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contents Nail art You Can TouCh Cool Back to School looks Bold, Beautiful, MetallicS triBal NailS
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COVer LOOk Nails: Donne and Ginny Geer, Long Beach, Calif. Model: Joline Towers, Body Parts Models Photography: Vu Ong

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Our goal is to make Nail Art Gallery Magazine as interactive as possible. You can simply flip through the pages and peruse the awesome art. The icons below are scattered throughout these pages. Here’s what you’re looking for:

Any time you see this icon, click on it to go directly to step-by-step instructions for that design.throughout these pages. Here’s what you’re looking for: When you see this icon, click on it

When you see this icon, click on it to go directly to a video tutorial for that design.to go directly to step-by-step instructions for that design. Any time you see this icon, click

Any time you see this icon, click on it to see a gallery of similar images on Nail Art Gallery or NailsMag.com. images on Nail Art Gallery or NailsMag.com.

When you see this icon, click on it to go online for more on that trend.of similar images on Nail Art Gallery or NailsMag.com. This icon isn’t interactive, but we’ve peppered

This icon isn’t interactive, but we’ve peppered it through- out the magazine to give you helpful hints on creating your own designs.this icon, click on it to go online for more on that trend. ABOBiTBuSiNeSSMeDiAPuBLiCATiON Editor Hannah

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notes

notes [top] Me (left) with Ginny Geer (one of our cover artists) of Hey, Nice Nails.
notes [top] Me (left) with Ginny Geer (one of our cover artists) of Hey, Nice Nails.
notes [top] Me (left) with Ginny Geer (one of our cover artists) of Hey, Nice Nails.

[top] Me (left) with Ginny Geer (one of our cover artists) of Hey, Nice Nails. [bottom] In honor of our fashion section I am sharing this Oscar de la Renta- inspired nail art that Ginny Geer created on my nails.

inspired nail art that Ginny Geer created on my nails. A look back As I look

A look back

As I look at the back-to-school section in this issue, I’m reminded of how my own experience with nails actually began in school. In junior high I painted my nails weekly. There was even a day in P.E. when I let my friend take a yellow highlighter to my nails. In high school I wore flip-flops almost daily so I painted my toenails constantly. I remember the pure satisfaction of finding the perfect polish to match my lavender prom dress. I was first introduced to stiletto nails senior year because my AP English teacher always wore hers extra-long and pointy in outlandish colors that she let her young sons pick out. The truth is many of us can trace our style evolution (and pitfalls) to our time in school. And while we may have fallen into the trap of wearing trends others deemed “cool,” it was always refreshing to get a chance to start over again come September. I always got excited about going back to school. I would compare it with the rush of excitement I get now when I remove a chipped or outgrown design from my nails. While bare nails aren’t my thing, I do like the looks of them for a bit because they signify a fresh start. For a moment I realize that my nails can become anything and look however trendy, classic, or outstanding as I so desire. The power to go to a salon, try a new technique, or change my color every other day is literally at my tips. I may have outgrown the need to match my nail color to my dress and wear flip-flops daily, but the desire to do better with every fresh start never gets old. One thing’s for sure: no more highlighter manicures.

tribal

Patterns of lines and dots reminiscent of prints in other cultures define the tribal design. Ikat, chevrons, and geometric shapes sometimes get included into the

mix

for nail art that is heavy on the details. Bright color palettes have enhanced

this

look to make it a trendy must-try for nail enthusiasts everywhere.

make it a trendy must-try for nail enthusiasts everywhere. Colorful Tribal Lauren Wireman of Wildflowers Nail
make it a trendy must-try for nail enthusiasts everywhere. Colorful Tribal Lauren Wireman of Wildflowers Nail

Colorful Tribal

in Cape Coral, Fla., shows how to punch up any tribal design with oodles of color.

