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Nail Art Studio: Just Beachy

Daniela Manzano demonstrates how to do Just Beachy nail art.

Daniela Manzano demonstrates how to do Just Beachy nail art.


1. Apply three tones of yellow paint or polish in a diagonal curve along the side and tip of the nail. Start with the lightest yellow and end with the darkest.


2. Apply three tones of blue paint or polish in a diagonal curve below the yellow. Start with the darkest blue and end with the lightest blue or white if you prefer.


3. Add three back V shapes to make the birds. To make the sun, apply a dot of the darkest yellow and paint triangles around it to create rays.


4. In the lightest yellow section, apply tiny dots of dark yellow and brown paint or polish to create sand


5. Allow to dry and apply a clear top coat.

Daniela Manzano, Nails by Daniela, Little Ferry, N.J.

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Want to see your nail art how-to here? Email [email protected].

You can also mail your tips (one for each step) and written instructions to Tracy Rubert, 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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