Nail Design

Nail Art Studio: So Hot We’ll Melt Your Popsicle

byNancy Kirk | June 21, 2018

1. Paint two coats of light blue polish (Essie’s Find Me An Oasis).

2. Use a small detail brush to make a grid of diagonal lines with tan polish (Essie’s Sand Tropez).

3. Use a small detail brush to make small square blobs beginning with a darker blue polish on the stick, followed by blocks of white on top.

4. Make a triangular blob on top of the white with red polish (Essie’s E-nuf is E-nuf), and then use a striping brush with your base color to clean up the sides of the popsicles. Apply top coat.

Megan Knight, Los Angeles  @tinybrushes

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Nail Design

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