Tuesday, 28 March 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: inspired by a photo tutorial

For this prompt, I opened Google, typed in "photo tutorial nail art", and scrolled through the images until I found one I liked. And it happened to be by Paulina's Passions. Below is the image I found, you can click here to take you to the original post.
So I'm not too sure what caught my eye on this one, but I liked it and this is my version.
Now I know Pauline is absolutely amazing and there is no way at all that I can do this any justice as she does amazing things with a nail art brush... So I cheated and used decals :P
I started with two coats of Ulta3 lily white on all my nails, top coated and waited for it to dry. I then used the stripes vinyls from Cherry Blossom Store. I then painted a coat of I love Hean black over that, removing the vinyls immediately. Once that was dry, I used my smallest dotting tool and Tip Top gold mine to make the dots, alternating the spaces on the black and white stripes. BTW any tips on getting nice clean dots? I can almost never get a uniform size or shape.
Then I cheated and added decals from alixpress... Because easy. No frustration. And I prefer the matte version. The first picture is shiny last two is matte.

What do you think? I decided on different coloured flowers as it wasn't really a valentine's day mani for me. I'll also see you guys again on Friday as we have our triad post (can't believe it's that time again), so no bday mani for this year!

Thanks for reading!


  1. That is SO smart!!! I wish you could see the grin on my face when I was reading your post and came to the cheating part :D
    About the dots, I'm no master either. The one thing I've learned is to clean off the dotting tool between dots, so dip-dot-clean, dip-dot-clean, etc. Maybe that helps?

    1. You should really check out aliexpress. Some of their decals are almost free, it's that cheap. So you can also cheat :P
      I'll def give it a go, maybe I need a little more patience too.


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