This pastel rainbow striped nail art is as cute as it sounds

Nail art is some of the most versatile makeup there is. You can go super glam, understated and chic, all-out eccentric ... the choice is yours. But sometimes instead of a style that's overly out-there, you just want your manicure to feel pretty. And if that's the case, going for pastel rainbows and baby clouds might just be what you're looking for.
Combining pastel colors can make a rainbow nail art softer and give it a cuter overall vibe. You can customize this design by switching up the shades, making it super versatile, too. But for a sweet and adorable look, there's no better color palette than these pastel tones.
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Materials
- Akzentz Luxio milky white in "Coy" (one-coat base color)
- Leafgel 071 (pink), 066 (light yellow), 003 (shimmery white)
- Presto 53 "Garante" (light blue)
- Long liner brush
- Dotting tool
- Kupa No Wipe Top Coat
- Akzentz Hybrid Pro gel lamp (not shown)
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Instructions
1. Begin with one coat of sheer, milky white gel as a base color. Cure under a gel lamp.
2. Use a long liner brush to apply a pale pink gel polish in a curved shape at the tip of the nail. Cure again.
3. Apply a curved line of pale yellow gel polish underneath your pink line, and cure once more.
4. Repeat the process with a pale blue line under the yellow, and cure again.
5. Use a dotting tool and a shimmery white gel polish to create two cloud shapes at either end of your rainbow lines. Cure again.
6. Finish with a layer of clear gel top coat to protect your nail art and add shine. Cure your nails one final time.
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