You are all set to go to that much-awaited party and have painstakingly applied that new shade of lip-gloss. Wait, what about your nails? If you are simply content with your regular manicure, it is time to think again.
Nail care has never been more fascinating. It has transformed into an art and is now popularly known as "Nail Art". Yes, Nail Art is here with a bang.
Aimed at creating a contemporary look, Nail Art has a lot to offer for the fashion conscious. Nail Art includes trendy nail paints, glitter, nail tattooing, nail stickers and even nail piercing.
Nail piercing has been embraced with a vengeance. It involves attaching rings to small holes that are drilled in the nails, preferably done on artificial nails.
As for the designs, there are funky designs that you can sport, from zebra stripes to leopard spots. If you wish to be different, you can create your own pattern. All you need to do is lightly press your favourite patterned cloth (preferably chamois leather) on the nails while they are slightly wet and lift gently. You are ready to flaunt your pattern!
Sounds preposterous? Okay, read on.
For those of you who are not so adventurous, you can opt for a light shade of nail colour and use rhinestones to achieve a classy look.
If glitter is your style, just pick up the nail polishes that come with stars and glitters. For the sticker-lovers, you have a wide range of stickers to choose from.
Another popular look that has caught the fancy of many is to paint your nails black, or any dark colour and then paint little dots in light colours. You are now ready with your `polka dot` nails.
There are D-I-Y nail kits too that come with glitters, nail charms, rhinestones, dangles and stickers. All you need to do is unleash your creativity and achieve the look you want to.
Whether it is funky or sober, nails are a reflection of your personality.
All you need is creativity, patience and loads of attitude. It`s okay to display your wild side sometimes, never mind the glares you get from your weak-hearted friends!
The new nail mantra is "Whatever your style, wear it with attitude!"