We’re celebrating National Donut Day with a delicious set of tips courtesy of Phoenix, Arizona-based nail artist and The Spot Beauty owner Lorena Cruz. “To bring this set to life, I opted for pastel shades for the sweets and brightly colored sprinkles against a white background, reminiscent of
a cute treats shop where desserts are just as visually pleasing as they are tasty,” she says.
Apply two coats of white gel polish. Paint drips starting at the base of the nail with purple gel polish.
Add dimension to the drips by adding a slightly darker purple shade. Use a detail brush to outline the drips and add accents with black gel polish.
Add sprinkles with neon pink, yellow and blue gel polish.
Apply a single rhinestone to the center of the free edge with resin. Finish with matte top coat.
Apply two coats of white gel polish. Paint a donut shape at the base of the nail with light brown gel polish.
Paint yellow glaze over the donut and dripping down the nail. Add white highlights to create dimension.
Use a detail brush to outline the design and accents with black gel polish.
Paint sprinkles on the white background with different colors of neon gel polish. Finish with matte top coat.
—by Angelina Lewis