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Nail Art Studio: Flowers for Mom

Bella Martinelli offers a tutorial for a Mother’s Day design.

1. Prep the nail with two thin layers of OPI GelColor Bubble Bath. Cure between coats. Frame your nail with a thin line using Gelish Black Shadow. Create a marbling effect with Akzéntz Options Maple Sugar and cure. Seal the look with Gelish Top-It-Off.

2. Paint flowers using red, yellow, and blue gel.

3. Add tiny black lines around the petals with Gelish Black Shadow for a dramatic effect. Add little touches of silver gel to add shine. Finish with a clear top coat.

Nails by Bella Martinelli, Costa Mesa, Calif. @bellanailglam

Want to see your nail art how-to here? Email

You can also mail your tips (one for each step) and written instructions to Sigourney Nuñez, NAILS Magazine, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Make sure to include your name, salon name (if applicable), city, state, and contact information. When mailing us tips for Nail Art Studio, please mail them in a padded envelope or box to keep the nail tips fully intact in transit.

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