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First Time Nail Art

Cosmopolitan's May 2014 issue recruited übertalented Miss Pop to deliver fun, sophisticated, and chic looks per customer preference. The results are an Emoji mani, Chic shapes, and Pick-up sticks. 

Here are the brief tutorials: 

Pick-Up Sticks: Apply white polish, leaving a semicircle of exposed nail at the base. With a striping brush, paint random intersecting lines with blue, yellow, and coral polish. Apply a top coat and press star-shaped studs at hte base of each nail while still wet. 

The Emoji Mani: Make happy-face yellow even more fun with a white base, which makes any color more vibrant. Grab some nail-art pens, and draw in the face shapes.

Chic Shapes: Paint nails nude and pinkies coral. Add on the moods, tops and bubbles (a striper brush or thin paintbrush keeps designs precise). 

Bonus: How to break a nail-biter of the habit. Experts at Valley Nails applied their Valley Nail Set to cover the client's natural nails to prevent biting. Unlike gels or acrylic, these natural-looking press-ons are applied with a medical-grade glue that's free of irritating toxins and allows the nails to grow healthily below the surface. And it lasts up to two weeks!

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The light-colored half-moon shape at the base of the nail; where the matrix connects with the nail bed.
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