American Music Awards 2013: Katy Perry's Polka-Dot Nails

Who doesn't love polka dots?
Michelle Villett
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Who doesn't love polka dots?
Katy Perry polka dot nails (1)

Who doesn't love polka dots? While I would in no way suggest wearing them on your nails AND on your clothes—like Katy Perry here, who wore a black tulle and white sequin Oscar de la Renta gown to the AMAs—they're a totally classic and cute accessory in small doses. I mean, how could you not smile looking down at polka-dot fingertips while you type?

Here's how Katy wore hers:

Katy Perry polka dot nails (2)

And here's the close-up:

Katy Perry polka dot nails (3)

Now I know nail art is kind of on the wane, but I feel like polka dots are forever. When are polka dots out of style, ever? Plus, you require neither super-long talons like Katy nor any nail art skillz whatsoever to steal this look. Hooray!

Really, the key piece is one of these:

3 Concept Eyes Nail Dot Stick

It's a nail dotting tool that you just dip into your polish; one side has a teensy tiny dot and the other is larger.

To get Katy's exact look, file into your desired shape and apply base coat; then do two coats of this polish:

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in Slick Black

Let dry and then use this shade to do your dots (Canadian availability here):

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in White On

Seal the dots with a final slick of this top coat:

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat

See? Easy peasy!

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