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38 Pages of Winter

Holiday Designs

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Striking STILETTOS
A Study in
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Out of This GALAXY
ANIMAL
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5 Animal Prints on the Prowl
30 Color Block Party
54 Striking Stilettos
68 Out of This Galaxy
80 A Study in Black & White
107 Special Holiday Section
Volume One. Issue One.
38 Pages of W
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Holiday Designs
Premier Issue
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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. Heres what youre looking for:
Any time you see this icon, click
on it to go directly to step-by-step
instructions for that design.
When you see this icon, click
on it to go directly to a video
tutorial for that design.
Any time you see this icon, click
on it to see a gallery of similar
images on Nail Art Gallery or
NailsMag.com.
This icon isnt interactive, but
weve peppered it through-
out the magazine to give you
helpful hints on creating your
own designs.
When you see this icon, click
on it to go online for more on
that trend.
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If youd like to see your designs in our next
issue of Nail Art Gallery Magazine, contact
me at Beth.Livesay@bobit.com.
Welcome to the first edition of Nail
Art Gallery Magazine! I know most of
us are used to flipping through soft, glossy pages
filled with lovely pictures, but we wanted to make
a publication that brings the best of nail art to the
touch of your fingertips. With a swipe and a tap,
you can now be inspired to try new things
from wherever you are.
It seems the world has become all about
sharing. From social media to retail, we have a newfound
desire to share our experiences and let our voices be heard. I love that this
magazine celebrates sharing creativity from all parts of the nail universe and all forms
of media. We have included looks from professionals and hobbyists alike. You will find
links to our website, our blogs, and the online galleries of those featured here. Were
sharing videos, step-by-step demos, and galleries galore to help inspire you. We all
have in common an appreciation for the artistry that is possible at our fingertips. While
a design might begin there, it never really ends. Thats because we are constantly
documenting, chronicling, uploading, and starting all over again.
I hope you share in uploading your own creations to Nail Art Gallery so that you
can take part in this vibrant community and possibly be included in a future issue.
The sections of this magazine have been divided up based on trends we have seen
in the world of nail art. I invite you to put your own spin on the trends seen here or
maybe even start one of your own. I look forward to celebrating all that is trending and
timeless with you. Creativity, after all, never goes out of style.
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Animal Print
Almost as much of a classic as the
French design, animal print has
proved to be a popular look with
staying power. From giraffes to
peacocks to zebras and everything
in between, these styles allow you
to explore your wilder side.
Play with colors or combine prints
for a more adventurous look like these nails by
Langley, British Columbia, Canada-based nail tech
Joanne Millar.
Click here to see how its done.
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Click here for a gallery showing you a
bunch of different color combinations
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Polish on the Prowl
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Debora Flores, Phoenix [Click here for full profile.]
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Angie Garcia, Remington Styling Salon, Lemoore, Calif.
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Stephanie Mercer, Stephanie Does Nails, Duncan, B.C., Canada
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Nina Raoul, France [Click here for full profile.]
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This nail service from Monterey, Calif.-based
nail tech Terri Silacci uses naturally shed
snakeskin to create a venomously hot look.
Click here for step-by-steps.
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Jordan Hogg, Leicester, U.K. [Click here for full profile.]
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Catherine Sutherlin, Liverpool, N.Y. [Click here for full profile.]
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Anna Johnston, Nails Glasgow, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, U.K. [Click here for full profile.]
Click here to see more animal print nails on Nail Art Gallery.
Up Next: Color Blocking
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Color Block Party
Color blocking is big on runways
the world over. Designers such
as Jil Sander, Prabal Gurung,
and Gucci showed pieces
that paired colors from
across the color wheel. And
this trend doesnt just stop
at clothing. These next
few pages prove that the
more colors on a nail,
the better.
Bussey, Iowa-based nail technician
and CND education ambassador Holly
Schippers shows us how to bring this
stylish look right to your fingertips. Click here
for step-by-step instructions on how to get this look.
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Elena Sandina, Greenville, N.C. [Click here for full profile.]
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Stained Glass
Use stained glass windows
for inspiration. Click here for
step-by-step instructions for this stained
glass manicure by Mindy Zeiter.
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Denise Escalante, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada [Click here for
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Andrea Stacey, Andrea Stacey Bollywood Nails, Pialba, Queensland, Australia
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Prachi Agrawal, Kolkata, West Bengal, India [Click here for full profile.]
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Sam Schwemm, Winfield, Pa. [Click here for full profile.]
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1. D Reese, Funky Nails, Chicago [Click here for full profile.]
2. Chrissie Pearce, Canada [Click here for full profile.]
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Youll flock to these bright stripes by Stephanie
Hernandez of Los Angeles. Click here for step-
by-step instructions for this look.
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Krystal Koffler, Xstasy Esthetics, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Kristina Eades, Dillards Salon, Erlanger, Ky. [Click here for full profile.]
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1. Monica Tran, Nail Technology, Borlange, Sweden [Click here for full profile.]
2. Jennifer Saldivar, Brownsville, Texas [Click here for full profile.]
3. Alexandra Chicoine, Toronto [Click here for full profile.]
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Lisa Stoffer, Hair Studio 227, Magnolia, Ohio [Click here for full profile.]
Click here to see more color blocked nails on Nail Art Gallery.
Up Next: Striking Stilettos
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Striking Stilettos
Extra long and extra dramatic, stilettos give nail artists more space to wow
us with their designs. While most people think of a stiletto as something
found on your feet, the work on these nails will have everyone looking up.
To create stilettos that come
up rosy, click here.
Greg Salo, Young Nails, Anaheim, Calif.
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This pink and yellow design by Designer
Nail Products can be replicated with the
help of this video.
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Kerlisha Munroe, Kerlys Artistic Nails, Point Fortin,
Trinidad and Tobago
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Gina Silvestro, Gel Essentialz, Johnston, R.I. [Click here for full profile.]