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tribal! Diana Cruz, Diana’s Nail Art Fetish, San Jose, Calif. Nail Tip: Crystalize too much
tribal!
Diana Cruz, Diana’s Nail Art Fetish, San Jose, Calif.
Nail Tip: Crystalize
too much
feel add
tribal
a crystal
up. has accent
If nail going you to on,
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break
like things

tribal!

tribal! Setu Rohini, Mumbai, Maharshtra, India [Click here for full profile.] 10
tribal! Setu Rohini, Mumbai, Maharshtra, India [Click here for full profile.] 10
tribal! Setu Rohini, Mumbai, Maharshtra, India [Click here for full profile.] 10

Setu Rohini, Mumbai, Maharshtra, India [Click here for full profile.]

tribal! Setu Rohini, Mumbai, Maharshtra, India [Click here for full profile.] 10

tribal!

tribal! Nail To Each Own For random His take the tribal nail. trend, paint a Tip:
Nail To Each Own For random His take the tribal nail. trend, paint a Tip:
Nail
To
Each
Own
For
random
His take
the tribal
nail. trend,
paint a Tip: a more
different
design
on on each

Samantha Staines, U.K. [Click here for full profile.]

trend, paint a Tip: a more different design on on each Samantha Staines, U.K. [Click here
tribal! Alexandra Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J. [Click here for full profile.] Nail Tip:
tribal!
Alexandra Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J.
[Click here for full profile.]
Nail Tip: Make the Cut
in an unusual
Shaping
way
of the further
the uniqueness
can
nails enhance effect.
tribal
tribal! Nail Tip: Ikat The pattern making fashionable comeback and an easily a recognizable design.
tribal!
Nail Tip: Ikat
The
pattern
making
fashionable
comeback
and
an
easily
a recognizable
design.
Try
fingers
for
a
Ikat look
it on is is is your more
tribal
that
familiar.

Sam Freedman-Fulton, FingerFood, London [Click here for full profile.]

on is is is your more tribal that familiar. Sam Freedman-Fulton, FingerFood, London [Click here for

tribal!

tribal! Nail Tip: Both Hands on Deck Ambitious try artists should doing different designs on all
Nail Tip: Both Hands on Deck Ambitious try artists should doing different designs on all
Nail Tip: Both
Hands on Deck
Ambitious
try artists
should
doing
different
designs
on all
10 fingers.

Louise McElroy, Glasgow, U.K.

on Deck Ambitious try artists should doing different designs on all 10 fingers. Louise McElroy, Glasgow,

tribal!

tribal! Eye Candy Nail Tip: Add it symbol The a powerful your in digits many eye
Eye Candy Nail Tip: Add it symbol The a powerful your in digits many eye
Eye Candy
Nail Tip:
Add it symbol
The
a powerful
your in digits
many
eye cultures.
for some
is eye-catching
to artwork.

Michelle Derrickson, Chelle’s Nails, Columbus, Ga.

many eye cultures. for some is eye-catching to artwork. Michelle Derrickson, Chelle’s Nails, Columbus, Ga. 15

tribal!

Pride

Nail Tip: Pastel

palette pop.

pastel really

this all pattern

makes an

Using

l p a t t e r n m a k e s a n U
l p a t t e r n m a k e s a n U

Riki Go, Cebu, Philippines [Click here for full profle.]

l p a t t e r n m a k e s a n U
l p a t t e r n m a k e s a n U
l p a t t e r n m a k e s a n U

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tribal!

tribal! Pinky Huynh, Pinky Nails Salon, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. [Click here for full profle.] 18
tribal! Pinky Huynh, Pinky Nails Salon, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. [Click here for full profle.] 18
tribal! Pinky Huynh, Pinky Nails Salon, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. [Click here for full profle.] 18

Pinky Huynh, Pinky Nails Salon, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. [Click here for full profle.]

tribal! Pinky Huynh, Pinky Nails Salon, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. [Click here for full profle.] 18
tribal! 2 1 Nail Tip: A Touch of Tribal If you’re feeling overwhelmed by creating
tribal!
2
1
Nail Tip: A Touch
of Tribal
If
you’re
feeling
overwhelmed
by creating
every finger,
elaborate
designs
on
3
one accent
nail consider for a just standout doing
design.

1. Rebecca Isaac, Northampton, U.K.

2. Hang Tran, Exotic Nails, Pensacola, Fla.

3. Tish Lemmons, Glo Salon Spa & Boutique, Paragould, Ark. [Click here for full profle.]

Pensacola, Fla. 3. Tish Lemmons , Glo Salon Spa & Boutique, Paragould, Ark. [Click here for

tribal!

tribal! Kerlisha Munroe, Kerly’s Artistic Nails, Trinidad and Tobago [Click here for full profile.] 20
tribal! Kerlisha Munroe, Kerly’s Artistic Nails, Trinidad and Tobago [Click here for full profile.] 20
tribal! Kerlisha Munroe, Kerly’s Artistic Nails, Trinidad and Tobago [Click here for full profile.] 20

