20 Items Every Nail Art Addict Needs In Her Manicure Kit by Nikki S - Musely
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20 Items Every Nail Art Addict Needs In Her Manicure Kit

posted in Beauty > Nails
04/12/2015
  • You'll be able to create whatever nail designs you want with an arsenal like this on hand.
    You'll be able to create whatever nail designs you want with an arsenal like this on hand.
  • 1. Matte Topcoat. A matte topcoat instantly gives your nails a cool-girl, non-glossy mod finish. Try Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Effect Top Coat.
    1. Matte Topcoat. A matte topcoat instantly gives your nails a cool-girl, non-glossy mod finish. Try Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Effect Top Coat.
  • Buy here:

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/nails-inc.-westminster-bridge-matte-effect-top-coat?ID=888124

  • 2. A Nail Polish Correcting Pen. 
Try Julep Clean Slate Polish Corrector Pen.
    2. A Nail Polish Correcting Pen.
    Try Julep Clean Slate Polish Corrector Pen.
  • You don't have to be a pro nail artist to end up with flawless-looking nails — you just have to know how to clean up around your nail bed properly for a clean, professional finish. A polish-erasing pen can help with that, thanks to its precision tip, which is doused in polish remover that can erase any mistakes along the side walls of your nails easily.
    Buy here:
    http://www.qvc.com/qvc.product.A335723.html

  • 3. Glitter Nail Polish Remover Pads. If you're a glitter girl but think glitter is a pain in the ass to get off, then you need to invest in a textured pad that can help swipe off any finely milled or grittier glitter in a flash. Try Butter London Glitter Scrubbers Textured Remover Wipes.
    3. Glitter Nail Polish Remover Pads. If you're a glitter girl but think glitter is a pain in the ass to get off, then you need to invest in a textured pad that can help swipe off any finely milled or grittier glitter in a flash. Try Butter London Glitter Scrubbers Textured Remover Wipes.
  • 4. Nail Repair Formula.
Try Perfect Formula Repair Coat.
    4. Nail Repair Formula.
    Try Perfect Formula Repair Coat.
  • If you're constantly putting on false nails or getting gel polish applied to your nails, your nails can tend to be dry and brittle. It's a good idea to give your natural nails a break for a week and apply a formula nightly that restores and conditions your nails back to a healthy, strong state while you're polish-free.
    Buy here:
    http://perfectformulas.com/product/repair-coat/

  • 5. Striping Tape.
Try Etsy Nail Striping Tape.
    5. Striping Tape.
    Try Etsy Nail Striping Tape.
  • This very thin metallic tape can applied and kept on your nail to enhance your nail art, or it can be pressed onto your nail to create super straight lines and then lifted away.
    Buy here:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/158711781/nail-striping-tape-different-colors

  • 6. Transfer Foils. 
Try Etsy Transfer Foil and Nail Adhesive Glue.
    6. Transfer Foils.
    Try Etsy Transfer Foil and Nail Adhesive Glue.
  • Foil paper creates a cool design when you paint your nails a desired base color, apply a clear glue over top, and then press and pull the tape away quickly, leaving behind imperfect traces of foil on your nails for a cool finish.
    Buy here:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/213076602/12pcs-nail-art-transfer-foil-set-nails
    and here:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-Pcs-15ml-Nail-Art-Adhesive-Gel-Polish-Glue-Nails-Foil-DIY-Decoration-Manicure-Women-Beauty/32294362063.html

  • 7. Dotter Tool. If you want to make tiny or large dots on your nails, or create a design using a series of circles, a dotter tool is the way to go. It creates perfect tiny or large dots in seconds, like this. Try The Body Shop Nail Pen.
    7. Dotter Tool. If you want to make tiny or large dots on your nails, or create a design using a series of circles, a dotter tool is the way to go. It creates perfect tiny or large dots in seconds, like this. Try The Body Shop Nail Pen.
  • Buy here:
    http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/makeup/nails/nail-tools/nail-pen.aspx

  • 8. Striper Brush. You can pick up a striper brush at any beauty supply store or use a small, thin paint brush. This tiny brush helps create thin lines and intricate detail.
    8. Striper Brush. You can pick up a striper brush at any beauty supply store or use a small, thin paint brush. This tiny brush helps create thin lines and intricate detail.
  • Just make sure you properly clean the brush with nail polish remover before dipping it into another color if you're using multiple shades.

