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« on: February 18, 2009 02:44:09 PM »

(sorry if this doesn't belong here,I just joined.)

Hi,I have some questions about nail polish.
I just bought lime green and a sparkly pink today,and I wanted to do some neat designs.
How on earth do you put designs on your nails??
I've been trying all day,and I've had little success.
Any help?

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009 03:18:18 PM »

for ok firstly i recommend you always use at least a good transparent nail polish as a base and finish before and after applying your color.
easiest for self desighned nails is to use a sharpie and then carefully cover it with another layer of transparent anil polish (depending son the product you are using the sharpie could smear. not so good.)
for applying dots, lines and small designs with a second color of nal polish you can try to use a toothpick. it's a little tricky at first (few) try(s), be patient with yourself, and start with something easy. also if you have a brush of an old nail polish, you can carefully cut it to a smaller tip, do always use nail polish remover to clean the brush after you've used it. things might take a little practice, dont give up just yet and have fun!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009 09:03:25 AM »

Toothpicks or sewing needles work best for dots and really small designs, and my special little trick for when I want straight lines is to use scotch tape.
You basically just put the tape on top of your nails and paint over it, and voila!  A straight line!

You can also cut the tape into curves to make different designs.
That's how I make perfect French tips Wink
(for French tips, I basically just cut the curve of the tape to match the natural curve of my fingernail by putting the tape over my fingernails, overlapping the ends, cutting around the curve, then bring the tape back to just where the white of my nail starts.  Then I paint over the tape, and since the tape blocks the rest of my nail, it paints a perfect French tip!)

Just make sure that if you're going to put the tape on top of pre-existing nail polish that the tape you use isn't TOO sticky, or when you peel the tape off, it will peel off your nail polish as well  Sad

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