How to Do Interlocking Dot Nails

by Alicia O


  • Base coat
  • Two different polishes
  • Top coat
  • Dotting tool (or bobby pin, pencil/pen)
  • Nail polish remover
  • Tin foil
  • Small makeup brush or q-tip
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your supplies!! Base and top coats. Two different color polishes, and a dotting tool. Or whatever you have that can make a dot. And tin foil!

    Step 2

    Apply base coat. I'm using OPI Natural Nail Base Coat.

    Step 3

    Apply two to three coats of your first polish. It's easier to start with the lighter shade. I'm using a purple nyx mini.

    Step 4

    Swipe across the nail with your other color. You can do any direction. Fill in the side of your nail. You can do one or two coats. You can use tape to get the line perfect. I'm using a Julep teal.

    Step 5

    Put a drop of polish on a piece of tin foil (you can also use plastic wrap but tin foil doesn't dry as fast) and take your dotting tool....

    Step 6

    *Two months later I'm adding a video. This is how you do the dots. .

    Step 7

    Step 8

    Like this. I did three dots of purple on the edge of the teal.

    Step 9

    Make another line of dots- checkered pattern.

    Step 10

    Finished. That's what it'll look like. And then...

    Step 11

    Add top coat. It'll smooth out the raised dots and make it look... Smooth.

    Step 12

    This is my thumb from the video.

    Step 13

    Pour polish remover into the cap and take a q-tip or small brush and use it to clean up the skin around your nails.

    Step 14

    FINISHED. Hope you liked the guide and your nails turn out great!! Thanks. PS. Sheshe_nails is my Instagram so you can check out my nails there.