The magnet powder inside the cat eye gel is attracted and gathered under the action of a magnet. Under the reflection of light, a band of light like the pupil of a cat eye appears, i.e. a thin, narrow and bright reflection on the surface, the effect is like a cat eye stone, and that's why the name is cat eye gel.
Cat eye nail polish, as the name implies, is made to look like a cat's eye, and can show different shades of light under the change of light, and attract attention when applied on the nails like a cat eye stone.
1, first prepare all the nail polish and tools, all the nails will be polished and clipped, and then apply a layer of base coat, cure it under the lamp, for about 60 seconds.
2, apply cat eye nail gel, full nail coating, so that the cat eye gel becomes more full and lasts longer.
3, use a magnet to attract, based on the effect you want, the operation ways can be different, and then cure it under the light, and finally apply a layer of top coat, and cure it for at least 60 seconds.
1, when using cat eye nail gel, it is best to use with the combination of primer and removable top coat, otherwise the nail is easy to crack and difficult to remove.
2, Apply cat eye nail gel only once, not too thin, and not too thick.
3, the magnet doesn't need to be special, It can also be your refrigerator magnet or other, do not have to buy a professional magnet, each magnet is different, you can use them to create a unique cat eye manicure.
Different colors of cat eye nails will have different textures and cat eye nails with different colors of glowing particles, also red cat eye nails. The blue luminous particles give the fingertips a unique look and a cool feeling, while the silver shine looks more natural and gentle.
Cat eye nails are really beautiful. The glamorous shine is like setting gemstones on the fingertips. The crystalline feeling fills the fingertips with aura.
Cat eye nail with halo shell nail, two different luminous elements combined together will have magic and make the fingertips more energetic
We will share with you how to do cat eye manicure. Please check the two links below and give us a like if you find them useful. Thank you very much.
advanced cat eye manicure tutorial
Cat eye nail manicure has always been very popular.
because it's simple and beautiful! It is called "cat's eye manicure" because it looks like a cat's eye.
Here is the tutorial for cat eye nail manicure
Trim the nail shape with a trimmer, followed by lightly sanding the nail surface with a sponge thumb and sweeping up the dust from the sanding with a dust brush.
Apply cat eye gel, Please note that the cat eye gel does not need to be applied too thickly, and only one layer is needed.And, you need to start modeling immediately after applying the cat eye gel. Do not cure it before modeling
when using magnet, you can use one or two pieces, the combination of two pieces will show different effects;
We have gathered for you 8 common looks of cat eye nail manicure.
Nail extensions are a great way to give your nails a boost without spending a lot of money. The process is simple and takes less than 10 minutes.
Nail extensions are a quick and simple way to give yourself a new look without spending a lot of money. Plus, they last up to two weeks before needing to be removed.
You can easily apply nail extensions by using a clear adhesive tape. Once applied, you simply need to trim them down to size with scissors. Then, you just need to file off any rough edges. Finally, you can use a buffer to smooth out the surface.
Here is how it's done:
There's no doubt that women love nail extensions because they last longer than a manicure. In fact, some people say that they last up to two weeks! That means you won't have to worry about having to reapply them every day. Plus, they're so easy to apply and remove, you'll never feel self conscious when wearing them.
And It also has a variety of colors to choose from
If you've ever had a bad hair day, you know how frustrating it can be to try to fix what you've done wrong. With nail extensions, you can just put them on whenever you need more length. And since they're removable, you can take them off whenever you want to go out without worrying about ruining your manicure.
Nail extensions are one of the easiest ways to make your nails look longer and thicker. You can choose between different colors and styles, too. If you've ever wanted to try nail extensions, now is the perfect time to do it!
The ingredients of ordinary Nail Polish generally consist of two categories, one is composed of solid ingredients, mainly pigments, glossy substances, etc.; the other consists of liquid solvent components, mainly acetone, ethyl acetate phthalate, formaldehyde.
What are the colors of Nail Polish?
What principles can be used to choose Nail Polish?
What styles of Nail Polish are available?
