Thursday, April 19, 2012

Beginners Tutorial - Super cute pink and fushia dotty French Manicure

Hi everyone!
Lately my color choices have been all about orange and green, and my best friend complained because she hates these colors :-D
So I decided to get back to the basics and do something cute and that doesn't take too long.

For this mani, you will need
  • a base coat
  • a background color (I used Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Bubblegum Pink #470)
  • a colors for your dots (I used Wet n Wild Fastdry FuchsiaRama #232C)
  • a top coat
  • a dotting tool
If you don't own a dotting tool, I highly recomment you check out The Beauty Department's article about her DIY dotting tool. She uses a pen or pencil, an eraser and a pin. Very smart! Besides, her nail arts are super pretty.

Most polishes work fine for dots. However, some cheap polishes (and I have a lot of those!) are too fluid for dots. Consequently I usually test whatever polish I wanna use before starting my mani. Plus, if you're not too used to using your dotting tool, its a nice way to train. I usually use a magazine cover to do my tests, ideally white so my polish color is not too altered:


Then, I apply two coats of my background color to have enough opacity. When it's dry, I put a couple of drops of polish on my magazine cover to create a big color spot. And then, I dip my dotting tool in the drop, and I start dotting! If I make a mistake, I keep a wooden stick or a toothpick close to me to correct whatever is wrong.


Et voila! Of course if you have longer nail you can make more dotted lines and it will look even prettier!



As usual, a picture with the sun light at my window:

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Liesl (lieslloves) said...

Great idea, it looks super cute!

frenchiee said...

Hi Ninoushka, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! You can view the information on today's post on my blog.

Ninoushka said...

Thank you so much for your comments ladies! and Frenchiee thanks a bunch for the nomination! I feel honored and it is really encouraging :)

Vi nailarts said...

Hi Ninouska I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can find it at:

Nice mani!

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