Polka Dot Nails


I’ve been in the mood for pink nails lately.  I think it’s the anticipation of spring and bright colors.  Plus there’s something about bright colors that just makes me feel a little more happy inside.  Since I couldn’t decide which shade to go with, I thought why not just use them all.

What you’ll need:


  • Base nail polish (Julep’s Natalie)
  • Dotting polishes (Sephora by OPIs A-ha Moment!, It’s All About Me and Only Gold For Me and Barielle’s Skinny Dip)
  • Top coat (Seche Vite)
  • Dotting tool (yes I used a bobby pin)
  • Scrap paper/cardstock/plastic

Step 1: Paint on your base polish and let it dry to the touch.


Step 2: Using your first dotting color, place a couple drops on your scrap paper (I used an old giftcard) and use your dotting tool to create dots.  If you don’t have dotting tools of different sizes, you can create smaller and larger dots by changing the amount of pressure you apply.  I did mine, generally, in a diagonal across the outside of my nail.  Don’t forget, you will be using other other colors, so 3-4 dots will do.

*Note: I would use your colors in order of opacity and/or shade, using your least opaque color or lightest color last.


Step 3: Repeat step 2 with as many colors as you like.  I finished my nails with Sephora’s Only Gold For Me to add some sparkle on top.


Step 4: Add a top coat to seal in the polish and add shine, and you’re done.