The finishing touches to any woman's attire should be her nails. But most of us tend to forget and neglect this area. With nail art on the up and up there is no excuse. You can choose to do them yourself at home or be pampered and go to a salon.

It is not recommend that you wear them for longer than 10 days. I figure though they can and will last longer but I easy nail designs don't plan on testing that theory as it is not recommended.

Flat brush - This is the most used brush and is excellent for flat, solid colours like French manicure. It also allows you to use two colours at the same time without mixing giving a great effect for flowers and similar designs.


These days gel nails are also becoming very popular. The finishing on these looks very polished and stylish. These nails are enhancements that you can add to your fingers to make them appear longer. These look very natural and are stronger and more durable then natural nails. People have grown weary of acrylic kinds that look artificial and have to be glued on. These nails are nonporous and look great. They are clear and flexible and do not yellow. A lot of people are opting for such nails over acrylic kinds because they are stronger then natural ones but still look beautiful.

It is important that your nails are properly shaped before you start with nail art. Acrylic nails can also be used if you do not have long nails. You can use these designer fimo canes on these acrylic nails too. You can also give a whole new look to your nails by wearing smart designs of nail art that make use of dried flowers, ceramic animals, rhinestones and other accessories like danglers. Match up your simple nail designs with your dress and look stunning.


Also known as fake nails, the acrylic nails are applied on your natural nails and hardens quite quickly. It is a mixture of a liquid acrylic, that cannot be removed after being applied. It is longer lasting than the gel nails, and it keeps the nail polish on for longer time. It is more popular than the gel nails although it needs monthly maintenance. If the acrylic nails aren't done professionally, the acrylic nails can look really bad, unnatural and it harms your nails much more than the gel based nails.


The celebrities you see sporting uber-metallic nails have probably been Minxed! Minx nails aren't polish, they're a synthetic coating. Check to see if your salon can apply them. Basically you pick a sticker you love, they heat it under a lamp for a sec, and then on your nail it goes. Because it's slightly melted, it adheres to your nail. Your nail tech then files and trims the excess sticker away. The application of Minx nails is a bit more expensive than an ordinary manicure. It might be worth it, though, to wear the most original nail design of the season.

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