Now I am on maternity leave with my little daughter and I don’t have time to go to salons at all, and I don’t want to be honest either. I would rather sit in a cafe once again or take a walk around the city. Therefore, I try to do a manicure at home myself.
There is nothing difficult in this, it is enough to show a little patience and, it is desirable that no one interferes with you at this time. Especially, young children, who still strive to drink varnish or eat cotton pads)))
Fashion and preferences
I love classic, monophonic manicure. I do not like sparkles on the nails, volumetric designs of flowers or rhinestones. For me, this is all vulgar and not fashionable, as are terribly long, extended nails.
Now the fashion does not set any rigid restrictions in manicure, except for one: nails should be short and almond-shaped or semicircular in shape. Color, nail decorations do not matter, as long as you like, and it was convenient.
Before you make up your nails, you need to understand:
1. Well-groomed hands – beautiful manicure
Whatever beautiful lacquer is, it will look awful on uncleaned hands. Therefore, before you paint the nails, you need to do a manicure. I do it myself.
I give the nails, with the help of a nail file, the correct form, I treat it to the layered areas on the surface of the nails. Usually, I put the base under the lacquer to keep it as long as possible.
2. Savings – not for varnishes
I buy lacquers of the middle price segment and well-known manufacturers. I try not to save on nail polishes, because it is easier to buy one good varnish, which lasts 3-4 days, than three, which will need to be repainted every day, and their composition makes me doubt
I throw away old varnishes when they have expired or they begin to thicken. With a thickened varnish it is incredibly difficult to apply an even, neat layer, so I save myself from unnecessary suffering.
There are also several main rules in nail coloring, the first of which are:
the fewer brush movements the better
I always try to make up the nail for two strokes (for this I choose varnishes with a wide brush). One does at the border of the left edge of the nail, and the other at the border of the right edge. The more strokes and layers of varnish, more polished surface of the nail is obtained.
The second rule is:
accuracy, accuracy and accuracy again
I paint my nails with smooth, neat movements from the very edge of the cuticle to the end. If the varnish goes beyond the edge, then later, when everything is dry, I remove the excess with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.
In general, there are two golden rules in nail coloring: a smaller varnish, a little more accuracy. And a beautiful, fashionable and stunning manicure is provided!