Wednesday, 31 October 2012

NOTD: Nail Art Dotting Tool

They're not spooky, or scary, or Halloween themed at all, but they sure as hell are cute! A long time ago I ordered some nail art dotting tools from eBay and this is the first chance I've had to use them. You can buy them from this seller here: link for £1.38 but there is lots of these packs available all over eBay and Amazon for a similar price.


What I did to create this Minnie Mouse-esque nail design was a little tricky on the first go but extremely simple after a little bit of practise. Mine aren't perfect, especially on my right hand (deliberately not pictured!) but this was my first attempt and practise makes perfect.
 
All that I used was 2 coats of Models Own 'Red Alert' for the base, a random white polish that is intended for french manicure tips, the green dotting tool and a steady hand. It's as simple as you would expect; dip your tool into the varnish and blob it onto your nails, then finish off with a top coat. I went for a plain and simple 'polka dot' style design but these dots can be used to create all sorts of patterns and prints on the nails - I've seen others use them for intricate floral designs which I'd love to have a go at some time.




19 comments:

  1. These are fab! There's only one nail art design I struggle with even with a dotting tool and that's poka dot!
    Yours look so cute :)

    nmcnails.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. What a fab tip :) The Model's Own pens are fab for this sort of stuff :)

    http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. These sound great and the end result looks lovely! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  4. I had a similar design on my nails the other day :) Such a cute but simple look xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I bought some dotting tools recently!
    Cant wait to try them out :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  6. This is so cute-I really want to try this now :)

    ngofficial.blogspot.co.uk

    <3

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  7. I wish I had this idea when I was in HS. I use to do things like this but it took so much time to get it right. New follower from the blog hop!

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  8. Such cute nails!! I am a new follower of yours over from the blog hop. Would love if you could come visit my blog and follow.

    Thanks!
    Nichole
    www.pinkieforpink.com

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  9. i love my dotting tools! i'd be lost without them! xx

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