Manicure Monday: 3D Polka Dot Accent Nails


Tools Needed: Dotting tool

My inspo came from a tribal looking nail art design and I decided to make it come to life by using polka dots.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on the 3D Polka Dot Accent nails:


1. Start with a base coat to protect your natural nail bed.
2. Paint nails blue until they are opaque.


3. Paint a thick white stripe down the middle of your nail.
4. Paint a thinner black stripe in the middle of the white stripe.

Polka Dots 1

5. With a bright orange polish, space out dots on all the white areas.
6. With a bright pink polish, alternate with the orange dots.

IMG_5314Polka Dots 2

7. Paint 4 large dots onto the black area.
8. Paint 4 medium black dots onto white dots.
9. Paint 4 small white dots onto black dots. You should be left with a 3D effect!
10. Once the manicure is done, seal the nail art design with a quick drying top coat. This will make the nail look shiny and the design last longer.

I like how complicated the design looks, but it’s really easy when it’s broken down into polka dots.


List of Products:
Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat
Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat
Julie G White Orchid
Julie G Black Sheep
Julie G Cabana Boy
Julie G 9 to 5
Julie G Oh Em Gee!

I’d love to see your manicure. If you end up trying this nail look out, show/tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #iidoydoyii

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