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Nail Art Studio: Shimmering Cheetah

Kathleen Shahan demonstates how to do Shimmering Cheetah.

Kathleen Shahan demonstates how to do Shimmering Cheetah.


1. Using a neutral brown or beige gel-polish, create a base color, and cure. Do not remove the inhibition layer.


2. With a fluffy makeup brush, apply a bronze pigment to the cuticle area. Wipe excess from brush, and blend lightly toward the free edge. Apply a clear gel top coat and cure.


3. Paint (or stamp on) an animal print pattern using small “c” shapes, and dots to fill in the spaces. Finish with a clear top coat and cure. 

Kathleen Shahan, The Head-Quarters, Wilmington, Del.

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