Fimo for nails
Summer is the time for holidays, bright colors, and, of course, original nail designs. Therefore, today I decided to tell you about a manicure accessory that fits perfectly into summer landscapes - fimo for nails! :)
What is fimo for nails?
Fimo Manicure is probably the easiest way to decorate your nails with intricate 3D designs that look as realistic as possible and require no special nail art skills to apply.
Fimo is a type of nail accessories that is made of polymer clay. Fimo is originally made in the form of canes about 5 cm long and 0.5 cm in diameter.
To use, it needs to be cut into thin slices. Sometimes it's on sale already cut in special round swivel containers for ease of use.
Fimos are made in a limitless variety of styles and colors (hearts, flowers, fruits, various figurines, etc.)!
By the way, the word fimo was originally the name of the brand of polymer clay. But it has become so commonplace that it is now associated exclusively with this type of nail accessories. :)
How to cut fimo for manicure
As I said, some fimos are on sale already cut, but I personally think that it is more rational to use fimos in sticks, since you yourself can control the thickness that best suits your design.
The easiest way to cut fimo is to use a heated knife. In places where manicure supplies are on sale, you can sometimes find fimo cutting kits, which include a thin knife, a block that acts as a cutting board, a special holder that helps keep the stick in a stable position while you cut it, and a small container to store already cut pieces. Each stick will give you about 50 pieces of fimo.
If you are using a heated knife, it is best to warm it up for a few minutes and then let it cool down a bit. Too hot a knife can melt the entire stick, ruining the design.
If you are not using a knife, then you need to warm up the sticks a little before cutting it with a regular blade. I advise you to cut fimo a little at an angle. If you accidentally cut a piece of fimo in half, or cut at too much of an angle, don't throw those pieces away! You will be able to use it on the edges of your nails.
After you cut the fimo, I suggest bending these a little while it's still warm so that it better "lies" on the surface of the nail later on.
How to apply fimo on nails?
Take a piece of fimo. In order to transfer fimo to the nail, you can use tweezers, or put a small piece on the brush. Press the fimo against the nail with the tip of the tweezers or the brush handle. If you are using gel, do not forget to place the pieces of fimo in the uncured gel, and only then insert the pen into the lamp.
Another alternative to fixing fimo on nails is to use nail glue. It is able to fix fimo for quite a long time.
Where to buy fimo for nails
First of all, I want to say that already cut pieces of fimo are a bit more expensive than sticks. Usually, fimos are packaged and on sale immediately as a set of sticks, and, upon purchase, it will not be possible to change one stick in the set for another. But since the price of fimo sticks is quite low, it is quite possible to come to terms with this fact. :)
Chopped fimo sets are on sale in a wheel-shaped package with several compartments and, accordingly, several types of fimo. Its choice is wide enough, so you can choose the most relevant sets for you.
You can buy fimo in Kiev (as well as in any other city) in almost any professional cosmetics store, or you can order it on one of the many Internet sites. It is most profitable to order fimo from China, although the joy of a small price for fimo is overshadowed by a long delivery time. :)
I like fimo for its realism and for the huge number of manicure design options using it. Be bright and beautiful! :)