Monday, April 11, 2011

Blue Bubble Gum Nail Art

Hello ladies,

I did not expect to be so busy last week, I can't believe I only posted once! I promise that I will have a post everyday from Monday to Friday this week.

Now to play a little catch up. Hopefully you remember the H&M polish I wore last week, Blue My Mind. I had originally wanted to apply Cracked concrete over top, it looked super cool when I did a swatch of it, but last minute I decided I wanted to do some freehand nail art.

I had purchased my dotting tools from the Born Pretty Store months ago and never used them. I ended up playing around with them last week and used Rina's (Simply Rins) technique for applying a dotted french tip.

I used 4 different colours for dotting:

Sally Hansen - White Ghost
China Glaze - Bahamian Escape
China Glaze Secret Peri-Winkle
No name navy blue jelly

I used 2 different sized tools, is you have this exact set, I used the pink and blue ones, with the larger sized dots. I applied one colour at a time to all my nails on one hand at a time, this way you get some time for the polish to dry before overlapping.

If I were to try this again, which I most likely will, I would want to very the size of dots and give it more of a gradient/dispersed look.

What do you ladies think? Have you tried this look before? What colours did you use?


  1. First, love the blue and than love the dots! I am planning to get a dotting tool set myself so that I can try this. I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination but I think I could pull this off. Thanks for posting.

  2. I love this mani!! I've seen it on other blogs, and I am starting to think I should buy dotting tools.

  3. love the combo of all the blue colours!

    Need to get a dotting tool so I can try this technique, I might try with a bobby pin first though

    Thanks for posting

  4. So pretty! Gotta love a french twist! I don't know what I would do without my dotting tools, you can do so much with them!

  5. This is so fun! I Love Rins' designs! Good job on the dots. I'd like to see this with the gradient dots you mentioned for sure.

  6. Adorable! I love this combo of blue and dots!

  7. For me, it works - thanks :) get some, they make nail art so easy!

    Une Ruxi à Paris - yeah, i saw it around a lot too, I wanted to try it out and it was super fun and easy

    Cupcake - Let me know how a bobby pin works, i've never trid it but it sounds like it would work well

    Leslie - I agree :)

    JQ - yes, her nail art is AWESOME!

    GothamPolish - thanks :)


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