HOW TO: PERFECT POLKA DOT NAILS

Ready to roll some DICE! Take a gamble on this design and add a playful touch to your manicure. 

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You can experiment with different colour combinations but opaque white is always a great colour to use as a background.

YOU WILL NEED

  • Top and base coats
  • Dotting tools shown

COLOURS

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Red


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STEP 1

Apply a base coat and when dry, paint your nails with two coats of the white polish, using the brush from the bottle. Allow to dry completely.


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STEP 2

Using a large dotting tool dipped in the yellow polish, dot four large polka dots down the middle of each nail.


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STEP 3

Using a medium dotting tool, dipped in the blue polish, dot six medium polka dots on either side of the row of yellow dots on each nail.


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STEP 4

Using a small dotting tool, dipped in the red polish, dot a row of tiny red dots on both outer edges of each of your nails. Finish the design by placing a tiny red dot in the middle of each large yellow one and allow to dry. Once all the dots have completely dried, seal the design with top coat.


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This how-to was extracted with permission from the book Polish You Pretty, by Jenny Stencel
– a stylish and practical guide to fashion nail designs for you to do at home.