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Best Nail Art

Nail art is "all the rage" in the fashion world right now. You don't have to be an artist to create a custom nail designs. Try out a new technique like stamping; this process is quick and easy and allows you to add flowers or graphic shapes right on top of your polish color. Add a couple of gems for a flirty and feminine look, but why stop there? Loose glitter, beads, and 3D shapes that easily attach to your nail all also make for eye popping nail candy. Nail stickers and decals transform a simple manicure and give it a touch of luxury. What will they think of next?

Cinapro Nail Creation 3D Nail Decals in English Rose

Cinapro Nail Creation 3D Nail Decals in English Rose

This line is also known as "Cina" for short. This is a brand that professional manicurists turn to for all their specialty details. The idea behind 3D decals is still fairly new, so go for it- you trendsetter, you! A lot of these designs are fun, cute and flirty such as "English Rose," so if you need something with a bit more edge that is just fine. The 3D effect has a bit of a juicy and whimsical vibe. All you need to do is be sure that the base color you choose sets off the design and really makes it "pop" because if not doesn't that ruin the idea behind the 3D effect?

Deco Nail Professional Nail Stickers

Deco Nail Professional Nail Stickers

Deco Nail is a company professional manicurist’s use when they want to embellish nails and create quality salon results. These are not just stickers, but they have a textured 3D effect that will make you smile every time you look at your nails. These stickers will stay locked in place one you put them on the nail, so make sure you are ready for a long term commitment before putting it down. Deco nail is designed to use on Acrylic, gel or natural nails with stellar results for all.

Nailene Bedazzle Nail Art Stickers

These stickers look like nail gems that have been professionally applied in the salon. The colors are great and the gems will add sparkle and shine to your manicure or pedicure. These decals are great in lasting quality and will hold up even if you go for a swim. The design aspect of the Fashionista product allows you to customize a little and will stay exactly where you put them until you choose to remove them with nail polish remover. If you love flowers, butterflies and stars that shine try the other similar product "Superstar."

Joby Nail Art

Any of these best- Selling designs by Joby are perfect for enhancing your manicure. User your favorite base color, add Joby’s amazing designs and voila; it couldn’t be simpler. These featured designs are some of the top selling items because they are colorful, fun and some even have a 3D “pop” effect. Many of the designs are “cute” but you could also create “pretty” and even “sophisticated” looks depending on your style or mood. You get tons of product for your money, and just may want to consider a few options to change up your look, especially when you need a little mood boost.

Elegant Touch Nail Art Kit-Skulls, Stars and Diamonds

Elegant Touch Nail Art Kit-Skulls, Stars and Diamonds

If you are the type of girl that prefers edgier and glam looks over cute and pretty then this kit is perfect for you. These look like glue on decals that you would apply at a professional nail salon, but I assure you they are stick-ons. These have also gotten great reviews for their performance and durability. This kit contains silver and gold designs and would work well with just about any polish color, French manicure or even nude nails. If you love a good pedicure, try adding these to toes for some extra fun in the sun. These decals do have a shiny look.

Big Ruby Nail Tattoos in Henna and His

Big Ruby Nail Tattoos in Henna and His

This new company has won the attention of professional manicurists and is a fan favorite. The brand even invites men to get on board. There is nothing girly about a skull on your nail, but if you add a pink polish under it you can rock it out like no one else. Know that this is your chance to be the trendsetter and get everyone wondering how you suddenly got so cool. The designs range from super detailed to simple, so check out the henna inspired designs (my personal favorite). The "His" pack has mustache, grenade and skull design is ideal for you or the fun guy in your life.

Fing'rs Edge Nail Tattoos 32865

This cool company hails from Australia with a simple to use kit that gives you everything you need to create some masterful nail art. This kit is different than other tattoos sets because instead of just one small graphic design these tattoos cover the entire surface of the nail. You can customize your designs of course. Cut them, apply only to one finger or two, the decision is in your hands. This kit comes with paper designs to create maps, writing and more on your nails.

Kiss Nail Tattoos Ink Art Collection

Kiss Nail Tattoos Ink Art Collection

Kiss shows up on the list again simply because they are notorious for their simple to use, fun and affordable nail accessories. Not to mention the fact that they are always coming out fresh new designs to keep you look evolving with your ever changing fashion needs and wants. If you want the classic tattoo look on your nail surface then you will love the Ink Art collection. These designs are a nod to traditional classic tattoo designs with a fresh modern twist. Choose from Skulls, roses and abstract flower art.

