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How to Do Nail Art at Home

Updated on September 4, 2012

How to Do Nail Art at Home

If you want to be creative and do your nail at home, without paying a large amount of money, then read this article and you will found out how to do nail art at home. We help you to create your own art on nails.

Nail art has been present since 3000 BC, and it requires full concentration and a steady hand. But in any case, it is worth it, because a good nail art will complement your outfit completely. Although complicated motives might be better to be left to professionals, there are many techniques that you can do yourself. With a little practice and a lot of patience and you can create beautiful, unique designs that will beautify your nails, and therefore you alone. If you wonder how to do nail art at home, just keep reading.

How To Apply Nail Art at Home

Choosing the Right Products

For starters it is important to choose the right products. Today there are indeed many brands and types of nail polish - and your choice of products is completely up to you. Experiment with several different types of paints or even acrylic paint, and it is the best way to find out what suits you best and what it suits you best (sometimes more intense and sometimes thinner nail polish is required). The same thing goes with the rest of the equipment - you can get brush designed for painting on your nails, but the ordinary very thin liner brush that can be purchased at any hobby center will serve, too.

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Train and Learn

Use all available tools - toothpicks or needle (for small dots and "drawing" on the nail), hairpins (larger dots), if you are planning to put tinsel you need a tweezers (unless you have a special applicator). Get a stamp for nail polish – the cheapest version that can be found in the market is most definitely the one by Essence and it is really great. And most importantly - always keep in handy acetone and a cotton ball so you can erase mistakes very quickly. And when we talk about the painting - to start you can practice on paper, if you want to properly learn how to do nail art at home. Draw your fingernail on it, try and practice many different motives. This is how you train and take a picture with both hands. There is some advice on how to do nail art at home, but the rest is up to you. Choose the right colors and motives, and give it a try. If you do not try, you will never now – maybe you are nail art talent.

Strawberry Textured Nail Art

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I cannot do my own nails. I go to the nail salon.. great hub

      Thanks for the follow and I will share