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Nail Art Studio: Shades of Gray

Simone Gilbert demonstrates how to do Shades of Gray nail art.

Simone Gilbert demonstrates how to do Shades of Gray nail art.


1. Apply a base coat and allow to dry.


2. Using a fan brush, dip the very tip of the bristles into a medium blue polish and paint the nail in a swiping motion from left to right, then right to left.


3. Repeat using a second, darker blue or gray.


4. Repeat using a darker gray or black. Allow to dry, and then apply a clear top coat.

Simone Gilbert, Urban Bliss Beauty Therapy, Melbourne, Australia

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