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Want to be CUTER than a basket of kittens? Here’s how. You can play with this design by trying different colours for the fur and eyes, or even painting your own special kitty!



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Polish You Pretty by Jenny Stencel

Published by Ryland Peters & Small

Ever wanted to know how to re-create your own fabulous nail art? Now you can with this stylish and practical guide to fashion nail designs for you to do at home. With easy-to-follow step-by-step techniques, as well as beautiful and inspiring photographs, this book will help you find a style for any occasion. Polish You Pretty will help you uncover the secret to the finer details of each nail design including essential Tools & Techniques such as sponging, dotting, stencilling and painting freehand. Simple designs such as Americana will help you master all the basic methods with ease. Create prettyas- a-picture Floral designs such as Coming Up Daisies. Embrace the animal in you with Prints such as Leopard Lovin'. Enjoy the latest trends on the catwalk with Fashion designs such as Tropical...

© 2014 Jenny Stencel / Ryland Peters & Small · Reproduced with permission. · Polish You Pretty by Jenny Stencel & Danielle Black is published by Ryland Peters & Small at £9.99 and is available from


  1. Step 1 1

    Apply a base coat and once dry, paint your nails with two coats of the purple polish.

  2. Step 2 2

    Take the black polish and using the brush from the bottle (or a nail art brush if preferred), begin creating the heads of the kittens by painting a semi-circle at the tip of each nail.

  3. Step 3 3

    Once the shape of the head is complete, using a nail art brush, paint two tiny ears at
    the top of the semi-circle.

  4. Step 4 4

    Using a nail art brush, paint two small ovals of white just under the ears of the cat to create the whites of the eyes.

  5. Step 5 5

    Add a dot of green to the white and when completely dry, add a last tiny dot of black to complete the eyes. Create little pink noses on all the kittens using a dotting tool.

  6. Step 6 6

    Take the white polish and using a nail art brush, add two strokes either side of the nose to resemble whiskers and you’re done! Once dry, seal with top coat. Now you are purrrrr-fect!

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