I hit the "warmify" effect to try to bring out the teal.
To make the dots I used SH Insta-Dri Whirlwind white. Across the board, dots are the easiest manicure technique to learn and not very time consuming. It's easy but it impresses. I had ladies asking who did my nails! Moi!
Here's the shot of the tools.
How to make dots:
- Use a dotting tool or any small spherical object. i.e. a bobby pin or a match stick.
- Dab some polish onto test paper and dab your tool in it.
- Make test dots to dab off excess polish.
- Dab onto you dry base color.
- Let dry and apply topcoat.
- Dotting tools can be cleaned with acetone for future use.
To make them uniform, I placed a row of dots down the middle and dots in between. You can place the dots however you'd prefer.
How to make dots with your non-dominant hand?
As you may know, I like to post nail art on both my hands. I posted these on FB first and many were asking how to do your non-dominant hand. I'm right handed. The trick is to steady your arm and wrist. To make dots, it's just an up-down motion. Nothing too intricate. So I steadied my left arm and wrist on my leg and did the dots on my right hand.
How to paint with your non-dominant hand is a commonly asked question for nail bloggers. All I can say is start with small exercises i.e. writing your name over and over or reaching for objects. Practice makes perfect when painting with your non-dominant hand.
Lastly, I purchased this set off Amazon for less than $5 from Mash. There are no differences between brands. All tools are uniform in size.
It's nice to have a set of dotting tools versus using a paper embossing tool!
What do you think of "dotticures," dot manicures?
Will you be trying any soon?
Thanks for reading!