I really hate to say this because I had such high expectations for these “caviar” mini beads, especially after seeing them at fashion week. But I have to let you all know, these beads will fall off within the day! Very cool for an occasion, photo shoot, wedding or something of that nature Don’t expect these to stick to your nails for very long, do enjoy them while they last.
Gotta love o.p.i ! These are the new nail applications. You apply them very easily directly to you natural/acrylic clean and dehydrated nail, file and trim to fit your nail,and seal it with a gel topcoat. In my opinion, nail stickers,app, or whatever else you wanna call them look awesome but usually last about 1 week. At least for myself and who I’ve used them on. Very nice and intricate design. Your nails will definitely make a statement with these.
Yes! as long as nail art is popular, so will animal print designs be. This is always my “go-to” design. Especially when i’m drawing a blank on what to do on my nails or a client who has not had these design done by me. Zebra, tiger, giraffe, snake, cheetah, and the list goes on! but these prints will never get old in my eyes.
When I “split nails” I usually like to place a line of a different color down the middle so that the split is more clear, especially if the colors are just slightly different like the split nails on the right. I just freehand the split (two coats of each of course) and at the end is when I add the line down the middle. Its better to do it that way because it will straighten an uneven split or slight overlap of colors.
I started half moon nails in mind, but with all the things that needed to be done this particular day for me, I really wasn’t up for perfecting the crescent shape in order to obtain the look of the “half moon” nail (scroll down for pic). so round and round I went. This peach color is Sally hansen’s new and revamped polish called “smooth and perfect color and care” and the pastel color is sorbet. This polish is indeed plush! and you can find it in your local Walgreen’s or Target. The dots are a chrome sliver with clear rhinestones in the middle
Ok so the iPhone 4s is probably thee most popular phone in the world right now. I had to get my fancy hands on one! As you know I am a fan of bling and color and pizzazz and all that good stuff! as soon as I laid eyes on this case I had to have it. I just placed matching rhinestones on one nail to match my phone for fun I can never put this thing down! Two accessories that I love most had to be put together for a flick! Ladies yall feel me
It is probably obvious that i like nail art with lines. There are a million patterns to create with just lines! These designs are on top of a shellac manicure for an even longer lasting wear. Ive had people ask how to do nail art with shellac and I say its simple. After a shellac or any kind of gel manicure is done, proceed to do nail art as you would if it were on top of lacquer polish, using lacquer polish for your design. you can seal in your design with an additional gel topcoat and cure, or you can just top it off with lacquer top coat! both ways are functional. Just make sure your nail art polish is dry before you cure or top it off. Another great thing about doing using polish on top of gel is that you can remove your nail art any time without ruining your gel! its great
I started this design with the intentions on making fall feathers, but as I continued adding more colors this is the result of not being able to control myself! I was a little hesitant about mixing the brights with the brown base, but it turned out looking like a “Happy Thanksgiving!” drawing that my daughter would bring home. You know the one with the Turkey made out of a hand outline with glued on feathers
I love Inlay Nails! Inlay means that the art you see is actually underneath the acrylic instead of on top. This seals in your art for a much longer wear! It can be a little pricey depending on where you go, but i’d say try it at least once if you are into fancy nails. The glitter that you see here is so beautiful, it sparkles and shines for weeks without ruining.
I tried to re-create those beautiful J-lo glam nails seen it Celebrities and their fancy hands with this design. These are a bit more colorful but they have the same fade effect that I love so much!
All dressed in white…………Tips! Brides usually go with the a french tip on their wedding day because of the simple clean cut look and because it matches well with a traditional white wedding dress. If you are a daring bride, you may want to add a little more sparkle or color to your nails, and this can be done with a stripe at the tip (as you see here) or take it a step further by adding jewels like I did with the set on the right.
These Minnie mouse inspired nails are among my fav! If you like polka dots this is a design you may enjoy on your hands. This would be especially cute on Halloween with a minnie mouse costume! There are also little black bows on the pinky that are kind of difficult to see in the picture, but they add the the look of Minnie. Everyone knows that bow!
Welcome to the most beautiful jail cell you have ever seen! 😉 For this design I used a black precision brush on top of this peachy pink. I also added a little gold in between the lines for a little sparkle. I’ve been dying to bring back the old school nail ring! I love it! How could this beautiful nail accessory ever go out of style? Look forward to seeing more it here at Fancyhands!
A nail tech somewhere in this world must have said to herself “I need to capitalize off the Louboutin empire somehow someway” and she did! She came up with a way to recreate the look of the famous Christian Louboutin red bottom shoes and incorporate it in a nail design called the “Louboutin Manicure” . So me, being the lover of all things nails person that I am decided to give it a try! It’s just black polish on the nail and red polish on the other side of the nail. I do like it, but it is a little too plain to be a favorite of mine. A lot of people like plain, so for those that do this is a great way of making your nails a fashion statement and keeping them really simple at the same time!
*See more about this design in fancyhands.net/nail-trends *
So this is one of not too many non-contemplated free hand designs. I just kinda threw these colors together because they are all new to my collection and I wanted to see how they would look. The yellow stripes look like little ladders, and as for the flowers on the ring finger I used nail stickers. I don’t really know what else to say about it except I hope you like it
Since a much needed SPRING BREAK is around the corner, here’s a little something for the lavender lovers. I love this color! And I think the jewels really make this pastel color stand out. This design is also a cute look for Easter and even Mardi Gras! This polish is beautiful on its own as well, but in my world accessories are the icing on the cake! If you’re wondering how to add jewels to your polish refer to my Valentines Day nails.
