Nail-Art Masterpieces In Minutes: How To Use Nail Strips For Amazing DIY Creations

We've got some true nail-art geniuses among our staff. But for the less skillful, crafty, and creative of us, every time one of our more talented coworkers comes in sporting another masterpiece on her fingertips, there are some serious bouts of envy.
But even the saddest staffers discovered that nail-art supremacy is possible quickly and easily for experts and novices alike, thanks to a little creative use of Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips.
Made out of real nail polish and easy to apply in minutes, flat, these new colors and patterns were at the ready and highly useful when it came to throwing ourselves a little Nail Day at R29, where — with a little help from the folks at Sally Hansen and our trend-spotting eds — even our nail-art newbies were able to pull off some positively explosive looks.
Click through for a full tutorial on how to take these simple little strips and create colorful, eye-catching masterpieces in minutes.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca

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