Give yourself a makeover with nail art

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Nail art has become the new rage in fashion. From Celebes's to ordinary people, more and more are beginning to pay special attention to that part of the body that is all too frequently neglected. Plain painted nails have become passé and in their place has emerged an art form of sorts. Delicately painted flowers, studded tips and other beautiful designs have spawned professionals involved solely in nail art.

Creating designs using nail polish can add style to an ordinary-looking outfit. If you have a steady hand then you can do it yourself and if not, visit a nail spa or salon and get the help of pros. The interest in nail art has paved the way for nail home kits so that everyone can get a chance to try it out. Such kits also make for perfect birthday gifts for women of all ages.

If you're not the type who likes to grow your nails long, don't worry as you can use nail extensions. They're perfect for those who suffer from brittle nails. Ask your nail specialist to attach some realistic fake nails and paint on the design of your choice. The most popular designs are French manicures with the white tips 'sprinkled' with gold or studded with tiny imitation stones. Pink tipped nails are also currently in vogue in the French manicure style.

If the process looks time consuming and tedious, then opt for pre-painted nails. Aside from the usual block colors, they now come in stripes, swirls, flowers, dots and many others. All you have to do is attach them to your nails and viola! an instant makeover, perfect for a formal affair or a night on the town. Brides to be can also get themselves treated to a nail makeover. This will add more glamor to your gown and will have heads turning.

Scour the Internet for ideas on designs and styles and the types of nail polish used. But before you embark on your mission, make sure that your nails have been cleaned, filed and buffered. Don't forget your base coat and top coat to set things in place. Remember that practice makes perfect so be prepared for missteps along the way.

05 Sep, 2011

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