1. Polish nails white and allow to dry.
2. Using a sponge, carefully dab red polish on various parts of the nails.
3. Using the same technique and the clean side of a sponge, dab blue polish over the white polish. Add more white, red, or blue as desired.
4. While the polish is tacky, apply gold leaf, and seal the look with top coat.
Mimi Wilson, Los Angeles, @nailsbymimi
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