Nail Art Tips: Spring Break Forever

If you're anything like us, you've gotten way into the alien trend after seeing Spring Breakers, thanks to James Franco's character, Alien — the gangster with a heart of gold.

If you're anything like us, you've gotten way into the alien trend after seeing Spring Breakers, thanks to James Franco's character, Alien — the gangster with a heart of gold. Our next nail art tutorial shows you how to spice up a classic manicure with some cute, very on-trend alien accents. Follow these steps outlined by our favorite nail guru, Fleury Rose!
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Step 1

As always, prep your manicure with a base coat before applying two coats of the nail color of your choice. Fleury used this show-stopping green shade, Nomad by Illamasqua.

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Step 2

Then, start the alien accent by slowly drawing an oval with a thin pointed brush (found in any beauty supply store) lightly dipped in black polish on your pointer finger, like Illamasqua's Boosh. Repeat on both hands.

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Step 3

Fill in the outer area of each accent nail with the same black polish, being careful not to run too much over the original green oval.

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Step 4

Time to add the eyes! Carefully, draw two teardrop shapes vertically up to the top of the nail, with the wide end towards the cuticle end of the nail. Pro-tip: Start by delicately drawing the outline of each eye, then fill it in with one or two big dots. Add the alien's mouth with a tiny line drawn underneath the thinner part of the teardrops.

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Step 5

Further accent your mani by painting every other nail half black with your brush, and you're done! Gloss over the entire mani with your trusty top coat, and get ready to rock out, spring break-style.

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