A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands. A common manicure involves the filing, shaping of the nails and the application of polish. In addition to the filing, polishing, and painting of fingernails, a manicure may also include the application of nail art decals.
A pedicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the toenails and feet. A common manicure involves the filing, shaping of the nails and the application of polish. In addition to the filing, polishing, and painting of toenails, a manicure may also include the application of nail art decals.
There are several different types of artificial nail enhancement products as well as application procedures. The most commonly applied enhancement is traditional acrylic, which is a two-part system of liquid (monomer) and powder (polymer). This type of product can be applied with one color of acrylic, pink and white acrylic for a Permanent French look, or can be applied with colored acrylic, glitter acrylic or in any combination.
Gel acrylic is a one-part system consisting of the application of a thick viscosity gel acrylic. Gel is normally ‘cured’ under a UV light. Even though gel is actually made from the same class of acrylates as acrylic, it has a different molecular structure and appears and wears differently.
If you’ve grown tired of a basic shade of nail polish, nail art may be a welcome solution. Nail art can be applied to any or all of your nails, whether they be fingernails or toenails, and can add a vibrant burst of color.
The most popular nail art designs include small flowers, stars and swirls which are directly painted on the nail after the final finish of nail polish. These designs are usually painted in a freehand manner and can be built up to create a 3D effect.
Freehand designs can be applied to your liking, with your own choice of colours and adornment added to the decorative piece. If you’re looking for a unique way to accessorise your look while enhancing your beautiful nails, artful designs may offer the impact you desire.