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We’re celebrating Dr. Suess’s 116th birthday with the help of Las Vegas-based nail artist Thalya Miller, who created a “Who”- worthy nail look. “Reading Cat in the Hat inspired me to throw a nail design birthday bash, complete with balloons and a five- layer cake!” says Miller.

Step 1 Apply two coats of white gel polish.

Step 2 Paint three thick, uneven stripes with red gel polish. Apply matte top coat.

Step 3 Outline the red stripes and perimeter of the nail with black gel polish.

Step 4 Paint accents with black gel polish. Finish with matte top coat.

Step 1 Apply two coats of white gel polish. Paint one balloon near the base of the nail with red gel polish.

Step 2 Paint a yellow balloon slightly overlapping the red. Paint a blue balloon behind the red. Then, paint grass at the free edge with teal gel polish.

Step 3 Outline the balloons and grass, and add balloon strings and accents to the design with black gel polish.

Step 4 Paint “116” across the balloons with white gel paint. Then, outline the numbers with black gel paint. Finish with matte top coat.

TIP! Wipe the entire nail with alcohol between layers for a sharp, clean design.

*Cure after every gel application unless otherwise noted.

–by Angelina Lewis

 

[Images: Courtesy of Armando Sanchez; Wikmedia Commons; Unsplash]

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