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MAR 2013

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STYLE} nail art studio 3-D Flower French 1. Apply teal glitter acrylic diagonally on the free edge. 2. Apply purple glitter acrylic diagonally to fill in the rest of the free edge, creating a French. Fill in the rest of the nail with pink acrylic. File the nail to smooth, but don't buf. 3. Apply a gold rhinestone on top of the teal. Use white acrylic to create two 3-D petals around the rhinestone. 4. Create three more petals. Buf. Katie Pfaf, Just Teasin' Hair and Nail Salon, Lolo, Mont. A Little Dotty 1. Polish the nail pale purple. 2. Use a striper to create three blue vertical curvy lines on one side of the nail. Use a dotter and black acrylic paint to create lines, curves, and clusters of dots on the nail. Use the dotter and black paint to create a half-heart shape on the side. Use the dotter and blue paint to add small dots inside the half-heart. Use a dotter and black paint to create a half-egg shape under the heart. Add a yellow dot inside of one of the black dots. Add a blue rhinestone on top of one of the black lines. 3. Add six clear rhinestones inside the half-egg. Tifany Ector, Nailtricity, Cleveland Dotted Flower 1. Polish the nail with a wide diagonal stripe of hot pink. Above that, polish the nail with a wide diagonal stripe of white. 2. Use a dotter tool and white polish to draw five dots in the shape of a flower. Add a blue dot in the center. 3. Polish a curved green line and leaves on either side of the flower. 4. Add small white dots below the flower. Add varying sizes of pink dots on the free edge. Mimi Nguyen, Nail Luv, Thomaston, Ga. Want to see your nail art how-to here? Mail your tips (one for each step) and instructions to Sree Roy, NAILS Magazine, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Make sure to include your name, salon name (if applicable), city, state, and contact information. 76 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2013 For more nail art step-by-steps, visit www.nailsmag.com/style, then click on Nail Art. 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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