Monday, August 13, 2012

Dotticure

Hey guys! I'm really in love with the colors I used in the last tutorial, so I just had to use them again. This time I used them for a fun dotticure!


You will need:
- Base coat
- Base color (here I used the pale purple)
- Three additional colors (I'll call them colors A, B, and C)
- dotting tool
- top coat

As usual, paint on your favorite base coat. Next, paint your nails two solid coats of your base color. The one I used really looks like a purple, but for some reason my camera wants it to be blue.

Essie - Lilacism

Place a drop of color A on an index card. Dip your dotting tool into it and place a dot on each nail. You can place the dot randomly, like I did, or place it in the same spot on each nail.

China Glaze - First Mate

Using the dotting tool and color B, place six dots around the first dot on each nail. You should now have what looks like a flower.

China Glaze - Exotic Encounters

Continue the pattern with another six dots, this time with color C.

China Glaze - Secret Peri-wink-le

You can fill up the nail with dots, or stay with what I think kind of looks like a snowflake.


And there you have it! Don't forget a top coat and cleanup.

Sally Hansen - Strengthening Top Coat

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it! This one may be a tad time-consuming but it's totally worth it when you feel the pride of completing it.
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10 comments:

  1. Love these Allie! If you did it with silver and white and did lines before the dots it would look like snowflakes :D And I <3 winter! LOL!

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    1. Haha, that's exactly what I was thinking! I'm definitely going to try these out again in a few months.

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    2. Heck, I'd try them out now (I love winter) if I didn't have so many new polishes to swatch ;) Maybe next week I will give 'er a go :D

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    3. If you do, I'd love to see it! :)

      Allie

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  2. Very cute!! I just got my dotting set today and can't wait to try them out!

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    1. Thanks! Dotting tools are really wonderful. They just open up so many more design possibilities!

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  3. Love this! I'm a new subscriber and I absolutely love your tutorials!

    Boston Princess

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    1. Thanks! I'm really glad to hear it :)

      Allie

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  4. I adore this mani! Blues are my favorite and I like the mix of these :)

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    1. Thanks! I actually saw the combination here (http://www.chalkboardnails.com/2012/06/denim-leopard-video-tutorial.html) and just loved how they worked together!

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