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FEB 2019

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32 NAILS MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2019 | Love Note 1. Polish the nail on a diagonal using red and black. Cure. 2. Use matte top coat to give it a dry look. 3. Use a mustard yellow to write out the word "love" and cure. Write out the word "love" with clear coat and cure again. 4. Rub chrome powder on top of the word and seal it with clear top coat. Decorate with Swarovski crystals. Reyna Sandoval, San Diego @QueenLaque Watercolor Hearts 1. Apply two coats of OPI Alpine Snow gel-polish, curing after each layer. Remove the inhibition layer with alcohol. 2. Using pink and purple permanent markers, draw heart shapes on the nail. They do not have to be perfect. Use Wildflowers Nails' Indigo Brush to lightly dab 99% alcohol on the heart shapes; this will create a watercolor effect. Do this until you are happy with the look. 3. Use a small liner brush and Leaf Gel 001 black gel-polish to roughly outline each heart. This can have a sketched look. Cure for 30 seconds. 4. Using the same liner brush and black gel-polish write out the word "love" in the empty white space of the nail. Cure for 30 seconds. Apply rhinestones in matching colors. Finish the nail with matte top coat. Melissa Robillard, Fresh+Filed, Margate, Fla. @nailsbyMLH Want to see your nail art how-to here? Mail your tips (one for each step) and instructions to Nail Art Studio, NAILS Magazine, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Make sure to include your name, salon name (if applicable), city, state, and contact information. Rosy Glow 1. Apply a pink glitter base gel-polish. Add holo glitter. 2. Apply another layer of pink glitter. 3. Using white gel paint, add petals to create a rose or other flower. 4. Apply your choice of rhinestones or crystals and finish with a gel top coat. Take care not to cover the rhinestones/crystals. Adelaida Perez, Queen Hair and Nail Salon, Cherry Hill, N.J. @athenails STYLE | nail art studio 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. For more nail art step-by-steps, visit

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