Nov 29, 2010

Japanese 3D Nail Art

Japanese 3D nails are handmade accessories. People are crazy about the Japanese nail style and these nails are everywhere. The 3-dimensional objects that are utilized in Japanese 3D nails are made up of sculpture powder wherein it is moulded to desired shapes and sizes. Japanese 3D nail art are not an easy thing to make, which makes them hard to do yourself but not impossible once you research on how they are done and how they must look and some practise and patience you can do a good job.

Japanese 3D Nail Art-4Japanese 3D nails are perfectly safe as long as you take care of the nails properly. Japanese nails are made of acrylic, as it's the best type for holding small pieces of jewellery and adorations. Japanese 3D nails are an example of good fashion statements that can perfectly match your outfit. Japanese style nails outside of Japan can be difficult to find, as not very many places know how to do the sculpting of 3d art, or how to do any of the crazy stuff you want on top of your nails. With Japanese nail art you can try to show who you are with the use of these Japanese nail art designs because they capture your imagination and I think that having them can make a statement of your personality.

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Japanese 3D Nail Art-2This trend actually started sometime in the early 90s but is making a comeback as Japanese artists developed new ways to make them more interesting. Japanese nail art continues to bring smiles to people who give high regard to their appearance and those who give importance to unique fashion and art. Japanese nail art is very creative and unique. And being the art as Japanese, it does not mean that you have to find a Japan nail salon just to get your nails done. 3D nails emphasize the beauty of fine art and can serve as an extension of your imagination. The modern women have helped the 3D nail and the nail care industry in the world to grow at astonishing rates. Today, different artificial beauty methods are hitting the market and going beyond the usual practices.

Japanese 3D Nail Art-1 The nail industry have absorbed the technology and are now developing skills in creating new and original designs that may be of great appreciation in the fashion industry. Glue on nails can be the perfect option for you, especially now that companies are making them so well, and often in an assortment of designs.

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Nail Art Ideas 2010 - Ladybug

What’s red, black, and cute all over? A ladybug! Ladybugs are adorable little bugs that are often seen in the spring and summer on flowers and sunning themselves on the sides of the wall. Ladybugs are popular inspirations for many different fashions, from little girls’ dresses to shoes and hair bows. Ladybugs are the perfect inspiration fornail art, as their markings are great complements for many different outfits.

Nail Art Ideas 2010 - Ladybug-1To make your nails look like ladybugs, first paint your nails red. Using black polish, add a V-shaped smile line along the cuticle, and about halfway up the nail. Then using a stylus, add black polish dots to make the ladybug’s dots. Add topcoat to make the look complete. This style doesn’t take very long to do, but it is very attractive and always fun. If you want to make it seem the ladybug’s head is at the other end of your nail, just change the position of the black V-smile line.

Nail Art Ideas 2010 - Ladybug-2Ladybugs are always in fashion, and this quirky little design with let everyone know that you are a lot of fun. The ladybug design is a simple way to bring a touch of style to any boring outfit, or to just make all of your best friends jealous.

Flowers on Purple Toes Pedicure Nails

3D Flowers on Purple Toes hand painted art nails pedicure
Purple Toes, originally uploaded by Extra Medium.

3D Flowers on Purple Toes hand painted art nails pedicure

Nov 28, 2010

Woah! Chanel Gondola

Hi all!

A quickie today since I'm not at home at the moment, but I soooo wanted to share this polish with you! It is my first ever Chanel polish! I've been lemming this one since November 2009, ever since I saw swatches on MUA. I finally gave in when there was a sale, so now I'm the proud owner of Chanel Gondola! She's a part of the fall 2009 collection from Chanel and the only Chanel I considered buying.

I stared at the bottle for a couple of hours straight before I finally used her for a complete mani - I'm not gonna swatch this one only, she deserves to be worn!

Chanel Gondola, three coats with one coat of Nubar Diamont. Two coats would have been sufficient for wear only - macro is evil. Gondola is red with a twist. It's not plain red, but it's not burgundy or berry either, but somewhere in between. The shimmer in this polish is gold and red, which makes it awesome to look at. She's a true stunner in my opinion!

