Subtle Polka Dots

I wanted something a little simple and clean today, but still felt like doing some sort of (easy) nail art, so I came up with these.  They’re really nice and subtle, but still something a little bit special.  I think they turned out really well, and they’re a great alternative to full-on sparkle.

subtle polka dots

For the base, I used an e.l.f. polish that has no name (I got it at Target and it has a snakeskin-printed cap).  For the dots, I used a small dotting tool and my new favorite glitter, China Glaze Champagne Kisses.  So pretty!

subtle polka dots


I think next time, I’m going to try this with just single pieces of glitter for the dots.  I think that would look really pretty!


These are kind of gross, but I absolutely love the way they turned out!  These would be great for a zombie Halloween costume, and they’re actually pretty easy to do.  I’m actually considering doing a tutorial for these if any of you would like to see it.

I started with a base of a nameless (I hate when they do that) e.l.f. polish I got at Target (the ones with the snakeskin caps).  Then I mixed some olive green (OPI Uh Oh, Roll Down the Window), a little bit of brown (China Glaze Mahogany Magic), and some clear topcoat and sponged it around the edges to get that dirty, rotted flesh look.  On top of that, I used Essie Matte About You to make it more skin-like.  I mixed a blood color (because I don’t have a good one), and then added random cuts.

These might be some of my favorite Halloween nails so far.  But we’re only halfway through the Twelve Days of Halloween, so maybe I can try to top these!