9 April 2013

DIY Polka Dot Nails

Polka dot nails are fun and super easy to do.

  • Nude nail polish
  • Coloured nail polish
  • Cotton buds and/or dotting tool
  • Clear top coat
  • Base coat
  • Apply base coat to protect your nails from discolouration and to prolong polish adherence.
  • Paint your nails with 2-3 layers of a nude shade nail polish and allow to dry.

  • Dip a cotton bud or a dotting tool into your desired nail polish colour and apply on to your nails.


  • When the design is done allow plenty of time for it to properly dry before you apply a clear top coat.


  • Pour small amounts of coloured nail polish on to a sheet of paper to make designing your nails easier. Nail polish tends to get tacky quickly when doing this so work quickly and only apply a small amount at a time to avoid waste.
  • Apply the nude base in thin layers so they dry faster.
  • You don't have to use nude nail polish as a base. Choose your own colours or create a theme.
  • Before you start applying the coloured dots make sure that the nude nail polish is dry.
  • Give your polish PLENTY of time to dry before you apply the top coat. You don't want your design smudging.
  • Have a designated dotter for each colour.

  • Keep plenty of cotton buds or dotting tools on hand.
  • I bought my dotting tool on eBay for $1 including postage.


  1. Very spring time and festive ;)

    1. I'm always wearing black so I turn up the colour with cosmetics and nail polish :)

  2. Wow this is adorable and pretty. Perfect for the season.


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