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Nail Art Studio: Autumn Tree

Nadja Freund demonstrates Autumn Tree.

Nadja Freund demonstrates Autumn Tree.


1. Apply light brown gel-polish on the edge of the nail and blend it toward the center. Cure.


2. Apply orange gel-polish with shimmer along the cuticle area and blend it toward the brown gel-polish, overlapping it. Cure.


3. Using a thin Kolinsky brush, draw a tree with a darker brown gel-polish. Cure.


4. Using a marbling tool, apply some red, yellow, orange, and green dots acrylic paint or polish on the tree and some rose gold sparkles along the free edge. Cure. Apply a clear gel top coat and cure.

Nadja Freund, Magnetic Nail Design, Victoria BC, Canada

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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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