fandom-fanny said: Hey, I'm really new to doing nail art, but I'd love to keep doing it, Would you mind listing some of the tools you use to do your nails?
Hi and welcome to the nail art society :)
Well, first of all you’re gonna need some nail art brushes. I use the cheapest ebay-set (like this) which are just as good as any nail art brushes. This set contains everything you’ll need brush-side, I think a striper and a small detailing brush is the most important thing along with the cleaning brush. For most of my nail arts I only use brushes, but you can also buy studs, caviar pearls and other decorating stuff (ebay is your best friend, believe me :D). You can also consider to buy an acrylic paint set (I bought mine from ebay…:D where else?) because sometimes it’s easier to work with acrylic than nail polish.
I think that’s all, I don’t really use anything else…oh, and for the cleanup I use acetone. It’s a bit drying, but it’s effective, especially when I use red, blue or green nail polishes, because those can be hard to clean. And always moisturize your cuticles and hands. I mostly use argan oil or bees wax (Burt’s Bees).
I hope I could help :) Good luck with your nail art! :)
Today I’m testing a Born Pretty Store stamping plate: QA92 wich I got from the company for review. I really love the patterns, they got a lot of potencial in them.
The patterns are very different styles, so you can pull out a lot of different looks from this plate.
I made a video, so you can see the plate in action :)
I think the plate is pretty good, the patterns are carved nicely, so it’s easy to work with. I wish I had a bit longer nails, so the prints would look even nicer, but as you can see, it’s working fine with small nails too.
I really love these patterns, and I definitely will make a couple of nail arts with them in the future.
If you like this stamping plate you can buy it HERE!
I used Rimmel - Apricot Punch as a base, and I stamped with Essence black stamping polish.
You can get a 10% off of your order if you use the coupon code below. Make sure to check out the nail art section, there are a lot of beauties there :)
If you want, you can follow me on instagram: @glitterfingersss