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Cute Unicorn Nail Art Tutorial

by NAILS Staff | August 7, 2019

Alecia Mounixay created this fun 3-D unicorn nail design using acrylic. 

Follow her on Instagram @thepaintedkoi

1. Melt together soft pastel colors in orange, teal, yellow, blue, and pink.

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2. Add a large white bead of acrylic (on the drier side) to create the shape of the face. Add little ears by pressing the balls into a point.

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3. Start creating the hair by dragging a ball on a nail form and working it until it forms a long piece. Be sure to pick it up before it hardens. Place the pieces side by side on the unicorn's head to mimic hair in the wind. 

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4. Make two even balls of pink acrylic for the nostrils and use a dotting tool to press down the center of each. 

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5. Add a ball of silver acrylic on top of the unicorn's head. Wait until it's almost hard and then flatten it downwards. Keep doing this with smaller balls, until you form a point. 

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6. Add two little black dots for the eyes. You do not have to use polish on top, but if you would like to seal it, then a matte top coat is suggested. 

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