pastel dotted nails

About two to three months ago, the high school girls at church were commenting on their nail paint jobs. I looked at my sad nails and tried to remember the last time they were painted. I concluded that it was my wedding. I resolved to try to have the patience to paint my nails.

That evening, I painted my nails the only color I had: a coral pink. I admired my nails non-stop for the next week, wondering why I didn't paint my nails more often. Of course I already knew the answer to that; I am too impatient to let them dry.

However, now that I'm out of school, I have the time to watch a whole TV show or movie while doing nothing but letting my nails dry.

Over the last few weeks, I have poured over nail-related pins on Pinterest, and I have acquired nail polish in several colors. (I buy polish in the mid-price-range. It's better quality than the cheap stuff, and it's more affordable than the premium brands.) I have even bought a dotting tool set. I was browsing Amazon to see how much one would cost, and, to my surprise, I found a set for a couple of dollars. (I didn't realize it would be coming directly from China. At first I was a bit peeved by this...that's what eBay is for..., but the tool set seems fine for my purposes.)

That brings me to last weeks' nail design. Inspired by Pshiiit, a French nail-lover's blog, this pastel dotted design is perfect for spring.

What you'll need:
  • Base coat (optional)
  • Nail polish in white and 3-4 pastel colors - I used L'Oréal i will (white), pistachio dream (mint), royally yours (baby blue), and macaroon me madly (coral).
  • Plastic sheet protector
  • Nail dotting tool - I've also heard a bobby pin works, rather than a toothpick, because of the rounded tip.

Dot away.

Step 1: If you so desire, start with a base coat.

Step 2: Paint 2-3 coats of white.

Step 3: Pour a couple of drops of the first pastel color onto the plastic sheet protector.

Step 4: Take the dotting tool, dip it into the pool of nail polish, and gently apply dots to each nail.

Step 5: Repeat the dotting process with the remaining colors.

Step 6: Let dry.

Step 7: Admire your manicure!

This project was featured in Sundae Scoop Top 20 at I Heart Nap Time.

Do you like this project? Consider pinning it, subscribing to me, or checking out my other projects. For a complete list of all blogs I link up with, see my link party page.

I'm linking up with:

Made by You Monday @ Skip to my Lou
Time to Shine Party @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Lil' Luna Link Party @ Lil' Luna
Share It Link Party @ The Winthrop Chronicles
Time for a Party @ Fine Craft Guild
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello
Fidlin' Fridays @ Fidlers Under One Roof
Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I Heart Nap Time

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  1. Your nails turned out so pretty!! I bought nail pens and they kind of work but mostly end up being large bubbles. I love the colors you chose.
    Stopping by from Lil' Luna. I would love for you to stop by my cleaning blog here.


    1. Thank you so much! I'll be sure to check out your blog.

  2. I'm a hairstylist by trade so I get to work with a lot of nail techs and I just wanted to say you've got some talent! They look great! I hope you'll come share this at my linking party today! Fidlers Under One Roof http://www.fidlersunderoneroof.com

    Hope you see you there!

    1. Thank you! I'm so flattered! I'll be sure to stop by your party.

  3. Looks stunning! Thank you for sharing it & participating in our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-65/ Great to see you there! Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Rose

    btw Do check out my river rock mat - feature today. You'll love it for your entryway.


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