Nail art


Vibrant colours funky designs
and sparkling rhine stones will
transform your nails into the
ultimate accessory.
Perfect for private parties and
nightclubs where that extra bit
of sparkle will really get you
noticed!

Funky hair
These vibrant and fun hairpieces
can be easily applied in a variety
of ways to the childs hair.
They add a splash of colour to
any occasion and can be re-used
time after time.
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Nail Art
Nail art in London, essex, surrey, Hampshire, kent, Suffolk, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and uk nationwide.

Looking for a beautiful way to spice up your look? Nail art can complement your outfit for a special event or add a unique flair to your appearance every day. While very detailed nail art is best left to professionals, there are a number of techniques that you can do in your own home. With a little practice and a lot of patience, you, too, can create beautiful, unique designs to brighten up your nails.

There are a multitude of different paints and polishes available for nail art, and your choice of products is completely up to you. Experiment with a few different brands and types of polish or paint to see which you like best, and don’t forget to give acrylic craft paints a try—these work great and are a whole lot cheaper than nail paints or polish. You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of implements to help you apply your paint. You can buy professional-grade nail art kits that include all the brushes, stripers, and marbling tools you’ll need, or you can improvise. A toothpick or bobby pin, for example, can help you apply dots and swirl colors with precision, and thin-tipped detail brushes available at your local arts or hobby store can work just as well as special nail art brushes. In addition, remember that you can create art on your natural nails or on artificial tips, and the variety of artificial nails is truly dizzying. Perhaps most importantly, though, make sure you have pure acetone for quickly removing mistakes, and have a small brush and / or Q-Tips available solely for applying the acetone.

Get your materials ready. While nail art requires a lot of patience, you’re also constantly working against the clock when you’re creating it, since the paints and polishes dry fairly quickly. Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need ready and accessible, especially acetone for quickly removing mistakes.

Give your nails a base coat. Before you begin your nail art you need to create your canvas. Depending on the look you’re going for, you can paint your nails a neutral color, such as clear, white, pale beige or pink, or you can paint them any other color you desire. You may also wish to divide the nail into two or three different colors. Do two coats, as it strengthens the nail and gives a better finish. Make sure your “canvas” is neat and even, and allow it to dry thoroughly before proceeding.

Create your nail art on top of the base coat. Roll your brush or other tool in one color of paint to make sure the paint adequately and evenly covers it. If your brush has globs, excess paint, or not enough paint, you’re going to have trouble painting. Keep your art simple. There’s plenty of room for creativity—you can create pictures, abstract designs, etc. to your heart’s content—but don’t make your nails look too “busy.” Simple designs are often the most beautiful, and if you’re a beginner your chances of success are far greater the simpler your art is.

Apply a top coat. Once all your nail art is dry, paint over it with a clear protective acrylic top coat to seal and protect your nail and your hard work.
Care for your art. Reapply a clear top coat every two or three days to protect your art and to keep your nails looking shiny, and apply cuticle oil daily. Treat your nails with care—wear gloves when gardening or doing other “doing work,” and exercise caution when performing tasks, such as opening soda cans, that may damage your nails.

Water Marbling
Fill a shallow, wide-mouthed cup or bowl about 90% full with water.

Add desired colors of paint to the water. Have your paints open and ready to go, as they will harden quickly on the surface of the water. Drop a drop or two of the colors you want to use on top of the water. A high-quality nail polish works best for this method.

Create the marbled design in the water. Repeatedly drag a pin or toothpick through the surface of the water, causing the paints to coat the surface with the pattern of marbling you desire.

Dip your nail into the water. Lay your nail face down on the surface of the water and slowly push it beneath the surface.
_. Use a cotton swab to remove the excess polish from the surface while your nail is still submerged in the water.
_. Remove nail from water and use a cotton swab (with acetone if necessary), to clean up the edges and remove polish from the finger.

Apply Jewels or Stickers
Use tweezers or a special applicator to dip small jewel or sticker into a drop of nail gel or nail glue. You can buy specially-made jewels and stickers from nail art supply stores, or you can use your own—just make sure they are small and have flat bottoms.

Place jewel or sticker flat onto nail. Press down gently and allow to dry.

Cover nail (and jewel or sticker) with clear gloss top coat.[edit]
Apply Glitter (3 methods)

Mix glitter with nail gel or paint. Dip brush into mixture and brush the mixture onto the nail in desired shape or pattern. Let dry and apply top coat.

Apply nail gel on nail only where you want to apply glitter. Dust the nail with glitter and lightly shake to remove excess. Allow the gel and glitter to dry, and use a small implement to remove any glitter that you don’t want. Apply top coat.

Cover entire nail with nail gel or polish. Dust with glitter. Allow to dry and apply top coat.

To make leaves or flowers, take a tiny 'square' tipped brush and dip one corner into..for example.. dark green, and the other corner of the brush into a lighter green, make a nike swish like stroke onto the nail. You will see that it makes what resembles leaves. Depending on how you angle the brush. Practice it on a piece of paper. If you use other colors, it will make what looks like flower petals. Practice so you know how to do it. Try changing the angle you hold the brush. You can get the 'feel' for it this way. Just make a small quick stroke with the two colors loaded onto the brush. Then you can use a tiny pointy tipped brush to add the division between leaves or outline of a flower.

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