Nails art is a creative activity that draws different pictures or designs fingernails. It a kind of art. In present days fingernails and toenails are seen by some as vital points of beauty.


Also, it is a form of fashion activity, related to manicuring. There are commercial shops (‘nail bars’) where nails are worked on to compose them attractive. The major product is acrylic nails with ready-made designs which can be stuck on top of natural nails.

Types of Nails

The artificial nails are not a substitute, but an extension for natural nails. There are two chief approaches to creating artificial nails—tips and forms.

  • Tips are made of lightweight plastic plates that are nail-shaped. They are attached with glue on the end of the natural nail and fluid acrylic is then applied over the whole nail.
  • Forms are fixed over the nail. Then an artificial nail is molded out of acrylic. Then the form is detached and the new nail shaped and buffed to a excel.


This is a combination of a powder and a liquid. The combination starts to harden in 30-40 seconds after using and gets to its final hardness in fifteen minutes. Powder and liquid acrylics can be detached by using a diversity of solvents (usually acetone is used). Normally it takes 15 to 20 minutes to remove the nail.

UV Topcoat

Another substance, commonly called “UV Top Coat” (in correct terms a polymer resin), hardens beneath ultraviolet light. These can show a wider array of properties (flexibility, strength, etc.) but may be more luxurious. They cannot be removed by organic solvents, but just by filing (or left to raise out with the natural nail).


There are another popular choice to acrylic or gel preparations are fiberglass or silk wraps. They are completed by wounding pieces of real fiberglass or silk fabric to fit on the surface of the nail or tip and then it is preserved down with a resin or glue. These are an another for those who are allergic to chemicals used in the acrylic or gel procedure. Other materials can be used, as well as mixtures of them. There are also temporary, cheaper flexible tips that can be rapidly glued at home without help from a expert.

Acrylic nail powders are obtainable in a variety of colors and can use “special effects” such as curves, sparkles and the very popular French manicure (pink and white appearance).