"Paint the whole nail neon red, and in the center of the nail, create an organic stripe with a brighter hot pink. Allow this to dry, then create another thinner organic stripe with a lighter pink. After these colors have dried, swipe on silver from the base of the cuticle towards the middle of the nail, and from the tip towards the middle — avoiding the stripe of pink faded color. It's hard to find a good silver, but Ginger + Liz's 'Tuck Me In' is amazing and covers very well. To complete the look, use the same neon red you started with to add a few dots and lines on the silver, giving a faded effect."
Ginger + Liz Nail Lacquer in Tuck Me In, $12, available at Ginger + Liz.
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