Take On Dots

The love affair I'm having with dotting tools is hot and heavy, but they've got some fierce competition now.

Color Club polishes are scooting their way into my easy heart. I used one tonight as the base of my manicure, Rebel Spirit. This deeply dark brown is super pigmented and only takes two coats to reach its pure magic. I was sort of shocked to be honest since most of my Color Clubs came from Ross for a whopping $7.99.

I was truly tickled when it came time to clean up my clumsy right hand. Dark colors are absolutely dreadful to clean up, and usually require a few coats of cleanup before your skin looks clean. This dark brown, stuck on my cuticle area, came right off once I started cleaning up. So if you haven't already picked up some of the darker colors from Color Club, give them a shot.

Like I said already though, I have a serious love affair going with dotting tools, as expressed here.




In addition to Rebel Spirit, I used Unicorn (Sinful Colors), Sugar High (China Glaze), and Pelican Gray (China Glaze).

UPDATE 2/26/12

This manicure got great praise from you guys! I made a tutorial so you can recreate it yourself. The color combinations are endless! 

24 comments :

  1. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out!

    http://prettypolishedpointers.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thanks Tia! I've added it to my Awards and Mentions page.

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  2. This is so cute! I love the different sized dots!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the mix of all the different sizes. How do you get your dots so round? Mine never come out so round when I use the dotting tool. Lol.

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    1. I definitelly recommend practicing on paper so you can get the feel of how you need to hold the tool. If you come in at the nail from an angle that's more horizontal than vertical, you're more likely to get oddly shaped dots.

      Also, you need to keep the same amount of polish on the tool each time you do it. This may mean re-dipping the tool for every dot, but it will go quickly.

      Practice practice practice, and just know that less polish on the tool is better. You can always go over the dots again to make them fuller.

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  4. I have that rebel spirit and its awesome! I wish I could do dots like you can!

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  5. I love this mani, the colours are amazing.

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  6. One of the best dot manis I hv seen

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  7. Oh, I hope to someday do awesome mani's like you!! :D

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  8. Love it! Yea, when I started using Color Club, they were so easy to love!

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  9. this look is amazing! great job!

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  10. This is expertly done! It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. I just wanted to make sure you saw my nails that I did inspired by your tutorial! Thanks for being awesome. (I couldn't remember which tutorial it was at first, but someone found it for me!)

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    1. I don't think I have actually, but I'd love to see it!

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