Paint a pair of tiny tulips to celebrate spring

How do you thank Mother Nature for ending a long, cold winter? With flowers, of course! Spring is the season of renewal, and flowers, especially tulips, remind us that beauty will always return.
These tiny tulips grace a creamy backdrop and face outward, so make sure each flower opens toward your cuticles. Layering pale red nail gel over beige would modify the colors, so apply a few drops of white nail gel over the beige, and you’ll have a fresh canvas. Add some dark green stems and leaves, and enjoy your very own springtime bouquet any season of the year.
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Materials
- White nail gel (Akzentz Luxio, "Polar")
- UV or LED lamp (Akzentz Hybrid Pro Lamp, not shown)
- Beige nail gel (Leafgel, "431")
- Oval flat brush
- Pale red nail gel (Pregel, "Strawberry Drop")
- Round brush
- Medium liner brush
- Dark green nail gel (Presto Art Gel, "AM09")
- Small angled brush
- No-wipe top coat (Kupa)
Fierce League
Instructions
1. Apply one coat of white nail gel to your nails, and cure it with the lamp.
2. Apply two coats of beige nail gel with an oval flat brush, and cure the gel between coats with the lamp.
3. Paint two round dots on your nails with white gel, and cure it with the lamp. The white dots act as a base coat for the tulips and help the color stay true.
4. Dip the round brush into the pale red nail gel, and layer it over the white dots. Leave the polish a little thicker in the middle to simulate the appearance of the tulip petals. Cure the gel with the lamp.
5. Tulips are more pigmented at the bottom than the top, so darken a portion of each red dot with more red nail gel using the medium liner brush. Cure the gel once more with the lamp.
6. Use the medium liner brush to paint a dark green base and stem on each nail.
7. Use the small angled brush to add an extra green leaf along the outer edge of the design to give it more drama. Cure the gel with the lamp again.
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8. Seal in your artwork with a layer of no-wipe top coat, then cure it with the lamp.
Stay pretty!
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