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. 

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