Weekly beauty tutorials: nail art

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It's official: judging from the nails on New York's runways and celebrities' red carpet appearances, long, 1980s-inspired nails are back. Make the most of the look, using these YouTube tutorials.

Jungle fever - 2010 is not only the Chinese Year of the Tiger, but tiger prints have been spotted everywhere from Jeremy Scott's runway show to Rihanna's nails: the star also serves as inspiration for this tutorial. Check out Julie's sidebar for similar clips on how to create zebra- and leopard-print nails.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJZqTqMwjSQ

Orient Express - Speaking of China, everything Orient-inspired is big in nails right now, with O.P.I releasing a Hong Kong-inspired collection this spring and MAC collaborating with Korean nail guru Jin Soon Choi for the second time. This tutorial brings you an easy-to-recreate Oriental floral pattern.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPXE8FDi8pg

Polka power - Another big trend in fashion right now are polka dots, a pattern that is easy to use for your nails. This following video shows you how to achieve a funky re-interpretation of the look in black, white, and pink.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ec0YETAktA

Glitter glamour - For an evening look, try applying a rhinestone to your nails and create your nail art around it, as shown in this clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYvtj4szTEc

Plaid pretty - The Burberry plaid belongs to the most recognizable patterns in fashion, and this YouTuber has just the right tutorial to go with your trench: Burberry at your fingertips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-X6w3irLfw

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