  • 9. Loose Glitter. Take any mani to the next level by sprinkling a little loose glitter (that you can get at any craft store) evenly all over your base color while it's still wet, or concentrating it at the tip of your nail for an ombré effect.
    9. Loose Glitter. Take any mani to the next level by sprinkling a little loose glitter (that you can get at any craft store) evenly all over your base color while it's still wet, or concentrating it at the tip of your nail for an ombré effect.
  • 10. Studs. If you want substantial 3-D embellishments on your nails, stash tiny studs, metallic circles, colored crystal domes, and iridescent shavings in your nail kit, which you can also pick up at your local craft store.
    10. Studs. If you want substantial 3-D embellishments on your nails, stash tiny studs, metallic circles, colored crystal domes, and iridescent shavings in your nail kit, which you can also pick up at your local craft store.
  • 11. Domed Pearls. For a more ladylike design, pack pearls and clear crystals in your nail kit to doll up your digits. Try Ciatè Caviar Mother of Pearl Manicure Kit.
    11. Domed Pearls. For a more ladylike design, pack pearls and clear crystals in your nail kit to doll up your digits. Try Ciatè Caviar Mother of Pearl Manicure Kit.
  • Buy here:

    https://www.ciatelondon.com/uk/caviar-manicure-mother-of-pearl

  • 12. Nail Stickers/Wraps. If you don't have time to create cool nail art, pick up a premade design and press it onto your fingertips for notice-me nails. Try NCLA Nail Wraps.
    12. Nail Stickers/Wraps. If you don't have time to create cool nail art, pick up a premade design and press it onto your fingertips for notice-me nails. Try NCLA Nail Wraps.
  • Buy here:

    http://www.shopncla.com/collections/nail-wrap

  • 13. LED Nail Lamp. Most gel polishes for sale require an LED lamp to cure (or harden) the formula for a longer lasting result. Try Ciaté's LED Lamp sold in the Geltox Starter Kit.
    13. LED Nail Lamp. Most gel polishes for sale require an LED lamp to cure (or harden) the formula for a longer lasting result. Try Ciaté's LED Lamp sold in the Geltox Starter Kit.
  • Buy here:

    http://www.sephora.com/geltox-starter-kit-P388071

  • 14. Good-Quality Staple Shades. A sheer pink, classic red, and opaque white and black polishes are musts in your nail kit not only because they're classics, but because they're often used when creating nail art.
    14. Good-Quality Staple Shades. A sheer pink, classic red, and opaque white and black polishes are musts in your nail kit not only because they're classics, but because they're often used when creating nail art.
  • Try The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in "Pink Cream," $8; 
Gucci Nail Bold High-Gloss Lacquer in"Iconic Red," $29; Red Carpet Nail Lacquer in "White Hot," $8; 
and Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in "Little Black Dress," $9 to get this nail art look.
    Try The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in "Pink Cream," $8;
    Gucci Nail Bold High-Gloss Lacquer in"Iconic Red," $29; Red Carpet Nail Lacquer in "White Hot," $8;
    and Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in "Little Black Dress," $9 to get this nail art look.
  • 15. Nude Polish. Barely there polish is perfect for when you want to wear a shade but don't want it to be noticeable. Nude polishes are perfect for interviews and also create the illusion of longer fingers.
    15. Nude Polish. Barely there polish is perfect for when you want to wear a shade but don't want it to be noticeable. Nude polishes are perfect for interviews and also create the illusion of longer fingers.
  • Try nude shades from Chrome Girl Nail Lacquer in "Tan Cheeks," $12; Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish in "Dark Desert Highway," $9; Deborah Lippmann Limited Edition in "La Vie En Rose," $18; and L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Gold Dust Nail Color in "Diamond in the Rough," $7, to get a look like this.
    Try nude shades from Chrome Girl Nail Lacquer in "Tan Cheeks," $12; Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish in "Dark Desert Highway," $9; Deborah Lippmann Limited Edition in "La Vie En Rose," $18; and L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Gold Dust Nail Color in "Diamond in the Rough," $7, to get a look like this.
  • For the complete how-to, click here.

