Monday, August 31, 2009

Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nails are said to be the strongest and the longest lasting among the artificial nails that has been made.

Acrylic nails can be placed on the tips of your fingernails or can be the whole fingernail itself.

Nowadays, you can see lots of women being conscious not only with their appearance and grooming but with their nails as well. And most women choose to have acrylic nails rather than having the other artificial ones. Why? Because, acrylic nails are said to be the cheapest, strongest, and longest lasting artificial nails. Acrylic nail are the most commonly known and used artificial nails mostly for women who always wanted their nails to be long, beautiful, and have problems maintaining their own nails. Acrylic nails are commonly used by the women who are always on-the-go and don't have time fixing their nails.

Acrylic nails are also known for durability. Among the other artificial nails, these are the ones that last the longest without having to spend too much money and they don't need lots of maintenance. But of course, one should not be too hard on your nails or else you might break them and you will need to visit a manicurist to fix them. Caring for these acrylic nails needs lots of fillings whenever the natural nails grows. But of course remember you can find shops easily because this kind of artificial nails can be attached wherever you go.

Acrylic nails must be applied by an acrylic nail professional because if acrylic nails are not attached properly they probably won't last too long, so, that's just a waste of money, but if done properly, it might even last for years. This is very important for women to have nails look real, thin, and attractive rather than to have an artificial and thick look.

Removing acrylic nails can be quite painful because they are attached to your natural nails. You need acetone, nail file, nail clippers, lots of heavy cream or oil to remove them. Removing them by yourself might not be the best idea because they might break, chop, or damage your natural nail. Best option is to let a professional remove your acrylic nails.

** Thank you quinn.anya for the pictures.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Artificial Fingernails

Artificial fingernails are also in the field of nail art. These are the ones where nail art designs are placed. It may be the natural nails but sometimes it’s hard and women like to make their nails look very attractive and beautiful.

Artificial fingernails have 4 different types and that includes: acrylic nails, gel nails, sculptured nails, and wrap nails.

Acrylic nails are one of the most popular types of artificial fingernail and is used as either a nail tip, or a whole nail overlay. Acrylic nails are typically the strongest, thickest, and most durable of the artificial fingernails. While acrylic nails are not known for their natural look, acrylic nails that are incorrectly applied can look even less natural.

Gel nails are made with a "light cured" or “UV” gel consisting of pre-mixed polymers and monomers. This special gel is first brushed onto the surface of the natural nail, and then is set, or "cured," under an ultraviolet light. "No-light" gels, an alternative to the light cured gel, are slowly gaining in popularity. Artificial fingernails made from gel tend to look more natural than acrylic nails, but are not as strong or durable. Additionally, if they are not applied by a qualified professional, they may be hard to remove, resulting in damage to your natural nails.

Wrap nails are small, thin pieces of silk, fiberglass, paper or linen that have been cut to a desired shape and glued or bonded to the surface of the natural fingernail. Because wraps are the softest of the artificial fingernails, they are also the least durable. However, because they are so thin, smooth, and lightweight, wraps are usually considered to be the most natural looking of all the artificial fingernails.

Sculptured nails are another popular type of artificial fingernail. These nails are applied to the natural fingernail with an acrylic or a fiberglass gel, and lengthened and sculpted over a metal or foil form to produce the desired shape and length. Sculptured nails generally last longer than other types of artificial fingernails, but must be filled in on a regular basis in order to maintain a natural appearance.

Although artificial nails tend to look more beautiful than our real and natural nail but they are just so expensive in maintenance and hard to keep it always new. But to tell you honestly, I want to learn how to make and put on my own nails these different types of artificial fingernails.

** Thank you quinn.anya, Rubyran, quest for the heartstone, antjeverena for the pictures.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Nail Art Designs

Nail art designs come in different shapes, patterns, figures, or even pictures.

Nail art design was begun at B.C.300 from the upper class of society. At 1992, nail art design has been popularized by celebrities.

Whenever you think of nail art designs, it doesn’t matter whether its stripes, dots, checkered, with mini pictures, or the like. What matters most is how you transfer your inspiration and imagination and how the out-come would be appreciated.

In doing nail art designs, I think the very most important thing is being creative and second would be on how you make your imaginations grow. With this, you can sure make very nice blending of colors, pictures, and the like. In doing you nail art designs, make sure that the design is not affected by your base and other effects in your nails. So, this is how you can make very wonderful nail art designs.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Nail Art

Nail Art is one of those things that I really do enjoy doing so much. It is said that a woman's nail art defines her very soul and herself as a person.

Nail art is one of the most versatile and latest fashion statements today. As many other art forms, nail art also requires wild imagination and creativity. This wild imagination and creativity gives way to plethora of unique and enduring designs and patterns.

Nail art brings out the best of my wild imagination and allows me to experiment with unique colors, patterns and designs.

Every time you do designs in nail art, you can have it depending on: what you’re wearing, what’s on your mind, what your mood is, what you like most, or just what you saw in other things.

My starting point for my nail art always begins with a blending of the colors in my mind. This is important so you’ll know that the design that you’re picking can be seen and can attract other people’s interest. Next thing I do is to imagine what design suits my nails; this may vary on what my mood is, what I’m wearing, or just like what’s my favorite shape. So with these steps, I can make my own nail art design uniquely and differently.

Nail art is a creative activity that draws pictures or designs nails. Therefore nail art can express your sense of art. Because these days the whole body aesthetic is so popular that nails and toenails are regarded as important to show a point of beauty.

If you want to look beautiful it's time to study your nail art.