Nail Art: Textured Polka Dots

Textured Polka Dot Nail ArtEver since textured polish has taken the nail polish world by storm I’ve been wanting to try to do textured polka dots. I wasn’t entirely sure how it would work or if it would work at all. Turns out it worked though definitely takes a little bit more effort than your normal polka dots.

The base polish is Revlon Eclectic (which is not my favorite formula wise but I do think it is a lovely color). I thought a bright pink would contrast the pale green nicely so I used China Glaze Bump & Grind for my textured polka dots.

The key to getting enough of the texture onto the nails is to do 2 layers of polka dots and be very patient as far as drying time goes. The texture comes out more and more as it dries. My polka dots needed a good 10 minutes before the texture fully developed.

I’m not sure this is something I would do often but it was fun for a change!

As always there are more swatches below the jump 🙂



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  1. Keep the ideas coming! I just got all six of the CG textures yesterday (shopping channel had a sale, I have a MIL who does not have a paypal account, you get the idea). I’m STILL not sure what I think, but I have to do something with them! Maybe I’ll spot two or more colors together on each nail to make it look like lava rock. But I like your idea too, it looks kind of ‘Flintstones’-ish!

    1. It took awhile for textured polishes to grow on me! I just got all the polishes from the JulieG Gumdrops collection. Alot more posts like this coming in the future, lol

      1. You got ALL the JulieG’s??? They were my first choice! I scoured their website (not there) and they aren’t sold in Canada. C’est la vie, I guess. I’d love to see them.

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