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Bridal Shower Beauty: A Sweet, Polka-Dot Nail Art Look

Jun 20 2013 - 4:02am


The following post was written by Sara Bacon who blogs at Glitter and Grace [1] and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty [2]. Glitter and Grace features both fashion and beauty content, with an emphasis on nail trends.

I'm a big believer in always having manicured nails to complete my look. So getting ready for events means not only picking a cute outfit and doing my hair and makeup, but also having pretty polished fingers as well. I change my mind a lot as far as my favorite nail looks go. Sometimes I'm big on glitter, sometimes I love using dark colors, sometimes I love bright neons, and other times I just like to keep it classic with neutrals. So for this look, nails to wear to a bridal shower, I went with something fun, cheeky, and super girlie that's hard not to smile at. Check out my simple steps to creating this look — and feel free to mix it up with any other color combo you think would work — when you keep reading.



Step 1:
Gather your materials. I choose a pink (Teddy Girl by Butter London) and a coral-y red (Enuf is Enuf by Essie) with a base coat and my trusty top coat (Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat). I used my dotting tool for the polka dots, but a toothpick would work as well.




Step 2: Paint base coat.




Step 3: I like painting the accent nail first so I don't forget and paint it with the other color instead (learned from experience). Also, in my opinion, when using a dark and light color together, it looks best to use the darker one as the accent nail.




Step 4: Paint two coats of the lighter color on the rest of your nails.



Step 5: Dab a small glob of nail polish onto a piece of paper to dip into with your dotting tool. Then, dot away on your nail, redipping after each dot.




Step 6: Finish with a top coat (wait a little bit for the polka dots to dry so you don't smear them) and you're all set! Pretty, girlie nails for a day with all your favorite ladies.


Source URL
http://www.bellasugar.com/Bridal-Shower-Nail-Art-30838226