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How To Pose with Lily and Fox Nail Wraps

by Rebecca Fox February 01, 2024

How To Pose with Lily and Fox Nail Wraps

Hey Foxers! Welcome to our fabulous corner of the internet, where we celebrate the art of self-expression through stunning nail wraps and a whole new blog that will help you capture that beautiful hand pose!

We love it when our customers share their gorgeous nailfies on social media, and they’ve always asked us for tips to get that perfect nailfie! 

If you've ever wondered how to showcase your gorgeous nail wraps in the best light, you've come to the right place! We will guide you through some fun and fabulous poses to highlight your beautiful hands and nails. 

From prepping to slaying the ‘Gram, get ready to slay those nailfies confidently! #lilyandfoxnails #lilyandfoxnailwraps #nailfie 

Nail Prep for the Perfect Nailfie

Ever see those hand commercials and magazines where the model has the perfect, smooth skin like porcelain while holding that perfect pose and brand you love? Have you ever wondered how they mastered that technique or what beauty regimen they have? Well, we’re here to help and provide you with some essential tips, as with every stunning nailfie or hand pose, preparation is key!

1.  Put That Product In
Did you know that our nails are more permeable than the skin? Yes, you read that right! Like other parts of our body, your nails must be prepped and moisturized. Using a nutrient-rich oil or moisturizer on your nails before bedtime is best. 

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2.  Softer Hands, Stronger Nails
Aside from just applying moisturizer on your nails, it’s best to massage it right in. As you massage the moisturizer into your hands, nails, and cuticles, you improve blood circulation and give them essential nutrients to make them softer, plumper, and stronger.

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3.  Time to Shine 
Prepare your nails for the cameras! 📸 Of course, we want your nails to appear clean and aesthetic when taking nailfies! With proper care for your cuticles, we make sure that your nail beds appear neat and tidy, allowing your nail wraps to shine! Always remember to be gentle in trimming the excess cuticle, and never overdo it. 
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4.  Go, Grow, and GLOW 
Having a well-balanced diet is essential in maintaining your nails healthy-looking. Don’t forget to include foods like eggs, nuts, legumes, vegetables, fruits, and the right amount of meat in your daily diet to promote nail strength. 
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5.  Drink that Water, Girl!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink plenty of water to keep your nails and cuticles moisturized. Staying well-hydrated helps prevent nail brittleness. Of course, we want those nailfies to look perfect - inside and out!
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6.  Be YOU!    
Confidence is the key! Feel free to focus on your unique style while experimenting with angles and lighting to highlight the details of your nail wraps. Remember, confidence shines through when you feel good about yourself. 
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How To Pose: Some Do’s and Dont’s


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Now that we’ve covered our bases, it’s time to show you the poses! Ever attempted a nail selfie and found it challenging to capture the ideal shot? We acknowledge that achieving a flawless nail photo can be tricky but certainly not out of reach. Eager to ace the #nailfie trend? 

Explore our tips to discover how to pose your nails expertly! We gathered some recommendations and tips all across the multiverse to give you an idea of your next nailfie. Posing with your gorgeous nail wraps is an art form, and we're here to spill the beans on some ultimate do's and don'ts. 

First, the Don’ts-tsk 

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We love creativity and seeing fun nailfies online, and many of you have asked for some tips about posing with nails. 

Achieving a graceful and natural look with your hands is key to letting your nails take center stage. 

That said, here are some of our favorites on what NOT to do 💅🏻 Remember, the key is to let your nails tell their own story in each photo. 

1.  The Monster Claw ~
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Embrace a more subtle finger positioning to ensure your gorgeous nail wraps shine bright! We're all about letting your nails steal the spotlight, and a slightly more relaxed pose will beautifully showcase the intricate details and designs. Your nails deserve the main stage, and we're here to help them dazzle!

