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Nail Art Studio: Yule Log

Brenda Rodrigues demonstrates how to do Yule Log nail art.

Brenda Rodrigues demonstrates how to do Yule Log nail art.


1. Polish nail with a dark color like OPI Ice-Bergers and Fries. Using cashmere-beige craft paint and a striping brush, make five angled flair brush strokes. Use the same technique with metallic gold craft paint and repeat strokes between the beige.


2. Add holly leaves by alternating forest green and leaf green craft paint. Use opposite colors for veining each leaf.


3. Create berries by using a toothpick and crimson craft paint or polish to place three dots at the top of each holly leaf.


4. Add green glitter to each holly leaf and use a gold glitter striper for accents. 

Brenda Rodrigues, Anaphora Salon, Atascadero, Calif.

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You can also mail your tips (one for each step) and written instructions to Tracy Rubert, 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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