Inspired by the abundance of dotting nail art around for the contest at Chalkboard Nails and my financial restrictions forcing my hand to revisit some old favourites, today I have my entry for Sarah’s fabulous competition.
I started with three coats of China Glaze Sea Spray and then added a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to give it some sparkle. Before adding my nail art I put a top coat on to make sure all the layers dried. I also like how this makes any dotting look like it’s floating slightly above the nail. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with my dotting tool – originally I planned to do butterflies with flight trails but my very first trail ended up looking like a heart so I went with. I think it’s nice and simple and elegant. I started with the larger dots to plot the outline, then added the smaller dots in between to fill the line.
Of course with any good glittery manicure, there has to be a blurry photo to flaunt the glitter! I like that Fairy Dust changes in intensity depending on the light – as you can see here, it’s like disco lights on my nails under the halogen lights of my bathroom but in daylight it takes on a much softer iridescence. That’s all for me tonight. Happy dotting everyone!