DIY: Polka Dot Nails

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend. In Nigeria, we are lucky to get two extra days of rest this week thanks to the muslim Eid celebrations.

This week I’m wearing polka dot nails. Polka dots are very popular this spring/summer fashion season so naturally this reflects in the nail art world. I recently joined Pinterest and I have seen so many lovely polka dot designs. So I decided to have a go at it and it turned out well, so I’m sharing the how-to with you guys.

Here’s what you need to achieve this look:

  • Any colour nail polish (I used Models’ own Feeling Blue)
  • White nail polish (I used a random one called Dierli)
  • Base Coat/Top Coat (I used Models’ own 3-in-1)
  • A pencil with an eraser at the bottom
  • A pin
  • Nail polish remover
  • Qtips

What to do: 

  • Prep your nails by cleaning off any remaining nail polish, file into shape and buff them to make them shine
  • Apply your base coat
  • Apply two coats of chosen nail polish colour and allow it to dry completely

  • Stick the pin into the eraser at the bottom of the pencil. Make sure that the pin is straight and in the centre of the eraser to get better shaped dots
  • Pour some of the white polish into a dish and dip the end of the pin into it

  • Place the dots on your nails in whatever pattern you choose, going back into the white nail polish now and again
  • Clean your cuticles with a qtip dipped in nail polish remover
  • Finish off your nail art with a top coat to protect it and add shine

If you don’t want the polka dots on all your nails, you can choose to tone it down by dotting only your ring finger on both hands. I can imagine how lovely these nails will look in other colours like purple, pink, light green, grey and even black! Have fun with it 🙂 

Peace and Love, 



  1. Adaora
    August 21, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    Yewi you and your fab nails *rolls eyes* How do i attempt this with my sausage finger nails??WOREVA!!Meanwhile ore mi look at ya your blog views!you is about to blow boo!we'll soon start collecting millions for advertisment, soon baby, SOON! :*

    • August 21, 2012 / 8:19 pm

      LOL!! Gurlll, you don't have sausage finger nails now..give it a go :p

      Thank you for the support as always…. Love yaaa..xxxxx

  2. August 21, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    ooh they look really cute and simple to do, thank you for posting i look forward to trying to do these 🙂

    • August 22, 2012 / 7:35 am

      Thank you so much..enjoy your fab nails when you try them out 😀

  3. August 22, 2012 / 7:42 am

    i used the end of a bobby pin to create the dots…so i think that's another way to do it 🙂

    • August 22, 2012 / 8:05 am

      oh that's handy..thanks for sharing..xx

  4. August 25, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    Nice!!! Thanks for this post. I am going to try this today…actually tonight. 🙂

  5. August 25, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    Yayy..enjoy your fab nails..xx

  6. November 2, 2012 / 8:53 am

    Love love loves it!..Gonna be trying the polka dot nail this weekend!

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