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Nail Art Studio: Pastel Winter Wonderland

by NLS Staff | January 1, 2017

1. Prep the nails with a dry manicure for gel application. Apply gel base coat and cure. Apply a coat of white gel color and cure. Repeat for full coverage.
2. Using a light pink gel-polish, wipe the excess color on the neck of the bottle and feather strokes of color on the nail. Repeat with a purple shade. Use clear gel-polish to blend the colors and cure.
3. Use a thin art brush and light blue gel to paint snowflakes on the top right and bottom left of the nail. Cure.
4. Use nail resin to adhere pearls and rhinestones to embellish the design. Allow to dry. Seal the entire look with top coat and cure.

Diana Nguyen, Black File Nails, Fountain Valley, Calif. @ricekittynails

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