Kerlisha Munroe, Kerly’s Artistic Nails, Trinidad and Tobago [Click here for full profile.]

tribal! Kerlisha Munroe, Kerly’s Artistic Nails, Trinidad and Tobago [Click here for full profile.] 20

tribal!

tribal! Nail Nude Nails Black Tip: designs to the nude bring a classic nails trend. twist
Nail Nude Nails Black Tip: designs to the nude bring a classic nails trend. twist
Nail
Nude
Nails
Black
Tip: designs
to the nude
bring
a classic
nails trend.
twist over
tribal

Diem Thao Nguyen, Vivi Nails [Click here for full profile.]

nude bring a classic nails trend. twist over tribal Diem Thao Nguyen, Vivi Nails [Click here

tribal!

Nail Tip: Chevron Tribe

dots and on

building

by look.

pattern Add the

tribal

by l o o k . pattern A d d t h e tribal Fake a
by l o o k . pattern A d d t h e tribal Fake a
Fake a the chevron design. streaks to complete
Fake
a
the
chevron
design.
streaks
to complete

Emily Verrall, EEvning Nails, Queensland, Australia [Click here for full profile.]

design. streaks to complete Emily Verrall, EEvning Nails, Queensland, Australia [Click here for full profile.] 22

tribal!

tribal! Danielle White, Homestead, Fla. [Click here for full profile.] 23
tribal! Danielle White, Homestead, Fla. [Click here for full profile.] 23
tribal! Danielle White, Homestead, Fla. [Click here for full profile.] 23

Danielle White, Homestead, Fla. [Click here for full profile.]

tribal! Danielle White, Homestead, Fla. [Click here for full profile.] 23

tribal!

tribal! Lauren Wireman, Wildfowers Nail and Hair Studio, Cape Coral, Fla. [Click here for full profile.]
tribal! Lauren Wireman, Wildfowers Nail and Hair Studio, Cape Coral, Fla. [Click here for full profile.]
tribal! Lauren Wireman, Wildfowers Nail and Hair Studio, Cape Coral, Fla. [Click here for full profile.]

Lauren Wireman, Wildfowers Nail and Hair Studio, Cape Coral, Fla. [Click here for full profile.]

Studio, Cape Coral, Fla. [Click here for full profile.] For more tribal nail art, click here.

Up Next: Back to School

Studio, Cape Coral, Fla. [Click here for full profile.] For more tribal nail art, click here.

back to school

back to school The nostalgia of returning to campus, enjoying recess, and the horrors of homework
back to school The nostalgia of returning to campus, enjoying recess, and the horrors of homework

The nostalgia of returning to campus, enjoying recess, and the horrors of homework are all relived every year around August. With the winding down of summer comes traditional back to school shopping. While out buying school supplies and new clothes why not get a new nail look as well?

Easy A+

the grade with this easy nail art tutorial by Sara Khalaf of Romulus, Mich. Learn how

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back

school!

Nail Tip: Pencil It In For nail art with a lot of scribbles, a pencil would be a great accent nail.

1 2 3
1
2
3
g r e a t a c c e n t n a i l .

1. Danielle White, Homestead, Fla. [Click here for full profile.]

2. Sharon Leavy, Ireland [Click here for full profile.]

3. Rosa Vargas, Nails by Rosa, Palm Springs, Fla.

2. Sharon Leavy, Ireland [Click here for full profile.] 3. Rosa Vargas, Nails by Rosa, Palm
back to school! Nail Back to Tip: Bows School We that Aly’s in school your
back
to
school!
Nail
Back to
Tip: Bows
School
We
that
Aly’s
in school your
memories
were
about
the
she
wore
her
hair.
Let
some
of
your
younger
looks
inspire
nail love bows
art.

Alexandra Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J. [Click here for full profile.]

inspire nail love bows art. Alexandra Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J. [Click here for full

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to

back

school!

t o b a c k s c h o o l ! Nail Tip: Book
Nail Tip: Book Worm Use a 3-D embellishment or sculpt out of acrylic a fun
Nail Tip: Book Worm
Use
a 3-D
embellishment
or sculpt
out of acrylic
a fun cute
character
for a
play
on
words.

Kerlisha Munroe, Kerly’s Artistic Nails, Trinidad and Tobago [Click here for full profile.]

for a play on words. Kerlisha Munroe, Kerly’s Artistic Nails, Trinidad and Tobago [Click here for

to

back

school!

