hi guys! it’s sandi and in today’s video i’mgoing to be sharing some of my nail art kit essentials. whether you’re new to nail art,or it’s a big hobby of yours, it’s always important to keep your polishes and toolsorganized. you can store all of your stuff in a train case like this one, in a drawer,or in a decorated shoe box! i really love to use this train case though because it’sreally sturdy and great for carrying when you’re travelling to a friend’s house. so obviously, if you’re doing nail art, you’regoing to want to have a variety of different nail polishes. a top coat and base coat isvital, and after that, it’s a good idea to have at least one of every main color, a metallicgold and silver, some fun glitter polishes,
and also some stripers for creating lines. other than the polishes, some other necessitiesare nail tools. let me show you what i have in here. the first thing is a cuticle cutter,but i just use this solely for removing hang nails for a clean and neat look. a nail file is always essential for maintainingnail length and switching up your shape. nail art brushes are a huge essential forcreating your art. here is a striper brush for creating lines, i use this fan brush forsome nail art techniques and also for brushing away excess loose glitter, i use this brushfor cleaning up around my cuticles with liquid nail polish remover, and finally this littlebrush for tiny detailing.
i never cut my cuticles. instead, i just moisturizethem with oil, and then i use a rubber cuticle pusher to push them back. dotting tools! probably the first nail arttool i recommend to anyone for getting into nail art. they’re just so versatile and usedin so many different nail art designs. by the way, i’ll have links and tons of infoin the description box below on where you can find everything shown here in this video. this is a new find for me— pointy, slantedtweezers. they’re awesome for picking up gems, studs, and other 3d decorations and placingthem on your nails. a nail clipper. again, like the nail file,great for maintaining nail length and creating
your perfect nail shape. toothpicks are awesome for nail art. you canuse them to create so many different designs in place of dotting tools and even nail artbrushes. they’re also great for picking up little nail decorations. if you want a perfect gradient or ombre nail,makeup sponges are your key to success. my favorite ones are the porous ones that aren’tsuper smooth. i find they create the best ombres. a buffing block is the way to smooth nails.this little one from sephora is my favorite because it works wonders and it’s the perfectsize for travelling.
it’s always a great idea to practice nailart designs before you try them out on your nails because as cliche as it sounds– practicemakes perfect! and i love to practice nail art on these plastic nail art wheels. if you’re using a lot of glitter on your nailsthen you’re going to want a quick and effortless way to remove it that doesn’t dry out yourcuticles. no rub by nail aid is my favorite way to do just that! it’s found exclusivelyat walmart. i did a whole video on this product so if you’d like to learn more, then justclick the little box in the upper right corner or follow the link in the description box.to use no rub, all you have to do is dip your nail into the gel, wait 4 minutes, wipe itoff with a paper towel, and then rinse!
one of my favorite ways to decorate my nailsright now is with 3d decorations. there are so many design possibilities with these andthey come in thousands of different shapes. you can stick them to your nails using a topcoat, or if you want a much longer wear, you can use nail glue. i really like this onefrom kiss because it has a great applicator for applying the glue to your nail. keeping your nails and cuticles moisturizedis key to having them neat and healthy-looking. here are some cuticle oils that are my favoritesand one of my all-time favorite hand creams by opi. next up is clear tape. like the dotting tools,this is another huge product for creating
nail art. there are so many possibilitiesfrom creating lines and shapes, to placing it around your nails to protect them frompolish during certain design techniques such as marbling and splattering. and last, but not least, i have a bunch ofdifferent stamping plates. these are a great way to quickly make some fun nail art overyour nails. they come in thousands of different patterns and are easy to use. and that’s it for my nail art kit essentials!i hope you found this video helpful and dont forget to check the description box for evenmore info. take care and i’ll seeya next time! 🙂