1. Coat the entire nail with a white gel-polish base and cure. Use a makeup sponge to lightly dab light blue and light pink gel-polish in a checkered pattern on the nail. Cure.

2. Paint the base of an argyle pattern using white gel-polish. Cure.

3. Add more details to the white pattern and apply embellishments to accent your design. Cure.

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

Want to see your nail art how-to here? Email sigourney.nunez@bobit.com

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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