I have always been fascinated with nail art, but never had the heart to do it. It looks so complicated. I have it covered with mineral makeup and hairstyles. I can do them on my own and do them perfectly. My nails, though, they are a totally different story. They look bad. I do laundry and dish-washing, gardening and lots of housework. I have old mommy hands. My hand and nails are in dire need of a total revamp, I swear.
When I was younger, I learned to do French manicure on my hands. On my own. It didn't matter that the French tips on my right hand look a little lopsided. From afar, they looked perfect with my ring and my bling-blings.
Nail designs in recent years have become so big, though, and evolved into designs so beautiful. Truly, nail design has been turned into art! I was like, “I want to learn that, too!”. I had my nails done once on a high school friend’s newly-inaugurated Nail Salon and I was in awe. They made beautiful little daisies on my nails, with faux gems and they looked so beautiful I wanted the design to stay forever.
|I want this Hello Kitty Design|
The problem is the cost to having salon-perfect nails is steep. I would much prefer doing nail art on my own, but I want them to look like I had them done in a nail salon. The first time I tried doing them on my own, they were not perfect and my nails got so weak. I tried acrylic nails since I tend to chew my nails when I get nervous. I found out after many trials and errors that applying acrylic nails and taking care of them is actually quite easy. I always use this link as a guide for the proper maintenance of acrylic nails.
I have been visiting You Tube for nail art tutorials, and intend to unleash my inner (nail) artist in a few days. In the meantime. I have been purchasing some 3D nail stickers with fake gems, designer nail tips and a variety of nail polishes.