By Sarah Walter
Aug 19, 2014 @ 4:45 am
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Aussie up-and-comer Natalie Pavloski (@nataliepavloskinails) first caught our eye with her cheeky celeb-faced fingers (her “Drake mani” is a must-google). After assisting nail pros Madeline Poole and Alicia Torello, she set out on her own in N.Y.C. nearly two years ago. For a jaw-dropping catalogue of her recent work, check out her Tumblr. Watch the above video to learn how to create Pavlovski’s "Preppy Camo" manicure, and get the step-by-step instructions below!

Preppy Camo Difficulty: 3 (out of 4) Drying Time: 35 minutes

1. Apply two coats of nude (our favorite is CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Fawn, $6; Let dry for 15 minutes.

2. Using nail striping tape (try Ibeauty, $12;, block off the bottom third of your nail. Paint two coats of sage (Tomboy Bklyn Polish in Dead Prez and Paid in Full, $35 (sold as part of set);, from cuticle to tape.

3. Once that dries (10 minutes), peel off the sticker and move it up a bit. Brush on two coats of forest green , from the bottom of the tape to the top of the sage. Let dry.

4. Now place the tape a quarter of the way down from the nail tip. Apply two coats of sage to the upper edge of the nail. Remove the sticker.

 Click here to check out celebrity manicurist Jin Soon's take on the graphic mani trend!