Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DIY: POLKA DOT NAIL ART





   Doing your own nail art may seem daunting, but with practice and some basic tools you can create your own nail design. In order to create this polka dot design you will need the following items: (1) A nail polish that will be used as your base/main colour. I chose to go with a bright orange color by Essie called Saturday Disco Fever, but you can choose a different color if you would like. (2) You need another nail polish that you will use to create the polka dots on your nails. I decided to go with a white polish I have by OPI  called Alpine Snow, but again you can use any color you prefer. Remember: It's important to choose two contrasting colors in order for the nail art to stand out. The worst thing would be to have a nail design that blends in. Lastly, you need a tool to create the polka dots that will be used as the design on your nails. For this you can use a nail dotting tool, such as the one I am using in the picture below. If you don't have any nail dotting tools,  you can use a tooth pick or dried up ballpoint pen to create the dots. Tip: When doing nail art, try to be resourceful since many of the tools people use to create nail art can be created with everyday household items. 

   Once you have gathered all of the items needed you are ready to create your polka dot nail art!
Below is a step-by-step process on how to create this look:


Step 1: Paint your nails with your main base coat. Do two coats depending on how you want your nail  polish to look. 

Step 2: Once your nail polish has dried, take your nail dotting tool/toothpick and dip it into your contrasting color. I choose to go with white (Alpine Snow by OPI) in order for it to pop against the orange (Saturday Disco Fever by Essie). 




Step 3: You can place any many dots on your nail as you want. You can put dots on every nail if you want, or on only a few nails. It's really up to you. I chose to do a few nails with the polka dots design, because the white dots are very loud on my nails and I did not want to make my fingers too distracting. Once you have followed these steps you have made your own DIY polka dot nail art. Simple and easy!




I hope you enjoyed this post and feel inspired to do your own nail art! 

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