How to Do Mix'n'Match Nails

These would be awesome in any contrasting colors- like white and black. But I was listening to Avril Lavigne and was feeling pink and black.

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How to Do Mix'n'Match Nails
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Paint a base coat.

Paint a base coat.

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Paint one or two coats of your lighter color. In my case, pink.

Paint one or two coats of your lighter color. In my case, pink.

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I got this striper polish from a shoe store for about $2. You can also use regular polish and a nail art brush, or toothpick.

I got this striper polish from a shoe store for about $2. You can also use regular polish and a nail art brush, or toothpick.

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On your pinkie (or whatever finger you want) paint just a couple stripes.

On your pinkie (or whatever finger you want) paint just a couple stripes.

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On your ring finger (or whichever) paint a line across the tip of your nail and fill it in for pretty much a French tip.

On your ring finger (or whichever) paint a line across the tip of your nail and fill it in for pretty much a French tip.

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You can also tape off the part of your nail you want the lighter color, and paint a coat of your second color. Then take off your tape, and it'll be the same.

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On your middle finger (or whichever) paint a 't' or cross on your nail. Fill in two of the sections for like a checkerboard pattern. Be careful because it is extremely easy to mess up.

On your middle finger (or whichever) paint a 't' or cross on your nail. Fill in two of the sections for like a checkerboard pattern. Be careful because it is extremely easy to mess up.

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You can also take two pieces of tape- make sure you cut off the zigzag side from the dispenser- and use them to get the checkerboard type pattern.

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On your pointer (or whichever) do dots. I used a small dotting tool. You can use a toothpick, bobby pin, pencil or whatever gives you the size dot you want.

On your pointer (or whichever) do dots. I used a small dotting tool. You can use a toothpick, bobby pin, pencil or whatever gives you the size dot you want.

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Then topcoat, and clean up with a small brush or q-tip. I did the opposite on my other hand.

Then topcoat, and clean up with a small brush or q-tip. I did the opposite on my other hand.

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Hope your nails turn out great! Tell me what kind of guides you'd like and I'll work on it.

Hope your nails turn out great! Tell me what kind of guides you'd like and I'll work on it.

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