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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.

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Step 1
Apply two coats of white gel polish. Paint drips starting at the base of the nail with purple gel polish.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
Add sprinkles with neon pink, yellow and blue gel polish.

Step 4
Apply a single rhinestone to the center of the free edge with resin. Finish with matte top coat.

Step 1
Apply two coats of white gel polish. Paint a donut shape at the base of the nail with light brown gel polish.

Step 2
Paint yellow glaze over the donut and dripping down the nail. Add white highlights to create dimension.

Step 3
Use a detail brush to outline the design and accents with black gel polish.

Step 4
Paint sprinkles on the white background with different colors of neon gel polish. Finish with matte top coat.

—by Angelina Lewis

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