Nail Design

Nail Art Studio: Patriotic Sparkle

by Sigourney Nuñez | June 30, 2016

1. Apply a nude color acrylic powder right below the cuticle area and fade toward the tip.

2. Apply a small bead of red acrylic powder to half of the free edge. Repeat with blue acrylic powder. Encapsulate the entire nail in clear powder.

3. Contour the nail to desired shape. Remove debris with alcohol and seal the nail with gel top coat. Once cured, paint a white shooting star. Finish the design with top coat and cure.

Marisol Gonzalez, Creativesol Nail Spa, Arlington, Texas @creativesol

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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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