Beat back the heat with an iced coffee manicure for summer

Summer means beach days and nighttime cookouts, sumptuous s'mores and Fourth of July fireworks. It also means the return of iced coffee season. As temperatures soar, caffeine addicts across the U.S. will bid goodbye to lattes and cappuccinos in favor of the refreshing, delicious treat that's iced coffee. And this season, it's not just your tastebuds that are getting in on the fun.
Frosty and fun, our iced coffee manicure is a sweet way to embrace the spirit of the season. And since this nail style is fully customizable, you can opt to paint every finger the same or just do one or two as accents. Read on for tips on creating a unique nail look that's fully fresh and completely "you."
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Materials
- Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish Foundation
- Small flat nail brush
- Small pointed nail brush
- Dotting tool
- Nail art beads
- Gelish Nail Dryer
- CANNI Nail Art Gel Paints in red and white
- Gelish hard gel
- Cheri Non-Wipe Gel Top Coat Soak-Off UV/LED
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Instructions
1. Apply a full coat of Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish Foundation to clean, dry fingernails.
2. Use a dotting tool to place the desired number of nail art beads.
3. Insert your hand into the Gelish Nail Dryer.
4. Apply a coat of CANNI Nail Art Gel Paint in red over nail art beads.
5. Place fingers back in the Gelish Nail Dryer.
6. Use a small brush to apply more Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish Foundation.
7. Use a small brush to apply dots of CANNI Nail Art Gel Paint in white.
8. Use a small brush to apply dots of CANNI Nail Art Gel Paint in red. Be sure to paint to the edges of the nail.
9. Place fingers back in the Gelish Nail Dryer.
10. Blend the red and white paints together on nail's surface using a small, pointed brush.
11. Place fingers back in the Gelish Nail Dryer.
12. Using a small brush, cover the entire surface of the nail with Gelish Hard-Gel.
13. Place fingers back in the Gelish Nail Dryer.
14. Apply a coat of Cheri Non-Wipe Gel Top Coat Soak-Off UV/LED to entire nail surface.
15. Place fingers back in the Gelish Nail Dryer.
16. Show off your swoon-worthy manicure and wait for the compliments to roll in!
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