Polka dots are quite possibly the easiest nail art that anyone can master, even if you’re just a novice. You don’t have to use dotting tools, you can just use items around the house as substitute e.g. end of a bobby pin, toothpick, an unused ballpoint pen, round head pin.. Basically anything that has a round end to it, that you can make a dot with.
That being said though, I found having an actual set of dotting tools makes my nail-art life easier. It’s super affordable and an investment in itself.
For this polka dot nail art, I wanted to have something super colorful. In any nail art session, selecting color combination is always fun (sometimes stressful because I’m indecisive like that) and crucial in my book. This is the color palette I came up with:
Base is OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?
The dots are from Zoya Audrina, Essie In The Cab-ana, Lioele 07 Soft Yellow and Cirque Queen Majesty. The dots are applied in that order. I used two different sizes of dotting tools.
After the base color is dry, I took the first color (Zoya Audrina) and just started dotting! Randomly, not much to think about, really. I did, however, calculate the amount of dots needed for each color, which is about 4-5 dots. Applying different pressure on the dotting tool will also create slightly different size of dots too. Just have fun with it.
Don’t you just love the result? I love the deep purple glitter dots (Cirque Queen Majesty) at the end, they tied everything together. It’s always good to have that contrast.
The dots somewhat remind me of Dippin’ Dots. And now I’m hungry.