First of all, I must confess; my latest mani is a blatant theft of another mani I saw online. The moment I saw it, I knew it would be my next one to try. I really don't know why I'm on such a dot kick, lately. I am having fun with the new dotting tools, I must admit.
All things being said, while I like how it turned out, I'm not in love with it. It looks sloppy, and I know I could have done a better job. I did it way too fast. I will try this one again, though, and instead of starting the dots at the bottom and working my way up, I will start in the center and dot out from there.
Here is the recipe:
One paper plate
Two dotting tools, a #2 and a #4
Base is OPI NEOF
One coat of ORLY Rubberized Bonder
Base color: China Glaze Recycled
China Glaze - White On White
China Glaze - White On White mixed with OPI - Gargantuan Green Grape (use dotting tool to mix on plate - one drop of each color)
Sally Hansen - Green With Envy
Sally Hansen - Green With Envy mixed with China Glaze - Holly Jolly
China Glaze - Holly Jolly
Sinful Colors - Black On Black
After all of the dotting was done, I let it dry for ten minutes. I then put on one coat of China Glaze - Fairy Dust, then added Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat. Next time, I'll leave the Fairy Dust off. It takes away from the dots.
I love gradiations of color... on anything! I hope to perfect this and will try it out with different colors.
Until Next Time -