How to Make Your Nails Stylish Using Nail Art and Nail Polishing

Nail Art Designs -How To Design Your Own Nails

For the recent few decades, polishing nails was considered fashionable. But for recent past NAIL ART became more popular. Modern trends show that not only you must have elongated nail but it must be attractive and stylish. NAIL ART became well known by its trendiest look and stylish appear. NAIL ART is making fingernail images using nail polishes , stickers etc.

Real History of Nail Arts

Some people think that NAIL ART is a new generation trend. But it is not like that. The first nail polish appeared in 300 BC in CHINA. These were made from gelatin, yolk of egg, gum obtained from bees and also petals of flowers. But now the whole story changed. Presently nail driers are also available which decreases the setting time of nail polish. These are applied after polishing the nail.

Nail Art Design Samples

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Halloween nail art decorations

Types of Nail Art Designs

Nail Stripes

These are basically stickers. It is pasted on to the nail after polishing or pasted independently. With increase in demand it is available in different designs and in different shapes.

Nail Stickers

These are also available in sticker form or as nail polish. In polish it is mixed with glitters. Using this type of stickers increases the beauty and gives pleasant look for nails. These types of stickers are available in variety of colors and designs. It can be used in different shapes according to need of the person. It can be used in any part of the nail which again increases its attractiveness.

Water Marble

It is a new technique in NAIL ART. It is a simple method which requires some of the household items. Take a cup full of water. Mix the favorite colored nail polish with this water .In this create the required designs using pin or toothpick. Immerse the nail in the cup for some time. Take out the hand and

Nail Jewels

The trendiest form of NAIL ART is nail jewels. Jewels available in the market are used as decorative items for the nail.

Nail Polish -Blending Colors

It is a combination of different colors of nail polish. These can be used to create one’s own designs. It gives an exclusive, bright and delightful look for the nail.

Nail Polishing Tips

Gone are the days when simple manicured nails with a single coat of nail paint were in trend. With advance in technology and imagination, we can apply style and art on our French manicured nails. These French manicured nail arts are in vogue today.

There are various types of nail art.

  • We can pierce our nails if we can pierce our tongue! Just drill a hole like in your nose and ear and fit in a ring, matching your attire.
  • There are stick ontattoos and gems to adorn your nails.
  • Flashy and trendy shades of nail paint with various colors and designs on your nails.

History of Nail Polish

The first nail polish originated during 300 BC in China. Chinese nail polish were made by combining gelatin, egg white, Gum Arabic ( also called Gum Acacia which is a natural gum from hardened sap of the Acacia tree) and bees wax with flower petals. This when worn overnight would leave a colour ranging from red to pink on the nails. The Greeks coloured their nails using Henna.


Nail Polish in Fashion

Initially there were very limited colours of nail polish in the market. These were ranging from pink to red. Now we have all colours including metallic, silver and purple. The most favored brands are Lakme, Revlon and so on. Most women refer to these international brands as they are animal tested and harmless to their nails. There are nail dryers that reduce the time taken for the polish to dry.

Nail Accessories

There are various types of nail accessories. Commonly used are:

  • Nail Stripes: These are available in various designs and shapes as stickers. Apply nail polish and just peel off the strips to apply them on your nails.
  • Stars and dots: These are also available as stickers or nail polish. Just remove the sticker and place them on your nails.
  • Nail Stickers: Available in various colors and designs. Just stick them on your nails according to your taste.
  • Water Marbling: One of the most demanding arts today. Your desired colors of nail polish are added to a cup full of water. Then a marble design is created using a tooth prick or a pin. Nails are dipped into the cup and after few minutes excess nail polish are cleaned off.
  • Nail Jewels: Jewels come in various shapes and colors. There are stick-on gems. There are also nail chains called Dangles. These are drilled on to the nail tips. The free end of the dangle chain can have some fancy gems or shapes (a Disney character). Sometimes the free end of the dangle is attached to a finger ring.
  • Blending Colors: Many colors of your choice are blended to form a collage and are painted on your nails to give an executive look.

Nail Polish Remover / Removing Tips

  • Always clean your nails with a nail polish remover before applying nail polish to remove oil traces.
  • Apply base coat and a top coat.
  • Leave a hairline gap between your nail and cuticle.
  • When applying bright shades, keep your nails short and longer for lighter shades.
  • Make sure that the manicure equipments are hygienic.

Like dressing, your nails too speak aloud of your inner personality and mood. So don’t forget to take care of your nails. It is not just a style quotient!

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How to Keep Beauty of Your Nails

Nails are main factor for the beauty of a girl. The following techniques are saying for the girls dreaming for good Nails . There is no use if you are only dreaming for good Nails . You have to treat your Nails in every three weeks. This did not mean to go to the beauty clinic in every three weeks. Just look at the following things.

