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Here at SheKnows, we’re obsessed with nail art. It’s a great way to go beyond your basic mani and have some serious fun with your nails.
One Nail To Rule Them All: Polka Dot Nails
What better way to make a statement than with pretty polka dot nails? We love this white on green mani featuring the fun, floral twist of roses on the thumb.
Models Own - Lime Green
Barry M - Matt White
Barry M - Red
Start with your base colors. In this case, use Lime Green for your fingers and Matt White for your thumb.
When your base is completely dry, apply the white polka dots to the green.
Next, paint bigger dots in red on your thumb using the same technique. While these dots are still wet, use a pin or a very thin dotting tool to create a swirl in each dot. Wipe off any polish build up from your tool and repeat as necessary.
Using your dotting tool, place green dots around the roses in order to create leaves.
Once dry, apply a top coat to your design.
Tips & tricks
When applying your dots, it's a good idea to use a small plastic tray to drop nail polish onto and then dip the dotting tool into that.
Be patient. The calmer you are, the clearer your dots will turn out.
What are your go-to nail art designs? Share in the comments below!
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