August 6, 2010

Is it cool to match nail polish on toes and fingers?

nail polish on fingers and toes
Hollywood celebrity manicurist, Elle, says that it's totally classic to match nail polish on your toes and nails. It sets a great statement and makes you look well groomed and chic. But if you want to mix up, you should not use something drastically different and try 2 colours in the same family, like a light pink on the hands and a darker rose for toes.

For everyday use, it shouldn't matter really. It's usually seen that toe polish always lasts longer than finger nail polish, and so it's perfectly fine to use different colours on toes and nails. Some even like to keep their finger nails nude and only paint their toe nails.

However, different colours can also look good. Also it might have come to your notice that certain colours look awful on hands but look great on the feet. Likewise, if you've got a French manicure or nail art done on your fingers it can be hard to do the same on your toes and vice versa. Plus all things matchy-matchy may look boring and give you a stiff and formal look.

For elegant looking nails, it's is not all about matching; it's also about using colors, that sort of coordinate each other or doing the nails in different styles (read French manicure and nail art) to create an interesting look. Finally, it's you who has to decide what colours to wear; so use your discretion in choosing colours and flaunt your painted nails with élan.
See also: Graceful hands  / Toe nail care
(Guest Post by Smitha)



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10 comments:

  1. Anusha5:04 PM

    How do u prevent nail polish from turning yellow?

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  2. just put some nail polish remover in it and just shake it.

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  3. Anonymous5:18 PM

    I'm bored, how shall i mix 'n' match?

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  4. Kavya5:18 PM

    Why dont you start experimenting find out about french manicures and nail art simple things like a small stone on top of your normal nail polish gives it a different look. Also french manicure gives you chance to wear a nailpolish with two different contrasting colors in each nail, like white and black, purple and pink. They look cool. You can learn to do them at home.

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  5. Anonymous5:25 PM

    Nail art is a great way to make your nails stand out from regular ones. It is an excellent combination of art, beauty and trend which has no boundaries. Read about the basic steps in this process.

    Nail art involves decorating your nails. While nail art has gained prominence only in recent years, it is actually an old practice. Decorating nails was a popular practice in the ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Indian civilisations. Today, nail art has been given a fresh coat of paint, so to speak, with the introduction of new trends like adding glitter and jewellery.

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  6. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Nail Art
    1. Make sure your nails are in good shape. If they aren't, check out the related wikiHows for tips to keep your nails healthy and beautiful. You don't need a manicure to start creating nail art, but you do need to make sure that your nails are clean and shaped well enough that they look even. Also make sure that your cuticles are nice and healthy. (see cuticle wikihows)
    2. Choose the right products. There are a multitude of different paints and polishes available for nail art, and your choice of products is completely up to you. Experiment with a few different brands and types of polish or paint to see which you like best, and don’t forget to give acrylic craft paints a try—these work great and are a whole lot cheaper than nail paints or polish. You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of implements to help you apply your paint. You can buy professional-grade nail art kits that include all the brushes, stripers, and marbling tools you’ll need, or you can improvise. A toothpick or bobby pin, for example, can help you apply dots and swirl colors with precision, and thin-tipped detail brushes available at your local arts or hobby store can work just as well as special nail art brushes. In addition, remember that you can create art on your natural nails or on artificial tips, and the variety of artificial nails is truly dizzying. Perhaps most importantly, though, make sure you have pure acetone for quickly removing mistakes, and have a small brush and / or Q-Tips available solely for applying the acetone.
    3. Look for ideas and techniques. This article is a good primer, but if you have trouble coming up with ideas after a while, or if you want to get more in-depth information about techniques, consider taking a class at your local nail salon. Just a few hours with a professional teacher can advance your skills like years of practice. There are also a number of books on nail art; you may be able to find one in your local library or bookstore, but if not you buy them online. Finally, the web is a great resource, especially if you’re just looking for new ideas. There are several sites on which people post their latest creations, and you can also find a few forums frequented by beginners and pros alike.

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  7. unknown5:29 PM

    Give your nails a base coat. Before you begin your nail art you need to create your canvas. Depending on the look you’re going for, you can paint your nails a neutral color, such as clear, white, pale beige or pink, or you can paint them any other color you desire. You may also wish to divide the nail into two or three different colors. Do two coats, as it strengthens the nail and gives a better finish. Make sure your “canvas” is neat and even, and allow it to dry thoroughly before proceeding.
    Create your nail art on top of the base coat. Roll your brush or other tool in one color of paint to make sure the paint adequately and evenly covers it. If your brush has globs, excess paint, or not enough paint, you’re going to have trouble painting. Keep your art simple. There’s plenty of room for creativity—you can create pictures, abstract designs, etc. to your heart’s content—but don’t make your nails look too “busy.” Simple designs are often the most beautiful, and if you’re a beginner your chances of success are far greater the simpler your art is.
    Apply a top coat. Once all your nail art is dry, paint over it with a clear protective acrylic top coat to seal and protect your nail and your hard work.
    Care for your art. Reapply a clear top coat every two or three days to protect your art and to keep your nails looking shiny, and apply cuticle oil daily. Treat your nails with care—wear gloves when gardening or doing other “doing work,” and exercise caution when performing tasks, such as opening soda cans, that may damage your nails.

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  8. Anonymous8:42 AM

    After drawing your designs and making sure the paint is dry, apply a coat of clear acrylic paint over it. This acts as a seal and protects the design while you go about your daily work. Reapply the top coat every three or four days to keep your nails looking shiny. In addition, apply cuticle oil on a daily basis to moisturize the nails. Whenever possible, wear gloves while doing work such as gardening, washing dishes, clothes, etc. Nail art is a trend that has no boundaries. You can draw any design you feel like. All you have to do is let your imagination run free.

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  9. Sapna8:34 AM

    i wear neutral colors like pale pink, french, etc. so it will match most of the time.

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  10. You can't change your nail polish everyday to match your outfits sooo....
    Maybe stick to white, or neutral, or light shades that will match alot of things.
    Good Luck.

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