Published at Saturday, 12 August 2017 by Alacoque in Nail Art, with total 32 drawings.
A Vancouver Japanese nail art makes use of either a nail extension, which is an acrylic nail chip, or an artificial nail, which you can glue on top of your fingernails. With the use of an extension, the nail chip is attached to the tip of your nails. And to make 3d Japanese nail art on it, the first step would be to coat your whole nail including the extension with a thin coat of UV gel. And then, it is put under UV light to cure the gel. To make a base coat before the designs are placed, alternate coating and putting under UV light 3 times is recommended. With a brush, the technician puts on nail gels and mold and fold them to create the desired formation. The next step would be to attach small objects of the client`s choice. After the masterpiece has been done, it makes a trip under Ultraviolet lights to harden. And that`s how you make Vancouver 3d nails.
The essentials are: a base coat (to prevent nail discolouration and allow your nail polish to glide on smoothly), nail polish, and a top coat (to ensure your manicure lasts for more than a day). I like to use a quick drying top coat cos that saves oodles of time and is so convenient to use, but it`s also good to have a normal top coat or clear polish in hand for certain more complex nail designs. After trying loads of different brands, I`ve found that it`s so important to invest in good quality nail polish. These are more expensive but they`re worth it cos they last longer, dry faster and don`t get lumpy. I`ve had such bad experiences with cheap nail polish that now I`m just sticking to brands that I`ve used before (and like) and reputable brands. Orly, OPI, China Glaze, Sally Hansen and Essie are some of the good ones. It`s also a good idea to test out polish from a brand you`ve not tried before buying it.
Nails can be painted freehand. But it should be done with proper care and right procedure. Before starting painting, nails should be nicely trimmed, cleaned and dried. First apply the base coat. Then apply two coats of desired nail colour according to the design. Then start painting on it with brush by taking desired nail colours. When finished, let it dry. At the end apply a transparent top coat on the complete design. This helps the art stay longer. Beginners should start with simple designs. Let your creativity flow through the brush. It can be floral, geometric, abstract as per your style. For inspiration, you can browse through many nail art galleries on internet also.