Textured Polka Dot Nail Art

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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9 thoughts on “Nail Art: Textured Polka Dots

  1. paulinkad April 26, 2013 at 10:07 am


    • Alli April 26, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Erin Ortiz April 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Very pretty combination, it has a vintage vibe 🙂

    • Alli April 26, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      It does! I love the color of Revlon Eclectic.

  3. Nat April 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    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!

    • Alli April 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      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

      • Nat April 27, 2013 at 9:04 am

        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.

        • Alli April 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

          They have restocked their website if you haven’t checked in awhile!

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