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Nail Art Studio: Winging It

Crystals and glitter bling up a butterfly's wings.

1. Apply a pastel gel-polish color (Akzéntz Luxio in Lovely).

2. Use gel paint to outline the butterfly wings (Akzéntz Options Green Splash Pastel) and draw two lines near the large wing for the antennae (Akzéntz Gel Play White and Silver Sand).

3. Press loose glitter inside the wings (Young Nails Sea Spray). Apply a thick layer of Akzéntz Gel Play Bling-On over the glitter and start applying a variety of Swarovski Crystals into the gel.

4. Apply Swarovski Crystals to form the butterfly’s body. Use Swarovski Crystal Pixie Bubble in Future Fantasy between the crystals and to outline the wings. Apply top coat around
the design.

Keren Clark, The Villages, Fla.

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Renee Borowy is the owner of , V.I.P. Salon & Spa in Riverview, Mich., which was established in 1986 as a nail and tanning salon.
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