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!
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
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
For our safety and convenience, stick it into an eraser.
Now let’s try using them!
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
More similar outcome with the dotting tool and it’s handy too!
3. Sewing Pin
In this tool, you need to dip it on your nail polish every now and then. Not very convenient for me.
4. Dotting Tool
What do you guys think? Similar outcome right? Try it for yourselves! 🙂
(Pardon me, it’s my first time to use a dotting tool)
(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!