Where do you get your nail art inspirations from? Where do I begin at making my own nailart?
For some of us who are new to nail arts, looking at already made designs can be helpful. It can be easier to copy a design that's already made compared to creating our own ideas. These can be found in some health and fashion magazines and books. When I come across these, I clip them and save them in a folder for future reference. Here's an example.
Tutorials on how to do certain designs also abound in the internet. Pinterest and Instagram are great sources of How To's and tutorials. Even blogs just like mine! Bloggers have tried many different polishes and nail art designs and techniques that can help you. They might even have some cheats for you... I mean tips to make things easier. YouTube has many easy to follow video tutorials made by talented artists worldwide. And because you can see while the artist do the designs, it can be much much easier to follow. Don't worry about copying a design... Have you heard? Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Just be mindful of giving credit to the original artist if you decide to post it on public media.
Then, as the famous adage goes: "Practice makes perfect," one can adapt skills as different techniques are implemented. Later on, you may discover your own nail art personality and design style.
|The Dragon Fly Sunset | Click Image to see full post.|
Like I said, you can start from already made designs. I fell in love with nail art when a friend of mind did a simple, pretty floral design on my nails. For so many times, I re-did the same design over and over on my own nails and my other friends. Then I ventured out as I got better. As you get better, yourself, you can change things around, too. Instead of doing a replica of a design, why not adapt some of the things that you like and then insert your own personality?
|Royal Lady Bug | Click Image to view full post.|
Here's a book I found at the Supermarket. I found it by accident while grocery shopping. It provides some cute nail art ideas as well as some of the tools needed to get started. This is perfect for beginners. In the next post, I will show you some of it's features. If you like it, you might want to keep your eyes open for things like this next time you go grocery shopping.
Are there any other places where you think you can get inspiration from? Please leave a comment below ;)