Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nail Art Tutorial: Polka Dots with M.A.C Baking Beauties Nail Polishes

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I recently received two of the nail polishes from the new M.A.C Baking Beauties collection and was anxious to try them out. What better way to use them simultaneously than with a polka dot manicure? Baking Beauties is inspired by the artistry of cake decoration, and these two nail polishes -- Pistachio Creme and Bleu Velvet are creamy, scrumptious and delicious to behold!

I love nail art, but I'm fairly terrible when it comes to creating it. Polka dots, however, are one aspect of nail art that ANYONE can do. All you need is a bobby pin or a dotting tool (I have the latter, which I found at Ricky's). Here's how I created this look.

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Left: Pistachio Creme. Right: Bleu Velvet.
I started by painting my nails with two coats of Bleu Velvet and allowed them to dry.

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Dotting tool with Pistachio Creme spilled onto a paper towel
Next, I spilled out some Pistachio Creme onto a paper towel and dipped the dotting tool repeatedly into the puddle.

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The only tools I needed to create this look!
I carefully placed four dots onto each nail with the dotting tool (I used the smaller side). I made the dot placement random on each nail.

And that's it! Simple, easy and super fun. Plus, these nail polishes ($16 each at maccosmetics.com) are gorgeous! They're definitely making their way into my permanent collection.

Have you done polka dot nail art before? Let me know about it in the comments!

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