(Photo by:White Matte Nail Polish)
I work in a bank and as you can probably guess I am required to keep certain company rules concerning my behavior and appearance. Luckily I use manicure as stress relief. My favorite hobbies are dancing and beach walks, manicure joined them just a few years ago, when my beautician, who up to that moment had only cleaned and shaped my nails, offered to draw on them. Until then I had only worn single color nail polish, mainly burgundy, so I was impressed by what this girl did to my nails. As I was watching her work I thought to myself, this can’t be very difficult. I decided to give it a try. It turned out not as easy as I supposed it to be. Fortunately I have the ability to write with both hands, so this made drawing my own nails a little bit easier. After a while it occurred to me that if I use materials and tools for finer figures, my nails will look much better.
Where do you get manicure ideas?
Lots of places! The best place of all is probably the internet, because it abounds with so many patterns that we can never use them all in a single lifetime. If you are a creative person and like to be original, you can come up with your own patterns. This is not as hard as it sounds, because the world around us reveals new ideas at every step, you just have to be more observant. When you look at the things around you with the perspective of manicure, you will find many things that will look good on your nails. This way you can also decorate your clothes – t-shirts, pants, etc.
How do you realize your ideas at home?
You cannot do it without the right tools. I use very thin permanent markers. They are very practical, can be found in almost every color and using them you can make very precise drawings, but you always have to use a clear top coat of polish.
What colors do you prefer?
Colors are subjective to personal preference. Aside from my own personal preference I choose the colors to use on my nails according to my outfit and the degree of formality of the event I’m preparing for. As a business woman, I can’t often afford to wear the bright vibrant colors I love so much, but I find replacements. More often than not I use a neutral color for base anyway.
What kind of manicure would you give yourself for Christmas?
My favorite Christmas details are stars and bells. Combined with glitter they help set the festive mood. Christmas tree shapes are also nice, but that’s according to me. You can find your own way to express your holiday spirit.