How To: Polka Dot Manicure

     I'm usually a minimalist when it comes to manicures but lately I've been wanting something more adventurous. Polka dot nails seem to be all the rage right now so I decided to try them out. Here's how to get the look...

     What you'll need: base coat, top coat, two nail polishes, and toothpicks. I used Deborah Lippmann's Hard Rock as both base and top coat, Sephora by OPI's What's A Tire, Jack?, and Essie's Marshmallow

    Paint on the base coat.

     Use the first nail polish as a base and paint on two coats to make it opaque. Let it dry well.

     Use a toothpick and coat it with the second nail polish. Carefully use this to create small polka dots on each nail.

     Finish it off with top coat, and voilà! Polka dotted nails made easy.


  1. This is so cute, can't wait to try it!
    Georgia x

  2. love this trend! great tutorial, Ella.


    p.s. you look so gorgeous in the Refinery29 feature!