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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L.A. meets “Casual Sporty”
Flashy! Energetic!! Such phrases fit Los Angeles well, and can be used to describe their nail designs too ☆


Design #1

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Red)
C: Nail Stickers (Star)
D: Top Coat
E: Metal Parts


Step 1: File your nail down to shape, then apply A’s base coat over your entire nail.


Step 2: Apply B’s red polish in a reverse French style carefully. Be careful not to miss out the edges!


Step 3: Apply another layer of B’s red polish onto the reverse French tip.


Step 4: Stick on C’s star stickers in a balanced design using tweezers. Press them firmly onto the nail.


Step 5: Apply D’s top coat over the nail, then stick on E’s metal part onto the center of the reverse French line.


Step 6: Apply D’s top coat over the nail to complete! Apply 2 layers of top coat to further protect the design ☆

Design #2

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Vivid Pink)
C: Top Coat
D: Rhinestones (Black)
E: Acrylic Paint (Black)


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


Step 2: Apply C’s top coat over the nail, then stick on D’s rhinestones to create the number “5”.


Step 3: Use E’s black acrylic paint to write some words on the side of your nail as shown.


Step 4: Apply C’s top coat carefully over the nail to complete. Try making a set of nails with different numbers!

Design #3

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Light Green)
C: Nail Stickers
D: Manicure Polish (Lame Gold)
E: Top Coat
F: Parts (Star)


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


Step 2: Cut C’s sticker to fit the size of your nail, then stick it on as shown


Step 3: Apply D’s lame gold polish over the edges of the sticker. Apply E’s top coat over the nail, then stick on F’s star as shown.


Step 4: Apply E’s top coat over the entire nail to complete. The silver star really stands out ☆

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