As a cosmetic, Nail Polish will form a film after being applied to the surface of the nails, which not only protects the nails, but also has the effect of beautifying the nails. Nail Polish can be divided into different color series according to its color, such as red series, green series, purple series, etc. Different color series can be subdivided into different color numbers, such as wine red, pink and so on. Due to the differences in the cosmetic effects of different colors of Nail Polish, it is necessary to accurately evaluate the color of Nail Polish. The common method is to perform visual inspection under unified standard light source conditions or in a standard light source box.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right Nail Polish. Can it complement your complexion? Is it enough to go with your favorite clothes? Does it look cheap? While it's usually easy enough to answer all of these questions ourselves, we can also look to a very stylish team for nail art inspiration: fashion suits.
Learn from this group of street-style models, bloggers and cool girls. Not only do they know the most popular clothing choices, but they also have a finger on the pulse of the prettiest and most unexpected nail colors. After all, they have an eye for beauty, so it makes perfect sense that this good taste would extend to their fingertips.
1. Blush Nails
Blush nails are created by combining beige Nail Polish and pink, a subtle and muted shade. So subtle that it can match almost everything in your wardrobe.
2. Lilac Nails
Lilac is probably the most underrated of all the Nail Polish shades on this list, but when applied gracefully without a ton of manicure, lilac nails look beautiful, especially in spring and summer. The trick is to choose a muted lilac, almost like a lilac version of blush. It also works on most outfits, from blue to grey and pink to yellow. Try it out - you might be surprised how much you like it!
3. Classic Red Nails
Classic red nails are a timeless color that exudes femininity, confidence and overall elegance, nothing more. So no matter what you wear, rest assured that red Nail Polish is always appropriate.
For more information about Nail Polish, please contact UNNA brand, which is committed to improving Nail Polish and making it better, more reliable and consistent. The brand UNNA origins from four words: unlimited, nail, new, artist which shows the mission of the brand - Unlimited new colors are made for nail beauty artists.
In this article, we are going to explain in detail about fluorescents and hopefully help all nail art lovers to dispel their worries
First of all, we have three questions to answer
Fluorescent agent, also known as fluorescent whitening agent, is a fluorescent dye, or white dye, and a complex organic compound. It absorbs ultraviolet light and emits blue-violet fluorescence, which is neutralized with the yellow light produced by the object absorbing ultraviolet light, making the painted object look white and achieving the purpose of whitening.
Fluorescents are not irritating to the skin: After years of animal and human experiments, even fluorescent whitening products that come into direct contact with the skin are not irritating to the skin and do not cause skin allergies. And through daily washing actions, such as hand washing and bathing, it can be easily washed off completely and will not be absorbed into the skin.
No adverse effects on wound healing: The article "Toxicological properties of fluorescent brighteners" published in the German Journal of Dermatology in 1994 pointed out that even if the use of textile materials containing fluorescent brighteners in direct contact with wounds, there will be no adverse effects on wound healing, and no pathological changes to human skin.
Metabolism: Fluorescent whitening agents are water-soluble and can be excreted quickly and completely through normal metabolism.
The book "Environmental Quality and Safety Supplement Volume IV 'Fluorescent Whitening Agents'" published by Georg Thieme, Germany, shows that fluorescent whitening agents can be excreted in mice through metabolic studies. Metabolic studies have shown that the vast majority of fluorescent whitening agents are rapidly excreted through the intestine and are not absorbed by the intestine after heavy feeding of CBS. There is no residual fluorescent whitening agent in their blood, liver, and muscle. Therefore, even if a small amount of fluorescent whitening agent CBS enters the body, it will be excreted quickly through normal metabolism.
Fluorescent brightener CBS is not carcinogenic: The European Union Detergent Association (A.I.S.E.) has shown that fluorescent brightener CBS (also called FWA-5) is not carcinogenic.
The toxicity of fluorescent brighteners is of the same level as that of salt used daily, and the lethal amount of both is very close, which means that, like salt, it is only life-threatening to ingest more than 50g at a time.
Moreover, fluorescent whitening agents are widely present in the items we use every day. For example: most white plastic products, white candles, white tablecloths, plastic storage boxes and A4 paper.
In the nail polish industry, fluorescent brighteners are also commonly used in top coats. And the top coat is often used on color gel and hardener that have already cured and are unlikely to be absorbed, unless you eat it.
