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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London meets “British Trad”
When we talk about London, it’s definitely checked patterns! Have fun matching your nails and fashion in total coordination ☆


Design #1

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Red)
C: Manicure Polish (Green)
D: Acrylic Paint (Black)
E: Nail Stickers (Lace)
F: Top Coat
G: Rhinestone
H: Glue
I: Ball Chain


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


Step 2: Draw vertical and horizontal stripes using C’s green polish to create a check pattern.


Step 3: Use D’s black acrylic paint to draw borders around the green lines. You can also draw dotted lines as well.


Step 4: Cut E’s lace stickers to size and stick them onto the end of your nail.


Step 5: Apply F’s top coat over your nail, then stick on G’s rhinestone at the end of your nail as shown.


Step 6: Apply glue around the rhinestone, then wrap I’s ball chain around it. Apply F’s top coat over the entire nail to complete.

Design #2

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (White)
C: Manicure Polish (Lame Red)
D: Top Coat
E: Hologram Stickers (Red)
F: Manicure Polish (Blue)
G: Manicure Polish (Lame Silver)


Step 1: Apply A’s base coat once, then B’s white polish twice over your entire nail. Use C’s red lame polish to draw out the stripes of the British flag.


Step 2: Apply D’s top coat over your nail, then stick on E’s hologram stickers over the red lame lines.


Step 3: Take up F’s blue polish on a thin brush and cover up as much of the remaining white spaces as you can, while leaving a thin border around the red stripes.


Step 4: Apply G’s silver lame polish over the blue sections. Apply D’s top coat over the entire nail to complete.

Design #3

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A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (White)
C: Acrylic Paint (Red)
D: Acrylic Paint (Blue)
E: Top Coat


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


Step 2: Use C’s red acrylic paint to draw out the stripes of the British flag. The red will stand out great against the white base.


Step 3: Use D’s blue acrylic paint to cover up as much of the remaining white spaces as you can, while leaving a thin border around the red stripes. This step is a little difficult, but do your best!


Step 4: Apply E’s top coat over the entire nail to complete. This design looks just like the traditional national flag!

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