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Start off with a base coat, I used Revlon’s “Quick Dry Base Coat.”

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Then, paint your nails with the colors of your choice. I went with my school colors, so I painted my ring finger yellow so that I could make a navy blue cap (just like the navy blue cap I will be wearing) and painted the rest of my nails navy blue. I used Maybelline’s Color Show “Fierce N Tangy” for my ring finger and Julep’s “Ilsa” for the rest of my nails.

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To paint the cap, use a small detail brush and the opposite of the color that was used for the base. Start of by painting a diamond in the upper center of the nail. I used Winstonia’s “Berry Wine”.

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Then, paint two small lines coming down from that diamond.

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Connect those lines with a small curved line.

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Paint a small line coming off one of the sides and on the end of that line paint frayed edges.

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Place a small dot in the center of the diamond using a small dotting tool and then add a line from the dot to connect it to the tassel.

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For the rest of the nails, add stripes of the opposite color. I used Winstonia’s “Fine Line” and Apple Barrel’s “Yellow” acrylic paint.

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On the middle and ring finger, depending on which hand, on one paint “Class of” and the other “2016” or whatever year fits. I used the same “Berry Wine” brush and Apple Barrel’s “White” acrylic paint.

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Lastly, apply a top coat, I used Revlon’s “Extra Life No Chip Top Coat.”

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Your Graduation Nails are finished!

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