I think nails are among the most interesting possibilities for one to get creative? At the parlour, the mani-pedi are my favourite services. I simply love luxuriating in the experience and I find myself smiling at my sparkling new nails for a couple of days afterward. Sounds familiar? Read on!
In this article we will list a few simple and easy steps for getting started with nail art. Like every other creative endeavour you take on, this too requires a certain amount of perseverence and dedication. The first thing every beginner needs to get the right start is the right set of tools. So here is a list of materials and tools you will need – a good base and top coat, brushes, nail cutters, nail files, buffers, cuticle removers, reinforcement stickers, rhinestones and embellishments, striping tape, nail art pens and nail stamps. You can buy these online or at a specialist store, choose whatever appeals to you and get started building your collection.
Applying a good base coat is very important for the final finish you get. It not only helps the nail polish stick better to your nails but also smoothes over imperfections to give you the perfect coat. It is also important to have a good variety of colours in nail polish, glossy and matt, and a good variety of embellishments to get that professional look to your design. Don’t despair if you cannot have everything overnight, get started and build your collection.
Finally, you have everything you need but you cannot think of a design you want… This too can happen but it is not the end of the world. There is inspiration available everywhere. Physically around you or online. You can follow a good nail art blogger or you can simply look up nail art designs online. You can invest in some nail art books which come packed with information, ideas and pictures. Remember- where there is a will there is a way! Where there is a nail, there can be art!!