Pastels and White Sheer Dots - Pastel Nail Art and Polka Dot Tutorial

With Easter (and springtime) approaching, we’re starting to be surrounded by everything pastel. I couldn’t tell you how many times I pass window displays of peep shaped cakes and bunny baskets and respond with an “awww.”  I’m not really a girly-girl but adorable tiny chicks, fluffy bunnies, pastel cupcakes, and an abundance of flowers and pinks appeal to my inner egg-hunt child.

For the grownup version of celebrating spring time, I create a pastel nail art and sheer white polka dots. I combined soft shades like pink, blue, and green and created an ombre watercolor effect (this watercolor technique is quite easy as it allows for freedom in the design and creativity - no ombre nail art will be the same). For added ‘cute’ bonus, I drew a pink bow accent on the thumbs. Lastly, I included an easy to follow nail art tutorial for drawing the polka dots.  Start with a nude or peach nail polish base, apply evenly spaced dots, and use a matte top coat.  The matte top coat and the complimentary colors create the soft, sheer dots effect.

And voilà - spring at your fingertips with pastels, bows, and polka dots! Hope all of you have a wonderful Easter weekend and allow your inner child to indulge in pretty nail art and cadbury candy eggs!

Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.
  • kfc

    I love the pastel colors! Once again, your nail art is always on point! Also, do you mind sharing what camera you use for taking pics for the blog?? I’m trying to find a good camera but there are so many out there I’m not sure where to start!



  • Anthea Lau

    omg those nails screams easter and they are beyond cute! cool tutorial too on how to create those patterns - nice share!

    Check out my latest posts on the Blog and Happy Easter! :)
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  • Lindzoo

    Wow! This is so pretty! Really well done :)

  • drinkcitra

    Aw this is really cute! Lovely tutorial 😀

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    • Pretty Squared

      Thank you!! :)


    cool pics dear :)

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    • Pretty Squared

      Thank you :) xo

  • caise

    great inspirations!:)

    • Pretty Squared

      Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment xo

  • Photo-Jenn-ic

    This looks so great! Thanks for the tutorial!
    I might have to pick up that maybelline nail polish, its a lovely colour!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic


    • Pretty Squared

      Thank you and I hope you try it! I really like the polish color and if you wait for a small sale at the drugstore it’s totally worth it :)

  • redlipstickandsparkle

    Nice post and cute nails:-)

    • Pretty Squared

      Thank you for your lovely comment :) xo

  • Boho Vanity

    I love these nails! They do remind me of dyed Easter eggs :)

    boho vanity ♡

    • Pretty Squared

      Thank you! The matte top coat on top of the ombre is a great trick to get an eggshell finish xo

  • Angi

    LOVE this! At first I thought you go the photographs off Google because it looks so good.


    • Pretty Squared

      You’re too sweet thank you!! xo

  • Brianna at Brikasia

    Love this mani! I think I may attempt this on my nails at some point this weekend.

    • Pretty Squared

      Aw yay tag me on instagram I’d love to see them :) xo