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Nail Art Studio: Caught Red Handed

byNancy Kirk | October 6, 2017

1. Apply two coats of OPI Alpine Snow over the entire nail and cure. Remove tacky layer. Use a striping brush to paint vertical black stripes down the nail with Presto Bambino AL7 and cure. Repeat steps.

2. At the base of the nail, apply red (Presto Nobile 80) with a dotter tool and striping brush to create a dripping effect. Cure. Repeat steps and cure.

3. Mix together a small amount of Gelish Structure Gel and loose red glitter. Apply over the red blood. Cure.

4. Continue to add Gelish Structure Gel to create a 3-D look. Flash cure each drip so the gel does not self-level. Carefully apply Cheri Non-Wipe Gel Top Coat and cure.

Megan Lee, Black File Nail Social, Fountain Valley, Calif. @megan_blackfilenails

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