To make your own matte nail polish, make a little pile of eyeshadow (great idea for the broken shadows we all have lying around!) and mix in a little clear nail polish. No more paying $8 a bottle for the matte stuff! Love mattes!
Use a bobby pin to make polka dots on your nails. You have to bend the bobby pin apart in order for it to work but after that it's the best thing ever for making polka dots! I did it for my birthday last year!