Why is fluorescent agent added inside the top coat? First of all, the top coat is mixed by a variety of raw materials, they can't be all transparent and colorless, so the top coat will generally become yellow under the sun.
The blue-violet fluorescence emitted by a small amount of fluorescent agent can neutralize the yellow light emitted by the top coat itself and achieve a balance, so that the top coat will not turn yellow.
However, when a top coat containing fluorescents is applied to the surface of a dark color or black nail polish, it will turn blue under the sunlight. For this problem, we recommend using a crystal clear top coat that does not contain fluorescent brighteners.
As you can see in the picture, the top part of the nail is painted with a crystal clear top coat, and under UV light, the white color turns yellow and the black color remains unchanged. And the top coat with fluorescent whitening agent has no change in the white color under the UV light, and the black color will turn blue.
Therefore, the summary is that fluorescent whitening agent is not a dangerous ingredient, it is important to choose the top coat with or without fluorescent whitening agent according to the color you apply to your nails.
Gel manicure are all the rage right now. Everybody loves gel nail polish, but you’re probably removing your gel nail polish the wrong way. So today we are going to learn the right way to do it. And you can do it yourself at home.
The first way to do it , you need to prepare the tools that you need to accomplish this task.
1: Cotton balls
3: Nail groomer
4: Aluminum foil
Step 1: take 1 cotton ball, this is going to remove all of your gel polish from both hands. You can break it up to tiny pieces and what you’re going to make sure you do is you divide them into 10 separate little pieces for each nail. The cotton don’t need to be very thick beacuse you need to dip them into your acetone.
Step 2: once it’s completely saturated, put the saturated cotton ball onto the top of your nail bed and you want to make sure that you are not wrapping your entire finger with the cotton ball. This will dry out your cuticles and your nails, which is not good.
Step 3: take a small piece of aluminum foil and wrap the nail. This will create a heat conducting type of mechanism and help acetone completely goes through the gel polish. After five minutes, you can check if the gel are peeling. If your gel nails has only been on your nails for about a week, you need to wait little more longer, about ten minutes.
Step 4: after five to ten minutes, take off the aluminum foil. If you see the gel polish actually peeling up off of your nail,them you are ready for the next step. Take your nail groomer or a wooden stick, and start to push off the gel polish very very gently. Starting at your cuticle and ending at your tip. If you do it backwards and start at the tip, you will risk severely damaging your nail, which completely contradicts the whole purpose of removing your gel polish correctly
Step 5：after you remove all of your gel polish, you want to take one more cotton ball, and dip it in some acetone. Then swipe over your nail lightly to get rid of any excess polish that is left over. And finally, you may find your cuticles are a little bit dry. All you need is a bit of cuticle oil and even a moisturizer. Then your nails are good to go.
Now you know the right way to remove your gel manicure without sanding down your polish or peeling it off.
And sometimes, if the acetone doesn’t work very well, you need to start your process with buffing the gel polish. The more you can take off with the file the less time you are going to spend on soaking.
Make sure you don’t buff your natural nail, because that will cause serious damage to your nails.
Regarding the tools, you can improvise. You don't necessarily have to use aluminum foil, plastic wrap can work just as well.
If you do not want to spend too much time on this. You may also choose not to use cotton balls. Take some Acetone in a cup and sand the surface of your gel polish slightly. You can then dip five fingers into the acetone. This is very unfriendly to your cuticle and the skin of your fingers, but you can remove the nail polish very easily.
We recommend that you stock up some nail removal packs around the house. It is very convenient. All you need to do is peel off the package, cover the surface of your nails with the cotton side, and stick it on your finger. 5 to 10 minutes later, you can easily remove your nail polish.
What is Acrylic powder?
There are two components needed. You need the acrylic powder which is a polymer,
And you are going to need the monomer, which is the liquid to blend with the acrylic powder. The monomer reacts with the powder to create a strong nail extension that air dries and can last up to three weeks.
Acrylic powder are typically available in different colors, so clear is just the acrylic powder itself, and then you have your sheer colors, cover colors, color powders and also glitter powders.
Clear is used for almost every single set and it’s going to have the strongest adhesion.
Now that you know what acrylic is, let’s go over what kind of products you are going to need to get started.
You don’t need a lot to get started with acrylic but there are a few key products.
