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Nail artist Rebecca Bernard pays tribute to military veterans with a patriotic set of tips evoking classic denim ensembles, sporty letterman attire, and red, white and blue motifs. “Worn denim, 1950s varsity jackets and Friday night football games inspired this vintage Americana look,” she says.

Step 1. Apply two coats of red gel polish. Top with matte gel top coat.

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Step 2. Use a liner brush to paint a paisley pattern with white art gel. Finish with matte gel top coat.

Step 3. Pierce three holes near the free edge using a very thin e-file bit or nail piercing tool and insert gold hoops.

Step 1. Apply two coats of white gel polish. Top with no-wipe gel top coat.

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Step 2. Apply a sheer layer of chrome pigment with an eye shadow applicator.

Step 3. Paint stars with red, white and blue art gels.

Step 4. Adhere red, white and blue crystals to the opposing corners of the nail. Finish with gel top coat.

*Cure after every gel application unless otherwise noted.

–by Angelina Lewis

 

[Images: Bigstock; Unsplash]

This story first appeared in the November issue of Nailpro magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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