1. Apply two coats of white gel-polish. Cure between coats. Use black gel paint to paint a circle outline for the face and body. Use neutral colors to paint facial features.


2. Use blue gel-polish to add color to the background and the clothing. Cure.


3. Use a thin brush and dark blue gel-polish to add details. Use red gel-polish to paint the cheeks. Cure.


4. Add more detail with black gel-paint. Cure. Finish the look with matte top coat.

Nails by Sarah Elmaz, Melbourne, Australia @getbuffednails

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