New manicure options, offered annually by nail masters, invariably attract the closest attention of fashionistas. With the help of simple techniques, combinations of jewelry, you can turn a simple, long-bored technique into an incredibly dazzling design. Unusual, creative solutions allow you to express individual character traits, emphasize spring or holiday mood, choose the perfect option for office style or elegant dress.
To understand what you can do with your own nails, you need to find a source of inspiration. After all, there is not always an experienced master at hand who will give practical recommendations. And photo examples help in this, which clearly show the amazing possibilities of modern nail design.
Fashionable manicure options in the new season of 2022
A beautiful, gorgeous nail design is made up of many factors. Moreover, the number of shiny elements, rhinestones or artsy acrylic molding play a secondary role. On the contrary, you need to decorate your nails with caution and a sense of proportion.
It is worth “overdoing” with rhinestones or voluminous details, and a high-quality, carefully made manicure turns into annoying, impossible chaos. Focusing attention with the help of additional decorations, the masters stop at 1-2 fingers. The rest are drawn up in a more calm, neutral manner.
Shades of gel polishes are chosen according to the situation. Often, colors are selected based on personal preferences, the color of clothing or makeup, everyday or festive occasions. So, for office work, calmer, neutral designs are usually made. Well, at a friendly party or a festive feast, you can appear in all its glory. The following colors are most relevant this season:
- lilac or purple;
- noble burgundy, emerald;
- gray, deep blue;
- warm brown gamma, from dark chocolate to milky beige;
- peach, pink, all pastel colors;
- gray and beige tones.
Black and white classics remain popular, especially in combination with a jacket and negative space. No less interesting, transparent colored marigolds and aquarium equipment look expressive. Experienced craftsmen recommend mixing different effects to get an incredibly stylish, unusual result.
Broken glass manicure decor
Pieces of mirror foil in the form of multi-colored geometric shapes with sharp corners are an excellent way to diversify a monochrome coating. These elements really resemble broken glass. They are laid out in a certain order, decorate drawings or simply fill the surface. Combine with a matte and glossy top, “cat’s eye”.
- apply a base on the treated nails, then – a colored gel polish in two layers;
- cut the foil into uneven “fragments”;
- apply the top, immediately lay out the foil, dry under a UV lamp;
- finish with a one or two coat finish.
Color overflows of ombre on nails, relevant in 2022
Gradient is one of the most impressive, incredibly attractive techniques. Depending on the chosen colors, it can be monochrome, with shades of one color, or multi-color. Also, colors differ in saturation: from airy, translucent pastels to expressively dark or neon-bright.
Today, color transitions are arranged at their discretion: longitudinally, from the tips to the base; across the plates; diagonally. A geometric gradient is also in demand, with clear boundaries between colors in the form of triangles, stripes or rhombuses. To create such a design, you need:
- cover the nail plates with a base layer, then with a light, neutral varnish;
- mix color gel polish and white on the palette until the desired shade is obtained, apply the first color layer;
- make the second layer more saturated, apply to part of the plate, leaving the previous layer visible;
- repeat, making the color darker, until the desired design is created.
Marmalade design on the nails
Acrylic sand with a shimmering effect creates a magnificent effect of a velvety, textured coating. Otherwise, it is called “marmalade” or “velvet sand”. With its help, they draw monograms and patterns, flowers, abstractions and stripes, make a cozy “knitted” manicure. Also, accents look great with a full filling of the entire surface of the nail or a multi-colored mosaic with a golden or silver fill between the elements.
How is it made?
- The nails are covered with a base layer.
- Next, gel polish of the selected shade is applied, closed with a top.
- Draw the desired pattern or pattern with gel paint, immediately sprinkle with acrylic sand of one or more colors.
- Dry under the lamp, remove the remaining powder with a brush.
Cat-eye coating and stained glass gel polishes on nails 2022
Only having appeared on the market of nail services, magnetic varnishes have won the tender love of women of all ages. Under the “cat’s eye” even a monochromatic varnish looks mysterious and elegant, striking in its depth and color tints. If you add decoration with foil or atmospheric drawings, vignettes, you get an interesting, bewitching design. How is incomparable beauty created?
- Apply a base coat on prepared nails, dry.
- Apply a cat-eye coating with a mandatory drying.
- Use gel paint or acrylic to draw patterns, vignettes, or apply transparent droplets.
- Stained glass gel polish can be applied over the painting to enhance the effect.
Decorating nails with pigments
You can get a chic, magical shine with the help of rubs. The type and color of the powder is chosen depending on the desired effect: there are mirror (metallic) and colored powders; pearl and “Maybeetle”; magnetic and holographic; Yuki cereal. To perform a pigment manicure, you must:
- apply a base on the processed plates, dry;
- cover with colored gel polish in two layers;
- then – top without a sticky layer, or remove it with nail polish remover with acetone;
- rub the powder with a special applicator.
Blow off the rest and fix with a top, sealing the edges. If necessary, apply the top coat in two layers.
In ancient Rus’, it was believed that nails should be cut only on Thursdays. In some families, remote villages still adhere to this sign.
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