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Regular manicure and painting your nails have become somewhat of a standard for a lot of women around the world, mostly because of the nail technology improvement and more manicure specialists available on the market. Because painting your nails is becoming so popular, it is more difficult to stand out from the crowd. An original colour won’t do the job any more, it has to be more creative than that. Fortunately, you are about to get familiar with the top seven creative ways to decorate your nails. Here are the unique ideas that will change how your nails look forever!
Geometric nails might be just what you are looking for, as they are unique, easy to make, and offer a lot of colour/shape possibilities. Add a triangle with a different colour to your nails or create a geometric pattern on all of them with nail striping tape. Paint your nails with one colour, then add the tape and paint it with another nail polish. This particular style requires a lot of precision, so you might want to get nail art brushes to help achieve the perfect end result.
Pastel Ombre Manicure
Ombre is not only a trend in hairstyling, it is relevant to nails as well. It is popular in particular to do it with a pair of pastel colours. Ombre, when it comes to nails, is a gradient created by two colours, a light and a darker one. The light colour on the top of the nails blended with the dark one near the tip. Try a different colour combination and create an ombre on your nails that will highlight your beautiful hands.
Create Contrast with a Shape
A nice heart, star, or moon, painted on a nail can add that much-needed sprinkle of variety. Paint it with a black nail polish over a pastel colour and create contrast that will draw the eyes to your hands. To make the shape, you need to use paper tape: cut out the shape you like most and place it on your coloured nails and paint the shape with black nail polish and remove the tape. Let it dry out, put a top coat over it, and there you have it, a unique design on your nails.
Splatter Paint Nails
Have you ever seen one of those modern paintings with a splatter of different colours against a white/light background? If yes, then know that you can recreate this form of art on your nails. Paint your nails white and then pour a drop of an intense colour (preferably metallic) on a piece of paper, then use a straw and blow the colour on your nails creating the splatter. It is very helpful to put some tape around your nails so that you don’t get nail polish all over your fingers. The finish you will achieve is worth the extra effort.
Optical Illusion Manicure
The black and white combination always works and is aesthetically pleasing, but it could also get quite boring. Use your nail art brushes to create a pattern that will imitate optic illusions to change it up. Look up some patterns and tutorials online and try to make the drawings on your nails appear in 3D.
If you search for accessories for painting your nails you will for sure step upon a nail dotting pen or stripes of small tape to create a striped finish or a zigzag on your nails. Use these resources to create original looking nail designs.
Lastly, the most advanced nail technique that will require the most practice and precision: the galaxy effect. The galaxy pattern blew up a couple of years ago in clothing and bags/other accessories, and it’s now reaching the nail industry. To achieve a galaxy nail, you will need a sponge to blend in the nail polish, a couple of colors ranging from pink to white and dark blue, and some skills in painting small blots, but it is achievable. Lookup a tutorial, ask for advice, and try painting a small galaxy on your nails.
Perfect manicure and painted nails can really enhance the beauty of your hands. Try to get more creative with your nail routine and use one of the ideas mentioned above. Good luck.