Are you finicky with the state of your nails? Well, most women are. Since our hands are in our direct view most of the times, our nails are the ones that catch our eye. If they are clean, neat and dazzling, we feel proud. Dirty, dull, broken nails make us feel awful and give those around us an impression that we put our hygiene at the backburner.
Getting a manicure done is of paramount importance, at least, once every 2 months. If you frequently need to show off your hands, then once is month may be necessary. Donning a nail art is not so simple. You need the grace and charm to carry off the look. Your hands need to be perfectly manicured.
Only chiselled nails can pull off the nail art well. You may go for classic manicure, or you may opt for the more stylish French manicure for those square-shaped nails. Whatever you choose, make sure your nails are perfectly clipped or filed. Unshapely nails don’t look good even if you have used the best nail paints or designed them with the most beautiful and intricate nail art designs.
Choosing a nail paint that will suit you is important. Usually, ladies go for those shades that suit most of their dresses that they wish to wear in a particular season. For summers, pastel shades look wonderful. Though there is no fixed rule, such colours also go well with the mood of the season. Pastel or light coloured clothes are preferred during summers and so are nails paints.
If you are a young girl, you may try baby pink nail paint and team it with a flowery pink and white dress or skirt, and here you are ready to shine. You may also match your nail paint with your pink shoes or sandals. I recently tried the white flower against purple background nail art, and I bet it looked gorgeous. Though it lasted a week, I managed to impress a lot of my friends and even my boyfriend with it. I have managed to garner a lot of positive and appreciative comments on my image in Pinterest as well.
There are a lot of good brands of nail paints like Maybelline, OPI, Dazzle, and others. I tried the OPI nail lacquer the other day, and let me tell it looked not only elegant but it burst with colour and shine, unmatched by any other nail paint. Unlike other brands, this nail paint did not chip off for a really long time. Nail paints that get eroded easily are of no use. And for a frequent hand washer and cleanliness freak like me, such paints are worth dumping into the trash bin. I especially love the broad variety of colours that OPI has to offer. The liquid sand variety from this brand is so bright, glittery, and easy to spread. So smooth is the finish that you will easily be able to apply it yourself at home without visiting expensive salons.
I wore a blue shade of liquid sand variety last Christmas with my equally gorgeous blue shimmery flowing dress, and my boyfriend said I looked like a diva. The most surprising thing that happened on that Christmas was that my boyfriend proposed to me for marriage with a blue ring to suit my blue nails. Even my old aunt Agatha asked me to get her one bottle of the same shade of nail paint because she wanted my uncle to propose her again. Now, that’s my emotional nail paint Christmas story which makes me smile whenever I think of it.
One of my friends who is an active health promoter and does her best to raise awareness on breast cancer used the pink shade on that day in a bid to make women aware of the power of self-love and self-care to fight diseases like breast cancer. It was a nice analogy that she created to promote the event. And she looked gorgeous too when she was covered by the media.
Whether you go to the beauty salon to get it done, or you are a ‘Do-it-yourself’ woman, choose the best and the most elegant nail paints so that if someone chooses to propose you with a ring, they will have the prettiest hands with gorgeous nail art on them. And don’t restrain nail art to hand nails only; use it for your toe nails too. After all, you have the right to dazzle throughout your body.