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How to do matte polka dots nails

We're absolutely dotty for this look. Rita Remark, lead artist for Essie Canada, tells us how to create this simple manicure.

By Erin Finlayson

Photo: Roberto Caruso and Erik Putz Photo: Roberto Caruso and Erik Putz

1. Paint nails with 2 coats of your favourite dark shade of polish. Allow to dry completely.

2. Apply a clear matte topcoat.

3. Pour a tiny amount of polish into a dish. Dip a bobby pin into polish and press dots onto nails (press harder for larger dots).

4. Allow to dry completely. Do not apply topcoat.

A version of this article appeared in our June 2016 issue with the headline "Nailed it!," p. 28. 

This article was originally published on May 12, 2016
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