Sunday, May 12, 2013

Today's mani: interlocking dots

I have some super fun nails right now! In my ongoing effort to perfect my dotting technique, I followed this tutorial and really love the result!

I started with two coats of Revlon Sunshine Sparkle, and then added two coats of Essie Lapiz of Luxury on half the nail. (If you try this mani, don't worry about getting that diagonal line perfectly straight, as it will be covered by dots.) I used a large dotting tool to add the dots. Both polishes were a little more watery than I would have liked, especially the Revlon, which led to some fuzzy dots, but on the whole I really like how this turned out!

I sealed this mani with Out the Door quick-dry topcoat. I've used quick-dry topcoat in the past (specifically Seche Vite), but it made my polish peel off in sheets after a day or two. I'm hoping Out the Door doesn't have the same effect!

By the way, my camera once again got confused about colors--the Essie is a blue-leaning purple to my eye.

What's your favorite kind of dotticure?