Nails Magazine

MAR 2015

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MARCH 2015 | NAILS MAGAZINE | 93 Mardi Gras Party 1. With blue, purple, and gold polish, create a water marbling efect on the nail. Allow to dry. 2. Cover the nail with purple glitter and allow to dry. 3. Using clear gel to adhere, place gold craft beads in a swirling "S" design from the base of the nail to the tip. Valerie A. Williams, Atlanta Pot of Gold Rainbow 1. Apply a base coat and two coats of light blue polish. 2. Using a black striper, paint a pot; using gold paint, fll the pot with gold. 3. Begin with a red striper and draw a line from the pot to the edge of the nail. Follow up with orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. 4. Using a white striper, make two pufy clouds. Apply the grass with green paint and a striper. Allow to dry and fnish with a clear top coat. Sam Rivenbank, Tarheel Tanning and Spa, Eure, N.C. Want to see your nail art how-to here? Mail your tips (one for each step) and 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. | For more nail art step-by-steps, visit, 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. Floral Plaid 1. Paint the nail white and allow to dry. 2. Paint a vertical line using 1/3 of the brush, from left to right. Paint another vertical line at 2/3 point and 1/3 point of the tip using the whole brush. 3. Using a fne-tip brush, paint thin horizontal and vertical lines alongside the other lines. Paint three fowers with white paint and outline them with a medium blue. Add blue dots to the center of the fowers and accents of three dots in a triangle shape among the fowers. Bliss Nam, Salon Cocoro, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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