Nail Art

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

 

Nail Art Studio: Desert Cactus

1. Apply base coat and cure. Working from cuticle to free edge, paint a gradient using dark brown (Presto AM07), burnt orange (Presto 56), peach (Presto AM04), and yellow (Ageha 10). Create an ombre using horizontal brush strokes. Cure. Apply Bio Seaweed No-Wipe Top Coat and cure.

2. Paint a saguaro cactus using a thin liner brush and medium brown (presto AM08). Use a small dotting tool to make a border around the nail. Cure.

3. Use Presto Bambina AL2 to add gold details to the cactus. With a slightly smaller dotting tool, add gold on top of the first round of dots. With the same dotting tool, add dots to the sky. Use your thin liner brush to paint one twinkling star. Cure. Finish with Presto Matte Top Gel.

Chi Chi Heinmiller, Portland, Ore. @bestnailsclub



Facebook Comments ()

Leave a Comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
Submit

Comments (0)

Encyclopedia

Barbicide traces its origins back to 1947 New York, where a science teacher named Maurice King first concocted the disinfectant solution that...
Learn More

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

VietSALON

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
Loading...
 
Subscribe Today
Subscribe Today