Nail Design

Nail Art Studio: All the Leaves Are Gold

by Sigourney Nuñez | September 9, 2016

1. Paint the nail with a nude shade. Cure.

2. Paint the outline of a tree using black gel and a fine brush. Cure.

3. Apply small pieces of gold foil as the leaves of the tree using the inhibition layer to adhere the pieces. Seal the look with top coat and cure.

Nails by Aly Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J. @alysnails

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You can also mail your tips (one for each step) and written instructions to Sigourney Nuñez, NAILS Magazine, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Make sure to include your name, salon name (if applicable), city, state, and contact information. When mailing us tips for Nail Art Studio, please mail them in a padded envelope or box to keep the nail tips fully intact in transit.

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