A Beginning, Your Hands
The Next Step, Your Nails
After conditioning your hands you are going to want to clean up the fingers. This will include clipping your nails and filing them to the desired look. Make sure you clean up your cuticles as well. Choose your desired color or colors that you are going to be using.
Here are some great choices of color for you to pick through.
Doing it yourself will require a little bit of talent with the tools or practice as I like to call it. Sometimes I have to draw out what I would like or find a picture I can go off of before I begin.
You will want to have all the glitters, tapes and designs you are going to put on your nails ready as well. Don’t want to be looking for things with wet nails. The area in which you are going to be working should be clean. We don’t want a stray hair to get stuck on our nice pretty nails now do we. Find yourself a caddie of sorts to keep all your accessories in, like this one:
I turned a sewing carrier into a case for my nail accessories. Works great.
Artwork to Display
Base coat is not necessary but, it can make your nails look more smooth. Then you are going to apply your desired color or colors. Make sure you dry completely before each new coat, at least 10 minutes. Next comes all of your tapes, glitters and gems. Of course you finish with the top coat. Top coat will also help to keep all of those fancy things on your nails. Here are a few accessory ideas.
When you are done you may have something similar to this:
On to the Feet
Of course many of us like to have our feet done just like our fingers. In the same respect as your hands you are going to want to moisturize your feet and clean up the nails. Then of course you continue in the same manner as you did your hands and fingers. Some things you may need for the next step.
You can change the design or desired look to make your toenails different from your fingernails if you desire. Your body, your choice. Just make sure you have all of your required tools and accessories available before you begin. Don’t forget to start with a clean work area.
I have tried to give you some options with things that I have used myself. Leave me some ideas on the kinds of items you would prefer and I will be sure to get them on my next post.
Thank you and CHEERS to having beautiful nails.