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The easiest polka dot nail art tutorial you'll ever read

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Q-tips™ cotton swabs make this nail design simple

Q-tips™ are the best way to clean up a messy manicure, but they're also great for creating a great nail design.

Supplies:

  • Q-tips™ Precision Tips
  • Deborah Lippmann 'Groove is in the Heart'
  • Deborah Lippmann 'Sugar Daddy'
  • Essie 'Blanc'
  • Essie 'Borrowed and Blue'
  • A piece of tin foil

Q-tips™ cotton swabs make this nail design simple

Instructions:

Begin with a base coat in the colors of your choice.

Q-tips™ cotton swabs make this nail design simple

Put a few drops of each color onto a small piece of tin foil for easier dipping.

Q-tips™ cotton swabs make this nail design simple

Dip the tip of the cotton swab into a color and begin dotting in any pattern you wish; repeat for other colors using a fresh cotton swab for each polish.

Q-tips™ cotton swabs make this nail design simple

If you get any nail polish on your skin, use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover and gently brush it away. (Using the precision tip ones will help you get closer to the nail without touching the nail itself!)

Q-tips™ cotton swabs make this nail design simple

Let the polish dry and finish with a top coat.

Q-tips™ cotton swabs make this nail design simple

Q-tips™ cotton swabs make this nail design simple

This post was sponsored by Q-tips.

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