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Nail Art Studio: Winking Leprechaun

Jade Sewell demonstrates how to do Winking Leprechaun nail art.

Jade Sewell demonstrates how to do Winking Leprechaun nail art.


1. Create the tip with multi-color sparkly gold acrylic. Fill the back with a sheer sparkly pink acrylic.


2. With a fine point detail brush, start painting the winking leprechaun with acrylic craft paint. Paint the basic shape of his face with a pale skin color. Add his beard and eyebrows using small brush strokes. Using the same skin color, paint his ear. 


3 Using black paint, add his chin line, smile and pipe, nose, and one winking eye and the top of his open eye. Add a tiny bit of white to the outside of the open eye and dot on a blue iris with a dotter tool.


4. Paint the basic shape of the hat. Add the black trim and gold buckle. Create the four leaf clover with a dotter tool. Finish with a super shiny gel top coat and cure under a UV light

Jade Sewell, Just Nails, Great Falls, Mont.

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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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