Valentine’s Day Sugar Embossed Roses

Los Angeles-based nail artist Yasmeen Sandoval (@sloteazzy) shows how to create an embossed rose design that's perfect for Valentine's Day. “Your brush strokes do not have to be perfect, because roses are not perfect but they are still beautiful," she says.

Steps:

 

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1. Prep nail with gel base coat, cure for 30 seconds.

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2. Apply two coats of desired gel polish color, curing for 30 seconds between each application. Apply gel top coat and cure for 30 seconds and wipe.

Step 3:

3. Using a liner brush, pick up black gel paint and begin painting a rose design. Starting with the inside of the flower and working your way outward. Be sure your brush stroke is thicker in the middle of the design. Keep gel paint wet, DO NOT CURE.

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4. Pour acrylic powder over wet gel paint. Gently dust off excess and cure for 30 seconds.

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5. To finish, use brush to dust off excess further. Gently wipe around the nail and rose design.

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