Today I have for you a 2 for 1 deal! Read 1 blog post and see two different manicures/nail art(s). You. Are. Welcome.
I've done a dotting manicure before with multi-colored dots on a white background and loved it. This time, I didn't want to do essentially the same thing, so I mixed it up. But just a little. I painted two fingers with white and 3 with a bright pink for the background. Then I used 3 different sized dotting tools to create a clustered/random dotted design in one corner of my nail that sort of travelled along the neighboring edges.
I didn't have a plan when I started which is why several of the pinks are so similar. I just pulled out all of the pink polishes I own (8) and started dotting all of them. I thought about using a lighter pink as the base color, but since I only have 2 of them, I thought it was better to use them to dot with so there would be some shading. Oh well. That is why I only did the left hand with these clusters.
I really like how the pink dots look on the white nails. I've been having a lot of trouble with the 3 white polishes I already owned. I couldn't get any of them to go on smoothly or evenly. My boyfriend picked out this white by MNY and it is heavenly! Yay for the boyfriend! :) I love when he gets involved with my nail art hobby, no matter how small the involvement is.
A close up of the pretty pinks on the white (with flash).
Even though I liked what I ended up with on my left hand, I wanted to try out this sort of star burst or flower pattern on my right hand. If I had planned ahead, I would have done the random IMPERFECT dots with my non-dominate hand and used my good hand to do the more precise burst design. Oh well. ha, ha!
Once again, the pink are kind of lost on the pink nails. I also sort of lost the design on my large thumb nail, but I really like how my pinky turned out. :)
With flash, you can at least see that there are other rows of pink dots on the pink nails. lol. I didn't plan on the design covering all of the nail. Originally I just wanted the burst to be in one corner, sort of like the random clusters are on the other hand. However, with 8 polishes, that was never gonna happen.
Do you think this was more of a fail or more of a win? I'm kinda on the fence. I like the nails with the white backgrounds, but those are only 2/5 of my nails, so less than 50%. lol.