<ul>
  <li>1</li>
  <li>2</li>
  <li>3</li>
</ul>
<ul>
  <li>1</li>
  <li>2</li>
  <li>3</li>
  <li>4</li>
</ul>
<ul>
  <li>1</li>
  <li>2</li>
  <li>3</li>
  <li>4</li>
  <li>5</li>
  <li>6</li>
</ul>
<ul>
  <li>1</li>
  <li>2</li>
  <li>3</li>
  <li>4</li>
  <li>5</li>
  <li>6</li>
  <li>7</li>
  <li>8</li>
</ul>
li:first-child:nth-last-child(n+2):nth-last-child(-n+6),
li:first-child:nth-last-child(n+2):nth-last-child(-n+6) ~ li{
  background-color:#d71076;
  position: relative;
  
  &:after {
    content:"";
    position: absolute;
    width: 18px;
    height: 18px;
    right: -3px;
    top: -3px;
    background: url("https://www.w3cplus.com/sites/default/files/blogs/2015/1507/list-right.png") no-repeat center;
  }
}
/*base style*/
ul {
  text-align: center;
  margin: 20px;
  padding: 0;
  list-style: none outside none;
}
li {
  display: inline-block;
  width: 48px;
  height: 48px;
  line-height: 48px;
  border-radius: 4px;
  color: #fff;
  background-color: #d8beb6;
  margin: 5px;
  font-size: 1.2em;
  font-family: Arial;
}

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