Fake Tattoos Nail Tattoos - Bird Design

Fake Tattoos Nail Tattoos - Bird Design

Fake Tattoos is an internationally renowned Scandinavian company that specializes in nail art. I chose the Bird Design simply because the design stood out on the website. I had also seen it on a beauty blog and fell in love with the masterful placement of the design with the minty background color she used. These tattoos will truly elevate your nail style, and although the art work looks complex, apply these couldn’t be easier. In case you do not want to create an entire scene on your nails like in the Bird Design, look for smaller, detailed designs, like simple bows, stars and more. This line of products is made to work with your favorite nail polish shades.

La Demoiselle Beautiful Water Nail Tattoo Stickers

These nail tattoos are applied as described with a little water and a little patience. A great tip to keep in mind when applying nail tattoos is to wet your finger in order to smooth the design just in case it ripples when you lift off the backing. Let the water dry then apply a top coat over your freshly tattooed nail. These design options are great for playing around with fun new ideas. These are definitely more on the cute and girly side of the design spectrum.

Erikonail Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Nail Art

This Japanese company specializes in nail jewelry and has many colors, styles and sizes for you to choose from. The product line is extensive and all of the gems are bright and dazzling to make you feel quite special when you wear them. You can truly take your manicure to the next level with a touch of exquisite luxury. Any of the embellishments you choose are easy to do at home. They will easily attach to any lacquer, nail art, gel or acrylic base. Use a crystal in the center of your nail design or use more than one on the nail for extra dazzle. Be sure to first invest in a good, sturdy nail glue ("super glue" works in a pinch, but just don't touch it) and tweezers or a nail dotting pen. These will create professional looking results quickly and easily.

Suntekstore Silver Tiara Crown Large Clear Rhinestone Nail Art Accessories

Suntekstore Silver Tiara Crown Large Clear Rhinestone Nail Art Accessories

These large jewelry pieces are "all the rage" among celebrities. They can completely transform your entire look and would work great for those extra special occasions. These pieces are exactly like real jewelry and are easy to attach to the nail, with plenty of glue of course. The design is art, in and of itself, so no other work on your part is required for the Tiara design. This particular design would look great with a classic French Manicure, or over top of a solid base color. There are also little bows available from this company. These nail jewelry pieces can be reused, so you will get your money's worth- just keep them in a safe place.

It's So Easy Nail Art - Rhinestone Accents Box A

It's So Easy Nail Art - Rhinestone Accents Box A

This awesome little product is ideal if you crave verity, love to change up your look and want a ton of options right at your fingertips. This kit contains so many beautiful gems in many different color options and shapes; tear drops, dots and squares to name a few. You also have other fun shapes in classic silver. The bin is one of the best features. This oval shaped box allows the embellishments to be displayed beautifully but the tabs lock them in their own little compartment so no need to worry about spilling. This product would be great for travel, fun or for professional manicurists alike.

Nailite Art In A Box Rockin' Rhinestones

Nailite Art In A Box Rockin' Rhinestones

This kit gives you tons of little rhinestones in 12 different shades. You can go for a subtle shine and just add a few tiny details to your nails or go for a work of art from tip to the base. All you need is a little patience and some imagination and you can completely transform nails into glamorous works of art. Use these colors to show off your school pride, team spirit or bring them to a professional manicurist for your bride’s maids to have their finishing touch. Beauty is in the details and you will appreciate them with a quality kit that is easy to create custom looks with.

My Nail Products 10 PCS Nail Jewlery Sets

My Nail Products 10 PCS Nail Jewlery Sets

Social media has defiantly played a role in getting this little online business recognized. These products are everything you could ever want for enhancing your nail looks. You can choose from 10 piece sets that give you a verity of sizes in design options that are ideal for any style. Simply put these little nail embellishments are absolutely gorgeous. Choose from beautiful sparkly pink flowers, pastel pink and turquoise butterflies and gold bows, just to name a few of the more popular designs. This product line is ideal if you want to look and feel luxurious and completely opulent like a royal.

PUEEN 2013 Nail Art Stamp Collection

This nail art collection from Pueen has won nothing but incredible reviews. Those who have fallen in love with these unique designs have said that the templates give consistent results. The designs are neat and tidy, look great and are the perfect size for all nail surfaces. The plates are so easy to use and even beginners can get perfect results the very first time. These plates also offer trendy, classic fashion forward designs that will give you your money’s worth. Even though some designs are intricate you can be sure your results will look professional, artistic and completely original.

LCN Nail Art Stamping Set

This company is a salon name brand and is also internationally renowned. They are known for their professional quality lasting colors that truly outperform their competitors. This is a great little kit if you need all of the bells and whistles and need accessories in addition to some durable colors. This set is ideal for creating salon quality results at home. Make it a party with this set because you get tons of cute stamp designs, the stamp pad, five classic nail shades to play with and a detailed instruction manual. This would be fun for a girl’s night in complete with drinks and gossip.

