The further, the more actively the beauty industry develops. In particular, the nail design receives more and more new trends, among which the texture of the upper surface is increasingly undergoing changes. For example, not so long ago, velvet nails gained popularity: with a real soft, relief texture, having small villi on themselves. What is nice, this design is easy to repeat, even at home.
Where to get velvet sand for nail design?
The main element of such a manicure is the very soft and relief coating that is applied at the penultimate stage. But few women understand what it is and how to find it. Velvet sand is a medium ground powder, which does not soften on contact with a liquid medium, as simple small glitters do, but retains its shape and density.
Due to the fact that this dust is translucent, depending on the base layer on which it will be placed, it can change its shade. In addition, this material has several degrees of grinding and appearance options - matte, satin, - which provides an opportunity to choose a specific effect: sugar, suede, etc. Moreover, the velvet manicure has come up to nail modeling, therefore, skilled craftsmen can offer a similar design on artificial nails.
You can buy velvet sand in most professional stores oriented to the masters of nail service: some of these are located at training centers, so they exist in each city. The cost of a small jar of 5 g will be no more than 100-150 rubles, and the consumption of the material is not too large. Therefore, a velvet manicure cannot be called a particularly costly procedure, and at home it is much cheaper to make it than in a salon.
If you can’t find velvet dust in the shops of your city, you can replace it with powder for scrapbooking - they are close to each other in terms of the degree of grinding. Also in the category of "velvet" materials includes flock - these are various particles of suede, wool, etc. Here it is worth noting that the higher this indicator, the better: the most accurate velvet manicure is obtained with the smallest powder. Coarse grinding options are successful only as accents, while the smallest ones are permissible even for the main coating on all nails, and this will not look like an abuse of design.
How to make the effect of velvet nails?
To create the effect of velvet nails, initially, you need a standard manicure set: a base coat, color lacquer, which will set the tone, as well as a protective coating, but you can argue about its necessity. Due to the fact that the powder used in the design will give a rough surface, any attempt to fix it will lead to the loss of this relief: with the 1st layer it will become less pronounced, with 2-3 it will completely disappear, so that the velvet will be under a kind of glass.
Nevertheless, it is a good option for women whose hands are constantly in contact with water or chemical means, and also cling to other surfaces, as a result of which a manicure does not hold for a long time if they allow such a result. Especially persistent design will be, if you work with him gel-lacquer coatings.
Depending on what kind of manicure you want to get, the way to work with velvet sand is chosen. The simplest one is a completely closed nail plate with 1 color powder. Even for this seemingly uncomplicated design, precision and a confident hand are needed. Nails need to be shaped, using a gel to remove pterygium, and then degrease the nail plate and treat it with a base, laid with a thin layer. Next you need to paint the nail in the main color, which also fits subtly, but evenly. The main task is to wait for the complete drying of the varnish: otherwise, further design will be blurred with any careless movement.
Now, a transparent lacquer is applied to the fully dried duet from the base and the main color, also thinly, but with obligatory observance of the borders: You must clearly draw a semicircle near the hole and vertical lines along the side rollers. Lac give 5-10 seconds, so he grabbed, and the nail dipped in the prepared velvet powder. Or you can scatter it on top. In any case, it should be tight, but easy to lie on the nail plate, and it should not be pressed down so that the relief is not lost. Over the next 10-15 minutes, you need to wait for the manicure to dry. At the final stage, the excess powder is removed with a fan brush from natural pile (not coarse synthetics!), And if necessary, the design is fixed with varnish.
The same actions can be performed using gel polishes, which will automatically prolong the life of the manicure, but will require more tools. And in such a situation, it is desirable to have on hand a flocking device, an apparatus that allows to fix small fabric particles, as well as velvet powder. With or without it, the technology of work remains unchanged: after dehydration, the nails are covered with a base that dries in the UV lamp for 1 minute, then the basic color of the lacquer is used. He was advised to set the time to 1 min., And make the layer a little denser than usual.
Immediately after this, a flock or powder is scattered on the sticking texture (due to incomplete drying), the electric field is created by the flocider within a short period of time, and the nails are placed in the UV lamp again. Now they need 2 minutes to fully dry.
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In order to create certain velvet drawings on the nails, you need a little more skill than with the complete overlapping of the nail plate. Basically, because here to dry the layers is your main task. A slight stickiness of those areas that you did not plan to cover with velvet, will lead to a design change - it will be problematic to remove thin fibers. And you can work with flock or powder in almost any technique: for example, do a French manicure with them or use a stamping.
It is easiest to begin experiments with a French manicure, in which the free edge of the nail will be covered with velvet. Here there are 2 ways: either to leave the nail plate a natural color and only at the final stage to give it a gloss with transparent varnish, or to give a shade to the nail plate and to the free edge. But in the latter case, not everyone will be able to exactly perform the smile line, so this design is much more successful with gel polishes. But if you leave the nail plate in its natural form, then an adhesive tape or a special strip is glued to it, above the smile line, which will prevent the varnish from falling beyond its borders. The free edge is treated with colored lacquer, and after 5-10 seconds. there is velvet sand. It should be slightly pressed with a finger and leave it for 2-3 minutes. Then you can shake off the excess, allow the design to dry, and only now completely paint the nail with a transparent varnish.
If you perform a French velvet manicure with gel polish, the semicircular stripes fall on the free edge, and the nail plate is painted with a natural shade of pink (after applying the base, of course). The varnish is dried in 2 minutes. in the UV lamp, the strips are removed and glued onto the existing coating. The selected color is applied to the free edge, the varnish is dried in the lamp for 1 minute, after which flock or powder is laid on it.
With them, the nail dries for another 1 minute. It remains only to brush away the excess, remove the protective strips and cover the design with a fixing means. After 2 minutes in the lamp manicure will be ready.
Velvet stamping is also easy to perform: here the powder is applied to the nails after the pattern is transferred from the disk to the nail and slightly grabs. Taking into account the abundance of fine lines, it is recommended to apply powder to the paint with a thin toothpick. The process is undoubtedly painstaking, requiring carefulness, but this design is mainly performed as an emphasis on 1-2 nails, so it does not take much time.
As for the removal of velvet sand, then due to the density of the layer, it is worth soaking the cotton wool with varnish remover, put it on the nail, and then wrap with foil, and leave the whole structure for 1-2 minutes. The algorithm is similar to that used to eliminate varnishes with glitter. For gel polishes, you must purchase a special tool.
Velvet manicure is a trend young, but actively developing and gaining deserved popularity. The peculiarity of the texture and extravagance of appearance attract attention to the handles of the owner of a similar design. Try to embody the ideas suggested above on your own - perhaps velvet sand on the nails will be loved by you too!