Manicure Monday: Polka Dot Frenchie Nails

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Tools needed: dotting tool (Or toothpick, mechanical pencil, etc. Be creative.)

Think of a classic French Manicure — nude nails and white tips. Now think of a fun, colorful french manicure and throw in some polka dots and you get this nail look. I think this nail look is fun and trendy compared to the regular french manicure. You can still choose nude colors if brighter colors are too much, but I love color. So I chose a warm, darker green polish with a light, cooler green polish for contrast. You want both colors to pop. The accent nail is just the inverse of the two colors. The accent nail is optional, but I think it makes the nails look more interesting and tied together rather than every nail be the exact same look.

Because I’ve done this manicure years ago, I have recreated the nail art design on my pinky in a step-by-step tutorial. It’s easy:

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1. Start with a base coat to protect your natural nail bed.
2. Paint the entire nail with your base color until it is opaque.
3. With your dotting tool of choice and second nail color, just on the tip of the nail, paint a few small dots from left to right.
4. Once the manicure is done, smooth out the nail art design with a quick drying top coat. This will make the nail look shiny and protect the nail, making the design last longer.

This mani look is a simple way to incorporate color into your overall look. Polka dot manicures a.k.a. “dotticures” are my go-to design when it comes to nail designs. You’ll see!

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List of Products:
Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat
Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat
Essie Fiji
Rimmel Steel Grey

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