Application was not what I expected of a € 21,50 polish though. I had some lumps in the polish, so not all my nails were pretty. I want the polish to be smooth, but I had a few nails that weren't. That's not supposed to happen when you're buying something with this pricetag. However, further application was good. The dryingtime was good was well, even more because this was three coats and I thought I'd had to wait forever to dry.

I've worn this polish three days (I went to work on one of those days, so that means a lot of typing) and I had one minor chip. I was hoping she would be flawless, but she's not.. Too bad! Her beauty convinces me to wear her again. Whoah, so pretty..

I will be wearing her a lot in the future though, because I just love the color. It's not a plain color, it's so interesting to look at. What do you think of Chanel Gondola?

I wish you all a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 27, 2010

The Most Popular Airbrushed Acrylic Nails Art Design

The Most Popular Airbrushed Acrylic Nails Art Design

Many women with acrylic or natural nails enjoy nail art of all kinds. The most popular nail art are airbrushed designs . Airbrushing nails takes many years of practice. This nail art offers more flexibility as well as a wider array of designs than normal polish.

When airbrushing nails, imagination is a huge factor. Most women come in wanting initials or flowers on their nails. But one of a kind looks don't just come around. If they do, they are boasted by women, and this is done by allowing the artist to do as they please on the surface of the nail. Different colors or designs as well as pictures or letters can all be combined to make the perfect nail art. Tools included in airbrushing nails are air compressors, an airbrush machine, lacquers of different colors as well as small nail art including gems and glitter.
For the best airbrush look, remember to choose contrasting colors. This makes the nail art stand out against the lacquer that is already on the nail. It is a waste to use a bland color, ore almoste matching colours. Once the airbrushed design is on the nail, remember to ask for a clear coat to help protect your nail design and make it more shiny.

Zoya Loredana; Swatches & Comparison

Hi all!

So, today I have quite a lengthy post for you. I decided to do a matte mani and while I was at it, I did a 'complete' post; Swatching both matte and shiny plus a comparison. Lots to cover, so on to the pics!

Zoya Loredana, two coats in natural light. Loredana is a medium grey, charcoal colored polish. This one isn't shiny, a true matte! I love how this looks. Because she is so pretty, another picture:

Application on Loredana was super easy. The polish structure was just right; not too thick or too thin. A couple of my mattes/suedes tend to be a bit gloopy, but this one certainly wasn't. I didn't have problems whatsoever and since the polish dried so quickly, it's an A+ polish for me!

There isn't any matte that I wouldn't try to make shiny, so Loredana is no exception:

Zoya Loredana, two coats with one coat of Seche Vite in natural light. Pretty huh? She really shows her shimmer when you make her shiny. It looks so pretty! I can't decide if I like her better matte or shiny.. What do you think?

Judging on the color, I thought she might be close to OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede, so I grabbed my bottle and did a comparison.

Index and ring are Zoya Loredana, middle and pinkie are OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees Suede.

Loredana is two coats, while SSITP is three coats. Opacity is better with Loredana. On the nail they are closer colorwise, but my camera shows a huge difference. These are no dupes, but similar. SSITP is a darker grey with more shimmer than Loredana. Loredana looks a bit flat besides SSITP because she is a true matte.

A shiny comparison:

Again, Zoya Loredana on index and ring, SSITP on middle and pinkie. Both are topped with a coat of Seche Vite. You can clearly see now that SSITP looks deeper because she holds more shimmer.

I really like both of these! It depends on my mood which one I will wear, but I know for a fact that both will be a part of my go-to polishes when I'm in a hurry. If you can't decide which one you like best of these two, I'd say the Zoya is 'better', but only because she is opaque in two coats, while OPI needed three to be opaque.

I hope this was helpful :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Zoya Posh

Hi all!

Today I have one of the Matte Velvets for you from Zoya.

zoya posh red matte matte velvet collection fall 2010 nailswatchesZoya Posh, two coats in daylight. Posh is a rich red matte with a slight berry undertone, making it not your usual red. I say it's matte, but it's actually more of a satin finish. I don't know if the finish is supposed to be like this, because my other Matte Velvet polishes are more matte than this.. Anyway, Posh is a gorgeous shade of red and I can see myself wearing this a lot!

