I’m not the biggest fan of polka dots as far as clothes, bags and personal belongings are concerned (I’m more of a stripes person) but when it comes to nail designs, these are just too cute!
What’s more it is so simple to do a polka dot manicure and you really don’t need any professional tools, though there’s no harm owning them as well. In my case I used a sewing pin, the ones with a ‘ball’ / rounded edge on one end.
You can use bobby pins with a rounded edge too if you don’t have a dotting tool but for some reason all my bobby pins disappeared on me.
For this combination, I used 2 Butter London polishes – Primrose Hill Picnic (gorgeous fuschia) and Muggins (pastel purple).
You can get Butter London locally at Arglyduckling with each bottle going at S$23. Thus far it's one of the best places to get a good variety of Butter London polishes locally!
Sadly I left Muggins loosely capped for a good while so the polish had gotten thick and stringy but that’s nothing a little Seche Vite Restore can’t… restore! However my bottle of Restore was at home-home so I couldn’t rescue Muggins in time for the manicure.
I believe Primrose Hill Picnic is the first bright fuschia polish that I own and while it is absolutely gorgeous (and a dream to apply), I wasn’t used to a hot pink on my nails and felt that dotting on some polka dots to retro-fy this would be cute.
Now that I know how simple and fuss-free it is to polka-dot-ify my nails, I think I will be doing this a whole lot more often with various color combinations!
Thanks for reading!
Do you love polka dot manicures?