Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Dotticure

It has been way too long since I've put together a tutorial despite all my good intentions. My boyfriend has been constantly reminding me that I'm not acting on these intentions and need to post more tutorials. I'm still not sure who put him up to it, but instead of trying to figure that out I think there is no better time to make one than now...

After I posted this really quick dotted manicure last week I was quite surprised by the number of people that that thought it was time consuming. Sometimes the simplest things can seem deceivingly complicated and I wanted to show just how quick and easy it is to create this look...



  1. Apply desired number of layers of base coat color (OPI My Vampire is Buff pictured here)
  2. Using the nail polish brush, paint a thin line along the tip using the 2nd color (OPI I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw used for this manicure)
  3. Starting in the center of the nail slightly below the tip and working out towards the edge, add dots in a gentle curve
  4. Add dots to complete the curve along the nail line
  5. Starting at the center of the nail again, add dots as shown above
  6. More dots to mirror what was done in step 5...
  7. Using the dotting tool add overlapping dots to create a line
  8. Still working with the dotting tool, add overlapping dots to create a small oval and two dots.
  9. Finish with a top coat and enjoy! 
Note: Starting each time from the center and working out toward the edge helps to ensure that I stay as symmetrical as possible. Whenever I start at the edge it comes out much more lopsided....

Let me know what you think of this tutorial. 
Did I make it look easier or even harder?
I hope you give this a try! Send me a link/photo if you do! I'd love to see it...

As always, don't hesitate to ask questions if something is not clear. 

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. Thanks for the tutorial, you made it look much easier. Just some simple techniques can make up such pretty design but I always manage to have a brain fart when thinking of designs lol.

  2. Somehow looks very nautical! But super pretty <3

  3. I am so in love with warsaw - and this mani!!!!

  4. whole mani doesn't look easy but after looking at the tutorial it's so simple :D

  5. Love this! These simple photo step by step without being to wordy are just hat i love for converting my non-polish wearing friends ;). They wont watch a youtube vid but give em this and they ask to go polish shopping :)

  6. Thank you ladies! I am glad that I was able to simplify the look of this! Sometimes it is just a matter of breaking it into smaller steps to make it look easy :)

  7. Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)


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