2.  The Double Stack ~ 

While the Double Stack is a fun way to play with finger positions, we want to ensure your stunning nail wraps don't get lost. Occasionally, in its pursuit of uniqueness, this pose can create a bit of visual overload, making it a tad challenging for your beautiful nail art to stand out. Let's find that perfect balance that highlights your unique style while keeping the focus on those fabulous nail wraps of yours!

3.  The Death Grip bare ~ 

Feeling comfortable and at ease translates into a more genuine and appealing nailfie. With its tight hold, the Death Grip might not be the most comfortable pose, and we're all about embracing poses that make you feel confident and relaxed. Avoid clenching your fists and instead, keep your hands relaxed. This helps convey a natural and effortless feel in your photos, allowing your nails to be the focal point.

4.  The Alien Gesture ~ 

Our mission is to spotlight your fabulous nail wraps' incredible details and designs! However, the Alien Gesture, while fun, might cast a shadow on those intricate features. Let's make sure your wraps are the true stars of the show, free from any intergalactic interference. Time to let your nails shine and steal the spotlight!

5.  The Death Grip with an Object ~ 

Picture a world where breaking things for nailfies became the latest trend—imagine the chaos! 😅 Let's keep the fun in our nailfies without causing any accidental mayhem. No broken items, just beautiful nails stealing the spotlight in a trend that's all about style and positivity! 💅✨

6.  ??? ~ Interlocked?

While the Interlocked pose has its quirky charm, it's true that trends come and go. However, timeless elegance lasts forever. What's fun today may become dated quickly. Avoiding distracting gestures and opting for subtle, refined hand movements are something to keep in mind so your wraps and hands are displayed nicely. These can add a touch of sophistication to your photos without removing the focus on your nails. Let your nails be the epitome of enduring style!

Now, let’s do the Do’s:

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Now for the fun part! Achieving the perfect nail selfie can be challenging, but with a few tips and sample poses, you can master the art of the #nailfie. Here's how to pose your nails like a pro:

Let’s start off with our One-hand poses!

1.  Closed Fist ~

With its strong yet friendly vibe, the 'Closed Fist' adds a touch of attitude and strength to your manicure, reminding you that you're unstoppable and ready to take on any challenge that comes your way. 

2.  Relaxed Hand ~

Your go-to gesture for those moments of pure chill and relaxation! 🌿💅 Picture yourself kicking back, sipping on your favorite drink, and letting all your worries melt away as your nails strike this effortlessly cool pose.

3.  The Arianna Grande (Yuh) ~  

Whether you're belting out your favorite tunes, striking a pose for the gram, or simply feeling yourself, 'The Arianna Grande (Yuh)' pose is the perfect way to add a touch of glamour and attitude to your nail game. 💖🎤

Now, Two Hands!

1.  Check the pulse! ~

There’s so much life and style in this pose! Let it live! The "Check the pulse" pose encourages a positive mindset. By placing your fingers on your neck as if checking your pulse, you're symbolizing the importance of staying alive and well, both physically and mentally.

2.  Knuckles Cost Extra ~ 

With 'Knuckles Cost Extra,' you're not just getting a regular nail pose – you're getting a conversation starter, a mood lifter, and a confidence booster all in one! Whether you're striking a pose for a selfie or simply admiring your nails, these poses will make you stand out from the crowd with their playful charm. Plus, they're so fun and versatile that you'll want to try them with every nail design! 🌈🎉

3.  Royal Clap ~

Introducing our majestic 'Royal Clap' nail pose – fit for a queen or king like yourself! 👑✨ Feel like royalty with every flick of your fingertips as you showcase this elegant and regal pose. The 'Royal Clap' adds a touch of sophistication and grandeur to your manicure, elevating your nail game to the next level! 💅👏

4.  Hand Hug ~  

A delightful gesture that's as cozy as it sounds! 💖👐 Let your nails spread love and warmth with this adorable pose that's perfect for expressing affection and friendship. Whether you're greeting a loved one, sending virtual hugs, or simply embracing your own hands with self-love, the 'Hand Hug' pose is a sweet reminder of the power of connection. 💅🤗

