Monday, October 8, 2012

First Dotting Tool Manicures

So I just got a new dotting tool and I've been obsessed with putting dots on EVERYTHING.  I came across a mani from Chalkboard Nails and I fell in love ... particularly because the base color is awesome. I thought it looked familiar, and sure enough I unearthed a never-been-used bottle of China Glaze Secret Periwinkle. I topped it off with dots in OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and OPI Pandamonium Pink.

I won't go into a full tutorial since she does a great job in her graphic tutorial, but check out my finished mani below:
I also wanted to experiment a bit with the colors, so since it's October, I thought I'd try for a slightly witchier look. I whipped out my OPI Green-wich Village for the base color, with OPI In My Back Pocket and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the dots. It's definitely a cool color combination, but not the best look for my skin tone.
I had a lot of fun with this mani, and love that you can virtually use any color combination for a different look. It's fun, easy and versatile — it seems more suited to summer, though, so I will definitely be busting it out in 2013. Maybe a glitter version for New Year's Eve ... ??

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