Supplies

books. used like

Nail Tip: School

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the

glue to at and paint

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back

Be

for

composition

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to Elmer’s

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c k B e f o r composition s h o p t o Elmer’s Kristina

Kristina McReynolds, Phoenix [Click here for full profile.]

k B e f o r composition s h o p t o Elmer’s Kristina McReynolds,
k B e f o r composition s h o p t o Elmer’s Kristina McReynolds,
k B e f o r composition s h o p t o Elmer’s Kristina McReynolds,

to

back

school!

Dont

Rule Tip:

Nail

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for great

French make

tip designs.

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Rulers 2
Rulers
2

1. Tara Deck, Tara Lea Esthetics, Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada [Click here for full profile.] 2. Denise Groves, Melaties Day Spa, Grantsville, Utah [Click here for full profile.]

here for full profile.] 2. Denise Groves, Melaties Day Spa, Grantsville, Utah [Click here for full

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to

back

school!

t o b a c k s c h o o l ! Margriet Sijperda, Roosendaal,
t o b a c k s c h o o l ! Margriet Sijperda, Roosendaal,
t o b a c k s c h o o l ! Margriet Sijperda, Roosendaal,

Margriet Sijperda, Roosendaal, The Netherlands

t o b a c k s c h o o l ! Margriet Sijperda, Roosendaal,

to

back

school!

on a Blackboard

Nail Tip: Nails

can art. serve as

whiteboard

art. s e r v e a s w h i t e b o a
blackboard The perfect blank or canvas the for nail
blackboard
The perfect
blank or canvas
the
for nail

Kimber Thompson, The Rose Salon, Gillette, Wyo. [Click here for full profile.]

Salon, Gillette, Wyo. [Click here for full profile.] To see more back to school nail art,

Up Next: Fashion

Salon, Gillette, Wyo. [Click here for full profile.] To see more back to school nail art,

fashion

fashion The trends in the fashion world undeniably influence trends in the nail world. Fabrics, patterns,

The trends in the fashion world undeniably influence trends in the nail world. Fabrics, patterns, and even a designer’s name can accessorize your tips. Some nail artists take literal interpretations of clothing and transform it onto their nails by painting shoes, dresses, tuxedos, and zippers. The nail fashions featured in this section are definitely runway-worthy.

featured in this section are definitely runway-worthy. Fall fashion weeks occur every February, and spring shows
shows start in September. Click here for a look at our fall photo gallery to see

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fashion ! 1 2
fashion !
1
2

1. Sandra Vukobratov, s Nails, Novi Sad, Serbia [Click here for full profile.] 2. Amber Young, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, U.K. [Click here for full profile.]

here for full profile.] 2. Amber Young, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, U.K. [Click here for full

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fashion !
fashion !

Marleen Esho, Turkey [Click here for full profile.]

fashion ! Marleen Esho, Turkey [Click here for full profile.] 39
fashion ! Vivian Le, Vivian Nail Bar, Milpitas, Calif. [Click here for full profile.] Nail
fashion !
Vivian Le, Vivian Nail Bar, Milpitas, Calif. [Click here for full profile.]
Nail Tip: Suit & Tie
since Zooey Deschanel donned
Ever
tuxedo
nail art
at the
2012 Golden
Globes, we have
loved dressing our digits in these dapper
duds. You can go for
a traditional black
and white tux or
add lapels
and a single
for a truly debonair look.
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red rose
fashion ! 1 Nail Tip: Iconic Style there’s one particular designer you adore, homage to
fashion !
1
Nail Tip:
Iconic Style
there’s
one
particular
designer
you
adore,
homage
to If him/her pay your
by painting
nails
in the style that is
synonymous
with their
fashion house.
2

1. Amber Young, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, U.K. [Click here for full profile.] 2. Alina LaRose, Belle Vernon, Pa.

Young, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, U.K. [Click here for full profile.] 2. Alina LaRose, Belle Vernon,

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fashion ! 1
fashion !
1
Nail Tip: Accessorize It Shoes, purses, and makeup are stylish additions to 2 any set
Nail Tip:
Accessorize
It
Shoes,
purses,
and
makeup
are
stylish
additions
to
2
any set
of nails.
1. Amy Masters, Perfect 10 Nail Salon, Worland, Wyo.
[Click here for full profile.]
2. Talia Scherer, Sculpted Gel Nails by Talia, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
[Click here for full profile.]