First you will need your acrylic powder, monomer which will react with the powder and a acrylic brush of the size between 12 and 14. and then you will need a dehydrator a primer.
If you are looking to do a nail extension you will need nail tips and nail glue. And of course a nail file and a top coat.
So how to choose these products?
When you are choosing a monomer there are some things that you want to avoid. First, never use a monomer that includes either mma or hema. These ingredients have been banned by the FDA for causing irritation burning and damage to the nail bed. Second, always use a monomer that has a purple tint, because if you use a clear monomer it will work perfectly fine to build your nail, but you are going to get that yellowing on the nail.
When choosing a acrylic powder, make sure that the powders are highly pigmented acrylic powder and have even color coverage.Good acrylic powders will be really smooth and buttery instead of chalky and crumbly.
1: Push back the cuticles
2: File the nail surface
3: Choose a nail tip that fit, and glue it to the nail. Once it’s applied, trim and shape them well.
4: Apply dehydrator only to the natural nail bed. After it’s dried, apply primer also only to the natural nail.
5: Before applying any color to the nail bed, apply a thin layer of clear powder. It helps make your nails stronger.
6: Start about a hairline away from the cuticle and use the body of your brush to work the bead down to the free edge. When it’s done, let it dry for a few minutes.
7: Use a file to clean up the shape, and sharpen those edges.
Then buff away any imperfections
8: The final step, apply top coat, and cure it.
1: Make sure that your monomer stays clean throughout the process. If it starts to get a little bit thick gummy or cloudy, It’s time to change it.
2: The liquid to monomer ratio
If you have too much monomer on your brush you will have a really runny and watery bead. And It’s not going to build any structure. If you don’t get enough monomer on your brush your bead will be too dry, and the powder will stuck to the brush.
The key is that you have to keep practicing and just feel it out.
Do you often get a lot of questions about the lamps used in manicure? After all we have talked about the gel application, we should also be clarified with the lamps. Because if you don’t have curing down it doesn’t matter how awesome your application and your nail are, it’s all going to come off. And we definitely don’t want that for ourselves or our clients.
The first question is: What's the difference?
Here is a picture of a traditional UV lamp. It’s probably the most common that you’ll see especially if you’re just starting out or if you’re looking for a cheap type of lamp. This is the very original one. What a traditional UV lamp really is, is a CFL UV lamp CFL means compact fluorescent. And there is also CCFL which means cool cathode or cool compact. And the fluorescent bulbs in it are what makes it work. This fluorescent light bulb emits a portion of the spectrum of UV light. So with this, you can cure the gels. This lamp was usually used about ten years ago.
But now days, LED has completely taken over. It has a different type of light bulb inside. And LED stands for light emitting diode. You may find some of the LED bulbs have different colors, some are yellow some are transparent. That’s because they have different style of dome over the bulb to spread the light and also to protect the bulbs.
And what important is this is also UV lamp. So you can see the difference, CFL lamps and LED lamps are both UV lamps but with different bulbs. And they both cure gel polish.
So why are CFL lamps are replaced by LED lamps?
LED UV lamps are able to emit the full spectrum of light needed to cure both traditional gels and the newer LED formulas and so they can cure all the gels. So you don’t need to replace the bulbs to cure specific gels. And you can expect it to last five years or more and it almost never lose power.
You don’t need to replace the bulbs in LED lamps.
The bulbs in CFL lamps usually need to be changed after six months, because they lose their ability to cure. And LED lamps don’t have that problem.
3. LED lamps take less time to cure the gels.
How do we choose the right UV nail lamp:
In the past CFL lamps could take up to five minutes to cure traditional gels. But LED lamps with that focus very high penetrating type of light that’s going into the gel, they only need up to 1 minute to cure the gels. So LED lamps not only do faster but also better job.
But because LED lamps doesn’t glow as much as CFL lamps. It’s very focused. So you have to ensure that the number of LED bulbs to be more but also arranged properly, even on the sides.
what wattage led lamp do i need for gel nails?
About 36 watts.
the wattage of lamps is divided into 9 watts, 18 watts, 36 watts, 42 watts, the higher the wattage nail hardening speed is faster, but you need to check the relevant information before using.
