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Nail Art Tutorial: Cotton Candy

Nail Art Tutorial: Cotton Candy

07.01.14

By James

Remember the pure joy of snacking on cotton candy at a fair or baseball game?  Rekindle that same excitement with this sugary nail design. Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees showed us how she uses Q-tips to do a sponged French effect, and when done in pastels, it’s almost sweet enough to eat!

  • Step 1:

    Before painting nails, take two Q-tips cotton swabs and pull the cotton loose like cotton candy. Then, paint nails with a light pink polish.

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  • Step 2:

    Pour the same light pink polish and a baby blue polish on a plate, separately. Add a few drops of nail polish remover to each color to thin slightly.

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  • Step 3:

    Dip a frayed Q-tips cotton swab in the light blue polish and dab along the tips of the nail.

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  • Step 4:

    Dip the other frayed Q-tips cotton swab in the light pink polish and dab from the cuticle up to meet the blue to create a faded effect.

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  • Step 5:

    Repeat until you achieve desired effect. Seal with a thin layer of top coat.

    [Image: Q-tips, Kimmie Kyees]

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  • Step 1:

    Before painting nails, take two Q-tips cotton swabs and pull the cotton loose like cotton candy. Then, paint nails with a light pink polish.

  • Step 2:

    Pour the same light pink polish and a baby blue polish on a plate, separately. Add a few drops of nail polish remover to each color to thin slightly.

  • Step 3:

    Dip a frayed Q-tips cotton swab in the light blue polish and dab along the tips of the nail.

  • Step 4:

    Dip the other frayed Q-tips cotton swab in the light pink polish and dab from the cuticle up to meet the blue to create a faded effect.

  • Step 5:

    Repeat until you achieve desired effect. Seal with a thin layer of top coat.

    [Image: Q-tips, Kimmie Kyees]

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