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Friday, July 20, 2012

Nail-Art... What do I need?


Nail-Art... Don't we all love watching Nail-Art tutorials on YouTube? At least, I do. They seem so easy but when you try it yourself it's suddenly not as easy anymore and you may not have the right tools to accieve the same look as they have. I find myself not only struggling like this with Nail-Art, but also with Make-Up! It seems to easy but when I try it out I fail... That's not a reason to give up though. Nail-Art and Make-Up are my passion, I like doing it, so I will continue doing it! I've improved a lot during the years, and I'm still learning new things every day!

The 2 Nail-Arts pictured above are the ones I did myself. Click here for a tutorial on the panda nails, and here for a tutorial on the flower nails.


All the stuff I think is important for nail art are the products pictured above. These are all products I've purchased myself, and you may have seen them somewhere on my website already!

 The bottles at the back on the left side are striper nailpolishes, these nailpolishes usually come in small bottles like that and they have a long thin brush so you can easily create stripes and other patterns on your nails.
 The big bottle is a topcoat, any clear nailpolish will do as a top- and 
secoat, but most brands do special top- and basecoats.
 The smaller bottle next to the topcoat is my favorite nailglue (Broadway JetDry), I always use this for fake nails, and I even glued my finger onto my keyboard accidentally a while ago... really painful.
 The big white bottle is a nailpolish remover, I looooove nailpolish removers 
in pots like that because they work way better, faster and cleaner than cotton pads.
 The purple box is a stampy set, really good for stamping cute figures onto your nails.
 The thin black brush at the front is a Nail-Art brush, it's just like a striper, but you can use this brush for any color nailpolish you want... I'd suggest you buying this instead of induvidual stripers, it will save you a lot of money. ;)
 The pink thing next to it is called a dotting tool, used to create tiny dots on your nails. I explain how to make a dotting yourself in my panda nail-art tutorial! (step 3)
 The buffer file in the back is an absolute must-have. It's wouldn't say it's
Nail-Art... more like Nail-Care. But I still thought I'd put it here since a buffer 
file is for smoothing out the surface of your nails, because bumpy nails don't good under Nail-Art.


If you're not into Nail-Art you could also use some simple rhinestones or stickers. :) Those will glam up your nails as well!

I really hope I helped you with this post! :) 
Do you like Nail-Art? If so, post some pics of stuff you made. I'd love to see!

21 comments:

  1. Love your nails! Well done!

    Thank you for your comment in my blog! Yes, let's follow each other! I'm following you now and then I'm waiting for you too!

    Evi xoxo

    The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

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  2. Love your nails, amazing!
    Love your blog by the way, about to go back through your old posts :)
    I'll love to follow you on GFC if you follow me?

    Kendra
    xx

    StolenInspiration.com

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  3. Hi! Love your blog! Just found it today and i´m a new follower :) Hope you can follow my baby blog back! Kisses

    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt/

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  4. I really like your blog!
    I'll try the panda nails, too :)

    Maybe we could follow each other? :D
    I already follow you! (name: "fille" - you should find me on the last page, because I haven't got a profile picture)

    My fashion blog :)

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  5. I like it! Lovely blog. What about following each other?

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  6. Nail-Art never fails to amaze me, but I totally suck at doing such things myself. I usually just stick to French manicure :)

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  7. Your nails are so gorgeous! Love them.

    Nail art is not really my thing but I love pictures of nail art.
    It's so cute.

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  8. OMG the panda nails are so cute! i dont have any nail art tools. ill have to stick with toothpicks lol

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  9. Lovely blog! you have a great sense of style girl! Following you on GFC... Hope you can follow me back. I will be waiting for you!
    Much Love,
    Borka
    http://chicfashionworld.blogspot.com

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  10. Absolutely love your blog ^_^

    Follow each other?
    Follow me via GFC : http://kalapalette.blogspot.in/
    Twitter : https://twitter.com/apurva_27
    Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/Kalapalette

    Kindly let me know where all you are following and I will return the favor.

    Spread some love.

    Apurva
    http://kalapalette.blogspot.in/

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  11. woaaah these nails are amazingg! btw i love your blog & followed! do you think you could give me some tips on my blog and maybe follow or just leave a comment? would love to hear from you :)x

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  12. I am following you back on twitter. And yes I have GFC on my blog. Kindly follow me via GFC and let me know. I will return the favor ^_^ Keep in touch <3

    Love
    Apurva
    http://kalapalette.blogspot.in/

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  13. love the pandas sooo cute!!

    Georgia x
    http://georgiabeee.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Cute nails, I'm now following, can't wait for you to follow back :)

    Scarr xx
    http://scarlette910.blogspot.com.au/

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  15. ♥♥♥ the panda nail art..super cute..
    BTW im your newest follower...hope you follow me back:)

    She Rockin Them Stilettos

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  16. I think I got just that ;) hahah everything that is on your table i have too!

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  17. the panda design is great, love it, I should try it:D..you have a great blog by the way, what about supporting each other and following?! let me know if it's ok for you?! GReetings Lynn http://lynnsprettymess.blogspot.de

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  18. I am following you back ^_^ Keep in touch <3

    Love
    Apurva
    http://kalapalette.blogspot.in/

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  19. Lovely pandas! Wanna have them in my nails too! Haha

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