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September 2015

Fall Tree Nails

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Start off by applying a base coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Double Duty Base and Top Coat”.

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Then, paint your nails with a background color of your choice. I applied four coats of Sally Hansen’s “Almost Almond”.

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Next, paint two curved diagonal lines to create the tree trunk. I did this using a striping brush and Delta Ceramcoat’s “Autumn Brown” acrylic paint.

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Then, fill in the trunk. I did this using a liner brush.

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Next, using the same liner brush and acrylic paint, paint curvy or wavy lines coming out around the trunk to create the branches.

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Now it is time to paint the leaves. This was a bit difficult to show how to do on my nails, so I painted it on my palette step-by-step. It is one vertical line with four short lines or two long lines coming diagonally out of the sides.

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Paint the leaves all over the branches with different colors. I used Apple Barrel’s “Christmas Green”, “Yellow”, “Pumpkin Orange”, and “Bright Red”.

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Then, to fill up more space, I painted some falling leaves below the branches.

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Lastly, apply a top coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthening Top Coat”.

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Your fall manicure is complete!

Flower Stripe Nails

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First off apply a base coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Double Duty Base and Top Coat”.

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Then apply a black nail polish as a base color. I used Sinful Colors “Black on Black”.

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Next, paint two white dots in two corners of your nails. These dots will be the centers of the flowers. I used a liner brush and Sinful Colors “Snow me White”. You can always use a small dotting tool. Acrylic paint would make the overall design easier.

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Next, using the same liner brush, paint three small lines on one side of the dots to create the petals.

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Repeat the last step on the other side of the dots.

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Then, using a striper brush and the same white color, paint some thin lines going around the flowers. At first I only painted a few to make an outline for the rest of the lines. Add some small white dots in any empty space that is leftover.

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Apply a top coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthening Top Coat”.

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Your manicure is finished!

Triangle French Tip Nails

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Start off by applying a base coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Double Duty Base and Top Coat”.

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Then apply a pinky nude color as your base. I used “Rose Petal” by Forever 21. There are many dupes of this color, I simply chose this one because it is slightly lighter in shade. I wanted it to look more natural and I didn’t want it to contrast too much with the other color.

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Next, choose color for your french tips. I used Julep’s “Coco”. Then, using a striping brush paint two diagonal lines slightly below your natural nail tip.

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Then, simply fill in the tip using the brush that comes in the nail polish. If you aren’t too skilled with a nail polish brush you can use the striper brush or any other brush.

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Finally, apply a top coat, I used Sally Hansen’s “Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthening Top Coat”.

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Your manicure is finished!

Composition Notebook Nails

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First off, apply a base coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Double Duty Base and Top Coat”.

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Then apply a black polish all over the nails. I used Sinful Colors “Black on Black”.

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Next, take a makeup sponge, which you can get at your local drugstore, and rip a piece off of it. It is better to used a ripped makeup sponge because it will make the white spots more random. Then apply a little bit of white nail polish to the sponge. I used Sinful Colors “Snow me White”.

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Next, using some tweezers or your fingers, lightly sponge the white onto each nail in random spots. The tweezers I used are from Sally Beauty Supply.

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Then, using a striper brush and some black acrylic paint, paint a thick line on the side of the nail. I used a striper brush from the 15 piece set from MASH and Apple Barrel’s “Black” acrylic paint.

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Next, using a liner brush and some white acrylic paint, create a rectangle towards the top of the nail. I used Apple Barrel’s “White”. I recommend making the more long than wide and smaller than I did.

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Then, using a thin striper brush and the same acrylic paint, paint three lines going from left to right on the white rectangle.

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Apply a top coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthening Top Coat”.

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Your back to school manicure is finished!

Paris Nails, Eiffel Tower and Hearts

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Start of by applying a base coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Double Duty Base and Top Coat”.

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Then, apply your base color. I used Sinful Color’s “Snow me White”.

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Now it is time to create the hearts. Using a medium sized dotting tool and Jenna Hipp’s “Rose Tart” polish I created two dots on the nail.

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Next, using a smaller dotting tool or a small paint brush, create a triangle at the bottom of the dots to finish the heart.

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Repeat this process on every nail except the ring fingers.

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Next, outline the hearts using a black polish or black acrylic paint. I used Apple Barrel’s “Black”. The slower you do this, the better it will turn out.

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Then, using a very small dotting tool and the same black acrylic paint, place very small dots in the empty spaces around the hearts.

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Now onto the Eiffel Tower. Using a thin striping brush and the same black acrylic paint, paint two long curved lines starting at the bottom and stopping slightly before the top of the nail.

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Next, paint a small line going across the top of the two lines just made.

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Then create a small half circle at the base of the nail and in between the two curved lines.

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Then create another small line, similar to the one at the top, but this time slightly lower.

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Next, create another small line slightly above the half circle.

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Then, paint a small triangle starting at the line above the half circle and ending slightly before the middle line.

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Next, to create the crosshatch design, use a very thin striping brush and the same black paint used before and paint thin diagonal lines going across the Eiffel Tower.

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Repeat the process going in the opposite direction.

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Then, create a small line at the top of the tower going up and down instead of left to right.

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Finally, apply a top coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthening Top Coat”.

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And your manicure is finished!

Nail Art with Stripes and Dots

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Start off by applying a base coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Double Duty Base and Top Coat”.

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Then, apply a base color of your choice. I applied a Sephora mini that I don’t have the name for but it is just a coral orange polish.

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Next, paint three diagonal lines going across the nail with a striping brush. I used Apple Barrel’s “White” acrylic paint.

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Repeat the process going in the opposite direction.

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Now, where the lines intersect, create a small dash from left to right using the same color.

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Then, using the same color as your base color, place a dot in the center of the dashes where the lines would have intersected. I used a small dotting tool for this.

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Apply a top coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthening Top Coat”.

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Your manicure is finished!

Tribal Pattern Nails

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First off, apply a base coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Double Duty Base and Top Coat”.

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Next, apply a base color of your choice. I chose Jenna Hipp’s “Tres Parfait”.

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Then, create an X by painting two diagonal lines going all the way across the nail. I used a thin striping brush and Apple Barrel’s “White” acrylic paint.

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Then, using all the same supplies, create more triangle shapes where the X creates triangle shapes.

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Repeat the same process but smaller.

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Lastly, apply a top coat. I used Sally Hansen’s “Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthening Top Coat”.

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Your manicure is finished!

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