Sunday, 24 February 2013

Red Dotty Nail Tutorial - A Guest Post from Artsy Angel


I have a very special guest post for you all today from one of my sponsors and also one of my fav bloggers Artsy Angel. Her blog is full of loads of colourful things, art and inspiration. I love love love the way she paints her nails, so I asked her to do a simple nail tutorial post for me based on her Blue on Blue nail art. I hope you all enjoy it!

What you'll need:
- 3 nail polishes. A main colour, a second colour and a colour for the middle dots. (I used a red, pink and an orange-y-pink,)
- a dotting tool or something to make the dots with (like a toothpick)
- Tape or nail stickers (this is the one I used)
- top coat

Tip: Examples of other colour combos; dark purple, light purple and a purple-e-pink for the middle. Green, blue and a teal for the middle. Orange, yellow and a peachy or creamy colour for the middle.
1. Paint your nails your main (red) colour.
Wait for your nails to fully dry before going to the next step.
2. Place your nail stickers or tape, around the half way mark on your nail. Paint them your second (pink) colour. Peel off the sticker or tape slowly.
Here are my nails after I took off my stickers. You'll see they are kind of messy and that is okay! The dots are going to hide any mistakes I make anyways so this part does not have to be perfect.
3. Take your time and start your first row of dots using your second (pink) colour. You want these dots to be above the line, make sure you are leaving enough room for the other rows of dots. 
If you're worried, do your middle (step 4) first and come back to this step after.
Tip: Make sure your nails are somewhat dry before starting your dots. You could even put on a layer of your favourite top coat to be safe.
4. Add your middle layer of dots using your third (orange-y-pink) colour. Make sure your dots are right on the line.
5. Add your last layer of dots using your main (red) colour. Wait for your dots to fully dry or you'll smudge your design. If you notice your dots are kind of big (theres a bump), give them extra time to dry.

Tip: To help speed up your dry time, place your finger tips n a bowl of really cold water or run them under the tap for a minute or two.

 
6. Finish off with a nice layer of your favourite top coat and you're done! :]

 


11 comments:

  1. Those nails look gorgeous, what a lovely idea with the contrasting colours :) xx

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  2. Ahh I love this! So cute but also really subtle :)
    I'll have to try it sometime.

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  3. Cute design! It kind of gives it an Aztec like look too.

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  4. Cute cute! Seems pretty easy too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Hey! good and cute manicure!! I will to trye it soon (*0*)

    www.thehappypotatoes.com

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  6. this is awesome!!! I will have to try this on my daughter--she'll love it because It'll remind her of an easter egg.

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  7. Amazing job lady!
    <3

    http://thecookiebutton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. wow this looks amazing <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is lovely! ♥
    I really need to try this out.

    Abigail
    www.deardaffodils.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute! I love the color combo!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this cute nail tutorial it looks pretty simple to do might have to try it at some point

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