I'm a total sucker for minimalist, DIY nail art. Unfortunately, my hands are not even close to steady. Enter the dotting tool. I picked up this lil' kit at Sally's a few months ago for $10 and I've never looked back.
Sidenote: is there a non-cliche way to shoot nail art? Is "the claw" better? Someone tell me, stat. This is not a drill.
The basic dotting possibilities are endless but I like combining neutrals. So far I've done black/white, nude/black and white/metallic. The best part? It's a surprisingly natural to wield the dotting tool with your non-dominant hand. The whole process is so straightforward, I'm almost embarrassed listing out the instructions:
- Paint nails a solid base color, at least two coats. Dry completely.
- Put a small amount of accent polish on tin foil. Dip desired dotting tool (they vary by size) into polish and slowly dot onto lower third of nail.
- Dry completely then apply clear top coat.
Ring: Catbird / White Polish: Essie Marshmallow / Copper Polish: Maybelline Boho Gold