Cute polka dot nail art design idea

22 Cute Polka Dot Nail Art Design Ideas

They look gorgeous and are ever so easy to accomplish, painting your nails with polka dots is, by far, one of the cutest ways to decorate them. Buzzle gives you 22 cute polka dot nail art design ideas along with a step-by-step tutorial.
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Apart from applying a variety of nail polish colors to make the polka dots, you can use silver or gold glitter, rhinestones, and plastic bows as well
Nail art can be intimidating at first, but with the right guidelines and breathtaking designs, anyone can rock them flawlessly. And when we're talking about something as simple and amazing as polka dots, it's bound to be fun. All you need is to be creative, have a little bit of patience (for the polish to dry so that you don't smudge your hard work), and this Buzzle article. Given below are 22 fabulous and colorful polka dot designs that can be done even by an amateur. So what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite polish and get cracking.

22 Polka Dot Nail Designs

Whether you're getting bored at home or have your girlfriends over for a sleepover, one of the best and super-fun ways to spend time is to paint nails. Impress your friends and make your frenemies jealous with these gorgeous polka dot nail art designs.

Gold Nails with Colorful Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Colorful Nails with Black Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Black Nails with Orange Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Blue-red Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Blue Nails with White Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Colorful Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Orange Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Blue Nails with Colorful Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Colorful Nails with White Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Black Nails with Yellow Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
White Nails with Blue Ombre Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
White-black Nails with Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Acrylic Nails with Neon Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Pink Acrylic Nails with White Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Pink-green Nails with Black Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
White Nails with Colorful Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Orange-blue Nails with Half Moon Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Yellow Nails with Blue Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Purple Nails with Pink Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Blue Nails with White-red Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Red Nails with White Polka Dot Nail Art Designs
Black Shimmer Nails with Colorful Polka Dot Nail Art Designs

Easy Polka Dot Nails

As you saw in the images above, the designs are quite easy to follow and can be done right at home. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars at a nail spa, follow the steps mentioned in the tutorial below.

Step 1 - First and foremost, gather all the necessary tools required for the nail art. All the polka dot nail designs can be done without purchasing any expensive, professional nail art tool kit. Apart from toothpicks, you can also use bobby pins and Q-tips to place the dots. Depending on how thick and wide, or thin and tiny you want the dots to be, they can be easily created.

Tools for Polka Dot Nail Art

Step 2 - Next, remove the old nail polish off your nails with a cotton ball and nail polish remover. If you wish to clip and file your nails, do so right now.

Step 3 - Using the clear nail polish, apply a base coat first. This helps extend the life of your manicure and protects the nail bed as well.

Step 4 - Once the base coat is dry, which won't take more than a few minutes, paint each nail with the white nail polish. Apply long, smooth strokes so that the polish doesn't clump anywhere on your nails. Leave them alone to dry completely.

Fingers with White Nail Polish

Step 4 - Now, with the help of toothpicks, bobby pins, or Q-tips, you can start placing small neon-colored dots of polish on each nail. Choose to apply five different colors at the tip of each nail, or get creative with the design.

Neon-colored Polka Dot Nail Art

Step 5 - Let your nails dry properly, and then apply a layer of clear nail polish at the top. This will protect your manicure and prevent the polish from chipping off too early.

For an eye-catching manicure, make sure you purchase good brands and aren't using old, thick polish. Whether you pick any of the designs we provided above, or wish to create a unique design of your own, always visualize where the dots will go before you begin. This way, you will have a fair understanding as to what the result will be.
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