Simba, The Lion King

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Hi! This tutorial is about one of my favorite character Simba from The Lion King franchise!

Step-by-step tutorial

1) First step is nails prep for gel polish application
2) I covered the nail with 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) Here I painted Simba with the mix of yellow and beige gel polishes. Cured

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7) I added a white gel polish to the color I’ve used for Simba and painted his light parts. Cured

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8) In this step I painted his eyes with brown and yellow and his nose and mouth in pink. Then I did gradient from blue in the top part of my sky to light blue in the bottom part. Cured

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9) Furthermore, I added a brown gel polish to the color I’ve used for Simba and shaded him. Cured a little because the layers were thin

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10) I shaded his mouth and nose with the mix of pink and red gel polishes. Also I added one more layer for the sky. Cured a little

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11) I painted 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

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13) Using the mix of a top coat, black and brown gel polishes I shaded my Simba. Also I highlighted my design with the mix of a top coat and a white gel polish. Cured a little

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14) Here I added some hotspots and drew his whiskers with white gel paint. Cured for 2 minutes in UV lamp or 30 seconds in LED lamp

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

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