How to decorate your nails?

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Hands are often called the business card of a person. Whether they are well cared for, to a large extent also affects the condition of your nails. And painted with an interesting color or interestingly decorated nails, are also a way to express yourself.

Manicure is not only a method of decorating nails. Just like with makeup, you can use it to show what you like and what kind of person you are. What’s more, manicures can be fun and an artistic challenge. But where do you start?

At home or at the beautician?

If you decide on hybrid or gel nails, you need to prepare yourself for the fact that every 3-4 weeks you will have to replenish them. This means frequent visits to a beautician, and each visit costs an average of 90 zł. Of course, you can find cheaper (as well as more expensive) salons, but you have to keep in mind that the more highly regarded the salon, the more courses and experience the staff has. This is a definite advantage of professional salons. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to give yourself a beautiful manicure on your own! As with other manual activities, it takes time and a lot of practice to get to perfection, but the results are definitely worth it… And positively impact your wallet.

Where to start?

For the most part, a hybrid manicure is a guarantee of long-lasting nails. There are people whose plate is not strong enough and in order to have long, done nails, they must use the gel method. At the beginning, however, it is worth to focus on hybrids. To begin with, you will have to buy a lot, but the cost will pay for itself in two or three visits to the beautician. On sites such as you can buy a whole kit for hybrid manicure including the lamp for about 150 zł. In addition, stock up on hybrid polishes in your favorite colors.

What ornaments to choose?

It is at this stage that the real fun begins. The possibilities of decorating your nails are really plenty, and their choice is really a matter of taste – without a doubt, everyone will find something for themselves

Crystals and zircons

Do you like a little shine? A great way to add some shine to your entire nail art style is to opt for shiny nails. Of course, glitter polish can be the way to go, but zircons or glitter foils work just as well. The way to create such nails is really simple. You paint your nails in the color of your choice (remember to harden each layer in the lamp, if you use hybrid nail polish!), apply special nail glue, and then your decorative element. To harden the whole thing, you should cover it with a top coat – a special polish designed for the last layer of the manicure, which can be glossy, matte, or even with glitter!

Water stickers

Water stickers are becoming more and more popular. It’s a very simple way to spice up your manicure, which will work even for those who are just starting with hybrids. Before you apply the decoration, you first have to paint your nails with a selected polish. Then you just need to soak the sticker in water for a moment and after peeling off the paper from the foil using a probe or a wooden stick carefully place it on the nail plate. After drying, cover your nails with top coat and finally harden the whole thing in the UV lamp.


Yes, you read that right! Inspiration can also be found in everyday life. All you need is a newspaper, alcohol or salicylic alcohol and nail polish, and you can enjoy an original manicure. Just dip your previously painted nails in the prepared liquid, and then press scraps of paper to the wet tiles. After carefully removing the rest of the newspaper, paint your nails again, this time with a nail polish. This will allow you to enjoy them longer!

Read also How to do a hybrid manicure yourself? With these tricks, you will become a competitor for your nail stylist

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