I used to go to the nail salon every two weeks for a gel manicure and a pedicure. That was about $65 every two weeks that I was spending (including tip). Ridiculous, I know.
In an effort to save some money, I decided to start taking care of my nails at home. The only problem was, I was terrible at my painting my nails. So, I went to YouTube and watched endless nail tutorials and started practicing on Sundays, my #SuperSoulSashaSunday. After many failed attempts, I was finally making some progress and even learning some tricks of my own.
Here's how to recreate this simple and chic nail design:
- Use a dotting tool or the end tip of a paint brush or pen.
- Pick a color for the dots. Here I'm using Rimmel's Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel in Black Satin (discontinued).
- Add a bit of nail polish to a plate/flat surface.
- Using the dotting tool, start dotting your nail in a line. Don't add too much polish to the tool or else you run the risk of the dot not drying, smearing, or spilling into another dot. Only dot the nail once on each hand. Once it dries, go back a second time if any dot isn't too dark or isn't complete.
- Once dried, add a top coat. Here I'm using OPI's Top Coat.
Don't worry if the dots aren't the same size or aren't in a straight line. It adds character!