Manicure "cat's eye"
Every girl is a little cat at heart! :) And I am very glad that now I can emphasize this nice feature not only with habits, but also with manicure. My topic today is cat eye manicure.
When I first heard about the “cat's eye” manicure, memories of my childhood immediately flashed into my memory, when my friends and I wore bracelets and pendants made from a mega-popular, at that time, stone, which was called “cat's eye”.
This is definitely an attention-grabbing and bewitching stone, which is famous for its original coloration and a slight glare on the surface, reminiscent of the eyes of a cat. It is impossible to just pass by this beauty, and as a result we have a unique, bright manicure design, the creators of which were inspired by the features of this famous stone.
What is cat eye manicure
This is a nail design created with a special lacquer and a special magnetic technology that helps to "activate" this coating.
This varnish has many tiny metal particles in its composition. When cat-eye coating is applied to the nails, the heavy metal particles are deposited. The magnet attracts particles and in this way transforms an ordinary coating into countless patterns, thus creating its own unique feature.
All you have to do is dry the coating well in the lamp!
Be sure to shake the bottle before use - this is of great importance.
The mesmerizing glitter gel polish that achieves the cat look effect has already won a lot of sympathy among girls all over the world, and it is quite predictable that this original design will gain even more popularity.
How to do a cat eye manicure
The first steps are quite familiar and familiar to us: you need to remove the old coating, process the cuticle and carefully degrease the nail. After the preparation is completed, proceed to the application of gel polish. As a rule, you need to apply 2-3 layers, which are then thoroughly dried with a lamp.
After the first layer dries, it is necessary to cover the nails in turn with at least one more layer of gel polish. You should not hurry in this matter, because immediately after applying the coating, you need to bring a special magnet to the nail.
It should be brought as close to the nail as possible and held for about 7 seconds. A magnetic plate for creating the effect of "cat's eye" can immediately come with gel polish, or you can buy it separately in specialized cosmetics stores. Although some of my friends managed to use an ordinary magnet for this design! :) But, as you already understood, in any case, we cannot do without a magnet, because it is thanks to it that the desired effect is achieved.
The final step is to apply a top coat, which will enhance the pattern and protect the varnish from damage and chips.
Secrets of creating the perfect cat-eye manicure
Any technology in manicure requires certain skills, therefore, before you start creating a cat-eye manicure, you should properly prepare.
First, before you start, you need to determine the desired color. I recommend going for dark colors like black, dark purple and green. The effect of the "cat's eye" is best manifested on a dark saturated base and will look the most advantageous and interesting.
Secondly, I advise you to refrain from excessive adornment. Such a coating in itself looks unusual and original, and does not need additional accessories.
It is worth covering each nail separately, so that the gel polish does not dry out ahead of time. If the coating dries on the nails, it will no longer be possible to create the effect of a "cat's eye".
As I already indicated a little higher, you should bring the magnetic plate as close to the nails as possible. But this does not mean that it should be in contact with varnish. If the magnet touches the coating, the created pattern will be damaged. Also, do not hold the magnet over the nail for more than 15 seconds, as this will only negatively affect the final result. If you still want to further decorate the cat-eye manicure, I advise you to choose the design that best matches with such a coating. For example, you can depict the skin of a reptile or make a design in the form of a night sky.
Despite the fact that spring is approaching and bright colors are expected to invade our wardrobe, the cat-eye design is in no hurry to give up ground and may well be the perfect option for creating an elegant spring manicure that will surely attract the attention of others!