5.  The Ten-Finger Pose ~
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The ultimate celebration of all ten fabulous fingers coming together in perfect harmony! One popular way is to keep one hand over the other in an overlapped fashion. You can also keep the two hands in such a way that it looks like each of the hands comes from two corners. 🌈💅

Slay the 'Gram: Model Nails & Hand Poses Like a Pro

After nailing the poses, get ready to unleash your inner hand model and make those nailfies pop. Buckle up, because we're about to dive into the world of modeling nails and hand poses that'll have your followers hitting that like button faster than you can say "Lily and Fox."

Let’s Talk Lighting! 

Ditch the harsh lights and embrace the magic of natural light. Soft, diffused light is your best friend when it comes to flattering your skin and accentuating the details of your nails. Position your hands near a window or step outside for beautiful, natural illumination.

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Props Up The Party!

1.  Jewelry:

Stack delicate and fun rings or bracelets on your wrist, creating a layered look that complements your nails. 
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2.  Coffee Mug or Wine Glass:

Hold your mug or wine glass delicately, letting your fingers peek out. Choose a mug with a matching or complementary color for a cohesive look.

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3.  Flowers:

Hold a single bloom or arrange a small bouquet near your hand. Match the colors of your nails to fresh flowers for a natural touch.

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4.  Book or Magazine:

Open a book or magazine to frame your hand that reflects your aesthetic and adds a touch of intellectual chic.

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5.  Fabric:

Drape a piece of silk, velvet, or lace over your hand, adding texture and personality.

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6.  Get Personal

Incorporate objects that reflect your hobbies or interests, like a fave clutch, watch, or bracelet. They all come in handy and add personality to your nailfie.

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Pro tips:
  • Scale matters: Choose props that fit comfortably in your hand and don't overshadow your nails.
  • Color coordination: Match or complement your props to your nail color for a cohesive look.
  • Tell a story: Use props to create a mood or theme for your photo.
  • Most importantly, have fun! Experiment and find what works best for you and your nail wraps! 
Background Basics

1.  Use A Colorful Background:
Let a vibrant background set the mood and make your nails the star of the show. Incorporate your nail color into the backdrop for a cohesive and eye-catching effect! 

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2.  Minimalistic Masterpiece:
Keep the background clean and uncluttered. A plain or textured fabric or soft bokeh effect will ensure your nails take center stage. No competition here!

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Remember, it's all about having fun and showcasing your killer nails. So grab your phone, unleash your inner diva, and let those fingertips do the talking! ✨

Opt For Interesting Poses and Fun Objects from Our Customers

Fun and playfulness are key factors for winning the ultimate #nailfie game. In the spirit of trying different poses to keep our nailfies interesting, we've got customers striking poses with pizza slices, peace signs, and even pretending to catch starlight in their hands. 🍕✌️✨ It's like they've unlocked a secret level of fun that we didn't even know existed.

So, buckle up for a rollercoaster of smiles, creativity, and a sprinkle of pure delight as we dive into the incredible world of fun poses and objects that our customers have shared with us. Get ready to be inspired, and who knows, you might just discover your next favorite nailfie pose! 📸🎉 Let the fun begin! 🚀💖

Teri’s Fun Glasses & She’s A Wild One

Lori’s $$$ & All American Girl

Katie’s Party Cups & Bubblegum Babe

Gayl's Glasses  & Mystic Waters 

DeAnna’s Harvest & Daisy Chain Dreaming with A Drop In The Ocean

Remember, there is no limit to experimenting to get the perfect nail shot. After all, who doesn't love a good candid pic at the end of the day? Let your creativity run wild and capture those moments you want to cherish.

We’re so excited to see your gorgeous nailfies so share them with us by using the hashtags #lilyandfox #lilyandfoxnails 

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