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fashion ! Nail Tip: Personal Style a in it’s rockabilly has burlesque, Whether or every
fashion !
Nail Tip:
Personal
Style
a in it’s
rockabilly
has burlesque, Whether
or
every
personal
style.
Reference
your
girl preference
clothing
your nail
art
for
complete look.

Talia Scherer, Sculpted Gel Nails by Talia, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada [Click here for full profile.]

complete look. Talia Scherer, Sculpted Gel Nails by Talia, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada [Click here for full
fashion ! 1
fashion !
1
Nail Tip: The Face of Fashion Draw the face of your favorite designer or recreate
Nail Tip: The
Face of Fashion
Draw the face
of
your favorite
designer or
recreate the iconic
face
vintage
2
Vogue from
covers.
1. Nicole Wong, Bandar Sri Menjalara, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[Click here for full profile.]
2. Kerlisha Munroe, Kerly’s Artistic Nails, Trinidad and Tobago
[Click here for full profile.]
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fashion ! Nail Tip: Designer Details Jewelry and to and a zippers can adorn outfit
fashion !
Nail Tip:
Designer
Details
Jewelry
and to and a zippers
can
adorn
outfit
make
it more
interesting.
Take
cue
from
these
details
bedazzle
your
any nails.
1
2

1. Maria Morrison 2.Talia Scherer, Sculpted Gel Nails by Talia, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada [Click here for full profile.]

Morrison 2. Talia Scherer, Sculpted Gel Nails by Talia, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada [Click here for full
fashion !
fashion !

Photos on this page courtesy of Simon Deiner

ARTiST SpOTLighT

Chi Chi Xu, Cape Town, South Africa

Deiner ARTiST SpOTLighT Chi Chi Xu, Cape Town, South Africa Xu Nail artist and blogger Chi

Xu

Nail artist and blogger Chi Chi Xu has always had a curiosity for beautiful things. She remembers drawing

on her nails when she was young. “I started nail art from having a creative background rather than from the beautician/nail technician side of things.” Her fascination with creating beautiful

nails has naturally led her to appreciate the work of South Africa’s finest fashion designers. For those not familiar with South African fashion, Xu explains that it is more about a community of designers celebrating the multiple cultures and heritage of the country. The major difference between the South African fashion world and what we are used to seeing is the influence on nail art. “Nail art is not as established here as it is in other countries,” says Xu, “so there are definitely great opportunities for growth and creativity.” Xu recreated looks from Thula Sindi and Gavin Rajah’s latest collections. Click here to see the original runway looks that inspired these haute nails.

and Gavin Rajah’s latest collections. Click here to see the original runway looks that inspired these

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fashion !
fashion ! Photos on this page courtesy of Simon Deiner Chi Chi Xu, Cape Town, South

Photos on this page courtesy of Simon Deiner

Chi Chi Xu, Cape Town, South Africa

fashion ! Photos on this page courtesy of Simon Deiner Chi Chi Xu, Cape Town, South
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1. Alina LaRose, Belle Vernon, Pa. 2. Rosa Vargas, Nails by Rosa, Palm Springs, Fla.

fashion ! 1 2 1. Alina LaRose, Belle Vernon, Pa. 2. Rosa Vargas, Nails by Rosa,
fashion ! Margriet Sijperda, Roosendaal, The Netherlands Nail Tip: Darling Denim and too. jeans T-shirt
fashion !
Margriet Sijperda, Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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Create
If girl design you’re
completely inspired by denim.
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Nail Tip: Lace It Up

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Colette Waltman, Colette’s RNR, Calgary, Alberta, Canada [Click here for full profile.]

Alberta, Canada [Click here for full profile.] Click here for more fashion-inspired nail art. Up Next:

Up Next: Metallic

Alberta, Canada [Click here for full profile.] Click here for more fashion-inspired nail art. Up Next:

metallics

Nothing shines quite like precious metals. Traditional gold, silver, and bronze are now being embellished with copper and rose gold. You can choose to rock a heavy metal look or a pristinely polished one. We mined the best of both worlds and featured those that met the gold standard here.

worlds and featured those that met the gold standard here. Hillary Fry of Shorewood, Wis., hammered
out these beauties for the January cover of NAILS Magazine. Click here to see how she

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metallics!
metallics!

