Nail art polish secures
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nail art polish secures
NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy
Polish secures are basically a range of
products that are applied and held in place by
wet/tacky nail varnish which acts as a bonding agent
to hold the accessories in place.
Start by placing the decorations onto a sheet of nongreasy paper or into a shallow container.
To apply you will use:
damp orange wood stick
blue tack on the end of an orange wood stick
tweezers – good for larger items
nail tool designed by the manufacturer
These are small sparkling raised
stones that are available in a
variety of colours and are usually
round in shape.
They are more expensive than flat
stones, you should make the client
aware of this when selecting
When applied they will stand
proud of the nail.
These are small
secures that are available
in a variety of metallic
shades and colours.
They are made in
different shapes and
sizes such as stars,
hearts, squares and
NAIL ART TAPE
This thin tape is
available in a number of
colours, sizes and styles.
It will usually be self
adhesive with a backing
tape that can be easily
This fine glittery dust usually has a
metallic appearance and is available
in a variety of colours. To apply the
glitter effectively you must use a
sable brush and glitter dust mixer.
You will need to roll your brush with
the mixer to pick up the dust
correctly. The glitter dust mixer is
used to create beads of product that
enables you to apply the glitter.
TRANSFERS AND DECALS
A nail art transfer is also known as
a decal and can be applied to
either a polished or an unpolished
nail. They are usually produced
onto a background of white gloss
paper, which releases the picture
when it comes into contact with
water. Also available, are selfadhesive decals that have a sticky
adhesive backing. These can be
simply stuck onto the nail – no
need for any water.
Foils produce a unique effect providing a metallic finish in a
variety of designs, patterns and colours. For best results, the
foil should be applied over an enamel of a similar shade, as
the enamel colour will show through.
A layer of foil adhesive is applied first
and then the foil is placed onto the
nail, pattern side up, then rubbed
over with a damp cotton bud until
the design has transferred onto the