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Ombre Polka Dot Nail Art

I am always looking for creative ways to incorporate polka dots into my designs because I just love how they can make anything look so girly! What gave me the inspiration for this design was the new fad in jeans—a polka dot print mixed with an ombre dye. I put those two ideas together and came up with this cute design.



For this nail design you will need white polish, your favorite color polish, a makeup sponge, and a large dotting tool. I used the following China Glaze polishes: Fast Forward Top Coat, Strong Adhesion Base Coat, White on White, and Flying Dragon.


To create this design on your own just follow these simple steps:


  1. Paint all your nails with a clear base coat.
  2. Once your clear coat is dry, apply two coats of white polish. Wait about three to five minutes for your white polish to completely dry before starting the next step.
  3. Take a makeup sponge and paint your desired color polish on one side about two brush strokes wide. Immediately after applying two to four brush strokes of polish to the sponge, roll the sponge across the tip of your nail. After the first roll, move the sponge down to only half of your nail and do the same until you are almost running out of polish and are about ¾ of the way down your nail towards your cuticle. Leave the base of your nail white. Repeat this with each nail until you're happy with your ombre.
  4. Now we'll apply the polka dots to your nails. Take a polish brush full of white polish and drip it on a piece of paper. Dip your large dotting tool into the white polish and apply three to four dots down the middle of your nail. Then apply three dots down either side of the middle row of dots. This should give your nail a nice symmetrical look.
  5. Wait for your polka dots to dry and use nail polish remover to clean off any access polish on your fingers.
  6. Then apply a finishing top coat to seal in your design and smooth everything out.


Watch this video tutorial to see how I applied my ombre and polka dot nail art design:



Hope you have fun with it!


For more nail art tutorials by Jocelyn visit Polishpedia.com.

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