diy polka dot manicure

Jun 27, 2013

1) You'll need a base coat, top coat (for the polka dots) and a pencil. I also like to have Q-tips & polish remover handy... perfect for quick touch ups.
2) Apply your base coat.
 3) Now dab your pencil in the polish and use a gentle hand to apply your polka dots.
4) And voila, all done! 

Well, I guess my polka dots aren't exactly perfect, but still, I was excited to give this fun polka dot manicure a try. I found it via Pinterest and the original content is from Syl and Sam. Next time, I'd love to do a mint + white or use a grey base coat and add neon yellow polka dots. Sky's the limit, really. If you guys try this, be sure to let me know... I'd love to see your results!

xo veronika

19 sweet notes:

  1. What a cute - and for once, simple looking! - manicure. Who needs perfect polkadots? Part of the fun is just trying something new, and not having to be a trained aesthetician to do it successfully :) I'm definitely bookmarking this for a day when I'm feeling adventurous!

  2. I quite love uneven spots! Great color choice~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  3. I love this and I think the different sized dots looks even cuter than if they were all uniform! Definitely going to try this one this weekend!

    1. Aw yay, thanks Melissa and Cee! I was feeling a little shy about my uneven polka dots - but you're right who needs perfect! Can't wait to see what you girls come up with! xo

  4. Such a cute tutorial! I never thought to use a pencil! I usually use a toothpick and it never works out quite right.

  5. So cute! I tried this last year with a clear base and different coloured polka dots. I used the brush though and it was super hard! The pencil is a fantastic idea : )

  6. I was just reading about this a few days ago and it suggested using the tip of a bobby pin. I tried this on my toes and it worked great!

  7. These are lovely you did a great job! Love your ring too ;)

  8. So so so cute!

  9. Love doing this to my nails :)

    Carina xx

  10. Very cute! Thank you for sharing! I'll have to try it!

  11. Ooh this is cool! I'd never have thought to use a pencil. I did a polkadot mani once, using the back of a round toothpick from a Japanese grocery store. Funny enough I did grey with neon yellow and it turned out really nice. Your colour combo is adorable, I want to try something like that next. I wonder if a pencil is easier to control than a toothpick! :)

  12. just some bad ass manicure skills... NBD ;)

    i'm all over this tutorial V, the results are darling! anytime a glimpse of your ring comes up it gives me a thrill too :) i've had polka dots on my mind to try for a mani soon. i'm really drawn to gold lately, might give it a go with a creamy base....could go perfectly with my new Stella & Dot bracelet. super excited about that idea!!

    oh and the new shop inclusions are beautiful! i especially am smitten with the hearted, i wonder why?! ha! so good lades. xo ♥

  13. This is a great tutorial! My favorite dotting tool has got to be mechanical pencils though - way more precise than a regular pencil for me.. xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate | bloglovin'

  14. I find this tutorial easier because I don't have to go out and by a dotter or order one online! Very cute, and easy. xo

    Darianne / Life with her

  15. Using a pencil is a BRILLIANT idea!!! Your nails looks great - I will 100% be doing this next time I paint my nails & update you with the results, great post Veronika! I like the idea of white and grey, or even grey and yellow....I'm quite excited!


  16. A, this look so cute! I've just painted my nails for the first time this weekend and think i'm addicted! I don't have a lot of colors (only 2) so I might try this one out when my collection expands! x


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