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Nail Art Studio: The Tortoise Shell Wins the Race

Tortoise shell nails are super on-trend for fall.

1. Apply one layer tan gel (Presto 161). Do not cure.

2. Paint a large, messy arrow shape with a medium brown gel (Presto 159) and blend it in with the sticky tan layer to create a blurred affect. Cure in Presto light.

3. Mix brown gel (Presto 42) and black gel (Presto 60). Paint dark brown spots randomly over nail. Cure.

4. Add spots of black (Presto 60) randomly on the nail, balancing out the pattern. Cure.

5. Add a gold Minx cuticle cuff to the bottom of the nail. Add top coat and cure. 

Katie Masters, Los Angeles @nailthoughts

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