Nala, The Lion King

Hi! Here I will show you how to paint Nala from the Disney Lion King franchise on nail!

Step-by-step tutorial

1) Start with nails prep
2) I applied a white gel polish and cured
3) I topcoated the nail, cured and wiped off the tacky layer
4) Then I buffed the nail with not rough nail buffer (I used 240 grit). (It is easier to draw on the rough surface, so I did 3-4 steps) Cleaned the nail with a cleanser
5) I sketched my design in pencil

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6) I painted my Nala with a beige gel polish and cured

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7) Using the mix of beige and white gel polishes I painted her light parts. Cured

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8) In this step I painted her nose and mouth in pink and her eyes in green. Also I painted the sky (I did gradient from blue in the top part to light blue in the bottom part). Cured

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9) Here I shaded (beige plus brown) and highlighted (white) my Nala and cured a little because the layers were thin

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10) Here I shaded her eyes (black plus green), nose and mouth (red plus pink) and added one more layer for the sky. Cured a little

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11) I painted the clouds with a white gel polish and blurred them with a top coat. Cured a little

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12) I contoured my design with black gel paint and cured a little

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13) Using the mix of a top coat, brown and black gel polishes I shaded my design

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14) Then I added highlights with the mix of a top coat and a white gel polish. Cured a little

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15) I added hotspots with white gel paint and cured for 2 minutes in UV lamp or 30 seconds in LED lamp

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16) Finally, I covered the nail with a top coat, cured and wiped off the tacky layer
Nala nail design is done!

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