When I tweeted a picture of this manicure I used the hash tag #addictedtopolkadots. And that is completely accurate. If something comes in a polka dot pattern, I have it. Whether it be shoes, or a dress, or a purse. So it’s only natural to extend this obsession to nail art, right?
I started this manicure thinking it was going in one direction and it ended up going in another. I knew I wanted to use butter LONDON Royal Navy as a base color. Then I decided to add some white polka dots using a DIY dotting tool with Ulta Snow White (and yes, I really did buy a new bottle of Snow White!). Instead of making the polka dots evenly spaced on the nail I put more at the top and let them fade to the bottom of the nail.
After adding the white polka dots I didn’t love my manicure. I liked it…but I wasn’t in love with it. To address this issue I decided to add more polka dots in a different color. I wanted to do a light blue but so many light blue polishes are thin and not very opaque. Julep Jessica is the exception to that rule. I used it for my light blue polka dots and it worked just find over dark navy.
I really loved the way this manicure turned out. Keeping the polishes in a similar color family added a subtleness to this manicure that I liked quite a bit.
To check out other polka dot nail art I’ve done click here!
As always there are more swatches below the jump