Nail Files

Just when you thought cool nail art was best left to the pros, Marie Claire asked the world's top experts to create exclusive looks you can do at home (really).

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July 1, 2013 10:30 AM
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Nails By: Jenna Hipp

@jennahipp

The Look: Hipp, known as the "green celebrity manicurist" for her all-natural red-carpet manicures (Michelle Williams and Emma Stone are fans), created this curvy, color-blocked look using predesigned nail wraps and just one shade of polish.

How-To: Apply the nail wraps (1) according to instructions, but do not top with clear polish as the package directs. Instead, apply a half-moon of (2), starting on one side of the nail and sweeping sideways around the white moons that are part of the wrap’s design. Create another sideways stroke three-quarters of the way to the tip, keeping the curve parallel to the curved edge of your nail tip. Fill in the area between the two lines with (2).

1. NCLA x NAILING HOLLYWOOD Nail Wrap Kit in Jenna’s Nude Moon, $16. 2. RESCUE BEAUTY LOUNGE Nail Polish in Smile, $20.