You will need:
Scrap paper or a paper plate (something that can get ruined with polish)
Two dot colors
Apply your base color, and let it dry completely. Put a few drops of your first dot color onto the scrap paper. Dip a Q-tip in the polish and apply dots on your nails as desired. You may need to apply dots twice (sometimes the Q-tip may leave a little gap in the center). Change your Q-tips while you're painting if they start to get fuzzy or leave cotton bits on your nails. Let the dots dry completely. Next, repeat with the second dot color. A good tip is to apply one dot fewer than you did with the first dot color. Let the second dot color dry completely (seriously don't skip this part) and then apply your top coat. Voila!
Photographed by Shani Silver