We’ve all seen it! The art of graffiti that I’ve tried my best here to emulate in a nail design. There is such a small canvas (the finger nail) to work with, so you gotta squeeze what you can on the nail to create the design that you’ve already created in your mind. That can sometimes be a challenge but in this case it was relevant to give that look of connected words and letters that we see in graffiti. I think this design is pretty immaculate! I’m in love!
I am definitely A fan of Chinese symbols! I even have the symbol of Love tattooed on my ankle. I wanted to do this design in red and gold at first, but decided to make the colors a little different from the traditional with a blood red instead of a rich bright red and a melody of green and gold, with a touch of black. Searching for the least complicated Chinese symbols to paint on wasn’t easy :/ so i got a little lazy with the right ring finger but it actually made the deep red pop because there isn’t much red without it, so yes… I am happy with the results of my slacking THIS ONE TIME
This design reminds me of a charm bracelet. These are a few of my favorite things… music, love, sunshine! I wanted to give it an edge as well so that’s why I added the black background with stripes. Think of some of your favorite things and try this very customized design for yourself, and chances are no one will have your unique combination of favorite’s!
So I finally tried the half moon nail design, and I am pleased.This is another hot nail trend that celebs are rockin’. Like most nail designs that involve multiple colors, you can try out different colors to find the combination that works for you. This look is usually done with just two colors but I decided to add one additional color stripe to make it pop, but two color’s look great as well with the half moon nail.
Cheetah print designs are endless! You can make them any color you want. The original Earth tone color’s, or you can combine your favorite colors for a one of a kind cheetah print. you can two-tone the undertone, put stripes as an undertone I mean really….make this look your own! It was VERY simple to do. Just sloppily dot on the black in circles and half circles, then fill them in with dab’s of the color of your choice. Don’t let this design fool you! it’s not as complicated as it looks. Try it for yourself and it may turn into your mastered design that you can play with all year long with many different colors.
This is why I love Valentines day! We get to be as girlie and wear as much pink as we want!!!. So for this design I used a pink glitter polish and painted all the nails except for the ring finger which is just a solid dark pink. (F.Y.I. don’t put glitter underneath any polish because it will look bumpy.) Then I did the hearts free hand. For the jewels I used a wooden stick that’s slanted at the tip to pick up the tiny jewels and apply them, wetting the tip in water to grasp them easier (make sure that the polish is still slightly wet when you apply the jewels as well) A clear top coat is all you need to keep the jewels in place!
I wanted to see how neat I could make squares. This was my first time doing squares. I did just the lines first ( like playing tic tac toe) filled in the colors as neat as I could, then I went back over the lines again last just to clean up the color that wasn’t in a perfect square. I will be doing this again for the summer!
This is the Black Shatter polish I talked about in Fancy Nail Trends. It is amazing!!!! all you do is paint it on and the polish does the rest! I painted on the pink polish first, then just one thin coat of the Black Shatter. Watching it break up as it dries is pretty good stuff, its like magic! One of the best nail polish inventions… really. As of now it only comes in black though.
There are more and more polish companies that are coming out with their own version of this shatter kind of polish. China Glaze, Mia Secret, BYS, Cover Girl, and more. It is also available in many colors! And by the way, I just discovered that this kind of polish is not new! it is just being made popular now
This is a fun turquoise, gold, and electric blue glitter polish by O.P.I. called “Glow Up Already” It’s from the 2010 holiday collection. It’s much more colorful in person than what you can see in this pic. Its very “bling bling” and people WILL notice your nails! Never paint on just one coat of glitter polish, use three for an all out Glam fest! This is A very appealing polish that doesn’t require anything added to it except a clear top coat for a perfect finish.
I love working with stripes. Horizontal, vertical, long, short, it doesn’t matter. Stripes can give your nails an instant trendy look. I painted on three coats of glitter gold polish, then used a precision brush for the pink stripes. If you don’t have a steady hand to do it yourself ask a friend! They will be asking you to do their funky stripes next. Looks good with silver glitter polish too.
I love this look!It’s so sexy and romantic! Perfect for valentines day and anytime you want to be kissed….I mean it’s obvious :). I used a hot pink nail polish, equipped with a precision brush (brush with skinny tip) designed for nail art. You can find a precision brush polish just about anywhere! In fact, I think I got this one at the grocery store!
This isn’t necessarily a new look, but giving the stripes a “zig zag” effect, and layering the polka dots makes is just a little more interesting and not so plain looking. I used the nail art pen (sally hanson) for the stripes instead of a precision brush for finer stripes. The nail art pen is another great nail tool, but make sure the polish you art painting over is THOROUGHLY dry before using the pen or it will ruin the polish by indenting it.
For the polka dots I Painted on a layer of pink polish first, then used polish with a usual sized brush and dotted on each color.
I had fun wearing all kinds of bright colors in the summer with these nails! It’s always fun to try different colors at once. This design started out as just the brown polish, then I added silver glitter lines (seen on the right) then the ringfinger art, a wipe out of the brown completely for the brighter colors you see on the left.