I made Posh glossy as well, to show you a full picture of this polish.

zoya posh red matte shiny topcoat matte velvet collection fall 2010 nailswatchesZoya Posh, two coats with topcoat in daylight. See the sparklies that show up? Really nice effect with the topcoat on it.

Application was good, especially since it's a matte. Some mattes have issues with application because you can't stroke your brush twice over one spot, otherwise you'll get bald spots. This one doesn't have any of it. Posh is really pigmented; I think you can make this a one coater if you apply a thicker coat of polish.

What do you think of Zoya Posh? If you own it, did I get a bad bottle or is yours the same?

Thanks for stopping by!

Started Your Fashion With Nail Art Designs 2010

Started Your Fashion With Nail Art Designs 2010

Getting Started With Nail Art Designs 2010

Started Your Fashion With Nail Art Designs 2010
A well groomed and well manicured set of nails are an indication of a person’s personality that also reflect their fashion style at the same time. These days, the nail trend and fashion is very much inclined towards the nail art that is stunning and unique in every way. It is provided to make the nail look good and stylish while being healthy at the same time.
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Started Your Fashion With Nail Art Designs 2010
Aside from that, there are numerous fashion conscious ladies that are very much inclined in using nail art just to make their nail look great and not dull and plain looking. Basically, nail art enhances the attractiveness of the nails with its innovation in the shape of stones, glitters, flowers, paintings, stickers, decals and many more. It will enhance the chance of the individual wearing it to shine and stand out in various events.
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Started Your Fashion With Nail Art Designs 2010
Creating a decorative design on your nail is not an easy thing because it requires creativity as well as professionalism especially if you are planning to create a unique design. A greatly done nail art will absolutely make your nail look more stunning and attractive above the rest. It will satisfy you to no ends. Aside from that. it can also be worn to complement your outfit.
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Started Your Fashion With Nail Art Designs 2010
However, nail art will require a major steps that to be followed to get the application perfectly done. For example, you will have to ensure that your cuticles are well-trimmed and shaped before you can start designing. You will also need to avail all the necessary tools and equipment if you intend to create your own ground breaking nail art designs.

Nov 26, 2010

Beauty Flower Nails Art

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flower is a symbol of beauty
could also interest menekspresikan human feelings
affection, love and sorrow.
current nail art has developed rapidly, following the modernization era
floral design on your nails so look attractive and beautiful
even the appearance of the wearer will add beautiful

Nov 25, 2010

Nail Art Stylist For Brides 2010

Nail Art Stylist For Brides 2010

Nail Art For Brides 2010

The wedding day is definitely a very special moment for all women. In that special day, we would all want to look our best by being the most beautiful we can be. On that day, the bride will be in the spotlight for a whole day. Friends and guests will look at the bride’s total garb, the hairdo, makeup, rings and other stuff. This is why most brides are careful with their choice of dress, makeup and even nail art. Several women go to a nail art salon to have a wedding nail art done prior to the wedding day.

Nail art stylists have a lot to offer when it comes to nail art for brides. It can either be conventional or special manicure. They present various attractive designs that are festive and original, specially made for the wedding day. The French manicure remains to be a famous wedding nail art. Even though many people use this for everyday life, this manicure is great for weddings as well with its white and pastel colors brilliantly matching the bride’s white wedding dress. This is great for women with short nails. Gemstones can be added for a more elegant look.
You can also have pictures or ornaments painted on your nails. Nail stylists are careful in choosing the right shades with this method. It is important that the color will match everything from flowers, jewelry to dress decorations. Nowadays it is not that difficult to choose right nail tint anymore because of the various evolutions that nail art has undergone over the years.

Finger Paints Strawberry Shake

Hi all!

How are you all today? I'm feeling better but I do still have a little bit of a headache though. No more houseparty, so hopefully I will be all better tomorrow! Today I have a polish for you that I bought from a very kind MUA'er: Finger Paints Strawberry Shake. I have to stop buying these kind of polishes. I'm sure I have about 40 of these licht pinkish colors that I don't wear too often.. Well, back to the post and on to the pictures!

