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  • Oribe Shine Manicure
  • 1. Shape the nails and clean up the cuticles. Jin says this design will work with any shape nails.
  • 2. Apply a base coat, such as JINsoon Power Base, which strengthens nails.
  • 3. Apply two coats of a deep bluish-purple color.
  • JINsoon Rhapsody or Debonair are both great choices, depending on your skin tone.
  • 4. Using gold polish, paint the tips of the nails gold. This is similar to a French manicure, but the tips don’t have to be perfect. “The imperfection is what makes it so great,” Jin says.
  • 5. To create the thin gold lines, take a piece of nylon thread—cotton thread absorbs the color and gets too fuzzy—and paint it with the polish, then press it over your nails (you may need to clean up the sides of your cuticles when you’re done).
  • 6. Repeat five to seven times on each nail. The lines don’t need to be perfect—in fact, slight imperfections actually enhance the look.
  • 7. Finish with a high-gloss top coat like JINsoon Top Gloss. Reapply top coat every few days to maintain the nail art—especially the tips—and keep the shine. “Glossy nails present a more finished, high fashion look,” Jin says. “High gloss also complements the skin tone.”
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Oribe Shine Manicure

In honor of the launch of our new Shine Light Reflecting Spray, celebrity and editorial nail artist Jin Soon created a nail design inspired by both the can and the trends of the season. “When creating nail art, I always go for a look that is simple and elegant, which fits right in with the Oribe line,” said Jin, who launched the JINsoon nail polish line in September. “Dark colors like deep blues, reds and purples are in for fall, and the glitter and metallic polishes of summer are still going strong. This look combines those elements.”

While the design was created to help introduce Shine, Jin says it’s also a great look for the holidays. “It’s so decadent,” she says. “A normal red would look too expected, so change it up and use a garnet, sapphire or emerald base with gold or silver tips.”

Watch Oribe’s director of content, Lori Morris, get the inaugural Oribe Shine manicure, then check out the step-by-step instructions in the slide show above. Although it looks complicated, it’s actually quite easy to do with a friend (or bring into your local salon). If doing nail art on each of your digits isn’t your thing, try just applying the design to your ring finger on each hand.

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