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a23612/nail-art-how-to-two-moons-mani/

  • 16. Metallic Polish. Metallic polishes like gold, rose gold, purple, mermaid blue, and silver are the new neutrals and can be worn with anything these days.
    16. Metallic Polish. Metallic polishes like gold, rose gold, purple, mermaid blue, and silver are the new neutrals and can be worn with anything these days.
  • Try metallic shades from Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Polish in "Dore Orferve," $25; Nuance by Salma Hayek in "Petal Pearl," $6; Nars Limited Edition Nail Polish in "Sherwood," $20; Revlon Nail Polish in "Bohemian 585," $5; and O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in "My Signature is DC," $10.
    Try metallic shades from Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Polish in "Dore Orferve," $25; Nuance by Salma Hayek in "Petal Pearl," $6; Nars Limited Edition Nail Polish in "Sherwood," $20; Revlon Nail Polish in "Bohemian 585," $5; and O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in "My Signature is DC," $10.
  • For the complete how-to, click here.

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a33898/nail-art-how-to-metallic-mani/

  • 17. Pastel Polish. These light and airy colors are now welcome in fall and winter just as much as they are in spring and summer. They're the perfect alternative to nude shades, since the color is barely there, yet still beautiful.
    17. Pastel Polish. These light and airy colors are now welcome in fall and winter just as much as they are in spring and summer. They're the perfect alternative to nude shades, since the color is barely there, yet still beautiful.
  • Try L'Orèal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in "Greycian Goddess," $6; Essie Nail Polish in "Romper Room," $9; Morgan Taylor Nail Polish in "Water Baby," $6; Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in "Lavender Cloud," $18; and Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in "Bitter Budhist," $18, to get a look like this one.
    Try L'Orèal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in "Greycian Goddess," $6; Essie Nail Polish in "Romper Room," $9; Morgan Taylor Nail Polish in "Water Baby," $6; Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in "Lavender Cloud," $18; and Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in "Bitter Budhist," $18, to get a look like this one.
  • For the complete how-to, click here.

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a29608/multitonal-watercolored-mani/

  • 18. Glitter Polish. Glitter is the easiest polish to use because it's the most forgiving. Apply it evenly over your entire nail or focus it at your tip for an ombré effect.
    18. Glitter Polish. Glitter is the easiest polish to use because it's the most forgiving. Apply it evenly over your entire nail or focus it at your tip for an ombré effect.
  • Try Revlon Core Nail Enamel in "Artsy," $4; L'Orèal Paris Colour Riche Nail Color in "Midnight Fireworks," $7, Morgan Taylor Nail Polish in "Sweetest Thing," $9; Zoya Nail Polish in "Storm," $9; and Maybelline New York Color Show Jewels in "Gilded In Gold," $4, to get a look like this one.
    Try Revlon Core Nail Enamel in "Artsy," $4; L'Orèal Paris Colour Riche Nail Color in "Midnight Fireworks," $7, Morgan Taylor Nail Polish in "Sweetest Thing," $9; Zoya Nail Polish in "Storm," $9; and Maybelline New York Color Show Jewels in "Gilded In Gold," $4, to get a look like this one.
  • For the complete how-to, click here.

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a35538/pink-glitter-manicure/

  • 19. Jewel Tone Polish. Jewel tones are super rich and perfect for amping up any outfit as your statement accessory.
    19. Jewel Tone Polish. Jewel tones are super rich and perfect for amping up any outfit as your statement accessory.
  • Try Dolce & Gabbana The Nail Lacquer in Wild "Green," $25; CoverGirl XL Nail Gel in "Plump-It Plum," $6; Ciate Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in "True Blue," $8; and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in "Ablazing!," $5, to get a look like this one.
    Try Dolce & Gabbana The Nail Lacquer in Wild "Green," $25; CoverGirl XL Nail Gel in "Plump-It Plum," $6; Ciate Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in "True Blue," $8; and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in "Ablazing!," $5, to get a look like this one.
  • For the complete how-to, click here.

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a29453/nail-art-how-to-half-moon-french-tip/

  • 20. Vibrant Hues. To make your nail art pop, use vibrant shades like fuchsia, teal, hot pink, orange, yellow, etc.
    20. Vibrant Hues. To make your nail art pop, use vibrant shades like fuchsia, teal, hot pink, orange, yellow, etc.
  • Try Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Nail Lacquer in "Daddy's Girl," $8; Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer in "Neon Nacho," $8; and Forever 21 Nail Polish in "Dusty Blue," $3, to get a look like this one.
    Try Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Nail Lacquer in "Daddy's Girl," $8; Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer in "Neon Nacho," $8; and Forever 21 Nail Polish in "Dusty Blue," $3, to get a look like this one.
  • For the complete how-to, click here.

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a33901/nail-art-how-to-waves-manicure/

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