A neat manicure and well-groomed pens always stand out against the background of the whole image of a woman. But since modern women have the most missing resource is time, visiting the salon is increasingly becoming a problem. In this case, it is worth thinking about how to make a beautiful manicure at home with minimal time and effort. For example, you can apply stamping for nails. How to use it, even a child will understand. The technology of drawing the picture is quite well developed and simple. In fact, it is nothing more than transferring a stamp to the nail plate.
What is a stamping for nails: reviews
Modern technologies and the continuous development of nail art make it possible to create true masterpieces. One of these new products is nailing. How to use it and what tools are needed for this are the top-priority questions that face lovers of beautiful and original manicure.
This technique allows you to put pictures on the nail plate. This method is different from the usual drawing on the nails, since the pattern on all fingers will be absolutely identical. Thus, possible errors that can be made in the process of drawing with a brush will be excluded. Already many women have tried the technique of stepping and are satisfied with the results.
In addition, this technique is quite possible to use even for beginners. Of course, there is a chance that the first time a clear and the same pattern on the nails will not work. But after several attempts, you can get quite a decent result.
The advantages of this technology
Creating a design using a set of stepping has a number of advantages and advantages:
- First of all, it should be noted that there is no need to waste a lot of time visiting the salon.
- The application process itself is simple and easy.
- A variety of stamps makes it possible to make a variety of designs.
- With the help of such stamps, the pattern is created very clear, the same on each nail plate and the color that you prefer.
- It is quite permissible to do a gel nail polish stamping.
It is possible that the first procedure will not produce the result that you presented. But you can definitely say that after several procedures you will easily understand how to properly use a stamping for nails, put your hand in, and the prints will get better and better.
Stamping kits. What are and what they consist of
The standard stamping kit is a scraper, a stamp. Some sets also include plates with different patterns and designs.
The scraper, in turn, can be of two types: with and without an iron insert. Which of them will be more convenient for you - this is an individual question. Some people prefer a scraper with an iron insert because it cleans the surface of the stamp better. But at the same time, some scrapers with such an insert can leave damage (scratches) on the surface of the stamp.
There are also two-sided tools that are used as a stamp on one side, and a scraper on the other. Also scrapers vary in size. There may be small (around 4-5 cm), but in this case the size should be selected from personal preferences.
A stamp is an essential tool that is used to make a stamping for nails. How to use a stamp? The question is simple. The main thing - to choose it correctly, having decided on the size. For example, for long nails it is most convenient to use a stamp with a rectangular soft plate. In addition, with this form, the easiest way to navigate is how best to apply the pattern on the nail. If you need to transfer small drawings and patterns, then you should pay attention to stamps with small pads.
What to look for when buying a stamping kit
First of all, when choosing, you should beware of ordinary fakes. This is especially true of disks and plates. For example, Konad discs have thousands of inferior quality brands from Chinese manufacturers. They are made from soft metals, which is why scrapers can easily scratch their surface and damage the pattern itself.
Pay attention to brand names and holograms. Also not the last indicator is the price of products. Original sets and plates for stamps simply cannot cost less than 200 rubles.
Preparation for manicure
More and more hearts of women of fashion are winning stamping for nails. Reviews about it are very positive. However, to make beautiful nails, it is not enough just to purchase a special set for this nail art method. You need to properly prepare the nails and hands. The first step will always be a relaxing bath, cuticle treatment. Nails must first be degreased, and then apply a base coat.
Nail stamping: how to use
Photos clearly show that with the help of the described method it is possible to realize the most courageous ideas. Each of us is constantly looking for fresh ideas of nail designs in order to have our own unique style. Therefore, sooner or later we are thinking about how to do a stamping for the nails. The whole process takes, of course, more time than regular coverage, but it's worth it. The first step is to apply the foundation and wait until it dries. After that, you can take a plate or a disk with patterns and proceed directly to the creation of a stamp. On the selected pattern on the plate you need to apply a layer of varnish so that it completely covers the pattern. Excess need to be quickly removed with a scraper.
Then you can already take a stamp and attach it to the plate with a picture. The stamp needs to be held for literally 2 seconds, after which it is necessary to check whether the entire picture has been printed. If the pattern is all right, quickly apply the stamp to the nail plate. It is very important not to move once again and not to pull the stamp so that the drawing does not become blurred.
After that, wait a while until the pattern is completely dry, and use a finish fixer.
Lucky for stemping
After you have purchased a set, you can think about the question of what kind of nail polish can be used for stamping. And here the question is not only to correctly select the palette. The main thing is to choose the right varnish, which will have a good viscosity, the optimal amount of pigment. Such varnishes are unlikely to spread or dry out on the plate. Ordinary varnishes immediately after opening have a more liquid structure, do not dry out immediately after being applied to the plate, but can spread after transferring the pattern to the stamp. After some time of use, such varnishes thicken, do not spread, but begin to dry very quickly.
You should also pay attention to the drawing or pattern that needs to be applied. If the lines on the plate are very thin, then the varnish will dry out even faster. Accordingly, for large and wide designs, it is better to choose a lacquer of slightly greater thickness, so that the design does not spread and smear.
What are the plates for stemping
Stamping plates and discs are also essential tools for creating beautiful nail art. If you use discs of poor quality production, then neither a good stamp nor a scraper will save. With a large number of fakes that can be found in our stores, you can be completely disappointed in this process. However, if you choose good quality tools, then nail art on your nails will always look unforgettable.
The main parameter that determines that the plate or disc is of high quality is the correct engraving of the pattern. Moreover, the engraving should be deep throughout the entire area of the drawing, without drops and be well filled with varnish. At the same time, the layer of varnish should be sufficient so that it could not dry out in the process of removing excess varnish, and not be too large, so that the varnish does not spread after it is transferred to the stamp.
The shape can be found hex, round and rectangular plates. Hexagon discs are less in demand because their quality leaves much to be desired. The most valued rectangular plates from the company MoYou London. They will please not only with excellent quality, but also with a large assortment of designs, as well as fun packaging.
When creating a nail art using a stamping kit, you should pay attention to the following points:
- When choosing plates, pay attention to the length of the motifs. For medium and short nails, there are enough discs and plates with small patterns. For long nails, the length of the motifs should be chosen more carefully, because the pattern may be of insufficient size.
- The choice of varnish is also an important issue if you are going to do a stamping for the nails. How to use varnish, everyone knows who has ever done a manicure, but in stamping has its own secrets of his choice.
- It's no secret that during the application of the base to the nails, various gaps can occur where the varnish gets on the skin. Therefore, after applying the base, you should make an adjustment and remove such defects. To do this, a toothpick with a fleece piece wound on it, which is moistened in a nail polish remover, is suitable.
- For stemping and other types of nail art, a liquid that protects the cuticle and the skin around the nail from lacquer has become very popular. Also called liquid tape. It is applied to the skin around the nails, after which it dries quickly and takes the form of a film. After the manicure is completed, it is easily removed.