Decorated Nails 2018 – Nail Designs for hands and feet

It's time to know what the nails will look like in 2018 and what are the most fashionable nail designs. Here we will make a review of the best decorated nails, designs and types of nails. Do not worry about which style to pick, because we will show you many different examples, such as acrylic nails, […]

It’s time to know what the nails will look like in 2018 and what are the most fashionable nail designs. Here we will make a review of the best decorated nails, designs and types of nails. Do not worry about which style to pick, because we will show you many different examples, such as acrylic nails, gel nails, fake nails, porcelain nails, pointed nails or vintage nails.

If you already know what style suits you better but you still want to be aware of the different ideas to surprise everyone this year, do not worry because we will show you the best colored nails 2018. Among them, we will find the following: pink, red, matte nails, White, animal prints, black, flowers, blue, golden, wine, purple, mirror, coral color, gray, tribal, beige, green, sailors and oranges. A range of ideas that are sure to leave you with an open mouth and inspire to create your own combinations.

If you like the classics, we will also show you some models of French manicure nails, although we warn you that when it comes to the trends regarding nails 2018, the classic nail styles have also been reinvented.

Nail types 2018

Many of the 2018 nail designs that we are going to see throughout this year, have been inspired and defined by trends that we have seen in fashion, on catwalks around the world. Nail art is always based on other artistic tendencies and styles of the haute couture world.

Making a brief summary of what we have seen this year on the catwalks, we can talk about the following styles of models nails 2018. One of the nail types 2018 that we will see more of this year will be the metallic colors, both in golden tones and in silver tones. They can be accompanied by other details such as sticker lines (also metallized) or rhinestones ( bling stickers ) in order to match the colors we are wearing. Another one of the trends that we can also see this year are the geometric nail art 2018. These geometric shapes will be worn on nails and mostly in neutral colors such as white, black, gray and nude colors. Likewise, the star colors of the season will also be the neutral ones. Above all, the nude colors will be a trend, making us look very discreet and elegant thanks to our nails. Likewise, we will also wear classics for the 2018 nail types, like the color red.


We have always associated nails decoration with the fact of applying polish in different colors and, in special occasions, with the French manicure. This simple but very elegant type of manicure has become key whhen it comes to any sort of decoration. So it is not surprising that we see nails decorated with a more elaborate French manicure, which combine perfectly the simplicity with the most current trends.


You should know, however, that within the decorated nails, we can choose from several nail types, depending on how they are applied, their hardness and durability and the best way there is to decorate them.

Acrylic nails 2018

The acrylic nails 2018 are manufactured by a material that is formed by a special liquid that helps create the desired nails and polymer powder. When you put these two ingredients together, a paste is formed that dries in a few minutes and forms our nail. Depending on the technique of the person who creates the acrylic nails 2018, they can be as accurate as a real nail.

These nails are highly recommended because it lets us choose the exact size and shape of the nails we want and they are also very sturdy. For this reason, their price is quite high. The advantage of acrylic nails 2018 is that, in addition to being more resistant and personalized, they can be maintained longer than any other type of fake nails 2018. The biggest drawback of these nails, as we have explained, is that they are more expensive since the technique to place them is more complex than to just put gel in the nails, for example.

As for the trends that we will see in the acrylic nails 2018, we will be seen two very different types of nails that can adapt to the tastes of each person. In 2018 the clear trend is towards the natural, the discreet, the nude. This is why we leave aside the infinite combination of acrylic nails and we will see more natural nails instead, with a more comfortable size and more discreet colors. Nonetheless, the nail art continues to grow and evolve and we will also continue to see impossible acrylic nails, with incredible sizes and stunning designs.

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The acrylic nails are one of the most popular choices when decorating our nails, acrylic nails being one of the pillars of nail decoration. However, more and more people are daring to choose something more than citrus colors.

This is the perfect way to give a different touch to our nails, more lively, more cheerful and, above all, more current. Therefore, we can opt for any of the trends in nail decoration. From the faded nails to the drawings we like the most are trending this season. Acrylics are the most recommended type of nail for those who want to be able to wear decorated nails for a longer period of times.

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The best thing about this trend is that it allows us to show the nails that go with our style. No matter what colors or shapes we choose the important thing is that they are the perfect accessory for any of the events we are going to attend.

