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We’re celebrating national Unicorn Day with a roundup of fantastical nail tips complete with iridescent hues, unicorn flakes and chrome pigments!

 

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Celebrated annually on April 9, unicorn references stem from antiquity, when ancient Greek writers and historians believed the mystical creatures existed in the country of India. Mary created her pink unicorn set using Glam and Glits Made in Sweet colored acrylic and Ultra White, Unichrome from Daily Charme and Swarovski Crystals from Dreamtime Creations.

 

 

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Referenced biblically, passages painted these animals as a symbol of strength, innocence and love. Fremont, California-based Pamper Nail Gallery artist Brittnay Morris used Valentino Beauty Pure colored acrylics and Wild Flowers Nails to create her unicorn stone sculpted set.

RELATED: Color Camp Creates Iridescent Unicorn Nail Art

 

 

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White Koi Nail Studio nail artist Alecia Mounixay encapsulated glitter for her rainbow drip set using Valentino Beauty Pure colored acrylics.

 

 

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Black File Nails artist Diana Nguyen created this pink and green ombré set with OPI GelColors Bubble Bath, This Cost Me a Mint and Bronze Has More Fun. She paired reflective shattered glass with Unichrome from Daily Charme to create an iridescent effect.

 

 

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Master nail tech for The Naildresser Emma Brock used CND Shellac to free hand her unicorn design.

 

 

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Luxury Nail Lounge senior stylist Bree Power hand painted unicorns and used glitter supplied from Glitter Heaven Austrailia, powders from Glitterbels by Annabel Maginnis, embellished with AB and Crystal Clear Swarovski Crystals and finished the look with Kiara Sky No-Wipe Top Coat.

As unicorns continue to play fictional roles in art, literature, cinematography—and nails, they more than deserve a national day of recognition!

—by Angelina Lewis

 

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