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Embedded Nail Art with Handpainted Accents

Get the step-by-step for nail artist Mare Horak’s signature style.

Nails by Mare Horak, Nails by Mare, Smyrna, Tenn.


To get her signature style:

1. Apply a thin layer of clear acrylic to the entire nail. Apply a raw fimo cane slice.

2. Using clear acrylic, apply gold bullion around the fimo slice, then encase the fimo and bullion in clear acrylic. Apply a thin layer of black acrylic to the tip and pink acrylic to the bed.

3. Using a white striper, add swirls on the black. Using a gold striper, outline the white.

4. Encase the nail in clear acrylic. File and shape. Apply gel top coat.

She charges: $10/nail

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