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Do not hesitate and bet on light colors as we have already mentioned. The blues, the corals, the green. All these colors are trending and will be useful if you want to decorate your nails and follow the trends.


You can choose to combine with these colors other colors that are darker, including black. But this does not work with nails. Look at this beautiful decoration with different colors and lines. It’s perfect for this summer.

Gel nails 2018

The gel nails 2018 are, at the moment, the latests nail art trends and the more used technique when it comes to fake nails. In order to have gel nails, we need a special gel that you can find at online nail art stores and at some hairdressers and beauty centers as well as manicure salons. With this gel, we place a drop on our nail and with the help of a brush we extend it to create the shape of the nail that we want. Next, we must fix the gel with a special manicure drying lamp.

Gel nails are elegant and its technique is much more elaborate. One of the most discreet ways of decorating the nails is to do it with pastel and light colors, but there always has to have some brightness. From glitter to gems and other bright details, to nails completely covered by pearls and other accessories are very used in nail art.

One of the tendencies that we will see the most in nail art for gel nails 2018, are the bicolor nails. We will see them in all the colors although, following the dynamics of the metallic, we can see many colors combined with silver, gold…

As with the rest of the fake nails, in these we will also see many types of nails 2018 with geometric shapes and details that enhance, for instance, the metallized stick lines.



The good thing is that we can decorate our gel nails with the designs that we like, whether we apply a color like black or white. The nail design you see above, in black and with white polka dots is ideal for the winter of 2018 and for you to wear on special nights or special occasions.


The metallic colors are also a gel nail trend in 2018 so you can safely bet on a manicure like the one you see above. Perfect for partying, but also for any day.


Once we put gel nails on, it is not necessary to take them off for months if we do not want to. We can choose to place sufficiently long nails so that we can show them off. There is nothing like choosing nails like the ones you see above, which also have a nice decoration in two colors, black and gold, mixed with a nude base.


Porcelain nails 2018

The porcelain nails 2018 are similar to the acrylic nails 2018 as they are made in the same way, but replacing the acrylic with fiberglass. Of the fake nails 2018, these are the most expensive and the most delicate ones, since every fortnight you will have to do them again or fill them. For this reason, these are the fake nails that we recommend less, but nevertheless, you can always experiment and see if this type of nail decoration suits you.


The 2018 porcelain nails, being the most expensive and the most delicate but also the best looking ones, are the most used to make manicures for special occasions. For instance, weddings, communions, baptisms, parties… It is for this reason that their designs are usually also more elaborate and stand out more than the rest of fake nails. Here we can see impossible lengths and impressive decorations.


The result is spectacular and much more natural than the acrylic if the person in charge gives the shape and size that best suits you. The expert will use a mold that is placed just below the edge of the natural nail. The maintenance is quite important in order to fill the spaces, because the natural nails keep growing underneath.


Long porcelain nails can remain being spectacular but the same can be achieved if we choose to make them short as we see in this image. Beautiful nails decorated with porcelain that also have an elegant drawing in blue and white, forming a sort of branches and leaves combination that is ideal for this winter of 2018.


This other image shows the kind of porcelain nails that we’d associate with this type of nail art and what we’d usually see when it comes to nail decoration: long nails and a French manicure which includes a small detail, such as a sticker.


Tip nails 2018 or stiletto nails 2018

Tip nails 2018 is without a doubt one of the most striking trends of this year. We have been able to see many of the celebrities we follow, such as Rita Ora or Rihanna, wear these nails. This nail style is one of the most adventurous for this 2018.

These nails are also known as stiletto nails and are the most spectacular of the market, not only when it comes to format but also when we talk about design. The people that wear these nails are not looking for something discreet, so the designs are as spectacular as the manicure of these nails.

Vintage nails 2018

The vintage nails 2018 will also be very fashionable throughout this year. In general, everything that has to do with retro and vintage nails, has become very fashionable in recent years. One of the main features of vintage nails are flowers and pastel colors. For example, we can place a pastel color background, such as blue or pink, and on that background draw some flowers.

In addition to flowers and pastel colors, ocher colors and simple figures such as bicycles are also very common in vintage nails 2018. Finally, if you want to travel to a closer time but still be retro or vintage, you can make vintage nails 2018 with polka dots, pin up style.

