Nail Art Catalog

Nail Art Catalogue

Nail art is really strong those days, you can see it everywhere on your girl friend or work colleague’s nails, in any fashion magazines, even with Women Love Tech Pinterest board, we a have a board call: Creative Nail. Please feel free to have a look at our favourite nails pics.

Nail art is a creative activity that draws pictures or designs fingernails. It a type of art. These days fingernails and toenails are seen by some as important points of beauty.

Types

The artificial nails are not a replacement, but an extension for natural nails. There are two main approaches to creating artificial nails–tips and forms.

  • Tips are made of lightweight plastic plates that are nail-shaped. They are glued on the end of the natural nail and liquid acrylic is then applied over the entire nail.
  • Forms are fitted over the nail. Then an artificial nail is molded out of acrylic. Then the form is removed and the new nail shaped and buffed to a shine.

Acrylics

This is a mixture of a powder and a liquid. The mixture starts to harden in 30–40 seconds after application and gets to its final hardness in fifteen minutes. Powder and liquid acrylics can be removed by using a variety of solvents (usually acetone is used). Usually it takes 15 to 20 minutes to remove the nail.

UV topcoat

Another material, commonly called “UV Top Coat” (in correct terms a polymer resin), hardens under ultraviolet light. These can show a wider range of properties (flexibility, strength, etc.) but may be more expensive. They cannot be removed by organic solvents, but only by filing (or left to grow out with the natural nail).

Nail Art Catalogue

Another popular alternative to acrylic or gel preparations are fiberglass or silk wraps. They are done by cutting pieces of actual fiberglass or silk fabric to fit on the surface of the nail or tip and then it is sealed down with a resin or glue. These are an alternative for those who are allergic to chemicals used in the acrylic or gel process. Other materials can be used, as well as combinations of them. There are also temporary, cheaper flexible tips that can be quickly glued at home without help from a professional.

Acrylic nail powders are available in a variety of colours and can use “special effects” such as contours, sparkles and the very popular French manicure (pink and white appearance).

Also, it is a type of fashion activity, related to manicuring. There are commercial shops (‘nail bars‘) where nails are worked on to make them attractive. The main product is acrylic nails with ready-made designs which can be stuck on top of natural nails.
So I did a bit of some research to find the perfect nail art app and I found it – it’s free, it’s japanese with plenty of pictures to be inspired by.

A must-have app for all fashionable girls!

Nail Art Catalogue

Nail Art Catalog - Lubic Co., Ltd.

You’re sure to find a nail art you love! The Nail Catalog app is packed full of popular Japanese nailarts, as well as information on salons and stylists, all specially selected from the nail art section of Japan’s largest beauty portal, “Beauty Collection”.

Credit: Wikipedia

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Frederique Bros is the founder and editor of the technology lifestyle blog Women Love Tech - making technology easy, readable, sexy and fun. Frederique has 10 years experience within the digital world, Paris-born she lives in Sydney, Australia.

1 Comment

  • January 29, 2013

    Jayjay

    hello, fantastic blog post.