Finger Paints Strawberry Shake, four (4!!) coats in daylight. Oh my, four coats. And still not completely covering up my nail line. Strawberry Shake is a light pink shimmery polish, which looks lovely in the bottle and probably lovely on a lot of other ladies as well, but I'm kinda "meh" about it. I have a lot of these pink polishes that truly look lovely in the bottle, but I'm just not feeling it lately. The fact that this one needs at least four coats, isn't helping either. Application was not so good. As you can see in the pictures, I had issues with bubbles. Lots of bubbles. Even Nubar Diamont couldn't eliminate them, so I had to figure out another way to get rid of them.

I decided to do a Ruffian inspired mani! Don't be to harsh on me, it's only my first try! I think it looks kinda hot! The basecolor should be another color, but this concept is pretty. I didn't expect to like this as much as I do. I used Orly Iron Butterfly on top of Strawberry Shake. I tend to use Iron Butterfly a lot, it already shows usage!

Do you have polishes that look pretty in the bottle, but not so good on the nails? And do you have the same issue with buyin a lot of these polishes, just like I do? I will pay more attention when I'm shopping online to what I'm buying lol. How do you like these kind of manicures, the so called Ruffian (inspired) mani's?

Thanks for stopping by!

Nail Art - A Brief History

3000 years Before Christ the Chinese used enamel on their fingers. They applied the substance and left it to sit for several hours, the result; a pink finish on their nails. This was the beginning of nail art and the earliest records. The Indians also practiced nail art in a similar period using a dye derived from the Henna plant. This sometimes implied a social significance. Egyptians were another civilization that used nail art early on. The colour of ladies nails were used to identify what class in society you were in. The higher class wore deep shades of red and lower classes wore pale shades. Another mother of nail art was the Inca civilization who actually painted images of eagles on their fingertips.

Nail Art - A Brief History-1The modernization of nail design began early in the 19th century. Orange wood sticks were developed in Europe beginning the process. Modern manicures began with this invention around 1830. The popularity created business opportunities and salons started to pop up across the US by late 19th century.

After the creation of the automobile and more importantly the mass production of them, a new range of paints entered the market on the demand of car enthusiasts giving new life to nail art. One of the first design to become poplar was what was knows as the "moon manicure". This nail art design involved painting the middle of the nail while leaving the moon of the nail unpainted.

Nail Art - A Brief History-2The next revolution came from he Revson brothers, with their invention of a new kind of nail enamel and their creation of the company Revlon. The third partner in the business was a Charles Lachman who inspired the "L" in the middle of the company name. Their use of pigments instead of dyes changed the industry dramatically. This allowed for new colours and designs to quickly be adapted. The success instantly made Revlon an industry leader by 1940 and it was clear that nail art was here to stay.

As time moved on, nail art became a symbol to communicate between subcultures. Goths for example started to sport black nail polish, as did rock stars and punks.

Nail Art - A Brief History-3 Since then, nail art has become more creative and artistic. Many trends have come about such as the addition of symbols and crystals, air brushing, acrylic and gel nail enhancements. Nail art has become integrated into the world of fashion and is now sported as an accessory to any look.

The latest's in nail fashion? Nail wraps such as the metallic nails range. These wraps are pre-printed designs from a digital printer, allowing for complex patterns and reflective metallic finishes that are not possible through traditional methods. They are applied with heat activation and allow for designs to be finished in a fraction of the time. Not only this but they protect nails from scratches and don't chip like traditional products. They last for over 1 month and truly are the latest breakthrough in nail art.

Metallic Nails is the first Australian distributor of the Trendy Nails Unlimited product range, straight from the USA. Trendy Nails Unlimited (TNU) is a spankin' new, cutting edge invention for designing stylish, eye catching nails. TNU allows you to choose from a myriad of creative designs. This provides you and your client access to the up and coming, 'trendy', fashion forward designs you'll both love. TNU partners with any acrylic or gel system for an amazing finish.

