from NAIL UP! March 2012.

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3 Casual Variant French Nails Styles

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Style #1: Drapes Variant French Nails

Recommended Items

A: Base Coat
B: Pink Manicure Polish
C: White Manicure Polish
D: Aurora Lame Manicure Polish
E: Top Coat
F: Holograms (Aurora)
G: Stickers (Alphabet)

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Step 1: Apply A’s base coat, then B’s pink polish over the entire nail. Just one layer of each will do.


Step 2: Paint a second layer of B’s pink polish over the entire nail. Try to paint a thin layer so it will not peel off as easily.


Step 3: Using C’s white polish, paint a variation of the French tip as shown. Start from the sides and draw in towards the centre.


Step 4: Apply D’s aurora lame polish over the pink portion of the nail. This makes your base color all sparkly ♪


Step 5: Apply E’s top coat over the entire nail, then stick on F’s holograms along the French line, as shown.


Step 6: Stick on G’s alphabets in a balanced design as shown. Apply another layer of E’s top coat, and you’re done.

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Style #2: Stained Glass Variant French Nails

Recommended Items

A: Base Coat
B: White Manicure Polish
C: Aurora Lame Manicure Polish
D: Stickers (Rose)
E: Top Coat
F: Rhinestones (Aurora, varying sizes)

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Step 1: Apply A’s base coat, then use B’s white polish to draw the French tip.


Step 2: Apply C’s aurora lame polish over the clear portion of the nail. Make sure to paint all the way to the sides.


Step 3: Similar to Step 2, apply another layer of C’s aurora lame polish over the clear portion of the nail.


Step 4: Stick on D’s rose stickers along the French line. Use tweezers to press them on firmly onto the nail ☆


Step 5: Apply E’s top coat over the entire nail, then stick on F’s rhinestones in a balanced design as shown.


Step 6: Apply E’s top coat over the entire nail, and you’re done. An elegant finish ☆

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Style #3: Colorful Flowers Variant French Nails

Recommended Items

A: Base Coat
B: Pink Manicure Polish
C: Nail Stickers (Pink & Yellow Flowers)
D: Lace Stickers
E: Top Coat
F: Rhinestones (Aurora)

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Step 1: Apply A’s base coat, then use B’s pink polish to draw the French tip.


Step 2: Apply another layer of B’s pink polish on the French tip. Be sure to paint right onto the edges!


Step 3: Stick on C’s flower stickers along the French line carefully. Try to gather the flowers close to each other.


Step 4: Carefully stick on D’s lace sticker near the tip of the nail. Now your nail tip looks graceful ♪


Step 5: Apply E’s top coat over the entire nail, then stick on F’s rhinestones as shown.


Step 6: Apply E’s top coat over the entire nail, and you’re done. Extremely lovable nails ♪

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