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Start off with a base coat, I used Essie’s “Grow Stronger” base coat.

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Apply a sheer white polish as a base color. I used a Sally Hansen Nail Color that I don’t have the name for.

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With a thin brush and a red color, paint a half moon shape where the lunula is. I like to do this by painting the lines where the half moon will start and end, then finish off the shape and fill it in. I used Winstonia’s “Berry Wine” brush and Kleancolor’s “Red Alert”.

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With a small dotting tool and the same red color, paint pairs of dots all over the nail for the cherries. I recommend to paint some dots coming off the nail so it looks more like a pattern.

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Paint the stems to the cherries by painting a small curved line coming out of each dot.The two lines on one pair of cherries should come together and make a rounded triangle shape. I used another one of Winstonia’s “Berry Wine” brushed and Craftsmart’s “Light Green” and “Crisp Green” acrylic paints mixed together.

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To outline the nails I used Apple Barrel’s “Black” acrylic paint and a Winstonia “Berry Wine” brush (personally I like the design better without the outline). Take the brush and paint a line going down each side of the nail, then curve the line to meet the bottom and top curves of the nail.

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Lastly, apply a top coat. I used Essie’s “Gel-Setter” top coat.

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Your Cherry Nails are finished!

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