The light of the nail lamp belongs to the long-wave ultraviolet light, generally does not produce serious damage to the skin, but it does make the skin tanned, aging.
Although it is harmless to take a short time to cure, you should always pay attention to the maintenance of your hands. It is best to apply sunscreen and then do your manicure
Many girls have the habit of getting a regular manicure, but if it is not done properly or too often, it can be harmful to the health of your nails.
The nail will be polished first, resulting in thinner, softer nails and damaged nail enamel. After the nails become thin, they will be easily infected by fungus. Many people use their hands to peel off the nail polish when the nail polish is not completely off, so the surface layer of the nail will also be damaged.
Some street stores hygiene is not up to standard. Nail services there have many problems, such as used towels, tweezers, clippers and other tools, can't get frequent disinfection. Using unclean tools, customers can easily be infected with ringworm, gray nails, nail fungus, hepatitis and other diseases.
Many nail salons use cheap nail polish, poor quality nail polish will make the nail surface pigmentation, dry, yellow, brittle, dull, and with irritating odor, also has a negative impact on human health.
Choose your nail salon carefully. be sure to use the proper business production of nail polish.
reduce the frequency of manicure. The nail growth cycle is normally an average of 0.1mm per day.
The average daily nail growth cycle is 0.1mm, and a healthy and intact nail is usually trimmed once every 7 to 11 days. If you do nails for a long time, the chemical elements in the nail polish will affect the growth of the nails, it is recommended to do a manicure once a month, remove it and then do a new one after a week. The nails will be allowed to have a break in between 5~10 days to maintain the natural beauty of the nails.
After doing a manicure, you can use alcohol to disinfect your nails to avoid bacterial.
If you do nail art in summer, it is better to do semi-paste or French style, and try to remove the nails within three weeks.
After removing the nail, you can apply moisturizing cream or cuticle oil. Cuticle Oil can nourish the nail contour and help to get rid of cuticles. Or soak your nails in extra virgin olive oil for 10-15 minutes to help strengthen damaged, fragile or easily broken nails.
These five tips will help stop your gel nails from lifting and help them last longer in better condition. What is great about these tips is that they are simple things that can be done, it doesn’t take any extra time, but they can improve the experience you have with your gel nails.
Picking a gel nail off will not only ruin your manicure, but it causes a lot of damage to your nail bed. Your nail bed has many layers of skin cells, and picking your gel nail off takes the top protective layers off.
This will cause your natural nails to be a lot weaker and cause an uneven surface; an unhealthy surface will lead to your future manicure chip more.
So, even though we all get the urge to pick at our gel manicures, it is essential to resist the temptation; otherwise, it will damage our future manicures.
As we stated earlier, applying a top coat is very important as it seals the gel polish. Most people forget that you can apply thin layers of a topcoat after having your nails done, which ensures that the seal is strong and keeps your nails in the best condition possible for as long as possible.
Topping up on a topcoat means that you don’t need the strongest topcoat; a thin quick-dry topcoat will work just as well, as it is essential to remember that you are only using it to keep the seals tight, not to form the seals.
Preventing your nails from getting chipped is so much better than having to fix them. You can do so many simple things in your everyday life to prevent your nails from getting chipped, for example, wearing gloves when washing up or cleaning, not opening boxes using your nails, or the worst one, biting your nails.
These are such simple changes in your day that could cause your nails to be in better condition; they may seem like a bit of hassle, but once you get used to it and see how much it improves your manicure, they’ll instantly become part of your routine.
The recommended amount of time you should have gel nails on is two to three weeks, and although it can be tempting to leave them for longer if they don’t look outgrown or chipped, you should try to get them done within the recommended time.
If not, you do cause potential damage to your nail beds; again, it can weaken them. Another issue with leaving them too long is that any moisture that can get under the nail once the gel starts lifting can cause bacteria to grow, leading to infections.
This may not be a common thing to happen, but it is possible and something that we’d all like to avoid, so make sure you don’t leave it too long.
If you find it hard to get your nails redone regularly, giving your nails a break is also beneficial. Having back-to-back manicures will cause your nails to get dehydrated, so giving your nails a break every other manicure or so will help strengthen your nails.
Not only that, but it will make your future manicure better quality, so your nails will defiantly thank you and reward you for the much-needed break.