MANI MONDAY: Purple & Green Favorites Doticure

by - January 07, 2019

Hey guys! For the entire month of January, along with the #CBBxManiMonday ladies, I'll be tackling the theme of Nails We Wouldn't Normally Do. In the spirit of a new year, we're going to be all about trying out things that are outside the comfort zone, which is definitely both exciting and terrifying for me personally. For my first week, I decided to ease in with a doticure, which is actually something I've never tried before, but used a selection of my favorite polishes of 2018 because they coincidentally made a really cool colour palette. 

For a closer look at this mani, keep reading!

I don't know why I found a doticure kind of intimidating before - though it's probably my perfectionism and feeling convinced that the randomness of it would look funny to me. Luckily, I actually really love the way it turned out!  

I think the trick to getting it to look intentional is to be sparing with each colour to start off with and start with the larger dots before going in with a smaller dotting tool to fill in the empty space, overlap some of the dots, and pull the pattern towards the cuticle. What I've learned about a doticure is that there's really no wrong way to put it together as long as you like the final product - and it was a lot faster than much of what I've been doing recently.

I was putting together swatches of my top five favorite polishes of 2018 for my favorites post - which will be on the blog tomorrow! - and I realized that I'd unintentionally put together a pretty cool palette for a nail art look. One thing that I really loved was that every single one of these polishes has a very different finish, which added some texture and dimension to the final look. 

I started with two coats of OPI - This Isn't Greenland and let those dry completely. Next, I went in with OPI DS Extravagance, Polished For Days Eudaimonia, Color Club Cloud Nine, and Girly Bits Jive Talkin' to add the dots using Born Pretty Store Dotting Tools. I started at the tip with large dots and made the dots smaller as I moved towards the base of the  nail, but still tried to keep things a little bit random and use the space I had thoughtfully. I finished with a coat of Seche Vite Top Coat and voila!

All Products Used
OPI Nail Envy Original
OPI Nail Lacquer - This Isn't Greenland
OPI Nail Lacquer - DS Extravagance
Polished For Days - Eudaimonia
Color Club Halo Hues - Cloud Nine
Girly Bits Cosmetics -Jive Talkin'
Seche Vite Top Coat
Born Pretty Store Dotting Tools

I'm definitely super excited for the coming month to see what I can put together than pulls me out of my comfort zone. If you have any ideas or techniques that you'd be interested in seeing, be sure to leave them in the comments.

Also, don't forget to head over to Tea & Nail Polish, See The World In PINK, and Cosmetic Proof to see what nails they're doing that they wouldn't normally for today's #CBBxManiMonday!

Thanks for reading!

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