Turned into a sketch!

From this..

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To this..

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Coolio!

Thanks, Mark!

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🙂

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Dotting Tool Substitute

Yes, you read it right! There are substitutes available in your own home! You don’t need to buy a dotting tool right away, especially when you’re still a beginner (like me!).

In this post, I will be comparing and contrasting three dotting tool substitutes that you can use  on you nail art.

 

 

If you’re game, let’s start!

1. Toothpick

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If you’ve been reading my nail art tutorials, you’ll notice that I use toothpicks a lot. From drawing lines to making dots, that toothpick can do the work! So don’t underestimate that tool. 😉 It is most convenient if you cut the pointy tip. This will make your dot flatter, just like what I did on my Let it Snow Nail Art . Thus, faster for the dots to dry.

2. Hair Pin/Bobby Pin

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For most girls, this is more accessible and it’s hassle free since you don’t need to cut the tip since it’s round enough.

3. Sewing pin

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For our safety and convenience, stick it into an eraser.

Now let’s try using them!

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1. Toothpick

Toothpick as Nail Art Tool

This tool is handy and can give you a satisfactory outcome, especially if you cut the pointy part (right side sample). If the toothpick isn’t cut, it will give you smaller dots (left side sample).

2. Hair/Bobby Pin

Hair Pin as Nail Art Tool

More similar outcome with the dotting tool and it’s handy too!

3. Sewing Pin

Sewing Pin as Nail Art Tool

In this tool, you need to dip it on your nail polish every now and then. Not very convenient for me.

4. Dotting Tool

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 What do you guys think? Similar outcome right? Try it for yourselves! 🙂

(Pardon me, it’s my first time to use a dotting tool)

Christmas Dots Nail Art

(OPI for the white base and Caress in Neon Red and Green Minded for the dots)

Now you could do your own Christmas dots Nail Art! 🙂

Suggestions/Comments are most welcome! Thank you!

Tutorial: Let it Snow Nail Art

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

Since December is just around the corner, I might as well do a Christmas inspired nail art!

Let it Snow Nail Art

Let’s begin!

WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Nail Polish (white, natural, glittery, clear)

2. Sponge (kitchen/make up)

3. Toothpick

4. Scissors

5. Cotton Buds

6. Acetone

7. Christmas music! 🙂

STEPS:

1. Apply your base coat. I used a frosted/natural shade to match the ‘winter wonderland’ effect. One coat will do.

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Caress in Touch of Taupe

2. Apply white nail polish on the sponge. You may create a pattern that resembles a pile of snow. 🙂 (Yes, that’s my pile of snow.)

Image3. Carefully dab the sponge on your nails.  (Sponge Technique)

Image4. Apply two times or apply it until you reach your desired shade.

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5. Cut the pointy part of the toothpick. This will serve as your dotting tool.

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6. Dip the toothpick in the white nail polish and apply it on your nails. Be random with the size and position of the dots.

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7. LET IT DRY. I repeat, LET IT DRY. (Watch TV to kill time.)

8. To achieve a ‘magical/shimmery’ effect, apply your glittery nail polish on the sponge and REPEAT the ‘Sponge technique’, but on a smaller amount. (What I’ve noticed in using the sponge technique, you could use your sticky nail polish. Therefore, old/sticky nail polish wouldn’t be put to waste! 🙂 Great huh?)

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Face Shop’s WH003

9. Using your cotton buds dipped in acetone/nail polish remover, remove excess nail polish on your fingers and cuticle.

10. LET IT DRY! (See that shimmery effect? HAHA!)

Let it Snow Nail Art

11. Apply top coat to protect your design. 🙂

12. Tada! LET IT SNOW, LET SNOW, LET IT SNOOOOOOOOOOW!

Let it Snow Nail Art

Please don’t hesitate to post your comments and your work here on my blog. Also, if you have any nail art suggestions, please please tell me. I would do my best to recreate them.

THANK YOU!