Style and Beauty

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.

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

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners

I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.