Nail Design

Nail Art Studio: Acid Wash Denim

by Sigourney Nuñez | May 27, 2016

1. Create a marble effect with black and white gel-polish. Use a dotting tool to swirl the colors together. Cure.

2. Paint half the nail with a custom mix of blue and black gel-polish. Pat the color to only half of the nail. Paint a vertical line down the center of the nail with black gel-polish. Cure.

3. Paint the hem of the jeans using white gel-polish and a liner brush. Top the look with embellishments. Paint a floral design with white, pink, and green gel-polish over the marble. Cure. Apply top coat and cure.

Nails by Bella Martinelli, Costa Mesa, Calif., @bellanailglam

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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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