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Nail Art Studio: Santa Penguin

Elizabeth Faubion demonstrates how to do Santa Penguin nail art.

Elizabeth Faubion demonstrates how to do Santa Penguin nail art.


1. black paint or polish, make a long oval shape on the tip of the nail. Cure.


2. Using white paint or polish, create another oval in the middle of the first one, leaving an outer edge of black to create the body. At the top of the oval, apply two white dots for eyes and add a line of white at the top of the head to create the hat. Finish the hat by adding a triangle of glittery red paint or polish above the white line. Cure.


3. Using orange paint, create the beak and feet. With aqua colored paint, add two small dots to the eyes.


4. Using the aqua paint, finish the details by adding a scarf. Apply a clear top coat and cure.

Elizabeth Faubion, Ogden, Utah

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