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Nail Art Tutorial: Candy Cane Lane

Nail Art Tutorial: Candy Cane Lane

12.21.16

By Kiana Martin

Put your handpainting skills to the test with this delicious and sweet peppermint candy nail design. Follow these steps by Britney Tokyo for the how-to.

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1. Prep the nail and apply base coat. Apply two coats of white polish.

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2. Use wax paper as your palette and mix together a small amount of creamy red polish and red glitter polish. Use a striping brush to paint tiny dots around the perimeter of the nail using a clock as a visual reference: Paint dots at 3 and 9 o’clock, and then add four more at 11, 1, 5 and 7 o’clock. This will leave you with seven dots total to act as a guide.

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3. Use a striping brush to paint a line connecting the center dot to the 9 o’clock dot. Extend the line to 10 o’clock (the midway point between both dots) and, from that point, draw a downward sloping line back to the center dot. Fill it with your custom polish.

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4. Repeat by drawing a connecting line from the center to 11, 1, 3, 5 and 7 o’clock, extending the line to the midway point, bringing back in a downward sloping curve to the center, and filling in the spaces. Repeat this until the entire nail has been covered.

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5. Seal with top coat.

Watch this step-by-step in action in the video below.

How are you painting your nails for the holiday season? Share your nail art with us on Instagram using #nailitdaily

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