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The 1950's is known for many memorable icons. The first thing that comes to mind for me is a classic 50's Diner.

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1
Fit nail forms and ensure to pinch the forms to line up the sidewalls to ensure a deep c-curve and perfectly square shape.

Fit nail forms and ensure to pinch the forms to line up the sidewalls to ensure a deep c-curve and perfectly square shape.  

2
Start by applying sculpting gel to extend the natural nail on a form to the desired length. Then use a builder gel over the entire nail ensuring to create a high apex to reinforce the stress area.

Start by applying sculpting gel to extend the natural nail on a form to the desired length. Then use a builder gel over the entire nail ensuring to create a high apex to reinforce the stress area.  

3
File and shape the Gel Sculptures. Refine the sculpture by starting with a coarser (low grit #) working up to a finer (high grit #). Ensure to bevel the free edge and cuticle area, but leaving a high upper arch.

File and shape the Gel Sculptures. Refine the sculpture by starting with a coarser (low grit #) working up to a finer (high grit #). Ensure to bevel the free edge and cuticle area, but leaving a high upper arch.  

4
Apply white gel diagonally across the Thumb, Pointer and Pinkie fingers. Paint a metallic silver gel over the Middle and Ring fingers and apply transfer foil after curing.

Apply white gel diagonally across the Thumb, Pointer and Pinkie fingers. Paint a metallic silver gel over the Middle and Ring fingers and apply transfer foil after curing.  

5
With a fine brush use semi-sheer gray paint t create a Gingham pattern. Use black to darken where the lines cross. Then use white to paint a frills to the edge on the nail plate.

With a fine brush use semi-sheer gray paint t create a Gingham pattern. Use black to darken where the lines cross. Then use white to paint a frills to the edge on the nail plate.  

6
Paint vertical lines of red on the free edge for the Thumb, Pointer and Pinkie fingers,

Paint vertical lines of red on the free edge for the Thumb, Pointer and Pinkie fingers,  

7
Paint music notes with white sculpting gel on wax paper, cure and attach to ring finger.

Paint music notes with white sculpting gel on wax paper, cure and attach to ring finger.  

8
Finish the design with applying the  music notes and painting a Jukebox on the middle finger.  Finish with a top gel.

Finish the design with applying the music notes and painting a Jukebox on the middle finger. Finish with a top gel.  

 
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