Attempted dot ombre nail art- not quite ombre but cute! :)

Dot manis and ombre nail polish are both in for Spring 2012, so I thought since I can’t do ombre nail polish maybe I could try an ombre-esque look using dots. I started with blue dots nearest to the cuticle, then transitioned to black at the tips. I know it should go black to blue, but I apparently forgot that while I was doing it.

Left hand... my dots got a little close where it transitioned from blue to black :-/

A LITTLE smudgy in the middle, but otherwise I thought these were pretty cute.

When done correctly, although not as ombre as I hoped, I think this dot design is nice. It was a good way to add some visual interest without glitter! I'm still SORT OF on my glitter hiatus (I just had a slight relapse when I got my Clairvoyant). 😉

Best thing about dots...? I can do them well on my right hand!! BONUS!

As a side note: I thought I had posted my nail fail pics of my ombre nails but I guess I opted out of that (whewwww… I dodged a bullet there- they were horrendous!). Anyway, this is a good mani for people with unsteady hands like myself. If you have any tips for keeping a steady hand while doing your nail art, please share! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Attempted dot ombre nail art- not quite ombre but cute! :)

  1. Your dotty nails look like so much fun to wear! Cool colour combination – all the colours really play off each other nicely.

    My hands aren’t the steadiest, so when I make dots for nail art, I make sure that the hand I’m working on is firmly planted on the table, Then I hold my dotting tool with the other hand like I would a pencil. This way, I only have to account for the shakiness of one hand (the working one) instead of the shakiness from both hands! 🙂 I also make sure that I have enough polish on the dotting tool, and I make each dot slowly and with a freshly-dipped tip.

    • Thanks, I’m really feeling the dots lately. Even my Christmas nails I did a few days ago were made of dots! Haha. And yeah I think using a dotting tool and keeping one hand on the table is key. Thanks for the tips and thanks for commenting. 😀

  2. Hello
    I have a question about SV. I have been using it only for a couple of months and it has it’s good points but it has a couple of bad points too. I love how it goes on thick and dries sooo fast. I hate how it shrinks my polish and I HATE how it gets too think and stringy. I have used half of my bottle and it has gotten to where it is so thick that it doesn’t spread well and it is very stringy…kinda like how hot glue is. I know I need to get the restore to thin it down which is a shame. So any idea how to keep it from shrinking my polish? I put it on the tips of my nails and I have even tried putting it on the back side of my nails.

    • Hey thanks for the question. 🙂 Points for you for wrapping your tips with your topcoat!! 🙂 Now- do you wrap your nails w your color as well? If you don’t, that would probably account for why it still shrinks. Also- I always let my nails dry for like 3 minutes before I apply topcoat, I never put it on wet wet wet polish. If you’re doing that and it still shrinks it just may be a incompatibility between the polish you use, your nails themselves and the seche. If it still shrinks even though you are doing those things try SH clearly quick, NYC in a new york minute, or SH mega shine. Those all work well for me. Lots of people swear by poshe too but I haven’t used it. I love seche tho!! I hope you can get it to work for you. Let me know how it goes!! I hope this was at least a little helpful! 🙂

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