Sunday, March 15, 2015


Nailart inspired by Lady Gaga.

depend - 402
pearls - ebay
caviar peals - kubiss
Topcoat - seche vite
+ nail glue

Tips on nails?

professional nail shop at home:

i want to know the best way to have your nails done at home ...gimme all you's worth a try! =)

Best Answer:  Start by removing old polish. For natural nails, use a non-acetone remover.

Now time to file. Fashion now is a short nail, straight across the top with rounded edges. File your nails in one direction starting at the edges and moving toward the top. Be careful not to drag the file back and forth as it weakens the nail.

Clean your nails thoroughly by soaking in warm, soapy water. This cleans any file residue and removes any nail polish remover.

Buff with a grained buffer. This will create a natural shine, diminish ridges and create an even base for the polish. Dot a cuticle cream on the cuticles and thoroughly rub in.

Use an orange stick (small wooden sticks sold in pharmacies) wrapped in cotton wool to push back cuticles. Never cut the cuticles. 

Massage hands with a hand lotion for extra moisture. (Vaseline is a good night moisturiser).

Wipe nails with a damp cloth to remove excess oil from the creams.

Apply a base coat. This step is vital in preventing the nail from staining and many base coats have additional nail strengtheners.

Apply the first coat of your desired colour. Always apply polish by starting on the side of the nail. You should be able to cover the nail in three strokes, one on each side and one in the middle. This coat must be completely dry before applying the second coat.

Apply a top coat. Remember: If you use a fast-dry top coat, your polish will not last as long.

After care for your nails results in the polish lasting longer and the nails becoming stronger. Sweet Almond Oil rubbed into the nail bed and cuticles nourishes and protects the nails. Also, keep your hands protected and moisturised.  Surce

Whats the difference between shellac & acrylic nails?

Best Answer:  Acrylic nails are a type of nail enhancement that is a mixture of powder and liquid that hardens on your nail to create a longer nail. If you have short nails and want them longer, acrylic can be applied to your nail and an extension is built onto the edge of your nail.

Shellac is a brand of soak-off gel polish. Gel polish is like nail polish that goes on your natural nail, and is then cured under a UV or LED light, which hardens it and stops it from chipping. You can have a gel-polish manicure that lasts up to three weeks, whereas a normal nail polish manicure will only last a few days to a week without chipping.
There are many different brands of gel-polish. Shellac is just one of them.

As for which is better for your nails, gel-polish is better for your nails than acrylic is.