Many of us feel a lot better after a little pampering session such as doing our nails. Unfortunately, going and getting your manicure (or pedicure) once a week can become a rather pricy expensive. Learning to do your own nails at home can save you a lot of money in the long run. It can also be a great way to relax and learn a new skill.
Almost every girl has an extensive collection of colorful nail polish in her home. However, in order for your nails to look like they were done by a professional you are going to need a few extra tools to help you get the job done.
So, here we will tell you about 3 tools that you should become familiar with if you do your nails at home.
1. Nail files
One of the best ways to make your nails look clean and polished is to keep them in good condition. This means that you should avoid chips and splits as much as you possibly can. The easiest way to do this is to file your nails down when these occur. That way the split nail will not cause any more damage.
You can choose any shape you desire – long or short. But choosing a nail file with the correct grit is important. You do not want to ruin your nail’s health. 180/100 is a good grit to use.
There is also an e-file nail drill. These are electric files with a rotations per minute (RPM) rating. Typically, the higher this number the better the file. These are a great option for more precise work. They make everything easier as they remove old polish, acrylics and also help to shape the nail itself. However, you should only use an e-file if you are properly trained.
Simply choose the correct drill bit and move smoothly over the nail (like with a manual file) paying attention to the pressure. Shape as desired.
2. 3D nail art brush
If you are looking to practice your more technical nail art skills then you are going to need to invest in a brush. Nail brushes, especially those made from Kolinsky hair, will allow you to create perfect strokes and much more intricate details. For example, any flower detailing or adding gems will be much easier when using a nail art brush.
Allow your creativity to flow without getting frustrated.
3. Nail forms
Whether you are still a beginner or you are an advanced nail technician, nail forms can make the art much easier and simpler. To use the form you simply place it under the nail and create your desired shape and length on top of it, using the lines as a guide.
This way you can ensure that you create masterful nails, which are all the same length. You will not need to redo any nail shapes due to inaccurate proportions. This allows you much more time and energy to spend on the beautiful and artful design itself.
So, whether you are just starting out or you have been doing your own nails at home for a while there are a few tricks to making the art easier. With a nail file, nail form and nail brush at the ready you can be sure that you can create the most stunning set of nails.
The tools make your life easier whilst still allowing your artistic side to show. Adding them to your tools will only help to improve your skills.