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Nail Art Tutorial: Gumdrop Nails

Nail Art Tutorial: Gumdrop Nails

07.09.14

By James

If orange is a neglected shade in your collection, here’s a sweet idea! Inspired by gumdrops, celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees shows how to use Q-tips to create this design:

 

  • Step 1:

    Transform a Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swab into a “striper brush” by pulling cotton loose from the tip and twisting it tightly. Trim unruly ends if needed. Then, paint nails with an orange polish.

     

     

    SLIDE 1 OF 4
  • Step 2:

    Dip your Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swab “striper brush” into white nail polish and apply thin lines to the left and right sides of each nail.

    SLIDE 2 OF 4
  • Step 3:

    Using the same white polish, draw a curved line at the base of the nail to connect the two white lines.

    SLIDE 3 OF 4
  • Step 4:

    Follow with a thin layer of top coat to seal.

    [Images: Q-tips]

    SLIDE 4 OF 4
  • Step 1:

    Transform a Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swab into a “striper brush” by pulling cotton loose from the tip and twisting it tightly. Trim unruly ends if needed. Then, paint nails with an orange polish.

     

     

  • Step 2:

    Dip your Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swab “striper brush” into white nail polish and apply thin lines to the left and right sides of each nail.

  • Step 3:

    Using the same white polish, draw a curved line at the base of the nail to connect the two white lines.

  • Step 4:

    Follow with a thin layer of top coat to seal.

    [Images: Q-tips]

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