Colored nails 2018

We have already seen some of the colors that will be worn this year 2018, but in the following paragraphs we will show you more in depth what are the trends regarding colored nails 2018. Likewise, we will again have two trends, the elegant and classic trend with light and discreet colors, and the most striking trend that goes from vibrant colors to metallic ones.

Read on to find out the colored nails that are trending this 2018 and, among all the options, choose the one that suits you better and discover which one is your style.

Pink nails 2018

You will see pink nails throughout 2018. We will find pink nails in all the range of pink colors, from the more youthful ones, such as pink fuscia or pink chewing gum, to the most elegant, such as a pink color which is close to garnet, or the lightly or pale pink for those people that are more discreet. You can also combine pink nails with other colors, so we will be able to see bicolor nails. With those colors we can emphasize the pink nails with metallic colors or combine pink with white or, simply, we can combine two different ranges of pink.

One technique that we will truly appreciate when it comes to pink nails 2018, are the pink ombre nails. It consists on paiting at the beggining with a strong pink color in the widest part of the nail and then we polish the tip of the nail with a much lighter pink. To make these ombre nails we can use a sponge and the result will be excellent.

Red nails 2018

The red nails 2018 are a classic of nail art. This color is often worn for several reasons. First of all, it is easy to combine with other colors so it can go well with almost any outfit we wear. Another reason would be that it’s elegant. The color red gives a very slim and elegant look to our hands, so it looks great if we wear a red manicure.

The red nails 2018 are not only worn in the most classic way. You can also wear them with other colors to give it your own touch. For instance, you can combine it with rhinestones and details that will make them perfect for more formal occasions. Also, we can see them combined with metallic colors, in particular for Christmas day or Valentine’s day.

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Matte nails 2018

Matte nails are one of the best trends of 2018. You need a very specific nail polish that generates this matte effect. The main advantage of this type of nail art is that the nails tend to dry much faster than with the average nail polisher. However, it doesn’t last longer than the standar manicure and we can end up with sensitive nails.

Among the colors that are worn with the matte nails 2018, we must highlight the color black. The color black is really great if we want to combine it with this matte style. It also gives us a more elegant look and it makes our hands look on point. We can see them combined with metallic colors and also with details like pearls and ties, for the more sophisticated girls out there.

White nails 2018

The white nails 2018 are also a classic, in particular in summer and spring. They are very practical in all aspects, since they combine with almost all possible outfits. We can also combine them with all sorts of colors. The biggest problem we can find with white nails 2018 is that, if the quality of the nail polish is not good, we can have problems when it comes to nail pigmentation and it can end up being and issue.

You can also wear white matte nails and combine them with other colors. The most classic one is the black and white combination but we can also find many types of nails 2018 that bring together white with various metallic colors (gold and silver) and pastel colors. We can even create very beautiful, colorful and elegant designs.

Animal print nails 2018

The animal print nails 2018 will also be the highlights of the year. We can find them in various colors, and different shapes: tiger, leopard, zebra… We will also see some designs in which the animal print are mixed. For instance, you can mix the following animal prints: leopard and zebra.

Let’s focus on colors. As we can probably see, the animal print nails 2018 can be painted in the most basic and typical colors, such as the brown range of colors. However, you can also try other colors, which are more exciting, such as the whole range of electric and metallic colors. Do not forget to try wearing trendy colors this season like burgundy, purple and yellow.

French nails – French nails 2018

French nails 2018 never go out of style and they are quite fashionable. These nails are the most frequent way to go when it comes to nail art. However, we must take into account that every year they try to renew the French manicure. People want to make this manicure stand out and be different from the classic ones. This way we don’t get bored with the same designs. One of the latest additions to this type of manicure is the French manicure with diamonds or details, such as ties, delimiting the area of ​​the outside of the nail and the inner part, same as with the French manicure.

The variety of colors we can see in this type of manicure is increasing. We now can find, not only the classics such as white and beige, but also more vibrant colors, a bicolor style (like black and white), an opaque style or even metallic colors. As we’ve already mentioned, we will be seeing all this colors throughout this year.

