It has become a weekly routine to change nailvarnish. Sundays or saturdays are the days for this activity. You know already that I sit a lot, studying or working by the computor and thats a time I can combine with nail painting.
One design I've always wanted to achieve is the triangled "half moon". I tried with scotch tape, sticky notes etc. You can see my sticky note result at my pointing finger, really bad.
Then Johan came up with the brilliant idea that I should try his electrical tape because its very flexible. It worked great! Another tip is to cut the tape in a small triangle and not a square, that makes it even more flexible, but smaller piece to handle. My ring and pinkie finger nails are masked with the last tape.
I might have written this before but I would like to add some tips to my:
How to grow long nails
- File your nails in a pointy shape. Specially if your nails tends to brake from the sides.
- I know eat sleep and live well have influence on how your nails will look and you already know that.
- I have noticed that my nails are breaking easier and are weaker, like my hair, as I become older and coming closer to the menopause (not there yet). So stay young noting the line above.
- Use a nail polish remover that doesn't weaken your nails. I tried one acetone free that actually dilluted the plastic of my keyboard, it contained propylene carbonate. I use one now that contains ethyl acetate and it works fine.
- After the polish remover, wash your hands and moisturize and re-grease them with a oil rich hand cream.
- Use a protecting base coat, like the one in the photo below. Two layers.
- Do your nail art and let the varnish dry completely befor another layer is applied.
- Finish with a hard top coat that protects your design.
- Don't hurry. I did and broke several nails while digging in my handbag for keys.