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Vanessa Durand, Beauty by Vanessa D, Cannes, France
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Ruffne Pspki Iren, Gyula, Hungary [Click here for full profile.]
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Nataliya Novitskaya, VIP Nail Design, Washington, D.C.
[Click here for full profile.]
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Agnieszka Ceesay, Brighton, U.K. [Click here for full profile.]
Rhinestones and simple dotting evolved into
watching tutorials of nail art. For Agnieszka Ceesay
of Brighton, U.K., these nails are little masterpieces.
She finds the art relaxing. OPI gel and Shellac are
her favorite to work with and she likes acrylics
because they are long and never look heavy on the hand.
Agnieszka
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If you really want to rock acrylic nails take a lesson
from this professional. Princess Gard shows you
how she achieved her glittery, award-winning look
that also landed her on the cover of NAILS Magazine.
Click here to create nails that rock.
A Real Life Fairy Tale
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Bethany James, Nailegance Designs, Bradford, U.K.
[Click here for full profile.]
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While working as an accountant, Hanna Yakavenka took
a nail course. Pretty soon all her friends wanted Hanna
doing their nails. What was once a hobby fast became
a career. When it comes to design, Hanna prefers
combining detailed drawing and abstract pictures. A thin
brush and tweezers are therefore her weapon of choice when it comes
to nail art. Hanna does not use nail polish, only gel or acrylic. Stilettos
are her favorite shape of nail as they make the nail look thinner.
Hanna Yakavenka, San Ramon, Calif. [Click here for full profile.]
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Hanna Yakavenka, San Ramon, Calif. [Click here for full profile.]
Click here for full instructions
on this months cover look.
Cover Look
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Mandy Letteboer-Henriquez, Nails @ Mandys, Oldenzaal, Netherlands
[Click here for full profile.]
Click here to see more stiletto designs on Nail Art Gallery.
Up Next: Out of This Galaxy
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For nail art that is truly out of this world, try galaxy nails. These designs
are inspired by the planets, stars, and the look of all these elements
together in the sky. Background colors can be blacks or dark blues and
the possibilities for designs are infinite. This look is trending on shoes,
swimwear, and clothing. Be as detailed or abstract as you want to
create your own set of stellar tips.
This video will help you get the look.
Galaxy Nails
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Naomi Hing, Trinidad and Tobago [Click here for full profile.]
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Alicja Szczepanska, Kracw, Poland [Click here for full profile.]

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Speckles and drips are the perfect
background for galaxy nails. Click
here to learn about the trend.
Splattered Color
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Julie McQuade, Upland, Calif. [Click here for full profile.]

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Melissa Osburn, The Daily Nail, Grand Rapids, Mich.
[Click here for full profile.]

