How to sign nail polish in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your non-dominant hand placed horizontally in front of you with your palm oriented down, move the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers across the nail area of the index finger of your non-dominant hand a couple of times.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of nail polish

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of nail polish

End of Sign

Final Frame of nail polish

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for nail polish
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for nail polish
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your non-dominant hand placed horizontally in front of you with your palm oriented down, move the index and middle fingers down onto several of the fingertips of your non-dominant hand.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of nail polish

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of nail polish

End of Sign

Final Frame of nail polish

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for nail polish
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, with your thumb sticking out. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for nail polish
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

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