There are many nail products on the market including manicure sets, nail art kits and nail design tools. With the right equipment and knowledge of a few techniques you can create colourful and fun designs on your nails. In this article, we look at some of the essentials you need if you want to get gorgeous nails from the comfort of your own home.
Nail polish is your staple when it comes to nails. As you’ve probably noticed, there is a huge range of colours and types of nail polishes available ranging from crackle, duochrome, shimmer and glitter polishes. If you’re bored of regular colours, using a crackle polish on top of a colour gives it an interesting and cracked look for a change.
If you are serious about keeping your nails in order, your basic nail tools checklist should include:
Nail pens - used to create simple designs such as flowers or polka dots
Nail brush sets - used with special paints or polishes to paint any design onto your nails
Sticky tape or nail guides - used to mask certain parts of the nail if you want to do two-tone designs, stars, stripes, or French tips.
Using stamper kits
Stamper kits are nail kits that allow you to stamp images onto your nails. Many of these kits contain various pre designed images to choose from. To use, just put some nail polish on the image, take the stamper and press it onto the polished design. You can then put the image onto your nail giving you a fun look.
It is possible to dress your nails up with rhinestones, fimo slices, glitter and more.
Nail foils are also used to make your nails glitzy; these are like stickers but cover the whole nail and can be applied at home. If you are trying this at home, read the instructions properly and follow them precisely to get a professional looking result that lasts up to a couple of weeks.
Another way to get fun and unique designs on your nails is to purchase water decals. This can be a really easy way to create nail art if you’re lacking the confidence you need to brave hand-painted designs.