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!

8 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!!

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  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! :)

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

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