The Rainbow Polka Dot Mani. Let me just tell you, I was plain giddy while I painted these colorful polka dots all over my digits and in my daydreaming mind all I could hear was my mish mashed version of LMFAO’s lyrics, “Hey, You look kind of cute in that rainbow polka dot mani, guuurl!” Like LMFAO bright colors have the magical ability to brighten your spirits and put you in a good mood. I’ve been quite busy at the day job the past few weeks, so relaxing with a bright mani before date night was the perfect way to de-stress. Even the BF was quite impressed with my artwork!
This mani is super easy to do, and what I love about it the most is the endless number of color combinations. You could opt for a neutral black and gray combination, or a neon pink and yellow mani – the number of possibilities is truly infinite.
Base Color: Sally Hansen – White Out
Essie Polka Dots: Really Red (Red), Mesmerize (Blue), Pretty Edgy (Green), Bright Tights (Orange), Castaway (Pink)
Here’s the run down of what I did…
Step 1 – Base Coat
Step 2 – Once coat of the white polish
Step 3 – Line up your polishes in order of polka dot application. I began dotting with my darkest colors first and ended with my lightest and brightest, the orange. Dollop a few drops of the nail polish on a slick surface (ie – magazine) and dip the bottom (not tip) of a toothpick into the polish puddle. Press the bottom of the tooth pick down on your nail to create a plump round polka dot, hold the tooth pick firmly for a few seconds and then move on to the next spot. One last tip – don’t forget to spread the polka dots out, I dotted each nail 3-4 times per color.
Step 4 – Wait a minute or two after your last set of polka dots and apply a top coat. Waiting a few minutes will ensure the colors do not run together.