Still feeling dotty? I'm kind of running out of steam with all the school work piling up on me. Jayo is faring no better. I don't even think I've seen her around this whole week! Hmm. I wonder if she is still alive and kicking... *dark thoughts* Hahaha!
Anyway, I am a little hesitant to show you this mani because my dots are atrocious. It is my first design that I attempted for the dotting competition. Although it looked really pretty in my head, I couldn't for my life translate the design on my nails.
Take a look:
Ewwww... Sorry for the eyesore. >< I couldn't get the dots to be of different sizes the way I wanted them to. After more than five tries, I gave up and settle for this version that looks remotely decent... well... at least from afar (as far as my arm can reach) ;p
|Oops! Excuse the bubble on the pointer. Didn't realize it was there until now..|
|Another google search result using the search term "dots" ;p|
Well, I guess I finally decided to post this to encourage everyone to give dotting a shot. You will get the hang of dotting sooner or later. At least my dotting did improve slightly with more practice ;p You can be sure I will be practicing whenever I have the time. Hopefully I will master this design one day!
For those who are still a little hesitant to try dotting, here's my two cents worth on how to make dotting slightly easier:
- Try to pick a pigmented polish so that you don't have to keep dotting to make it opaque.
- Don't have the colors you want? Mix them! Do some mini-frankening on a sheet of cardboard or paint palette to get the shade you want.
- If your polish is getting stringy such that you cannot lift up your dotting tool from the nail without pulling out wisps of polish, add a little thinner to the drop of polish where you dip your dotting tool and mix well. It helps to keep your thinner nearby should the polish start drying up again.
- Keep a towel at hand to clean the dotting tool every now and then to keep the dots evenly sized.
- Last of all, let your creativity run wild!