Last week we talked about how modern nail art - these are not only drawings subject only to masters, but also a variety of simple and effective techniques that are easy to repeat at home. The tools and means for this fun activity can be found at many brands - the assortment is amazing. We have selected all the best and most interesting for the starter kit, and for those who are just hungry for something new.
Catrice Velvet Nail Powder
Catrice and Essence are the easiest brands to find beautiful and modern nail art products, and the price is very nice. This powder, presented in a single color, is no longer so easy to find on sale, since it was released in the 2013 collection, but it is still possible. The use of flock in manicure is not a new technique, but since this technique has not received much popularity, the result still looks fresh (and in our weather conditions it is also quite ironic). Despite the fact that a special tool for applying the smallest particles of fabric was also invented, this is the case when you do not have to bother - you can evenly apply the powder with your fingers to the dry layer of varnish, and then remove the excess.
Flash Cuticle Tattoo Miami Tattoos
An alternative for those who want beauty in the field of nails, but driving on them with brushes and cotton swabs is not very good. Transfer tattoos for nails and cuticles are no different from ordinary tattoos, except for the shape, and are applied in exactly the same way: cut, apply, moisten, remove the sticker and you can admire the neat pattern. Not only lightning fast, but also a very effective version of manicure, which can replace all kinds of decorations. Transfer tattoos can even be stuck on the nails themselves (and it is better not to neglect the coating), and on especially luxurious days you can combine them with varnishes of metallic shades to play the trend to the last.
Crystals Divage Crystal Sugar
This superbudget brand can also collect jars of colored powders for change - by the way, they also have flocks (it crumbles much faster than Catrice powder, but there are much more flowers). Divage will have two more products catching up with the fashion of the last three years - these are Caviar Beads, similar to the thing of the same name by the London brand Ciate, and this crystal "sugar" in several shades. Dessert manicure has been played up in a billion different ways, but know that you have to tinker with the application: if you want to get a neat photogenic layer, then it is better to use false nails.
NailLook Striping Tape
We have already shown examples of fashionable minimalist graphics in manicure, and it is much easier to repeat these effects than it seems. Decorative tape is a versatile assistant, it can be used as a stencil, and act as a full-fledged element of nail art. There are many different stencils and stickers on the shelves, but the classic thin tape in spools will come in handy for all occasions: this NailLook exists in black and red, which is more than enough for a start.
Orly Brush Nail Artist Detailer
Orly has a small selection of nail art tools - there are only the most necessary and inexpensive ones. A regular makeup brush, even the toughest one, will not work well for painting on nails, so a nylon tool for drawing small details may not be superfluous. The hairs perfectly keep their shape, and therefore the brush can be used in many ways - to create streaks and mix shades right on the nails, to make detailed patterns and fix small volumetric details with it. And after treatment with any nail polish remover, it will be ready for use again.
Mirror pigment Dance Legend Mirror
A variety of manicure pigments, nicknamed "rub-in", gained particular popularity this summer - it turned out that this is the easiest way to create a perfectly uniform, smooth and shiny finish. The resulting mirror effect really surpasses the result of varnishes and stickers. The ease of use is also captivating: the pigment is simply typed onto the applicator and distributed over the surface of the nail - the color of the base can be chosen to your taste, it will still be minimal. Many brands, including the Polish NeoNail and the Russian Dance Legend, have such powders - you can find them almost within walking distance, and not only on YouTube.
Juku Nails Stickers
The small British brand featured at ASOS makes simple, clean decals that can also minimize nail polish and brush manipulation. In addition, they really differ from similar products, often made in an infantile style. These triangles are enough for a dozen exits, and if this is not enough for you, take a closer look at the black and red stickers that will help you create a non-standard French manicure.
Essence Tattoo Liner
The black glossy varnish in the liner format is a solution for those who want compactness, as well as a good and convenient tool for filling hands in enthusiastic drawing. It takes into account all the wishes of amateurs: the brush is thin enough, and the varnish dries quickly. It is easy to overdo it with squeezing, so you should not rush to work with it. Apply to the base when it is completely dry, if you don't want heavy black stains.
Stamping plates Moyou London
Insta-friendly brand produces many tiles with very beautiful detailed patterns - there are countless original designs, and all of them are thematic. Mastering stamping is not at all difficult, so it's worth starting with these luxurious plates - the clarity of the pattern depends, in general, only on the quality of the instruments. Convenient stamps can be found at the same Essence, and the drawing can be applied directly to the instrument, if you are confident in your artistic talents. Be sure to keep your nails dry and the surface of the stamp smooth and clean.
Dance Legend Leo Skin Cover
Another ready-made solution from the collection of a Russian brand that catches foreign trends - and not at all as inconvenient as it seems at first glance. Ordinary glossy varnish is equipped with a generous amount of large sequins imitating spots on a leopard skin - they are caught and laid down quite easily. Of course, it does not require additional coverage, and will make friends with your favorite colors. By itself, it is also capable of performing with dignity.
Photos: Pudra (1, 2), Сatrice Сosmetics, Divage, Ozon, Asos, Essence, Urodomania, Dance Legend