Black nails 2018

The black nails 2018 will undoubtedly be very fashionable throughout the year. It is a classic among the classics, because they are very practical since they combine with most of our outfits and, in addition, gives us a very fancy look. Although to give us this elegant touch, we must know how to combine everything, so that we do not look like a rockstar if that is not what we are looking for.

The black nails 2018 are also combined with other trendy colors, such as metallic and golden colors. In addition, we can make more basic designs and combine them with white or red. As we said before, do not forget to put some ornament or diamond to make the nail style even more personal.

Flowers nails 2018

The nails with flowers 2018 is another classic design when it comes to painting our nails. Above all, we can see these types of designs in spring and summer, but each time they are spreading more due to other styles such as the vintage nails 2018 that we have previously seen.

As for the design of the flower nails 2018, we can choose something more discreet like a single flower in the corner of the nail or we can choose to wear a single nail with flowers. But if you want to do something with a classy style you can choose a stamped style with small colorful flowers. It depends on the style you prefer and the outfit you are wearing.

Blue nails 2018

The blue nails 2018 takes us back to the 90’s, but now they come renewed and are here to stay. Although wearing blue nails was a teenage thing, now we can wear them at any age. It all  depends on the style we give them. With the blue color we can achieve a very rockstar look or even a much more fancy look.

One of the combinations that we are certainly going to see more this year is the following style: blue nails with golden details. We can get it through nail polish with golden glitter or also with stikers, such as stripes and golden dots, as well as with fake precious stone stickers.

Golden nails 2018

The golden nails 2018 will charm you. They have a very festive and sophisticated touch. You can combine them with other colors like black or white, depending on whether you are looking for something more discreet or looking for something more adventurous for a party. One of the combinations that we like the most are those that include the color nude. The color gold draws too much attention, so it is necessary to combine it with another color as simple and flat as the nude.

If you prefer, you can also use the color gold in the details of the nails. For example, you can use fake precious stones, dots, stripes, or even beads in gold. Another long-lasting combination of 2018 golden nails, for example, is the combination of fake precious stones and gold stickers with transparent nails, with only one layer of gloss.

Wine colored nails 2018

The color wine will also be very fashionable in 2018 both for nails and for fashion, that is why we can’t forget the wine colored nails for 2018. It is a very classic nail color, since most people prefer to wear them in a range of colors close to red. But, in addition, this color is very elegant and goes great with all winter outfits.

We can combine them with other colors. For instance, we can combine them with gold for parties or even Christmas, but we can also combine them with black to give them a more formal touch or even white if we are looking for something more romantic.

Purple nails 2018

The purple nails 2018 are unusual. However, we can find many designs with this color. This year, with the pastel hair dyes fashion, such as sea water or purple, these nails have also become popular again. That’s why we’ve decided to show you some examples.

Depending on the color range of purple you choose, you can find one style or another. For example, if you look for a more childlike or angelic color, you can try a purple nail polish, but if you want something more formal, use dark purple nails, try mauve or lilac. A very beautiful combination is dark purple with gold, because, as we’ve  already mentioned, gold this year is worn and combined almost with any color.

Silver nails 2018

Silver nails 2018 are also fashionable because wearing the metalized color has become quite popular. In fact, most silver nails are metallic nails, as you can see. There is also a very nice trend that are silver-plated mirrored nails, which reflect everything we see. They look amazing, so if you want to know more about them, keep reading.

Like gold, silver nails do not have to be completely silver, but they can be silvery with details such as fake precious stones, lines or dots. They can give a very sophisticated touch to any design or they can be used to create a simple and discreet nail design. Also, all the silver details are great for celebrating occasions, in particular those that have silver glitter.

Mirror nails 2018

Mirror nails are, without any doubt, the nails of the 2018 season. These nails may seem too much but it depends on the color. We can choose between a more adventurous color or another color that’s more discreet. The ones that are worn the most are the silver mirrored nails, but also we can see them in golden colors, as well as aqua blue and pearl pink.

If you want the mirror nails for something more formal, we recomend that choose a color like silver and do not make all the nails look like mirror nails. For example, you can paint almost every nail like a silver-matte colored nails and one or two of them like silver mirror nails. In this way they will combine very well but in a very sophisticated and discreet way.

