Mani Monday: Dots

If you've read my nail art: big fat failure post, you're familiar with my outstanding nailart capabilities and know that I am quite possibly the worst nailarter in the world, lol.
So when I realized I had to get creative for this weeks Mani Monday's theme, I had a slight panic attack...

I contemplated just skipping this weeks theme, but that felt like cheating. All the girls always do their best to be creative and have a nice mani on Monday, so I figured I bite the bullit and just get started with dots.

I ordered a set of dotting tools from eBay, but ofcourse, they didn't arrive in time. I tried using toothpicks, but that was one big mess... Finally, I just made my own dotting tool, using a pin and a cork.

I was actually suprised at how well this worked! Jeeh me! I felt really good about myself and was confident I'd be able to create a stunning dotted nail art.

The first result however, was not impressive at all... I could have posted a nail art: big fat failure part 2, but decided to just give you a good chuckle in this post. Voila!

I grabbed my remover and, feeling a lot less happy with myself, I tried again. This time, I decided NOT to get overconfident and just stick to 1 accent nail. 
I have to admit, I quite like my little creation and am looking forward to testing my actual dotting tools out when they finally get here.

For this mani, I used all blue polishes

Splish Splash, Butler Please, Blu Iguana and In the Cab-Ana
I decided to paint the non dotted nails with one of my favorite neon polishes, China glaze Splish Splash. This is a vibrant blue neon, with a shimmer in it. The formula is a little thin, but it is opaque in 2 - 3 coats. It dries really fast and the finish is matte, but because of the shimmer, it still looks shiny. I love it!

Dotted nail: 2 coats In the cab-ana and dots
Rest of the nails: 2 coats of Splish Splas
I can't wait to see how the rest of you did with this weeks theme, for all the creations, please check out the Mani Monday's Facebook Page!


  1. LOVE THIS!! My nails are SO dry at the moment, yuck :(

    1. Thanks :D
      I know that feeling, I just drown my nails in Lemony Flutter and hand cream...

  2. Great job girl!! I love the homemade dotting tool! You are so awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Lindsay, I was going to throw it away, but I'm I just can't. It's so cute, lol

  3. This looks great! What a smart idea to make up your own tool while waiting for you actual tools to arrive! I love blue manicures!!

  4. NOT a failure...I love it. That means if I didn't have dotting tools I would have HAD to drink a bottle of wine so I could use the cork...darn! :)

    1. I can just see you throwing your dotting tools away and opening a bottle, lol.
      Enjoy and cheers!