Many women prefer professional salon manicure, but you can make your nails beautiful and stylish on your own. There are many simple ways. A good option is a striking design created using a regular foam sponge.
The use of a sponge to create a spectacular manicure is extremely simple - material and time costs will be minimal. First of all, you need a sponge. For these purposes, you can take a cosmetic sponge or a small piece of foam rubber. You should also prepare some foil (you can take plain paper instead) and, of course, various varnishes.
For manicure using foam rubber, varnishes of any type are suitable, but it is better if they are similar in density and texture. A combination of glossy and matte finishes may not give exactly the result you would like. High quality acrylic paints can also be used for such a manicure.
Before you start designing your nails, do not forget to get your nails in perfect condition - a hygienic manicure is still a must. Degrease the nail plate first. Manicure with a foam sponge is done on any nails, but on long ones it looks much better.
After dampening a piece of sponge in water, squeeze it well. In this case, the foam sponge should retain a little moisture. Then you should dip it in varnish, which, for greater convenience, can be pre-applied to foil or paper. Depending on the material chosen, a different effect will be obtained.
The subsequent actions will depend on the desired result. If you dream of a spectacular transition from a colorless transparent coating to a colored one, first of all, you should cover the nail with a colorless varnish. After that, apply colored varnish to the outermost part of the nail plate using a foam rubber sponge. At the end of the procedure, fix the effect with a colorless varnish.
If you are looking for a smooth transition of several colors, gently apply the selected colors to a damp sponge, and then apply the sponge to the degreased surface of the nail. Secure everything with colorless varnish.
An important feature that should be taken into account when performing a manicure with a foam rubber sponge: when applying varnish, the sponge must be wet at all times. You also need to make sure that the correct amount of varnish is on the sponge, so you can get the maximum smoothness of the transitions.
At the end of the session, remove the existing errors that occurred during the procedure. Since nail polish usually stains the skin around the nail, it should be treated with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover. Try to handle the skin as gently as possible so as not to damage the varnish on your nails.