Nail Design

Nail Art Studio: Summer Sunset

by Sigourney Nuñez | August 19, 2016

1. Prep the nails. Apply pearl polish and allow to dry. Use clear builder gel and create embossed outlines of suns. Do not remove the inhibition layer.

2. Use a dry paint brush to apply micro glitter to the design and lightly dust off the excess glitter. Apply no-cleanse gel-polish top coat and cure.

3. Lightly buff the nail to remove shine. Cleanse. Use a small dotting tool and white acrylic paint to outline the design with dots. Seal the look with top coat and cure.

Nails by Lisa Bennett, Unique Hair Design and Spa, Bakersfield, Calif. @lisa.b.ivystar

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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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