Coral Colored Nails 2018

The coral colored nails 2018 are also very fashionable. In fact, it is a frequently used color in summer nails designs, because it is a very typical color in that season and, above all, it makes our look and our outfits look fresh and new. The coral color can be combined with many other colors, depending on the style we’d like to wear.

For example, if you are looking for an elegant or formal style, the 2018 coral color nails can look great with some details in gold and if we want to combine it with other colors, we can choose another coral range, a beige or nude color or a broken white. Try not to combine it with darker shades because it can look very strange and not very discreet and sophisticated.

Gray nails 2018

Gray nails are also a classic of recent years, although the gray nails 2018 present some updates such as beads or glitter that decorate the gray background. As for the combinations, if we look for a more formal look, we advice you to combine it with other darker colors such as a dark gray or black.

However, if we want to give a more romantic or childlike touch, we can combine it with light colors such as pale pink, which is also very sophisticated. For parties and special events, combine it with gold or silver glitter, and even silver mirror nails.

Tribal Nails 2018

Tribal nails 2018 will also be key during every season. All that is tribal is very fashionable since last year, both in fashion and accessories such as sticker tattoos, earrings, etc. We can choose the colors we are going to use, depending on the season we are in. For instance, pastel colors or pale pastels or, if we are in a colder season, we can use earth and black colors.

Other ideas to combine with the tribal nails have to do with altering the nails that we are going to paint this way. As tribal nails often have many geometric shapes, and usually have a lot of detail, if you look for something more classic, you can choose a tribal print only in some nails and, in the rest, you can do a simple line, which is more formal.

Beige nails or nude nails 2018

The beige nails 2018 will be in the cover of almost all fashion magazines. Over the past years, a more natural look has been chosen, so beige nails 2018 or nude nails 2018, are going to be very common between famous people and in street fashion.

The good thing about these nails is that we can combine them with all kinds of outfits and styles, so they can be a regular for us. They also give us a simpler and more elegant appearance so they remain a good choice for parties or formal events, such as weddings, baptisms or communions.

Green nails 2018

We know green nails 2018 are not the most popular, but still you will see that there are many occasions in which you can wear them. However, we warn you that military green and khaki green are quite fashionable in every situation related to fashion, and also in the world of design, so we would not be surprised to see that green nails 2018 are also very trendy.

Another color that we are going to see are the green nails 2018 in pastel shades. We will see this style of nails, above all, in the summer season as it brings us a lot of liveliness and freshness. On the other hand, we are also going to see green nails 2018 in October, for Halloween, as they can be an ideal background to make some zombie nail designs.

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Sailor nails

The nails 2018 actually are one of the classics of every year. They are very easy to make and we can combine them in many different ways. These nails, above all, we can see in the summer, as it reminds us of the sea and the good weather, so it is not very common to see them in winter.

For nails to be sailor nails 2018, we do not have to make them in blue and white (like the classic ones) but we can do it in many colors, maintaining the most typical features of this style of nails. For example, as for the drawings, you can’t forget the anchors and, regarding the prints, stripes are needed.

Orange nails 2018

The oranges nails 2018 are also a style of nails that we will be able to see in summer, above all, because of the brightness and the intensity of the color. Between the shades of orange that we can find, we go from the most fluorescent orange to the more faded orange, such as the pastel orange.

The orange nails 2018 are also a very typical nail style for Halloween. The reason why is because they imitate the color orange of the pumpkins and we can make many designs with them. But as we said, if you prefer to wear them in summer, you can also wear them, but in a lighter color or pastel color and combine it with other colors like silver. This combination is very fashionable so it takes the silver, in general.

More on decorated nails 2018

Long ans stylish nails are currently a symbol of elegance and beauty regarding hands. Therefore, we should take into account the importance of decorated nails and choose the designs that better suit you.



Decorated nails for the hands

Nail's decoration

Nails  decoration is one of the trends that we’ve seen the most during the last seasons. A simple and easy way to add your own style to our nails, turning our nails into the perfect accessory for each of our looks.


For this winter of 2018, and throughout the year, we will wear long, neutral colors as well as pastel colors. Beige and pale pink as well as white are essential colors for our nails. Whether you paint your nails simply with these colors or choose a more elaborate decoration like those shown below, the decorated nails are still trending so you can bet on them for the current season.