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Christina Zalec, Ontario, Canada [Click here for full profile.]
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Elena Krien, Trenton, N.J. [Click here for full profile.]
Nail Tp: Stardust
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Raquel Nevarez, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Click here for full profile.]
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Sarah Payne, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada [Click here for full profile.]
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Stephanie Mercer, Stephanie Does Nails, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
[From 365 Days of Nail Art blog.]
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Leanne Brown, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada [From 365 Days of Nail Art blog.]
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Click here to see more galaxy nails at Nail Art Gallery.
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Nothing is as classic as black and white. Not only are these colors the perfect
complement to each other, but they lend themselves to being paired with
everything else. Let black and white nails embolden you to dress in bright
colors, wear vibrant accessories, or wear makeup that pops. The following
looks prove that black and white doesnt equal boring. Add bling or beautiful
designs to bring out the best of these basics.
Black & White
Michele Granger, Michelesmobilenails,
Lakenheath, Suffolk, U.K. [Click here for full profile.]
Nail Tip: Get D
irections
Altering the direction of stripes is
an easy way to add m
ovem
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to a black and white pattern.
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Tony Fox, Nails of Promise, London [Click here for full profile.]
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A great affinity for Art Deco, Chinese art, and Chinese calligraphy
led Tony Fox to practice nail art. When he met Helen Pham
their deep passion for the nail industry drew them together.
Sometimes Tony will start a design only to have Helen finish it.
When it comes to black and white nails, Tony feels there
is a definite wow factor and they can be perfect for both informal and formal
occasions. Its like looking at the monochrome photograph, there are no colors to
get in the way of the image you see. Tonys two years as a nail professional at Nails
of Promise in London have helped him to hone his painting skills. Handpainting
with polish and acrylic, particularly OPI, are his favorites.
Pham and Fox
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Ana Raquel Castro Navarro, Alajuela, Costa Rica [Click here for full profile.]
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Sabine Zawar, Salon Babooye Sharghy, Iran [Click here for full profile.]
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Alicia Rock, A Touch of Joy, Salem, N.H. [Click here for full profile.]
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The scroll technique is a sim
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design that can grace any nail
and instantly add interest.
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Jennifer Edwards, J. Edwards Studio, Hanford, Calif. [Click here for full profile.]
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Often, the best thing about sporting black and white
is giving it a hint of color. Click here to see a technique
from Stephanie Saddler that can be used to leave nails black and
white or provide the perfect placement for a pop of color.
Pop of Color
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Stacey Cummings, Suite 101 Salon, Corvallis, Ore. [Click here for full profile.]
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Anna Johnston, Nails Glasgow, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, U.K. [Click here for full profile.]
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Eleni Elpaso, Thessaloniki, Greece [Click here for full profile.]
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Emelie James, Stockholm [Click here for full profile.]
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Leong Lei Mun, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [Click here for full profile.]
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Checkered Gels
Some of the patterns we see often and love
the most look the best in black and white.
Take for example, the classic checkered look. Anna
Vasquez shows how to incorporate this pattern into a
slanted French. Click here to see how its done.
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1. Marti Bishir, Get Nailed, Wabash, Ind.
2. Elham, Tehran, Iran [Click here for full profile.]
3. Ashley Arcane, Oakville, Conn. [Click here for full profile.]
Nail Tip: Read
All About It
The newsprint
technique is a
great way to add
personality to your
nails in a black and
white style.
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Cute Polish [Click here to view more nail art videos.]
This step-by-step video will show
you how to create newspaper nails.
Click here for this simple technique.
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2. Rosa Vargas, Nails by Rosa, Palm Springs, Fla.
3. Yvette Pitt, The Lacquer Beauty Lounge, Watsonville, Calif.
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Aleksandra Secerovski, Belgrade, Serbia [Click here for full profile.]
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Tammy Tanguay, Liquid Spice Esthetics, Alberta, Canada
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Nicole Ramus, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany [Click here for full profile.]
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Anna Karpova, BOND, Las Vegas [Click here for full profile.]
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Meghan Avezzano, Meghan Ave Salon, Poughquag, N.Y. [Click here for full profile.]
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Megan March, Serendipity Salon & Spa, Fresno, Calif. [Click here for full profile.]
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Hanna Yakavenka, San Ramon, Calif. [Click here for full profile.]
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Marina Herrera, Los Angeles [Click here for full profile.]
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Vanessa Durand, Beauty by Vanessa D, Cannes, France
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Tammy Hall, Polished Paradise, Maple Valley, Wash. [Click here for full profile.]
Click here to see more black and white nails at Nail Art Gallery.
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Tis the Season
Nothing brings cheer like the holidays. The latter part of the year sees
the temperatures drop and excitement build over Christmas, Hanukkah,
New Years, and the first snow fall. Get creative with your designs by
drawing intricate details from your favorite seasonal characters. Or
keep it simple by sticking to cool colors and celebratory shimmer.
Click here for a photo gallery
with more festive possibilities.
1. Lori Pendergraft, Nails by Lori at a Personal Design, Spokane, Wash.
2. Kimberly Harr, La Nail Beautician, Everett, Pa.
3. Telsa Croop, Karens Hair Designs, Ravenna, Ohio
4. Shanna Schneier, The Gallery Salon for Hair, Skin, & Nails, North Brunswick, N.J.
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Eugenie Belinfante, Purmerend, Netherlands [Click here for full profile.]
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Stephanie Mercer, Stephanie Does Nails, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
[Click here for full profile.]
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Sarahi Beltran, Reading, Pa. [Click here for full profile.]
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This innovative technique allows you to infuse Christmas
dcor all the way down to the tips of your nails. Tammi
Merritt shows you how to turn those broken Christmas
ornaments into sparkling nail enhancements.
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Give your nails the gift of being
presented beautifully this holiday
season. Follow these techniques
by Mary Seitzinger to create nails
that are packaged every so pretty.
For a fuller look, click here.
Sarah Payne, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada [Click here for full profile.]
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D Reese, Funky Nails, Chicago [Click here for full profile.]

