Nail Design

Nail Art Studio: Mandala Manicure

by Sigourney Nuñez | August 19, 2016

1. Paint two coats of white nail polish. Allow to dry.

2. Use a makeup sponge to randomly apply spots of color on the nail using purple, blue, red, and silver polish. Repeat until desired opacity. Allow to dry.

3. Use a thin brush and black polish to handpaint a mandala-inspired design. Once dry, seal the look with top coat.

Nails by Amber Dunson, Destiny Day Spa & Salon, Bossier City, La. @amberdidit

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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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