Dropping Knowledge: Traveling Pointelle Triangle Nail Art How To Friday 24 May, 2013

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Try out this extremely simple, but visually stunning, traveling pointelle triangle nail art design!

Sometimes, an idea comes to you, and it turns out to be better than you ever imagined. Case in point: this nail art design. I had pitched it for a photo shoot, but instead of using dots of nail polish, I had proposed rhinestones. The idea was deep-sixed, so I decided to try it out for myself (minus the rhinestones). The idea is simple: Create a triangle of dots on each nail, but be sure the triangle’s placement “travels” from nail to nail.

As I was pondering my nail art design, I had received the new Kaleidoscope polish collection from Color Club, which has the most gorgeous combo of rich mega-brights, and these three hues—cobalt Bright Night, turquoise Evolution and neon coral In Theory—jumped out at me. And I couldn’t be more pleased with how the color combo worked out.

Here are the steps on how to get what I’m calling the “Traveling Pointelle Triangle” nail design!

What you need:

+ A dotting tool

+ Cobalt blue nail polish

+ Coral nail polish

+ Turquoise nail polish

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Step 1: Polish the nail with base coat. Apply two coats of cobalt polish. Allow the nails to dry.

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Step 2: Using a dotting tool, create a line of four dots with coral polish. You can create your line anywhere on your nail. 

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Step 3: Create a second line of dots, this time with only three dots. 

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Step 4: Create a line of two dots, making sure to continue the shape of a triangle. Finish your triangle’s point with a single dot.

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Step 5: Using turquoise polish, outline your triangle with a row of six dots. You’ll want the sixth dot to act as the “peak” or “apex” of the finished triangle. It will extend past your coral dots. (Due to how I shot this picture—and didn’t realize it—it’s hard to see the sixth dot. It’s all the way to the right of my nail.)

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Step 6: Complete your design by creating a line of five dots along the other edge of the triangle. Once all dots are dry, apply top coat.

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Here’s my thumb design; again, it’s important that from nail to nail you change where you start your line so that your triangles “travel” around your nails!

That’s it! Now you try!

What do you think of this design?

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