from Nail Up! May 2012.

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Nail Trend World Map

In this article, we do a complete study of fashionable nails inspired by various trends and hits from foreign countries! Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii and London, we introduce popular nail designs from these 4 places ☆ We also show you 4 other designs based on the image colors of Brazil, Spain, Bali and Bulgaria ♪ All these wonderful designs will make you want to travel to those countries immediately ☆ In this wanderlust season, which design would you pick as you look forward to your travels!?

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Brazil X GOLD
Gorgeous Brazilian nails which adopt the national flag’s colors!


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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Gold)
C: Top Coat
D: Various Parts


Step 1: Apply A’s base coat once, then B’s gold polish twice over your entire nail.


Step 2: Apply C’s top coat over the nail, then stick on a large rhinestone as shown. Use a pair of tweezers to press it down firmly.


Step 3: Apply another layer of C’s top coat, then stick on a tiny coin bit. Wrap a chain around the rhinestone and coin as shown.


Step 4: Apply another layer of C’s top coat, then stick on tiny decorations like the elephant part as shown to complete. You can also use glue to hold all the parts together ☆

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Spain X RED
Red looks great on strong women! The cool motifs match perfectly too.

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Red)
C: Airbrush Ink (Black)
D: Airbrush Top Coat
E: Affix Art Stickers
F: Top Coat
G: Glitter (Gold)
H: Studs


Step 1: Apply A’s base coat once, then B’s red polish twice over your entire nail. Be sure to paint all the way to the edge.


Step 2: Spray C’s black airbrush ink onto the tip of your nail. Take care not to spray too much!


Step 3: Spray D’s top coat onto your nail, then affix E’s sticker onto the center of your nail using water.


Step 4: Mix F’s top coat with G’s glitter and apply around the sticker design. Stick on H’s studs onto your nail to give a more 3D design. Apply F’s top coat over the entire nail to complete.

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Bali X ORANGE
Graceful Bali and energetic orange look great together ☆

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Orange)
C: Manicure Polish (White)
D: Manicure Polish (Red)
E: Line Tape (Gold)
F: Top Coat


Step 1: Apply A’s base coat once, then B’s orange polish twice over your entire nail.


Step 2: Apply C’s white polish in a block at the tip, extending halfway up your nail. Repeat to paint another layer.


Step 3: Apply D’s red polish in a block at the tip, extending 1/3 up your nail. Repeat to paint another layer.


Step 4: Carefully stick E’s gold tape along the edges of the blocks. Apply F’s top coat over the entire nail to complete.

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Bulgaria X PINK
Unfading beautiful nails, just like the Bulgarian rose.

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Rose Pink)
C: Lace
D: Airbrush Ink (Black)
E: Airbrush Top Coat
F: Top Coat
G: Various Parts


Step 1: Apply A’s base coat once, then B’s rose pink polish twice over your entire nail.


Step 2: Place C’s lace over your nail, then spray D’s black airbrush ink onto your nail through the lace.


Step 3: Remove the lace, and spray E’s top coat onto your nail. Apply F’s top coat over your nail and stick on G’s parts.


Step 4: Stick on more of G’s parts in a balanced design as shown. Carefully apply F’s top coat over your entire nail to complete.

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