Chisato has nails…nailed. With an impressive client list including Love, Vogue and Porter magazine she has reached a level of recognition most can only dream of.
We were thrilled to have her working with us on our our ‘Beautiful Selfie‘ Story.
What do you love about working as a nail artist?
I love the creative challenge of producing a “work of art” on someone’s nail – one of the smallest art canvases in the world!
What is you favourite classic polish and why?
It’s Revlon’s ‘Revlon Red’. I think you can never go wrong with red. It can be edgy, it can be glamorous, and a woman who wears red is confident about who she is!
You can buy Revlon’s Revlon Red at Superdrug.
If you had to recommend one product, what would it be?
Cuticle oil is key. It keeps nails neat and glossy and it will soothe chapped skin and heal flaky, split tips. CND’s solaroil is my favourite.
What is your favourite MIN nail?
I love a half-moon look. I like to use a nude colour for the base and then to contrast that with a black half- moon.
What is your favourite MAX nail?
Ombré nails are a great favourite of mine. The technique is easy and the design, colour and creative possibilities are endless which makes it really fun to experiment with at home.
(And if you want to give it a try…for an Ombre nail tutorial by L’Oreal, click here.)
What are the best nail tools?
Files. I would be lost without them. Your nail file will always save the day! You can file away an unexpected chip in your nail polish or a break in your nail in seconds.
Do you have a great nail polish tip?
Before applying base coat, soak a cotton pad in acetone-based nail polish remover and swipe across nails to remove any oil and dust which could prevent your polish from adhering smoothly to your nail.
What is the biggest nail polish/manicure mistake people make?
Definitely shaking the bottle!! This can cause bubbles in the polish and ruin your manicure. Instead of shaking, gently roll the nail polish bottle in your palms before using.
See more of Chisato’s work at www.terrimanduca.co.uk