As you will find out , I am a huge nail art fan ! I'm always looking for designs and trends I can replicate on my nails.
I do normally have acrylic nails on - but I'm going through the transition everyone who regulary wears acrylics should do ! Me and acrylics are 'Going on a break !!' . This is just so my natural nail can restore itself properly from the damage and strengthen ! Like with your hair, having deep conditioning treatments and giving it a break from heated products. This is what I am doing with my nails !
I've had acrylics on continuously for quite a while - since about Aug/September of last year (With a few minor breaks inbetween) . Whilst on these breaks i try not to even put nail varnish on but my nails are on the track of being completely restored now so it's design time !!
I have a routine I use before I start painting;
I buff the top of my nails lightly just to get excess dirt of and to stimulate growth. (You can pick these buff blocks up at any beauty store [Boots, Superdrug, Body Care] or even the beauty stalls on markets)
I then moisturise my nail and hand. You can get special nail cream from any beauty store, but I am using Planet Spa from Avon 'Dead Sea Mineral Hand Cream' . It has a really nice natural smell and leaves your hands fresh and really soft !
Then I file my nails to my prefered shape which is square cut. So I box the edges off neatly. I use the red glass file to do mine (Not sure were it is from - it was a gift off my brother). Depending on how sharp I want my nail look to be, I use the harder classic brown files (These are available ANYWHERE & are really cheap!)
KELLY ROWLAND & her nail trend!
This is the trend the beautiful Xfactor judge Kelly Rowland has been sporting on her nails. She has had a strong main reddy/pink hue colour and gold as the accent..
Here again she has two colours on her fingertips. Gold and the main hue and a canary yellow as the accent.
I love this ! It's a simple cool and trendy look for short nails !!
D E T <3