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Nail Art Studio: Golden Sun

Brandy Neslon demonstrates Golden Sun.

Brandy Neslon demonstrates Golden Sun.


1. Apply a shimmery yellow base coat. 


2. Using a shimmery orange polish, apply a ball of sunshine on the free edge.


3. Starting at the middle of the ball, draw a vertical ray, fanning it out slightly toward the base. Add smaller rays on each side.


4. With gold glitter paint, accent the rays with stripes in the same shape. Add a large gold dot at the base of the center ray and fill in with graduating smaller dots on either side. Finish with a clear top coat.

Brandy Neslon, NV Salon, Eugene, Ore.

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