Thursday, May 26, 2016

Paint All the Nails Presents: Dotticures

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Hello! It's time for another monthly Paint All the Nails link up with my fellow Paint All the Nails bloggers. This month we voted on a Dotticure theme, which is open to interpretation. 

You all must know by now how much I love to do dotted manicures! It's a very easy method to do nail art and I love how there are so many options or way to create a simple or complex design. 
I decided to re-create one of my favorite dotticures I had posted on my Instagram over a year ago and which has been re-created by a few times by others on Instagram, including Kelli Marissa.  


I started with a blank white base (Pretty Serious Absence) and using my trusty dotting tool and a rainbow of colors, I did the rainbow dot design. I am going to let you in on a secret.....I did not use a single other colored polish besides the white base. Normally I do like to use polishes for dotting but I was short on time so I used acrylic paint for the dots. Acrylic paint will dry more quickly and does not get as thick as polish can get. I can apply the dots precisely and then apply topcoat much sooner without worrying about my design dragging or messing up. 


Matte topcoat! Because of course it needs matte. 


Rainbow colors make me happy. I don't wear rainbow colors as much in my coloring or in my home decor but on my nails? I can be as rainbow bright as my heart desires!


I love seeing what other creative looks the other bloggers have come up with and you should check those out too! Click on the links below to see what they have created. 


11 comments:

  1. That is one of my favorite manis too! I swear I rack my brain every time trying to come up with a good dotticure design, and you always have such brilliant ones! I just need to copy you.

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  2. The matte finish on these is INSANE! So bold and gorgeous! And your dots look perfect as well.

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  3. So colorful and fun! Your dots look perfect too.

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  4. These are so happy! I want to rainbow everything when I see them!

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  5. You know what? I wouldn't have guessed the dots are done with acrylic paint and it's such a happy design :) Very cool!

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  6. Beautiful rainbow nails Ida! They look incredible matte!!!

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  7. I LOVE this!! You can't beat a rainbow manicure :)

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  8. I am a big sucker for rainbows, so I am loving this design! I love all the bright and cheerful colors you used and how even the polka dots are. Brilliant job :)

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  9. These are such fun nails. I really love the matte version. So do my kids lol. They're sitting here with me and watching everything I do!

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  10. Yay rainbows! I absolutely love these Ida! I might need to try using acrylic paint for dots, I'm absolutely terrible with the dotting tool - it's supposed to be very simple, but it just isn't that way for me =D

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  11. These are rainbow-y perfect, dear! Bright, cheerful and happy - right up my alley :D

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