13 December 2013
The Guide | Nail Art
I think this is a no brainer, the Wah Nail books are a must for any nail art pro or amateur who wants some advice or to try out some new designs. There are two books from Wah and their Instagram is also a great source of nail art inspiration. There are many other nail art books but I haven't yet tried but Urban Outfitters do a great selection.
I can't express the importance of nail art equipment this is the key to creating the perfect designs. I have found that buying your equipment in shops is triple the price of some that you can buy online. I bought both nail art brushes and dotting tools for less than £3 in total! For straight lines a stripper or in easy terms a thin brush can also be purchased online but I like the Model's Own nail art pen which includes the stripper and pen. I would recommend the stripper but not the pen as I found it difficult to use and keep clean. Instead I like to use a Barry M nail pen which is literally like a pen which makes painting intricate designs doable. Also a topcoat when doing nail art is essential as it evens everything out and creates a smooth surface.
- Always wait until your nails are completely dry before you start drawing on designs
- Rest your wrist when doing difficult designs
- Take your time
- Practice really does make perfect when it comes to nail art
- Start off with an easy design
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