Cosmopolitan's May 2014 issue recruited übertalented Miss Pop to deliver fun, sophisticated, and chic looks per customer preference. The results are an Emoji mani, Chic shapes, and Pick-up sticks.
Here are the brief tutorials:
Pick-Up Sticks: Apply white polish, leaving a semicircle of exposed nail at the base. With a striping brush, paint random intersecting lines with blue, yellow, and coral polish. Apply a top coat and press star-shaped studs at hte base of each nail while still wet.
The Emoji Mani: Make happy-face yellow even more fun with a white base, which makes any color more vibrant. Grab some nail-art pens, and draw in the face shapes.
Chic Shapes: Paint nails nude and pinkies coral. Add on the moods, tops and bubbles (a striper brush or thin paintbrush keeps designs precise).
Bonus: How to break a nail-biter of the habit. Experts at Valley Nails applied their Valley Nail Set to cover the client's natural nails to prevent biting. Unlike gels or acrylic, these natural-looking press-ons are applied with a medical-grade glue that's free of irritating toxins and allows the nails to grow healthily below the surface. And it lasts up to two weeks!