10 Polka Dot Nail art ideas

Today I thought I’d have a look back at some of my previous manis using a dotting tool. Of course you don’t have to use a traditional nail art dotting tool, to do something similar you could use the head of a pin, the end of a hair grip (which is what I started with years ago), a tooth pick or the blunt end of a pen, they are all easy to use and you could even use a combination of all of them to create different sized dots.

Alternatively, if you’d like to go for it and get yourself some dotting tools you can pick them up from Pound stores, Sallys or sometimes Superdrug, Claires accessories and Boots carry them.

So here we go:

Starting with super simple but effective lilac and mauve dots finished with a matte topcoat.


Autumn inspired dotticure


So easy, yet so strikingly spotted


Dotted flowers


Jelly dotticure


Easy and classy black on matte gold


Fun Ladybird nails


A dot within a dot & glitter – a classic combo


A dotted fade


Daring pink & orange colour combo – I love it!


Please let me know which you like best. Have a good week!


‘Summer Sprinkles’ Flower Nails

Light Pink – China Glaze ‘Diva Bridge’

Dark Pink – Leighton Denny ‘Pink Promenade’

Green – Essie ‘Navigate Her’

Lilac – Models Own ‘Lilac Sheen’

Grey – Models Own ‘Lunar Grey’

Yellow – Nails Inc ‘Spitalfields’


Today I have for you a gel polish alternative by new brand Itsy Nails London. Their gel effect polishes are a non-toxic (5 Free & cruelty free) formula which can last up to five days. The brand was started by makeup artist Diana Taguchi and entrepreneur Paul Pannu who wanted to create a brand which encourages self expression and creativity that doesn’t compromised quality or affordability.


I was sent three colours to try out:

Orange – ‘No Fear’
Lilac/Grey – ‘City Girl’
Yellow – ‘Mellow Yellow’


The formulation was very smooth and went on well, the yellow & grey/lilac covered in two coats and the orange in three. It was ultra glossy and didn’t really need a top coat but I used one for longevity more than anything.


To create this mani I decided to use all three colours together, I thought they looked quite contemporary. I wanted to do some reverse stamping on my ring finger using my new plate from Yourscosmetics called ‘Modern Geometry‘. I stamped onto my stamping mat using a white stamping polish and then filled in the triangles with the three colours using a tiny dotting tool. I then waited for this to dry and applied it to my ring finger.


The Itsy polishes retail at £5.99 each but are currently available on their website at 3 for £15 using the code: Autumn. 

*Kindly note that the seller has provided me with a free sample of this product in exchange for an unbiased review