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Exotic Nail Designs - Pop Culture Gift at Your Fingertips
Artsy nails are a rockin' form of expression
for girls and women who use their bodies as objects of display. Looking around at the design bedecked hands of the females waiting in a checkout line, I catch my glance going to their fingernails, wondering just how they do it!.
It was exciting to experiment
with ways of decorating my nails in the style of the day, but back then things were really simple. For me, that meant wearing bright pink Cutex brand shiny polish.
For variety I simply chose a different shade of pink, or maybe a dusty rose. Red was too bold and brassy for me - never even wore red lipstick. When I tried it I felt like I was my brilliant lips leading my body along. Just couldn't get over it.
Today's a different story, nail-wise,
I have to admit that my nails are artist' nails - far from artsy,and that's because I'm a visual artist, my fingers always dipping into paint and brushing against sandpaper. Chips and dents are the name of the game for most artists whose nails are as likely to be used as tools as to be pretty accents on their fingers.
So, noticing the moms and teens sitting with me in a recent waiting room experience, I couldn't help but admire the intricate designs on their nails. One girl had high contrast images, each nail different from the other, using a multitude of bright colors. During my online browsing today I stopped to read about some nail decorating techniques, and couldn't help but think it would be fun to create some designs of my own.
If you like to experiment, there's some fun to be had
with ready made stencils and airbrushing equipment that designed for home use. I've selected the equipment to start with. The paint stencil kit has all sorts of versions for creating fun and funky designs. They are a starting point for your personal style.
Try the stencils with the airbrush set
and the beautiful colored tape sets and get your party on!
If you're like me you want to get everything in a kit. I like to be quality tools so they're going to last a long time.
Many a girl has started her own business after first mastering the craft of nail design on her own.
This set is hearty enough to take you through youthful experimentation all the way to opening your own small nail salon for your favorite friends.
Here's a tip for getting the best and most sharp and vibrant striped nails.
Reviewers rave over these little floral shapes. They even call them gems
These designs sure look professional and original.
You'll be a walking Valentine using these styles.