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Nov 24, 2010

Franken - Aparecium

Hi all,

This will be a short post since I have a lot on my mind right now and I don't really feel like blogging. It will take me some time to get back in the mood, to call it that way. Anyhow, on to pictures of my very first selfmade franken.

Aparecium, two coats in daylight. The color in this picture is not true to life: it's lighter and more dusty. A bit more like in the next pic, actually.

Aparecium, two coats in daylight. Aparecium is a dusty medium purple frosty with multicolored shimmer that you can only see when you're looking at your nails in direct light. The shimmer is red, silver, purple and blue and very pretty to look at.

The name comes from a spell from Harry Potter that forces invisible ink to show. It was an idea of Natasja to name this franken Aparecium and I found it very suitable because of the hidden shimmer. Thanks, Natasja!

The receipe for this one is approx. three quarters of a bottle of Catrice Just Married (light pink shimmer), about a quarter of a bottle of Color Club Electronica and I used China Glaze Ink to darken the color, since I didn't have a black creme to do it with.

A review on the ManGlaze Frankenjuggs will follow in the future :)

Thanks for stopping by

OPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow Suede

Hi all!

Not too long ago, pictures appeared of a new OPI Suede. It was green! You can't imagine how thrilled I was with this one.. A green suede. The Suedes are among my favorite polishes ever, because they're pretty, quickdry and opaque in one or two coats. I got my bottle in a week ago. Let's take a look at some pictures!

opi here today aragon tomorrow htat suede nailpolish nailswatchesOPI Here Today, Aragon Suede, two coats in daylight. HTAT Suede is a medium green with very fine shimmer. The finish is different from the other suedes; this one has a more dusty feel to it and the shimmer is really small. It's pretty though! Let's take a close look at the finish:

here today aragon tomorrow suede htat green nailpolish nailswatchesOPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow Suede closeup. See the fine shimmer? I really like it.

Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow Suede is a lot lighter than the original Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow, but I don't mind. I think it's a gorgeous shade of green.

Of course, it had to be made shiny.. So I put some topcoat on it.

here today aragon tomorrow suede opi green nailpolish nailswatchtes htatOPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow Suede with topcoat. Shiny! It brings a little more depth to the polish and makes it less dusty, but it holds on to the feel it has in the suede look.


htat here today aragon tomorrow suede opi green nailpolish nailswatchesAnd the closeupshot to make this one complete. I really like it shiny as well!

Application was good. The polish is easily opaque in two coats and since it's a Suede, it dries very quick.

What do you think of OPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow Suede? Will you be getting a bottle for yourself or do you already own it? Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Nov 23, 2010

Beautiful Modest Wedding Dresses

Finding the perfect wedding gown can really make a bride feel very special on her wedding day. If you are seeking a gown with more coverage, you may think that your options will be limited. Happily, there are many wonderful options today for beautiful modest wedding gowns.

There can be different degrees of modesty in a wedding gown, depending on your preference and any other specific requirements from your church or situation. It is very common in certain churches and synagogues to expect that a bride not show a lot of skin for the ceremony. This can mean anything from having covered shoulders to needing a wedding dress with long sleeves and a jewel neckline. Other brides may not be following any particular directives, but just feel more comfortable in a gown with more coverage. Not only are there some very pretty bridal gowns available with appropriate amounts of fabric, there can be a considerable amount of flexibility in having a less modest gown re-cut to suit your needs.

A bateau neckline is gorgeous when more coverage is desired on the bodice of the bridal gown. This delicate boatneck will make you feel like Audrey Hepburn in "Sabrina"! It is a timeless shape with a 1950's inspiration. There is a fabulous version of a tea length bateau neck wedding dress by Vineyard which features a lace applique on English net and a full soft skirt. The top portion of the neckline is an illusion style with sheer lace above a solid bodice. This is a great style for brides who prefer to have a more modest neckline, but can allow a little skin to show through. Finish it off with a pair of pearl earrings and some cute little gloves, and you will be ready for an afternoon garden party wedding. If you prefer a full length bateau neck wedding dress, you will love the simple modern style from J Crew which is solid all the way to the top of the neckline.

