The Challenge is Back in Full Effect! Today’s Inspiration- DOTS!

Hey There Polished People!

When I was first starting out doing my nails all the time, the first type of nail art I attempted was some dotty nails with taped tips. They were watermelons and they were atrocious. Wanna see them? Try not to barf, I dare you. You can click here to see the watermelons- my first nail art ever. Uff da that’s a throwback that should never happen. Anyway, doing those first nails taught me that (even though the execution of them wasn’t that great, to put it nicely) you can do pretty intricate nail art without any special tools! I think I used a toothpick for the dotty seeds. I have a dotting tool now that I bought for a couple of dollars along with some polish in a LA Girls kit, but if you don’t have one you can just use a toothpick, a pin, an unbent bobby pin, anything pointy. Dots are fun and cute and there are so many creative things that you can do with them. If you wanna see some really awesome dotticures, check out a different Nicole’s blog Young Wild and Polished. You can find her in my new blogroll or click here. She is the queen of dots and I think Alaina is even doing a manicure inspired by her today. The nails I’m going to show you today are a design that I’ve seen a lot but have never tried. I hope you enjoy seeing my version!

Interlocking Dots Nails



The colors I used for these nails are Sation Rock A Guy Blue and Orly Angel Eyes. (Don’t mind the water droplets, it was raining a little.) You can find a tutorial of how to do these nails here on Nail Polish Wars. I don’t really see the point in doing another tutorial when I followed someone else’s step by step, but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. I love answering questions and doing tutorials when people want to see them. 🙂

What is your favorite way to use dots? I would love to do more, so any suggestions are appreciated! 🙂 Don’t forget to check out everyone else’s dotticures but clicking the button below and let me know what you think about mine! 🙂 As always, thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!! 😀

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39 thoughts on “The Challenge is Back in Full Effect! Today’s Inspiration- DOTS!

    • You’re welcome. Nicole (from YW&P) is crazy good w her dotting skills, too, so be sure to check that link out as well. The lady who did this tutorial (Nail Polish Wars) has a lot of other cool nail art, too. I’d never read her blog till I googled these nails but now I think I’ll check her out more. 🙂

            • This polish just calls for snowflakes, don’t you think? Haha. And no I didn’t. I didn’t think they were that fantastic but that could change when I go to Sally’s tomorrow. 🙂 Although probably not cuz I probably have enough basics to but to eat up my daily spending. Boooo!

              • Yes, totally. I think i told you that I got that pink one that looks like that OPI DS polish you had posted. I forget the names right now. Omg…so I got it into my head to do my nails again so I just used Nails Inc Baker Street and I’m going to top it with Sticks N Stones. Ghhhaaaaaaa so pretty. It will be my post for tomorrow and then I will leave it on until the next challenge.

                • Yes I remember you saying that. I can’t remember the name either but I know what you’re talking about. And oohhhh your nails sound so pretty!! I can’t wait to see them. 🙂 I ALWAYS have it in my head to repaint my nails. I’m fighting so hard right now to not paint them because I just did my stripes nails which, for some reason unknown to everyone especially Daniel, I think are SO GREAT!!!

                  • Crud. I had typed out a long response and then accidentally closed the box before hitting reply. GHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. So anyway, I had said that I am going to post my blue nails after midnight since it will technically be tomorrow. Oh man…I have no idea what I am going to do for the next challenge. 😦

                    • Oh good, then I’ll see it! Haha. I got up last night at like 3:45 to let the dog out and then couldn’t go to sleep so I wrote down all these nail ideas and several of them were stripes. Idk what’s next but I better get thinking. The nails I did now are like chalk board nails’ rainbow nails only fall colors. 🙂

    • Is cute short for horrendous and messy? Haha. What’s funny is at the time I was soooo proud of myself!! Thanks though, it wasn’t a bad idea. 🙂 And thanks about these nails. I really liked these colors together!

  1. Love Love LOVE this! I’ve had Angel Eyes for a few months now (crazy I know I found it during the summer :/ ) and I’ve been fighting the urge to wear it until at least December…it looks so pretty on you I want to wear it NOW!

    • Thank you so much! I don’t know how you are resisting… That blue is gorgeous and then the holo glitters… I love it! It’s perfect for winter!!! (And now) 😉

  2. I effing love these! I tried this nail art for a Teal Tuesday post and it was amazing, I got compliments on it all over the place. And omg Angel Eyes is gorgeous, I feel like I’ve never seen it before. Or maybe I just overlooked it since I wasn’t impressed with Orly’s holiday offerings this year.

    • Yeah I wasn’t impressed either and then idk… I just saw this and was like ahhhhh (angels singing) and had to get it. 🙂 Some people got it as early as like summer I guess so who knows… maybe you did see it but just didn’t realize it. I loved these nails! Isn’t this design just like the coolest and easiest thing?! I didn’t get many compliments but I don’t think I really went anywhere that day. 😦 haha

  3. OMG I LOVE IT!!! I will now be buying Angel Eyes at some point and will be trying this design. Dots are about all I can handle at this point, so maybe I’ll try to step up my dotting skills.
    Your watermelon nails were not that bad!

    • Leslie you are too nice! Haha. Those watermelon ones were such a mess! Haha. And yes you should definitely get angel eyes… It’s so pretty and not even hard to remove! Angels would definitely approve. 😉 Thanks about these nails. I bet yours will look great! 🙂

    • Thank you!! Yeah this is kind of one of those designs that you’re like wowww how’s that done?? And then when you find out you’re like oh- duh!! Haha. You should definitely give it a try- I bet it’ll turn out great! 🙂

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  6. oh Nics this ROCKS!
    I was thinking of doing mine with my two blues as well… wasn’t up for doing nails yesterday when i was suppose to. Anyways after you said my yellow + orange would be clown pants and I didn’t want to do my usual pastel pink meets green but I will like this back to you anyway as you’re my inspiration for it!!!

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