Nail Tutorial: Backslashes and Polka Dots


If you are keeping up with the latest fashion weather forecast, you will know that neon shades are expected to be extremely popular this spring. What better way to embrace this trend, than on your nails?

TOOLS: One regular nail polish, and one nail art pen. I used 'Strawberry Electric' by Revlon, and a black nail art polish from Art Deco.

1. Paint your nails with your base color.
2. Using the color with the nail art brush, paint a a few backslashes on the upper half of your nail.
3. Next, paint backslashes going in the opposite direction on the bottom half of your nail.
4. Add 2 rows of polka dots to the design you just made: 1 row above, and 1 row below.
5. Repeat this process on the rest of your nails.

Nail design inspired by


Well... said...

Oh my word, these are awesome! Perfect idea for nails in spring. I'll for sure be trying these out :)
Thanks for the tutorial!


Becca and Derek said...

You are soooo talented with your nails! Makes me jealous!

Anonymous said...

These are adorable! Pink and kind of tribal-love! :)
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cleverandcatchy said...

I LOVE this.. but I need to know, how do you do the other hand? i am so terrible at nails to begin with, I don't think I could pull it off.

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Well that's super fun, thanks for sharing :)

Mugdha said...

These are awesome and fresh and perfect for spring!

Girlie Blogger said...

What a cute design. Very interesting looking. Seattle Beauty and Fashion - Seattle Girlie Blog

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Anna K.outure said...

Super cute nails and Great have a new follower!
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G. said...

It looks really great! :)

Veronica said...

Wow great blog! Awesome post, thansk! I will have to try this, but doubt ill get it as good as you.

New follower here =]


Julia Percia David said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog!
I love this DIY! I will try it at home with soft mint and soft pink!


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Simone said...

This looks so nice. Good job!!

Kisses from Austria,

Michelle Lee said...

definitely want to try this :)
lovely inspiration!

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Lexi said...

Wow - so cool!
♡ Lexi
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nastya_said said...

omg! this is unbelievable nail art!
I wish I had the same skill of making nails :D

Hello*Pretty said...

so cute!!