Tuesday, October 11, 2011

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Polka Dot Nails

I totally copied a nail design from Sarah at Chalkboard Nails for today's manicure. I knew I wanted to do something similar, but when I saw her tutorial for this a few days ago, I knew that I couldn't do this idea any better. So here you go, EYEBALLS!

Sarah has posted a very cool tutorial on her site for these nails. I only had the patience to do one nail with eyeballs, so props to her for doing an entire manicure like this. 

I was able to use my brand new polish from Cult Nails for this mani. I had ordered their base and topcoats, plus the awesome sheer glitter polish Hypnotize Me, and Maria was nice enough to throw another bottle in my package as well! This is Cult Nails Awakening. It's really beautiful. 

Then I added white dots, and on my ring finger, added red polish in wavy (some were wavier than others) lines, and topped with more dots, first blue, then white. I need better dotting tools! I have one dotter that is pretty small, and I had to improvise with a needle from my sewing kit for the larger dots. 

Here is a close up of my ring finger after topcoat. It is a fun design, and not difficult, it just takes time if you are doing all of your nails this way. 

Polishes I used in this manicure: Cult Nails Awakening, Essie Lollipop (which is more red than this picture indicates), Cult Nails Get It On basecoat, and Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat.

Tomorrow is Day 12 of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Stripes!


  1. HOORAY! It looks great! I love the use of it as an accent nail, too!

  2. Thanks Sarah! I loved your tutorial.

  3. Thanks Sandra! Check out Sarah's blog for the tutorial.

  4. Thanks Amy! Be sure to check out Sarah's version. I love them!