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Nail Art Tutorial: Beyond Burnished Gel Nails

Nail Art Tutorial: Beyond Burnished Gel Nails

09.09.16

By Kiana Martin

Learn how to do the perfect snakeskin manicure with this tutorial by Fariha Ali (@nailjob). Fariha shows readers how to achieve this gold-plated look with gel nail polish. Watch the video tutorial below!

Need step-by-step instructions? Keep scrolling, because we’ve got them. 

Step 1

Apply two thin coats of black polish. | Nail Art Tutorial: Beyond Burnished Gel Nails; see the video tutorial at http://www.nailitmag.com/beyond-burnished

Apply two thin layers of black gel polish to a prepped nail, curing after each one. 

Step 2

Begin pressing multichrome loose glitter onto the nail in sections. | Nail Art Tutorial: Beyond Burnished Gel Nails; see the video tutorial at http://www.nailitmag.com/beyond-burnished

Dip a brush in a multichrome loose glitter and press it onto the nail in sections, starting at the base of your nail. Work toward the free edge of your nail, applying the glitter less densely as you go. 

Step 3

Press glitter using a circular motion. | Nail Art Tutorial: Beyond Burnished Gel Nails; see the video tutorial at http://www.nailitmag.com/beyond-burnished

Take a clean, dry gel brush and press the glitter into the gel using a circular motion. Continue until the glitter lies flush with the gel and you have a burnished finish. Apply gel top coat, cure, and wipe away the tacky layer. 
Tried this mani? Show us your burnished nails on Instagram with the hashtag #NAILITDaily!

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