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Tie-Dye and Glitter Nail Tutorial from Star Blogger Chelsea King!

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We already shared our Q&A with the extremely talented and accomplished nail art blogger Chelsea King. As promised, here's our second step-by-step nail tutorial she created in our Los Angeles studio. The look part tie-dye, part glitz and glam, and totally eye-catching. Here's everything you need to try it out yourself.

What you need
basecoat
topcoat
neutral nail polish
three bright nail polish colors of your choice
toothpick
glitter
scrap of paper (to use as a palette)

Steps

1: Start with a layer of basecoat. We used Nubar Foundation Base Coat.

2: Two coats of neutral polish. We Used OPI Nail Lacquer in My Vampire is Buff.

3: Let that dry for a few minutes.

4: Then, using a color of your choice, add a few dots of polish across the nail. Dip small brush in acetone and then dab over the top of polish to create a watercolor effect. We used a pink, Nails Inc. London Nail Polish in Kensington Palace Gardens.

5: Repeat step 4 to layer on a new color. We did neon green, Floss Gloss LTD Pro Nail Lacquer in Con Limon.

6: Repeat step 4 with yet another layer of color. This time, we went with bright blue, Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Evolution.

7: For a touch of glitz, apply individual glitter pieces on nails. To do it, put a few dabs of topcoat on your slip of paper. Dip toothpick in topcoat, then use it to pick up a piece of glitter. You can add glitters randomly for a sparkle accent, or do an orderly stripe down the middle, as we did here. Removing glitter polish when you're done is easy.

8: Finish with topcoat like Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat.

Tip: Acetone can leave cuticles dry and parched. To moisturize and smooth the delicate skin around the nails, finish your mani with a cuticle cream or serum. Chelsea recommends Julep Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum

Did you try your hand at Chelsea's custom design? Show us your manis below in the comments! 

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