  • CUTICLE REMOVER
  • NAIL FILER
  • NAIL CUTTER (which includes the above two)
  • NAIL BRUSH


If the above all are available then just do the following in every three weeks:

  • Take a little boiled water in a flat vessel. Put some salt, lemon juice and two spoon shampoos into it. Then clean your nails out of nail polish, and then put your leg into the mixed water solution for ten minutes.
  • If the legs have stretch and scratches then put some hydrogen peroxide into the water for removing the dirt. Use the nail brushes to clean the nails. Use pumic stone to clean the foot.
  • Then use the cuticle remover to remove the hard skin around the nails and the dirt inside the nails. After cutting the nails use nail filer to give shape to the nails.

Emerging Trends

  • Earth Friendly Nail Polish
  • 3D Nail art


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SEO Expert Kerala 7 years ago from KERALA

removing nail polish is a heavy task


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I love to do Nail Art and often do when i have to attend big functions or weddings. Thanks for visiting my Hub. Here is the link to my Three Legged Money Frog http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Three-Legg...


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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen Author

thanks for that wonderful hub on Three Legged Money Frog --


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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Always clean your nails with a nail polish remover before applying nail polish -There are lots of good products are available in market for nail polish removing


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Nail Technician 7 years ago

That's some really cool nail art! thanks :)


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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen Author

@Nail technician, I will check your hubs soon....


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TIMWILLIAMS 7 years ago

I am a man that loves nail art. I do wear nail polish. I wear colored nail polish, usually red on my toenails and I enjoy having flowers painted on my toenails. I also wear nail polish on my fingernails, usually clear. I also have nail art done on two of my fingernails. I have flowers painted on two nails on my left hand at time I write this comment. It was done at a manicure shop. The flowers on my fingernails look cute, red and green petals and a gem glued as well on each nail and have glitter too. The nail technician at the manicare shop did a great job on my fingernails and toenails. The manicure shop does not mind doing nail art on men like me. They don't care. They see me as another paying customer and were nice to me as well.


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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen Author

TIMWILLIAMS ,I can understand your feelings .In any industry the Customer is the King


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TIMWILLIAMS 6 years ago

Thank's Keven Peter nnfor your reply saying "Customer is the King" This must explain why manicure shops will do all the same services for both men and women alike. Of course, I know the majority of the customers that go to manicure shops are women, that's expected but they will do red nail polish and paint flowers on mens nails too just like the women that are interested in it.


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Kevin Peter 6 years ago from Global Citizen Author

ya.. I agree with you , most of the manicure shops are for women.....


 6 years ago

Great !! I've bookmarked this for further viewing..


Irene 6 years ago

You got a great hub on nail art and polish. I like your hub.

Irene of http://www.airbrushnails.org


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lilly_dens 6 years ago

great designs we have these days for nails. nice informative hub you have. thanks to your hub, i'll be more attentive with my nails from now on! ^^


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Kevin Peter 6 years ago from Global Citizen Author

@lilly_dens- thanks your comments

@elnin - Nice templates

@100ktrainer - Nick stickers

@drvosjeca - course for nail arts ? interesting !!!!


kanahoshiko 6 years ago

Is anyone looking for japanese nails at a good price?

Try visiting www.hoshikostore.com :)


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yenajeon 5 years ago from California

How useful! I love all the intense details, I could never paint them myself!


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Kevin Peter 5 years ago from Global Citizen Author

@kanahoshiko - good Website - It has got a nice collection

@yenajeon - Try it your self


Brittney Cavallari 5 years ago

I've always really disliked designs on nails. They come off looking so 80's stripperish and trashy, and look so unnatural. The only way that I get my nails done are frenched or painted, but I would never paint over manicured nails. I have to say though, those Christmas ones look super cute up close.


magnetic thomas 5 years ago

hi,the printed various desigsn are really beautiful,beside i am a supplier of nail printer.when the finger nails and toe nails are printed ,much more charming,that just my person opinion


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sahiba77 5 years ago

thank you. I liked it very much


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alispaisley 5 years ago

Wow! Very creative nail styles. Thank you for sharing.


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marpauling 5 years ago

Impressive! They are very unique styles.


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TinaLynn 5 years ago

Some of the pictures you posted of nail art designs were so amazing. Not something I would do with my nails but I do appreciate the artist talent on other people.


Ashley 5 years ago

its an awesome website. i have got great ideas for manicure


sjaya 5 years ago

nice i love it


tanya 5 years ago

awsome!!!!!i always used to do nail art but i didn't saw these kind of art. Thnks!!!!!!!!


felix prince uzoma 5 years ago

i am in Nigeria portharcourt rivers state i need the art brush were can i get them in port harcourt pls i need ans my mail crosofic@yahoo.com


lola 5 years ago

yeahh haha whatevah this is so wackkkkkkkk


fati K 5 years ago

hey i wanna cool nail polish designz.


iqra naeem 4 years ago

before i didn't liked nailart as i thought it was time waste.. but since 2 weeks my interest has been developed in nail art.. but its hard to make designs and my nails are not so much big.. so i want pretty nail polish designs but for small nails..!!


kannur 4 years ago

any one from kerala who can give me an answer where i can buy the item,, kannur place


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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi iqra naeem ,

Very happy to know that nail art has become interesting to you. Try making small designs in the nails that are too short or small.

Hi kannur,

I actually don't know of where to get it in Kerala. But you can purchase it online.

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