Let’s see some good tips to choose among the various styles of decorated nails. We will focus on the different types of nails that you can choose to decorate with the latest fashion colors and with the most original designs.

Drawings for decorated nails

Nail art decoration

The time has come to take our most daring and artistic side, demonstrating it through our own nails. By doing so, we will be able to show our own designs to the world, starting with our own nails. What do you think of my truly sailor style nails? They may look just for summer, but the truth is that they are also trending now in the spring-summer 2015.

Flowers nails 2015

The flowers will be the ideal ornament for the most romantic occasions, perfect to be combined with the colors that we like best and that go with our style and our chosen look for that occasion.

Corazonez decoration nails

And what about the heart nails decoration? Ideal for our anniversaries or for Valentine’s Day. Who knows, the heart nails decoration can even help us find the perfect match for us.

Two color nails

As we’ve already said before, the faded nails are becoming quite popular when it comes to the most current nail trends. Same as our hair and the Californian wicks, there is nothing better for our nails than the mixture of colors that we like.

Nail art decoration

Some of the most original nails we can see are those decorated with letters or phrases, which are perfect to describe what we feel and make us want to smile in our day to day life, regardless of how awfully good or bad the day has been. This type of decoration is usually made with stickers so that we can try to do it for ourselves, but it is better that in this case, we spend money on the necessary tools.

wedding nails

For our days in the office where we want to show a simpler nail decoration, we can just choose to decorate a single nail in a different way or to create a small detail for each nail, so that we go according to the latest trends without forgetting where we are going.

Simple nail decoration

Undoubtedly our nails have the ability to be as versatile as we can, which means they can go perfectly with our look and with the event or occasion that might present itself.

We have already seen different options for the decorated nails for the winter of 2018, but we do not want to forget about the feet so here are our recommendations for decoration on the toenails.

Nails decorated for feet 2018- Foot nails


Along with the decorated nails of hands that we have shown for this 2015, we can also see below the utter best suggestions of decorated nails for feet or foot nails. Same as with hand nails, they are filled with varied colors and we even put in them small bright pieces.



Creative decorations can also be done on your feet. With prints of «animal print» or imitating the shield of Captain America you will feel that your toenails are the most original. In addition to that, this type of decoration is simple to make and you can show it during the summer season.


If you want a simple decoration and you want to mix two of the trend colors of 2015 (white and black), we suggest something as simple as painting the toenails with these two colors. On the nail of the big toe you can try to make a small loop. Doesn’t it look great?



For those who might be looking for the latest colors and prints that are fashionable and are also more elaborate, there is nothing like choosing red, or fuchsia that can be mixed with other colors, such as white. For the decoration try to paint small flowers, leaves or marks that look like petals.


If you want something even more elaborate, you can try to paint your nails in black and paint different figures with the golden color. For this type of decoration you will need a specific nail decoration brush.



Colors such as bright red or yellow are also a good choice for your 2015 foot nails. You can also add small drawings, whether they are stripes, dots, spots or again, leaves. It is a matter of practice to get all these designs done.



There will be nothing like betting for colors that can also combine with your hands, including burgundy or brown that you can use to decorate your nails in the «animal print» style or if you prefer, you can paint the nails only on those colors.

Tips for decorating your nails

Nails Decorated 2015 - Nail Designs for hands and feet

Now, let’s see some tips that will help you get a perfect manicure and pedicure:

-Be careful with the cuticles: you have to remove the cuticles, not cut them, so that the hands are always on point and without skins.

Nails Decorated 2015 - Nail Designs for hands and feet

– Clean hands: If you are looking for spectacular results on your nails, the first thing that should be clear is that, before you start to paint them, you should have clean hands and, above all, dry ones.

-File nails always in one direction: do not change direction when filing your nails. You only have to do it once and keep filing in that direction during the whole process.

Nails Decorated 2015 - Nail Designs for hands and feet

-Apply a layer of enamel enhancer: before applying the paint, it is important to apply a layer that protects and makes the color of the nails last longer.

Nails Decorated 2015 - Nail Designs for hands and feet

-Use vaseline so you don’t paint outside the nail: do not leave the area of ​​the nail, use a little vaseline or glue that children use at school. It is easily removed when you have finished and while you have it on, you will prevent your skin from getting painted.

Decorated nails photo gallery 2018

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