Samantha’s Mid-Week Inspiration: Polka Dot Nail Art

This week I decided to take things simple and do a polka dot nail art. This is really easy to create so if you want to find out how to achieve this yourself keep reading!


What will you need?

what you need

All you will need for this nail art look is our Nail Varnishes in Harem, Vice and a Top Coat. You will also need a dotting tool (alternatively you could use a tooth pick or hair grip).

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1:

To begin the nail art I painted my nails in two coats of Harem. Harem is definitely my favourite Nail Varnish from Illamasqua, as well as everyone else in the HQ office!


Step 2:

The next step is to start the polka dots. Using the dotting too I start down the bottom of my nail and place three dots in a row just above the cuticle. I then start a next line of dots, placing them in the gaps of the row below. I then do this over and over until I reach the top of my nail. I used Vice nail varnish to create the polka dots on my nails as I feel it compliments Harem nicely.


Step 3:

The third and final step to this nail art is to paint Top Coat over all nails once they are dry.

top coat

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! If you recreate it yourself be sure to send me a photo, I would love to see! Tweet @Illamasqua on Twitter, #Illamasqua on Instagram or post a on our Facebook wall.

Until next time, Samantha x




Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

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