Once in the life of any woman there comes a moment when you want to do a manicure not with a salon master, but at home and on your own. Today we will tell you step by step about the execution of universal nail art at home.

For a sophisticated manicure, it is not at all necessary to use a large number of jewelry or learn new complex technologies. Sometimes what seems simple looks much more attractive than fancy designs or intricate designs.

Universal nail art

We bring to your attention a versatile nail art, amazingly suitable for any occasion.

To create it you need:

• white varnish or paint;
• transparent base coat;
• fixer;
• thin brush;
• dots or any available means (toothpick, for example).

Cooking pens

We prepare the pens for manicure in a standard way. And, as always, we start by getting rid of the cuticle.

To do this, we can offer you the following options

1. Make a bath to steam the handles well. The bath can be done using chamomile decoction. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Cuticle can be easily removed from steamed pens with an orange stick.

2. You can purchase a special cuticle softener in advance. We apply it and wait one minute. Now you can remove the cuticle skin with a spatula, orange stick or nippers.

3. The third option is hardware. If you have a manicure machine, this method will suit you better. Here you do not need to “wield” nippers or apply softening agents to the cuticle area. In this case, the cuticle skin is sanded with a special attachment and then grows back much more slowly.

This is due to the fact that the skin does not experience aggression in the form of cutting and does not react to removal by rapid growth, which cannot be said about the use of nippers.

How to create the shape of the nail

You can start creating the shape of your nail. In our case, a rectangular one is better suited, on which the design we propose will look better. Do not forget that the length of the nail must be the same everywhere. At the end of the preparatory work, we clean the nails with a brush to remove any particles that might remain on them.

You can process the pens in the style of the so-called European manicure. In the main points, he repeats all of the above, but there is one distinguishing point. With this manicure, the cuticle is simply pushed back with a spatula or orange stick towards the base of the nail, and then removed with a cotton pad.

Getting started with the design

You can start designing. Apply a base coat to all nails and let it dry. Alternatively, cover your nails with light beige varnish, if you prefer.

Now we need white varnish, but we can replace it with acrylic paint of the same color. Draw vertical stripes with a thin brush. We start from the free edge of the nail. It is desirable that the stripes are wider at the edge and narrower towards the middle of the nail. This will make the nails look much neater.

Then we dip the tip of a toothpick or dots into the same white varnish or paint. We put a series of dots between the strips. It is also desirable to start from the edge and move to the middle. In this case, the paint on the tip of the dots becomes smaller and the dots, accordingly, also decrease in size.

On this, in principle, we can finish. The drawing is already attractive enough.

But for lovers of more sophisticated things, we recommend two options:

1. You can powder the resulting drawing with sparkles a little. Then the stripes will no longer seem to be strict lines, and the dots will visually mix with sparkles.

2. The second option is simpler, but you need to use it at a time when the white paint of the picture has not yet dried. You need to take a needle and draw very thin lines from the center of each point in different directions. In this case, the drawing will look like lace.

For a more solemn occasion, rhinestones can be added to the original decor.