November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving-themed Dotticure [Nail Art]


So, this is not perfect- not even close- but it's babby's first ever dotticure if you can believe it!  I was definitely inspired by this pin, which I traced back to alexxnails on Instagram.




I know we all have nail art that falls short of what we originally envisioned, and that definitely applies here. I was going for a reverse ombre fade: having the base color gradient go from light to dark, and then having the dotting embellishment "ombre" to go from dark to light the opposite way.  I think my color choices were not cohesive enough to convey that, but the gradient underneath came out really well, although I failed to get a picture of that first!

Here are the polishes I used:

left to right: Butter London- Tramp Stamp, Nyx- Gold, Illamasqua- Gamma, Butter London- Yummy Mummy, OPI- My Vampire Is Buff, Zoya- Purity

The base color is Butter London- Yummy Mummy with Nyx- Gold sponged on top.  I do like how the Yummy Mummy dots came out really sheer allowing some of Illamasqua- Gamma to show through!  That wasn't intentional, but I like it!





I think they kinda look like abstract Turkey tails!





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I'm still really happy with it, though!  Dots are so fun to make.  I have a bunch of dotting tools, but not one big enough for the size of dots I wanted, so I stuck a sewing pin into the eraser of a pencil and used that.

In hindsight, my dots were a little too big.  Especially on the pinkie nail, which is just a much smaller surface area to work with!

I will definitely be re-attempting this design at some point- hopefully with some more cohesive colors!





Happy Thanksgiving!

14 comments:

  1. They're cute! I assumed they were turkey feathers. :)

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    1. That was such a happy accident, as Bob Ross would say!

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  2. This is awesome, I love how it turned out!

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    1. Woop! I'm such a fan of your nail art, so this made my day. :)

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  3. I thought it was an abstract turkey at first! I like the outcome, especially the idea of overlapping dots! Maybe we should do a challenge to create fish nails this way!

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    1. That would be cool to do fish scales like that- good idea! :brainstorms:

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  4. Oooh I like this a lot! i will be trying this with other colours sometime, thanks so much for the idea! :D

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    1. Thank you and no problem! I'm going to experiment with it too!

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  5. I'm adding you to my blog roll so I never miss a post in the future!!!

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  6. I love this! This is gorgeous! I've been dying to wear a bunch of fall type colors but I couldn't figure out how to get them all on! :)

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    1. Thanks and have fun! That was a totally fun manicure to do!

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