Nail Art

Dedicated to the infinite joys of nail art and design: handpaint, airbrush, colored acrylics and gels.


Nail Art Studio: Trunk in Love

These nails are (ele)phant-tastick.

1. Paint the nail with white gel-polish and cure. Outline the face of an elephant with regular nail art polish. Top with gel top coat. Cure and wipe. 

2. Use five different polishes and paint various marks all around the nail. Be sure to leave the tusk uncolored, as well as the space between the leg and nose.

3. Dab a thin brush in acetone and let it drip onto the colors very lightly. This will blend the colors for a watercolor look. 

4. Once the colors dry, use a nail art brush to color in the shadow behind the tusk. Then go back and retrace the outline of the elephant with bold lines and let dry. Finish with gel top coat.

Alisa Khotpanya, Nails by Alisa, Port Saint Lucie, Fla. @alisa.nailcare 

Facebook Comments ()

Leave a Comment


Comments (0)

Featured Products & Promotions   |   Advertisement

Market Research

Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

Industry Statistics for

View All


FREE Subscription

VietSalon is a Vietnamese-language magazine and the sister publication to NAILS. Click the link below to sign up for a FREE one-year subscription.

Get a free preview issue and a Free Gift
Subscribe Today!

Please sign in or register to .    Close
Subscribe Today
Subscribe Today