How to paint tiny white polka dots on your nails

You may think of polka dots as too busy or just for children, but it all really depends on the size of the spots. Big dots can be overwhelming, but small or even teeny dots can look really pretty and give your manicure a subtle but fun accent.
Black and white are classic shades that will complement your wardrobe with ease, and you can always change the color combination according to the season, holiday or personal preference. These glossy dots are sure to get you noticed.
- Nail file, clippers, cuticle stick, buffer
- Gel clear base coat
- Black nail polish
- White nail polish
- Nail dotting tool
- Gel clear top coat
1. Prep your nails for polka dots. Clean and shape them using a file, then buff the surface of the nails to smooth them so polish won't be lumpy or have uneven spots. Push cuticles down to give yourself plenty of space.
2. Paint nails with a clear base coat. This helps polish last longer and reduces the risk of chips and cracks. Gel is recommended for hard, strong nails.
3. Apply black polish on all of your nails and allow it to dry. You may want to opt for two coats to ensure the color is the shade you desire.
4. Grab a nail dotting tool and carefully dip it into the white polish. Create dots on each nail. You can make as many dots as you desire, but space them apart enough so you can tell what they are. You could also make them different sizes if you like. Tip: Instead of white dots, use red, pink or another contrasting color for a fun manicure. Allow the dots to dry.
5. Finish off the job with a clear top coat, preferably gel, to seal in your work and make sure you can enjoy your spotty tips for longer.

If you're considering changing your nail shape, read these helpful tips to find one that suits your personality and lifestyle.
May 27   ·  
Are your nails looking a little drab? Find out how to re-create this year’s top trending nail designs with these easy-to-follow hacks.
May 26   ·  
Long-lasting chip-free polish is just a tutorial away.
May 25   ·  
When you have long hair, there are endless ways to create some truly stunning hairstyles. Longer hair can also be a bit of a pain to braid unless you have a few styles at the ready.
May 21   ·  
May 17   ·  
When you're in a pinch, these five solutions can give you usable mascara in minutes.
May 26   ·