How to do SPU spirit nails: Hallie’s top 5 nail art tips
<p>From fireworks to palm trees, snowmen to the Seattle Seahawks, Hallie&#8217;s nail art Instagram is full of detailed and creative designs. We asked the SPU psychology major for tips on how to create her SPU spirit nails: maroon and white designs that feature the SPU torch.</p>

Hallie takes you step by step in the process in this video tutorial.

What Hallie used:

  • OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
  • Essie “Bahama Mama” (maroon)
  • China Glaze “White on White”
  • Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat
  • New8Beauty nail art brushes
  • Nail striping tape
  • Acetone (nail polish remover)
  • Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (for moisturizing)
hallie's nails

Top 5 useful nail tips:

  1. To prevent flimsy and peeling nails, avoid putting water on naked nails, meaning always have at least a clear base coat on to protect your nails
  2. Use cuticle cream or oil to strengthen nails
  3. Use glass nail file to get a precise shape and less damaging file (smaller grit than sand paper)
  4. Use a quick dry top coat to speed up the nail drying process (if you don’t own quick dry top coat, put your nails in cold water for a minute to harden)
  5. Instead of a Q-Tip, use a small paint brush and acetone for precise and clean polish clean up around the edges/cuticles

Gallery of Hallie’s Nails

See more of her designs on Instagram

Haven’t posted in a while but here is a simple lace stamp

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Butterfly nails

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