Men think that a woman's hands always give away her age, but modern ladies always walk with the perfect fingers of an 18-year-old girl. Without a neat and beautiful manicure, it is impossible to create any complete image. Many use the services of salons, others do their own marigolds. There are several myths that prevent most women from choosing the most suitable option for decorating their nails.
Myth 1: French manicure is considered the most elegant way to decorate your nails. The nail is covered with a base transparent varnish, the overgrown edge is carefully painted over with white.
In fact, the nail bed can be coated with any varnish that has a tone close to natural. Sometimes for French manicure, multi-colored varnishes are used, which are applied both to the edge and directly to the nail bed.
Myth 2: Nail art is a new trend in the art of manicure. Nails are decorated with sequins, small rhinestones, appliques, etc. As a result of this painstaking work, each nail becomes a unique piece of art.
Contrary to this misconception, nail art is a much broader concept, because nails can be decorated using a variety of technologies. Airbrushing, stamping, acrylic painting, gel decoration and much more. Today applications are not as popular as they used to be.
Myth 3: before applying the main color varnish, it is necessary to apply colorless, so that the nail does not absorb pigments and does not change its natural color.
Colorless varnish cannot act as a base. Under the base coat, base coats are applied, which can be transparent or matte. Basecoats have almost the same composition as nail varnishes, however, due to the difference in the percentage of the main ingredients, it promotes better adhesion to the nail and increases the quality and durability of the coating. Therefore, you should not neglect the application of the base under the varnish, doing the manicure yourself.
Myth 4: The last colorless varnish is applied to the nail.
The hardener promotes quick drying of the varnish and fixes all layers of the coating. If you use a regular clear varnish, then most likely you will not achieve the desired wearing result. Top coat prevents chipping and fading. The fixer contains a substance that impregnates and adheres all layers of previously applied varnish. Fast drying coatings contain more volatile substances that evaporate to create a reliable film on the nail surface.
Myth 5: It is very common to hear that acrylic or gel coatings prevent natural nails from "breathing".
Any master will immediately refute this myth. After all, the supply of oxygen to our nails, as well as nutrients, occurs through the blood vessels located in the nail bed.
Myth 6: Allergy to synthetic materials, often encountered by inexperienced craftsmen.
The cause of allergic reactions is not contact with artificial materials, but nail dust. The smallest particles of the nail, getting on the mucous membranes, cause attacks of coughing and sneezing. During any procedures, you should use a mask and gloves, do not touch your face and other areas of the skin, especially on the folds. It is mandatory to clean and disinfect all instruments after each use.
Myth 7: salon services and manicure at home are the same.
In fact, the difference is huge. The salons use the latest and most powerful equipment, drugs of the latest generation.Unskilled craftsmen at home can not only ruin the appearance of your nails, but also bring considerable harm to your health. Disinfection at home cannot be done under optimal conditions, but salons use special sterilizers for this.