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How to Create a Sunset Nail Art Design

Learn how to create a sunset nail art design in this Howcast nail tutorial.


Hi I'm Miss Pop, a New York City based nail artist, and we are here at my favorite bar/nail salon. Beauty Bar, right here on 14th St in New York City. Today I'm going to show you my favorite nail designs and let you in on some secrets. So lets get started. Now we're doing a sunset its like a tourist t-shirt youre gonna love it. So the dark pink will be the top and then I'm just, as you can see, going in with a regular sized brush and a lighter pink for the next layer of my sunset. Next you wanna go on with a layer of yellow. this is where the sun is sort of like picking up the light. So now we're just gonna go with blue for the water, do a nice icy sky blue or you could even do something a little darker like a smurf blue but dont do too dark cause you want to be able to highlight the water where the sun lands. Now i'm just going in and adding the sun, I would think of it as adding like 90% of the sun you just want like one sort of square ridge at the bottom where it hits the water so it shouldnt be completely round. Ok so now im just adding a little black onto a thin brush then im gonna go in and do seagulls. I like to have one overlapping in the sun cause I think, i dont know its just more romantico. These are just a V shape with a little bit of a swoop kind of like an anchor but upside down. Finish it off with some topcoat to smooth out all those lumpy different color layers, and there is a beautiful beach sunset!

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