Strawberry

Hi! Here I will describe how to create chocolate-covered strawberry nail design!

Step-by-step tutorial

1) First step is nails prep for gel polish application
2) I covered the nail with 2 coats of 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

Strawberry 1
6) Using a red gel polish I painted my strawberry and cured

Strawberry 2
7) I painted my chocolate in brown and leafy part of the strawberry in green. Cured

Strawberry 3
8) Here I shaded (red plus black) and highlighted (red plus white) my strawberry. Cured a little because the layers were thin

Strawberry 4
9) I added shades (black plus brown) and highlights (white plus brown) onto my chocolate. Cured a little

Strawberry 5
10) I shaded (green plus black) and highlighted (green plus white) green part. Also I added yellow dots. Cured a little

Strawberry 6
11) Then I contoured my design with black gel paint and added shades from the strawberry and around yellow dots using the mix of a top coat and a black gel polish. Cured a little. Then I added hotspots with the mix of a white gel polish and a top coat. Cured for 2 minutes in UV lamp or 30 seconds in LED lamp

Strawberry 7
12) I topcoated the nail with a top coat, cured and removed the tacky layer
Strawberry nail design is done!

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