Friday, August 24, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer- Dotting Tool Fun

I've been slacking on these LDoS posts, sorry guys! Today I have the 7th challenge, Dotting Tool Fun! I really wasn't inspired by this one. I had an idea then it didn't work out. So I decided to attempt a "ruffle" mani. Not loving how it turned out, but I guess it's ok for my first try. Chalkboard Nails has an awesome tutorial for the ruffle manicure if you want to try it for yourself! It's super easy, all you need is polish and a dotting tool. I just didn't have enough patience :P

For this mani I used three Essie colors: Mojito Madness, Play Date and Bikini So Teeny. I'm sure your aware of my love for accent nails! I took it a little further and did a semi funky french as well. One tip I do have is to let your doting polish dry just a bit or else it will bleed. You won't end up with "dots" as much as you will "blobs" like mine. I do really like the colors I chose though. I'm sure I will attempt another ruffle mani soon. Hopefully that will turn out more, what should I say...ruffley?

Two coats of Essie- Mojito Madness, Play Date and Bikini So Teeny
Dotting tool
One coat of Poshe

Have you tried out the ruffle mani yet? Don't forget to take a look at the other LDoS posts from the wonderful ladies below! Up next is the In A Garden challenge!


  1. I love these colors too! I tried a ruffle mani and it was a fail. I need work on it. The tutorial makes it seem easier....I guess practice makes perfect! :)

    1. Agreed! I hope mine turns out a bit better next time.