Mastering DIY Nails: Essential Tools! - Nail It! 💅

As a nail artist with over 10 years of experience, I understand that starting out with DIY nail art can be overwhelming. With so many nail tools and products available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. But don't worry, I'm here to help!

Firstly, it's important to have the right nail tools for the job. Here are some essential nail tools that every beginner should have in their kit:

1. Nail clippers: A good pair of nail clippers is essential for keeping your nails at a manageable length.

2. Nail file: A nail file is used to shape and smooth the edges of your nails. I recommend using a glass nail file as they are gentle on the nails and can be easily cleaned.

3. Cuticle pusher: A cuticle pusher is used to gently push back the cuticles, which helps to create a clean and polished look.

4. Base coat: A base coat is applied before the nail polish to protect your nails and prevent staining.

5. Nail polish: Choose your favorite color and make sure to apply at least two coats for a long-lasting finish.

6. Top coat: A top coat is applied over the nail polish to protect it from chipping and to add shine.

7. Dotting tool: A dotting tool is used to create small dots and other intricate designs on your nails.

8. Nail brush: A nail brush is used to clean under your nails and remove any excess polish.

Once you have these basic nail tools, you can start experimenting with different nail shapes and designs. Almond, stiletto, square, and round are some popular nail shapes to try out. You can also experiment with French tips, ombre, and other nail art designs.

If you're interested in trying out acrylic nails, you'll need some additional tools such as an acrylic nail brush, acrylic nail kit, and an acrylic nail drill. However, I recommend starting with the basics and working your way up to more advanced techniques.

In conclusion, starting your DIY nail journey can be exciting and fun. With the right nail tools and a little bit of practice, you'll be able to create beautiful and unique nail designs in no time. Don't be afraid to experiment and try new things, and most importantly, have fun!

Bridget Wolf
nail art, hiking, travel

Bridget, a freelance nail artist, boasts over a decade in the field. She is renowned for her elaborate and unique nail designs that never fail to draw attention. In her downtime, Bridget loves to explore the great outdoors and embark on exciting hikes.