners for nails so that the protein fibers within the nails can create strong bonds. Also, apply Elemi Oil regularly, which helps in hardening the nails by removing water from them. Wear gloves while performing chores and do not expose your nails to harsh chemicals or detergents for too long!
Nail-care for brittle finger nails:
If the sides of your fingers do not bend then you have brittle nails than can easily chip, crack or break, as they are extremely de-hydrated. The ones with such nails should regularly massage their fingers with good quality moisturizer, hand butter and rich almond oil in order to infuse life into the dry fingernails. Make sure that such nails are filed into a square or an oval shape to prevent breakage by chipping.
Nail-care for Dry and lifeless nails:
If you have nails that feel rough and have obnoxious ridges then you have dry and lifeless nails that are suffering from acute dehydration and are therefore in dire need of moisturizing. Apply a moisturizing base coat to revitalize your nails and rub the powder of Vitamin E capsules onto your nails, as they are great anti-oxidants that help repairing the nail and the skin.
Nail-care for damaged fingernails:
Damaged fingernails are prone to breakage, flaking, cracking and splitting all the time. Acute dehydration causes damaged fingernails since they best way to take care of them is by nourishing and moisturizing them amply. Apply a good quality moisturizing base coat and a top coat to strengthen the nails and eliminate dehydration. Apply nourishing oil around the cuticles to encourage new cell growth.
Nail care for natural and healthy nails:
If beautiful, pink and healthy nails come to you naturally then you are indeed very lucky. File them regularly so that they look neat and well-shaped and apply a good hand cream for the maintenance of optimal nail health.
Nails speak volumes about a person’s personality. If following some basic tips is all it takes to get healthy and beautiful looking nails then it makes perfect sense to take some time every day out for nail-care!
Summer is already here and its time to indulge in some serious pampering. The glittering toes are such a rage these days and the best part about this technique is that it take about 6 months to bring your nails back to normal. However, not many are fan of the actual professional way of getting glittered nails. The gel used professionally has to be filed in a special way that makes your toe nails thin and susceptible to damage.
This summer there is a wonderful way of doing it at home and with a much safer way. So why not give it a try!
â¢ Anti-bacterial nail spray
â¢ Orange stick
â¢ 180 grit nail file
â¢ Soft cloth
â¢ Nail prep primer
â¢ Glitter or glitter nail polish
â¢ Nail gel
â¢ 36 watt UV lamp
â¢ Gel cleaner
â¢ Cotton balls
Generously spray your nails with the anti-bacterial spray. Next, using the Orange stick gently push back the cuticles as far as possible. Nail gel are not quite friendly with the cuticle and can hurt really bad when it pulls away from the skin as the nails grows.
Using the 180 grit nail file smooth out your nails. Use a soft cloth to remove the dust or wash hands and feet with soap and dry them properly.
Now again spray your toenails with the anti-bacterial spray and follow up by applying a layer of nail prep primer.
Now mix the glitter into the nail gel and paint your nails.
Now apply a small amount of gel to each toenail evenly and carefully turnover on your belly and hold your feet upside down to make sure that the gel is in place.
Now put your toes under the UV lamp to dry the coat completely. Remember not to keep your nails under the UV lamp for more than 30 seconds.
Once the clear nail is set, you can put on the glitter gel.
Paint the color gel in the same way as the clear gel, gently gliding over remembering not to push down.
Put your nails back in the UV light. Colors take longer than gels to set, so remember to read the directions on the bottles.
Put on at least two coats to get the desired effect. For best result, you can apply three coats.
Once the nails are done, you can use a good topcoat as well. The topcoat also hardens under the UV lights giving a nice glassy finish.
- The gel should be applied thicker than regular nail polish.
- Apply the gel to the edge of the nail to make it wear long.
- To make it look darker add another coat of gel and glitter.
- The nails take about 5 minutes to dry, about an hour to harden, and 12 hours to fully cure. So you need to wait for at least an hour before slipping into closed toe shoes.
- Clean any gel you get around the cuticles immediately as it can develop problems later.