Floating Neon Polka Dot Nail Art

Nail Art: Floating Neon Polka Dots

Floating Neon Polka Dot Nail ArtOh hey. It’s Alli. Back with another manicure that involves polka dots!

I’ve always had a thing for polka dots but ever since I ordered a new set of dotting tools from Amazon I’ve been going a bit polka dot crazy.

For this manicure I really wanted the polka dots to look like they were just floating on the nail. I used a sheer nude for a base (essie Mademoiselle) and because I wanted the neon polka dots to be really bright I added a layer of polka dots with white polish (I used essie Private Weekend) before adding the neon colors.

Because I wanted the polka dots to look like they were floating I only added polka dots towards the tips of my nails. I also concentrated the large polka dots toward the tips.

Once I got the white polka dots down I used 4 different bright polishes to add color; China Glaze Towel Boy Toy, Orly Saturated, China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts and Orly Key Lime Twist.

I let this manicure dry a good half hour before adding a top coat (Revlon Quick Dry) to avoid smearing the polka dots.

Interestingly after doing just the white polka dots I really liked this manicure and considered skipping adding color to the manicure at all but I do like the way this turned out. It’s fun for summer. Plus, it wore SO well since tip wear and small chips are essentially undetectable.

There are a slew of swatches under the jump.

I did include a picture of this manicure with just white polka dots under the jump. I still might prefer that version but I can’t decide! I think the white polka dot manicure would be lovely for a wedding. Anyhow, let me know which version you like best!


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6 thoughts on “Nail Art: Floating Neon Polka Dots

  1. Lizzie R May 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

    So pretty!!!!

    • Alli May 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you!

  2. Anne May 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I love the neon, but I don’t know how you resisted the temptation to leave the white dots!

    • Alli May 21, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      I know, right? I was so tempted but determined to do my intended manicure! lol

  3. Jessica May 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I like the plain white!

    • Alli May 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Me too! I do think I like the white the best.

      But I go back and forth…

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