After lot of dazzles and glitters in my previous nail arts, I decided to tone down the hues of my nail art. Yes, a glittery jazzy nail art immediately draws attention and brightens up your hands instantly. But a sober look goes a long way and gives a feminine look. It is quite wearable to work also.
- Street Wear Nude shade
- Colorbar Black/ Black Acrylic Paint (Read about acrylic paint usage for nail art designs here )
- Base Coat
- Top Coat
How to go “Retro with Polka dots”
- As usual begin with cleaning and filing your nails. Apply a base coat and allow it to dry.
- Apply the nude shade on your nails. I did a double coat, you can choose for yourself depending on the nail paint. Allow it to dry.
- Now, pour very little of your black nail paint on a palette. Hold your tooth pick like a pen and dip the non pointed end to the black paint.
- Carefully, touch them lightly on your nails now and create even and well spaced dots throughout.
- Repeat this simple step for all your nails (you can also try alternate nails).
- Top it with a top coat and your dots aren’t leaving your side for long. Also with matte shades like this, a little glossy touch brings the colors to life.
- Do not pour extra nail black nail paint on the palette thinking it will serve all 10 nails. It will thicken and stick around the toothpick.
- Thick old nail paint is not suggested here. Use a thinner to bring it to right consistency. The dots will be blobs otherwise.
- Draw your toothpick away from nail after 1-2 dots or you will end up making strings between each dot. Do not just drift along making dots continuously even if there is sufficient paint on your tooth pick.
- A bobby pin or the tip of non working ball point pen can easily replace the tooth pick, actually would be a better replacement.
- Does this nail art seem to be very serious for you? Hmmm, use a glitter top coat (the one which has silver glitters floating in a transparent polish).
- Too tired of making dots on each and every nail, do only half nails. Still too much? Try alternate nails :). Nail art isn’t bound by rules but creativity. Do what suits you. 🙂
FYI : I am a polka dots fan because they are very cute and very easy to make and very feminine and very simple and…….. . So basically this is a warning that you would be seeing a lot of them in the coming nail arts. 😀
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