Go wild with these brightly colored drip-style nails

When it comes to nail art, why should you choose just one color when you can have them all? Sure, there's a time and a place for a chic and understated nail look — but there's also something to be said for having fun with your manicure. And nothing's as much fun as reaching for all the colors of the rainbow at once.
By combining patches of different colored rainbow stripes you can create a vibrant and retro nail art style. And while this pattern looks complex, it's actually surprisingly easy to recreate at home. The best part? You can substitute any shades you like to create your perfect, customized rainbow stripes.
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Materials
- Akzentz Luxio in "Polar" (2 coats base color)
- Fairyglo in "6705"
- Leafgel in "023"
- Presto Art Gel in "AM04" and "AM10"
- Angel in "Feeling Fierce"
- Akzentz Gel Play Paint in "Black"
- Kupa No Wipe Top Gel
- Round brush
- Medium liner brush
- Akzentz Hybrid-Pro Lamp (not shown)
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Instructions
1. Start with a base color of two shades of white gel polish. Cure under a lamp.
2. Use a small, round brush to apply a blue dripping shape to the bottom corner of your nail.
3. Create a similar shape above the blue one using yellow gel polish. Cure under the gel lamp.
4. Fill in the white space at the tip of your nail with black stripes using a long liner brush, and cure again.
5. Use your long liner brush to add pale green stripes in the yellow section, and cure.
6. Use the same brush to add pale pink stripes in the yellow section. Cure again.
7. Add stripes of red gel polish into the blue section using the long liner brush. Cure again.
8. Finish with a layer of clear top coat to seal in your work and add shine. Cure for a final time.
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