Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Nail Files: Double Green Dotticure

I came across an awesome 'double dotticure' mani recently on Pinkglow's Pretty Polish and resolved to produce one myself.  As I posted yesterday, I received my five Wowcher Essie polishes (the Essie 2012 Summer Collection) yesterday so I'm in the process of swatching them.  I decided to go for Mojito Madness this time, a really springy grassy green.  As with Off The Shoulder, the polish applied so smoothly and easily with the slightly fat brush.  The photographs below show three coats of it - and again, it dries really quickly and has an amazing glossy finish.  It wears really well (though I haven't tried it for more than about 2 days so far) - but it did stain my nails and the skin around them when I took it off, which is less good.  I have to admit green isn't really my colour: I have very few green clothes, so I'm not sure how often I'll be wearing it, but it was certainly fun for a day.

To create this dotticure I used my dotting tools (here on Amazon for £2.20) in two different sizes, dotting with Models Own Apple Pie (which smells awesome).  In the middle of the bigger baby green dots, I did a smaller dot of the Essie Mojito Madness.

In hindsight, I think I should have done the dark green dots in a different colour, like pink or something. Ah well, there's always next time!  Double dotticures are definitely fun and I'll definitely be doing another one again soon.

Essie Mojito Madness Models Own Apple Pie Double Dotticure

Essie Mojito Madness Models Own Apple Pie Double Dotticure

Essie Mojito Madness Models Own Apple Pie Double Dotticure

Essie Mojito Madness Models Own Apple Pie Double Dotticure

Essie Mojito Madness Models Own Apple Pie Double Dotticure

You can find both Essie and Models Own polishes in selected Boots stores in the UK.  Essie sells online from their website in the US, but a lot of UK websites stock them too (I'd have a Google - you might find it cheaper on Amazon).  Models Own sell to the UK from their website and have a bottleshop at Westfield White City.

What do you think? Have you ever tried a dotticure? Will you be trying a double dotticure? What colours would you choose?

I'm linking up with the Nail Files this week - come over and have a look! Let me know if you've stopped by from the Nail Files too!


As a somewhat amusing little post script to this post, those of you who follow me on Instagram (@fundaflawless if you don't - come join!), I thought I would show a little accident I had when I was painting last night... whoopsie.


6 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea, I'll have to try it sometime :)

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  2. love the color and love the dots! super cute!

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    1. Thanks Tara! And thanks again for hosting the link up! Love seeing what everyone else has been painting each week!

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  3. Just had a chance to see them bigger on the computer rather than just on my phone! Glad you liked my double dots and gave them a go x

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  4. That is so fun! Going to have to try this one out with my dotting tools :)

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