Konad Stamping Nail Art Set C

This kit is the easiest way to get started if you do not already have all of your stamping supplies. You get two templates to create the perfect size graphics, a scraper, the stamp tool and three perfect colors to give you the best results. Once you have the tools you need, then you can add new templates to your art supplies. This kit is really affordable and Konad gives you professional results consistently. Once you master these small details check out some of the other pattern templates Konad has to play with (lace, leaves, circle deigns ect). The options are endless.

Kand Nail Art KD-11

Kand Nail Art KD-11

Kand is one of the most popular nail stamping brands when it comes to the Asian beauty market. The company’s popularity has spread like wild fire because the quality, performance and price. This kit is simply that good. When a product crosses oceans and wins rave review all over the web you know that you are getting something great. This kit comes with everything you need: three long lasting color options, the rubber stamp, scraper and tons of plates to create your signature nail designs. The price point is simply too good to pass up.

Pele Nail Stamping Kit: Big Plate

Pele Nail Stamping Kit: Big Plate

If you want to run with the big dogs, go for this professional system. You can use all of the design which are ideal for toes or larger nail surfaces, or just a portion of the design for smaller nail surfaces. You get everything you need and then some (this kit comes with some nail jewels too) all in a pretty protective pouch. Also included are five perfect polish formulas to create tons of design color combinations. This is a great set to invest in if you do a bit more than just dabble in the nail art world. You will be inspired to use this often and will be happy with the results.

OMG Nail Strips & Wraps

OMG Nail Strips & Wraps

This brand has just gone viral, and it’s easy to see why. This line has some of the brightest colors, boldest and most intricate patterns and adorable designs. No matter what look you are going for you will be sure that your nails will “pop” just like any other accessory you may use to enhance you style. The designs range from stark black and white graphic shapes to cute little bugs, bubbles and abstract designs. These strips give you tons of shine and they are a very high quality line.

Kiss Nail Dress Mix It Up

Kiss Nail Dress Mix It Up

These nail strips are so safe on your nails, you barely have to put any effort into applying them and they last about a week or so. If you want the perfect nail accessory to compliment that special look, I highly recommend this brand. The great thing about these strips is the fact that the designs are so clever, fashionable and you can mix the designs to create truly custom looks. They are so cost effective, you would end up pay triple the price of the strips if you had the exact same design crafted at your local nail salon.

Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps

Nail Rock designs are inspired by chicks who not only rock out hard, but want to look like they are ready to party like a rock star. Directions are included with these products so be sure to follow them closely. Start with a clean dry nail surface for best results. The design options are amazing because it would be a bit tricky to create such perfect designs and finishes on your own. Funky prints or solids are available and some of them have incredible "notice me" shine. These designs have an edgy twist on popular fashion classics (think animal print and patent leather). It's completely up to you just how high on the "vamp-o-meter" you want to go.

Minx Professional Nail Strips

These products have been created with the collaboration efforts of models and celebrities as well as the fashion obsessed. Those who have their eyes and ears tuned into the fashion world have put together an exquisite collection for us. These featured designs really stand out. You will find looks that are fresh and fierce for the bold and the daring or go for looks that are so pretty and playful. Minx has won the attention and praise from Nails Magazine which just so happens to be one of the leading resources for professional manicurists. Minx design and quality are worth your hard earned money.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips

You can either opt for a glossy look, a shimmery/sparkly effect or a bold new print with Sally's designs. These products are great to keep nails protected and apply easily. Use the blow dryer trick mentioned above for great results. You can get long lasting results from sally. These dry very quickly and you get a little over two applications per package. There is always something new to try with Sally so keep your look up to date without investing too much time or money. Salon Effects are the perfect way to take that special outfit and add the proverbial icing on the cake.

Buyer's Guide

 

Eve Frost
I adore shopping for the newest and latest products to bring home and experiment with. I don't want to ever feel like I'm missing out on something that could be better than what I currently use. I have tried just about everything under the sun and I love to write, so here I can combine my two passions. Here I bring you the best of my "scientific" experiments and save you time and money. I am obsessed with "Burt's Bees" ointments, I absolutely can not live without "Got2b" and "ISO" hair products, I prefer Lancome lip glosses (when I really want to splurge.. I love Juicy Tubes!) I also love scented deodorants that have titles like "Sexy Intrigue." I also love to indulge in any bath and body treats that smell good enough to eat, especially fruity scents (except coconut for some odd reason.) Clearly I am a product junkie who has put these products up against each other to see which ones come out on top.
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