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Stephanie Mercer, Stephanie Does Nails, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
[Click here for full profile.]
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Valerie Christie, Desire Salon Spa, Ft. Worth, Texas
[Click here for full profile.]
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Renee Crochet, Baton, Rouge, La. [Click here for full profile.]
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Rhea Lotiff, Nails by Rhea, Boquete, Panama [Click here for full profile.]
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Sarah Banicky, Jessup, Pa. [Click here for full profile.]
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Shannon Hauger, Canby, Minn. [Click here for full profile.]
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Elena Sandina, Greenville, N.C.
[Click here for full profile.]
Elena Sandina may
be known for her
Christmas designs
here, but her favorite
holiday for doing
nail art for is actually Valentines
Day because it is full of magic
and love. What draws her to
creating Christmas-inspired
designs are the decorations,
glitter, lights, and abundance
of color that make this holiday
breathtaking.
In Elenas native country,
New Years is celebrated more,
so she enjoys how fairy tale-like
Christmas is in the U.S. Now
residing in Greenville, N.C., Elena
enjoys taking good care of her
nails and sharing her creations
via YouTube.
Sandina
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Debby Audin, Attitudes Hair Design & Spa, Rochester, N.Y.
[Click here for full profile.]
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Cindy Panagioutou, Cindy Panagioutou, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
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with more festive possibilities.
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Kinga, Jaslo, Poland [Click here for full profile.]
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Eugenie Belinfante, Purmerend, Netherlands [Click here for full profile.]
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Alexandra Chicoine, Toronto [Click here for full profile.]
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Carla Bruce, Carla Hair & Nails, Kuwait City, Kuwait
[Click here for full profile.]
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Kathy Teff, Starry Lavender Day Spa, Slimsbury, Conn. [Click here for full profile.]
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Gabriela Krejcar, Salon Gabriela, Celakovice,
Czech Republic [Click here for full profile.]
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M
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showcase your talents on stilettos.
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Liudmila Zacharova, Alicante, Spain [Click here for full profile.]
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Liudmila Zacharova, Alicante, Spain [Click here for full profile.]
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Sarah Payne, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada [Click here for full profile.]
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Sarah Payne, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada [Click here for full profile.]
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Lucia Etchamendy, Lucias Salon, Hesperia, Calif.
[Click here for full profile.]
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Ana Maria Nunes, Wellington, Fla. [Click here for full profile.]

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Tamara Nute, San Antonio, Texas [Click here for full profile.]
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For other holiday ideas for your nails, click here.
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Camilla Broers, Voorburg, Netherlands [Click here for full profile.]
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Ida Rosenlund, Aarhus, Denmark [Click here for full profile.]
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Create Holiday Gold
Gold is a bold choice to celebrate
everything from Christmas to New Years.
This NAILS Magazine cover featured
almond-shaped gold nails by Tom Bachik.
Click here to see how to create this look.
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Alexis Maxwell, Christiansburg, Va. [Click here for full profile.]
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Natasha Harton, Shabby Chic Nail Studio, Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada [Click here for full profile.]
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Shaana Juntunen [Click here for full profile.]
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Max Nguyen, Bellagios Salon, Lebanon, Tenn.
For more Year of the Snake photos, click here.
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Sindy Mark, Wild Orchid Nails, San Francisco
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For more holiday-inspired nail art at Nail Art Gallery, click here.
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Misti Shereda, Student at the University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts,
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Ombre, Cupcakes, Polka Dots, Abstract Patterns,
Pop Culture, and a Special Valentines Day section
ARE YOU A NAIL PROFESSIONAL OR A NAIL ENTHUSIAST?
Contact senior editor Beth Livesay (beth.livesay@bobit.com)
with a link to your Nail Art Gallery profile or blog. Were
looking for contributors with nail designs in the above
patterns by January 7, 2013.