Remember how big nail art used to be, from matte nails to neon, women used to love going out to nail salons to get themselves some amazing nails. But with the current situation, a lot of people are avoiding to step out. Though salons are open, people are still skeptical, but there certain occasions like birthdays or anniversary when you want to do something special and nails are something that makes all these occasions even better.
So, if not salon, how about you try doing doing a home and give your nails a new look. Nail experts say it's no rocket since to do nail art at home, there are simple ways in which you can change your boring nails into fancy ones. " Clean canvas is very important to start the process, so make sure you moisturise your hands well, and your nails are clean, cut and appropriately trimmed. There are few simple designs that can be done with basic tools that you will easily find at home. Bobby pins, tooth picks, band aids, etc. For polka dot nails you need to paint your nails with your favorite nail polish to give a background and then all you need is one bobby pin for the dots. Use the tip of the bobby pin to make dots. Ensure nail polish applied all over the nail is dried well, before putting dots. If you want French tips, then you can use band aid. Stick the band aid on the surface of your nail, leaving the tip, and then apply your favourite colour, and let it dry. Once dry, you can remove it," says Rukshmani Thakkar, Technical Head, Enrich Salon.
These tips were for those who want to try out simple nail art patterns. But for someone who wants to try glitter, here's how you can do it. "This tip is for someone who loves glitter, turn your plain nail polish into glitter. Just by adding some glitter color of your choice and then just paint your nails with it. For matte effect, all you need is cornstarch from your pantry. Post applying clear nail polish, add some cornstarch to give a matte effect to your nails. Most of the time, painting inside the lines gets tricky, the best way is to apply some petroleum jelly on the cuticle and skin around the nails. After which you can apply nail polish. Once polish is applied, you can wipe off petroleum jelly and here you have nail paint as a pro," says Rukshmani.
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