Sleeves are a simple way to make a wedding gown modest. In many cases, a three-quarter sleeve will be appropriate (check with your officiant if in doubt) and more comfortable than a long sleeve. There is a lovely three-quarter sleeve wedding gown in the Adele Wechsler Eco Couture collection which features feminine tone on tone floral accents. Also keep in mind that many sleeveless wedding gowns can have sleeves added. As long as the gown has a true shoulder, such as a bateau, v-neck, or tank style top, most designers will be willing to make a pattern change and add sleeves. When you begin shopping for your bridal gown, be sure to let your consultant know what you have in mind so that she can show you the gowns which can be altered to fit your needs. Some large bridal salons like Kleinfeld in New York even have specialists who work with brides seeking modest wedding dresses.

Square and jewel neckline wedding gowns are also good options when you seek more coverage. Some may have sleeves, and many could have sleeves added. Also keep in mind that necklines can be raised, or modesty panels can be added to square and v-neck wedding dresses. In the right hands, these additions can add style and beauty to the gown, rather than looking like an afterthought. One company which offers a lot of short sleeve gowns with modest necklines is Bliss by Bonny. Some of the classic wedding gowns in their collection are embellished with light pearl beading, which is so pretty with pearl earrings and a pearl necklace.

Although they are not as common as strapless gowns, there are many lovely modest wedding dresses available. Also keep in mind that many strapless gowns have coordinating jackets or shrugs which can be worn over them to ensure appropriate coverage for a religious wedding ceremony. Sometimes it may just take a little bit of imagination to see the possibilities in a wedding gown which you love that could be made to be perfect with a few minor changes.

By Laura Firenze

Beautiful Pictures Perfect Nails Art Design

The photos in fashion magazines for nail care usually feature “picture perfect nails” dressed in French manicure style. The hands and nails of the models are usually so gorgeous that most women think that this glamorous classic French manicure is beyond their reach.
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Beautiful Pictures Perfect Nails Art Design
Fortunately today any woman can achieve a breathtaking French manicure for any special occasion and beautiful hands every day.
Picture Perfect Nails
Beautiful Pictures Perfect Nails Art Design
Many teenage girls have their first French manicure for their sweet sixteen birthday party or prom night. In the basic French manicure, the nails are finished in the style that uses white nail polish to accentuate the tip of the nail. From here the sky is the limit is how you personalize your French manicure.
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If this is your first French manicure and you want to do it yourself, it would be wise to purchase the kit a couple of weeks before your special day and practice. The French manicure looks deceptively easy to do, but very few achieve the look they want on their first attempt. Today the French manicure kits have guides that make it easier to produce the “picture perfect” defining line. With a little patience your nails can look pretty, sophisticated, and posh.
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Beautiful Pictures Perfect Nails Art Design
When time is short, a professional French manicure at a nail salon is your best option. Budget wise, the basic French manicure is very inexpensive because they are the most requested nail style. As long as your natural nails are ¼” long, a French manicure will give you “picture perfect nails.”

Nov 22, 2010

Best Freehand Nail Art Fashion

Women all over the world are looking to beautifully painted nails to make themselves more attractive. In recent years you would have had to go to the salon and choose from a set range of designs, but with the advent of freehandnail art, the sky is the limit.

Freehand nail art can be done at home or at a salon. If you are going to a salon you can simply tell the nail artist which colors you want and what sort of design you want. You may want something to match your outfit or something to match an occasion like the 4th of July or Christmas. In this way you will havenail art that reflects your unique personality, and nobody will have the same design as you.

Best Freehand Nail Art Fashion-2Freehand nail art can be done from home, and all you need to start off with is nail polish. You don’t even need to have a creative bone in your body, you just need a steady hand and the tools. It is always better to start of simply and use a few colors, and gradually add to that. Popular additions to nail polish include rhinestones, glitter, beads and pearls. Whether you need a sophisticated look for the office or a glam look for that special party, whatever design you can think of can be brought to reality.

Best Freehand Nail Art Fashion-1With freehand nail art there is no limit to what you can achieve, so get started today and have beautiful nails in no time.