Kits for nails at home: what is in them and how to choose
Long nails have not surprised anyone for a long time, but now the house craftsmen have already gotten their hands on it and cope with this technology themselves, without resorting to the help of professional craftsmen. However, for this procedure it is necessary to have a set of certain materials and tools. Fortunately, nail kits are sold in almost every cosmetic store or department.
Pros and cons of purchasing a ready-made set
Buy tools and materials separately or give preference to the acquisition of a ready-made kit - the opinions of the masters are very ambiguous. After all, the starting set for nail extension is not difficult to buy, and the price for it is quite acceptable. In this case, you will get all the necessary tools, even on the condition that you do not really understand all the intricacies of this business.
In addition, during the operation of the purchased kit, you will have to change only some of its components, because the service life of all the others is quite long. However, the purchase of a complete set has its drawbacks. First, you do not have the opportunity to choose the required amount of components included in it. In addition, all the tools and instruments are represented by one manufacturer.
Home set for nails can be purchased in the finished form, but professionals prefer to complete all the components separately. After all, each master has his own principles of work, and it is not possible to take them all into account when creating a kit. The professional clearly knows what exactly he will need in the process of work and to what extent, therefore, it is preferable for him to buy everything separately.
If you are seriously thinking about self-mastering the procedure for building, then by all means you are concerned about the question of what is included in the nail extension kit? It should be noted that its equipment may be very different and have a different price category.If we consider the most complete option, then it may contain such components as: UV lamp, flat brush, nail files with different abrasivity, orange sticks, tips, molds, gel for nail extension or acrylic, cuticle oil. Other equipment is also possible.
In addition to these components, a set of nail extensions for beginners can be supplemented with a gel for the creation of a service jacket, colored gels, providing the opportunity to create a brighter design. At the discretion of the wizard, you can also get additional tools that you will be comfortable with working with.
Naturally, you will be worried about how much a nail kit costs. I must say that its estimated cost is about fifty dollars. However, it can vary not only depending on the configuration, but also on the manufacturer, as well as on the place of purchase.
Among all the diversity stands for nail extension kits for beginners. After all, they have the purpose of teaching inexperienced beginners who want to master the skill of manicure at home.The composition of such a kit may include: a UV lamp of minimum power, a brush for applying material, directly a gel, a nail file, a mold, a topcoat, and oil against the growth of the cuticle.
A similar set is purchased most often for the purpose of training. It is distinguished by its compactness and the presence of everything necessary in order to master the process of gel buildup.
The nail extension kit with a 36 W lamp is ideal for both beginners and professional craftsmen. In addition, this kit includes a set of gels (transparent, white, camouflage), brushes (also in the set), tips, molds, primer. A special liquid may also be included to remove the sticky layer from the dried gel.
The package bundle may be slightly different, but it must necessarily include a 36-watt lamp. After all, just so much is needed in order to dry colored gels and apply modeling with a multi-phase gel.
Professional extension kit
This option may well be used by nail art professionals. Such nail extension kits can contain, in addition to a 36 W lamp, four lamps to it.Also, the kit usually includes three gels (transparent, camouflage and white) and a set consisting of colored gels in the amount of twelve pieces. It contains a primer, tips, liquid for removing the sticky layer, glue, nail files, molds, brush sets, cuticle pencil, brush.
A distinctive feature of a professional set is the presence of the 3 in 1 manicure tool and finger separators for a pedicure. Also there are 12 colors of rhinestones for design and 12 colors of bouillons for design ideas.
How to choose a set of nail
Starter kit for nail extensions should not choose too expensive. However, it is not worthwhile to give the manufacturer a doubtful quality. You need to check for a certificate from the product you are buying. It would also be nice to read reviews about a particular brand. Pay attention to the smell of the modeling gel: in no case should it be sharp.
Single-phase gels that combine the qualities of the base, modeling and finishing layers are very practical.In this case, the advantage must always be given to quality, not price. If you buy components separately or you want to complete your set, then try to pick up all the materials and accessories from the same manufacturer.
How to use the kit to build
Nail extension kits are very easy to use. The gel, when properly applied, is self-leveling and hides all the disadvantages of the nail plate. All that is required of you - this is strict compliance with the instructions.
If you definitely decided to grow your nails, then a few days before the procedure, you will need to get rid of the cuticle and file the nail plate. Just before building up, try to avoid the use of cream and oils. Otherwise, the gel may begin to peel off prematurely from the nail.
Take care that the place where the build-up will take place, there was no direct sunlight, and was available electrical outlet.
In advance, you need to pick up tips for each finger and glue them in advance. In this case, the excess is cut off, and the edge is carefully washed away, which gives it the desired shape.
Availability of experience and skills to build
Despite the fact that the procedure of nail extension is nothing complicated and does not require any supernatural knowledge, certain skills in handling the tool will be useful to you. Also note that buying a nail extension kit is only needed if you plan to do this more than once. After all, it is not cheap, and your enthusiasm may disappear after the first unsuccessful attempt.
Having no idea how the process is going through, and how to deal with this or that tool, you should not experiment and immediately begin practical work. Study the theoretical material, consult with professionals, watch video tutorials. Now there are a lot of training materials that will help you figure out how to properly use the nail extension kits and not harm your health, and not to spoil the aesthetic appearance of the nail plate.