Rita Korn, Fort Wayne, Ind. [Click here for full profle.]

metallics! Rita Korn, Fort Wayne, Ind. [Click here for full profle.] 54
metallics!
metallics!

Aya Kurata, Japan [Click here for full profle.]

metallics! Aya Kurata, Japan [Click here for full profle.] 55

metallics!

Nail Tip: Rock On an edgier to add spikes your studs and suit up nail
Nail Tip: Rock On
an
edgier
to add
spikes
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and
suit
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nail For look, armor.

Donne & Ginny Geer, Hey, Nice Nails, Long Beach, Calif.

spikes your studs and suit up nail For look, armor. Donne & Ginny Geer, Hey, Nice
metallics!
metallics!

Alexandra Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J. [Click here for full profle.]

metallics! Alexandra Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J. [Click here for full profle.] 58
metallics!
metallics!

Danielle Glass, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada [Click here for full profle.]

metallics! Danielle Glass, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada [Click here for full profle.] 59
metallics! Nail Tip: Hot Pink With of foils, color become a the can a outside
metallics!
Nail Tip: Hot Pink
With
of
foils,
color
become
a the can a outside metallic any world use
one.
Think
the
box
and
embrace
of color.

Elena Sandina, Greenville, N.C. [Click here for full profle.]

Elena Sandina, Greenville, N.C. [Click here for full profle.] Click here for more metallic nail art.

Up Next: Texture

Elena Sandina, Greenville, N.C. [Click here for full profle.] Click here for more metallic nail art.

Texture

Polish creates wonderful works of art on our nails, but for an added dimension, you can create textured looks. From caviar to velvet, nail artists use the most innovative materials to make their designs jump out at you.

innovative materials to make their designs jump out at you. Velcro Varnish The cool blue-gray look

Velcro Varnish

here to see how Jennifer Mather of Polished Nail Design Group in Burlington, Ontario, Canada achieved

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texture! Nail Tip: Sweater Weather As weather gets to cooler, the your create fuzzy sweater
texture!
Nail Tip: Sweater
Weather
As
weather
gets
to cooler,
the your create
fuzzy
sweater
nail
art
keep
Dorra Bassoumi, Saint-Malo, France [Click here for full profile.]
fingers toasty.
texture!
texture!

Elena Sandina, Greenville, N.C. [Click here for full profile.]

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texture!
texture!

Anjaneth Aguirre, Very Polished Nail Lounge, Brooklyn, N.Y.

texture! Anjaneth Aguirre, Very Polished Nail Lounge, Brooklyn, N.Y. 64
texture!
texture!

Alexandra Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J. [Click here for full profile.]

texture! Alexandra Barbosa, Aly’s Nails, North Arlington, N.J. [Click here for full profile.] 65

texture!

texture! Nail Tip: Champagne art. Crush Use beads to your nail advantage by creating bubbly Chi
Nail Tip: Champagne art. Crush Use beads to your nail advantage by creating bubbly
Nail
Tip:
Champagne
art. Crush
Use
beads
to your
nail advantage
by
creating
bubbly

Chi Chi Xu, Cape Town, South Africa

Champagne art. Crush Use beads to your nail advantage by creating bubbly Chi Chi Xu, Cape
texture! Rebecca Isaac, Northampton, U.K. Nail Tip: Berry Good Be nails around inspired the We
texture!
Rebecca Isaac, Northampton, U.K.
Nail Tip: Berry Good
Be
nails around inspired
the
We very textures
exist
that accent
all
you.
love
these
by so
that look
sweet.

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texture! Hey Stud Nail Tip: Evenly arranged studs and beading edge to classic black nails.
texture!
Hey Stud
Nail Tip:
Evenly arranged studs and beading
edge to classic black nails.
give a chic

Jennifer Moore, Leicestershire, U.K.

Evenly arranged studs and beading edge to classic black nails. give a chic Jennifer Moore, Leicestershire,
texture!
texture!

Margriet Sijperda, Roosendaal, The Netherlands

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texture!

texture! Gunjan Bhugra, Gunjan’s Nail Art Studio, Lucknow, India 71

Gunjan Bhugra, Gunjan’s Nail Art Studio, Lucknow, India

texture! Gunjan Bhugra, Gunjan’s Nail Art Studio, Lucknow, India 71
texture!
texture!

Rosa Vargas, Nails by Rosa, Palm Springs, Fla.

texture! Rosa Vargas, Nails by Rosa, Palm Springs, Fla. For more textured nail art, click here.

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