I believe that there aren’t many females on the planet, women and girls alike, that haven’t at one time or another painted up their fingernails to pleasing, pretty perfection! Nail polish comes in virtually every color and shade on the planet, and can be found from forms of smooth, lush veneer to glittery glam!
Like many people, I love nail polish and I love anything bedazzled with gems, rhinestones, pearls and jewels. So, for this blog post, let’s have some fun and merely focus on manicured fingernail art that is made only from polish and rich looking stones!
Classy, bedazzling, royal and regal!
Nail polish is a lacquer applied to human finger or toe nails to decorate and to protect the nail plate. Believe it or not, today’s nail polish is a refined version similar to the paint on vehicles. However, the formula for the polish has been revised repeatedly to prevent the cracking or flaking that occurs with the movement of the nail.
Bedazzle, shimmer and shine! Make your hands simply divine!
Nail Bedazzle Tip: Expect to spend some time decorating up the nails if numerous rhinestones and gems are used. Each stone is glued on individually, which makes for a fabulous look, yet takes time! The glue to use? Nail glue, of course!
Hands this glamorous are worth the wait, even if you’re running late!
Nail polish originated in China, dating back to 3000 B.C. Around 600 B.C. during the Zhou Dynasty, the royal house preferred the colors of gold and silver (I love gold and silver nail polish!). However, eventually, the colors of red and black became the favored shades for nail polish. During the Ming Dynasty, nail polish was often made from a mixture including beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes and gum Arabic.
In Egypt, the lower classes would wear pale colors of nail polish and the higher society wore red!
Red nail polish will always be in style, much like red lipstick!
In fashion, red will never be dead!
Nail Bedazzle Tip: After you have applied the rhinestones, gems, etc. to your polished nails, apply a clear top coat over the entire nail and stones, to help to seal and eliminate the jeweled art from falling off.
As you scan through these pictures, there is no denying that gems alone can add brilliance and magnificence to any hand!
Nail art using only stones is first class chic! Beautiful and bedazzling, not gaudy and garish!
Nail Polish Fun Fact: Most nail polishes are made of nitrocellulose dissolved in a solvent (butyl acetate or ethyl acetate) and either left clear or colored with various pigments. Basic components include silver halide, resins and plasticizers, solvents and coloring additives. Adhesive polymers ensure that the nitrocellulose sticks to the nail’s surface.
To remove the polish, you want to use a nail polish remover. The most common type of nail polish remover contains the volatile organic compound acetone. This can also be used to remove artificial nails, which are made of acrylic.
Nail Polish Remover Warning: In addition to removing nail polish, nail polish remover also dissolves any wood coating on furniture, etc. Eats it away in mere seconds! Be careful not to spill when using nail polish remover!
Add brilliance to your day the nail bedazzling way!
Posh, bedazzling fingernails with more than nail polish!
Nail polish started traditionally in clear, red, pink, purple and black colors. Since then, many new shades and colors have developed, resulting in nail polishes that can be found in a variety of colors, including muted shades, glossy shades and neon shades!
Clear varnish is a transparent and glossy layer which can make the nails appear clean and shiny! The finishing touch on a much desired manicure!
Bored and tired? Nothing to do? Nail art your day away to a beautiful you!
Sparkling up your hands to shimmery splendor really can help to sparkle up your day and your mood!
Nail Polish Tip: Before painting your fingernails, apply a base coat. This type of nail polish is a clear colored polish formula that is used specifically before applying nail polish. The purpose of the clear base coat is to help strengthen the nails with protein, vitamin E and calcium, which can prevent the nails from breakage and peeling, as well as help to moisturize and nourish the nail. The base coat also helps the polish to stick to the nail, minimizing chipping!
Style away and allow your hands to play in glitzy, glamorous jewels, gems, rhinestones and pearls. Nail art is for all girls, not only girly girls! So give the alluring art form a whirl!
Nail Polish Care: To ensure lasting color and a smooth application, apply two layers of the base coat. Once the base coat has dried, paint your nails with the desired nail polish. After the polish dries, decorate your nails with any stones that fit your fancy and apply the glistening gems with nail glue. Then add a clear top coat of nail polish, as the final step in the process, which helps to keep the stones in place and keep the polish from chipping and flaking off!
Final Step – Step out in fancy hand splendor!
Oh, how your bedazzled up hands will wow! Let’s give your hard work and creative art form a much deserved bow!
Now, I think I’ll sign off and go bedazzle a few nails of my own! I particularly love a jeweled up look made from only clear rhinestones! Diamond dazzle away! It’s time to play!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her fetish for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, her author/fashion/style blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.