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Manicure Mondays – Ruby Tips

Manicure Mondays - Ruby Tips Stippling Dots Nails

Happy Manicure Mondays! I hope you all had an amazing weekend!

After swatching two collections two weeks in a row, I was eager to do a little nail art so I decided to go for a double-edition of Manicure Mondays today. In the spirit of the Nicole by OPI post I had just finished up, I decided to use a couple of monochromatic {pink on pink} colors from that collection.

My friend Trina taught me how to do nail dots a while back, also known as a stippling manicure, and I haven’t used this technique since my JewelMint inspired Midas Touch manicure. To get this look, I started with a clear base coat followed by two layers of Paparazzi Don’t Preach, a Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor. Next, using the white tool from my manicure dotting tool set, I added one row of dots along the tip of my nails with Nicole by OPI’s Shoot for the Maroon, a beautiful shimmery ruby red nail polish. I liked the single row, but decided to go for gradient tip nails by adding another row using the smaller end of the white dotting tool. Top with a quick dry top coat to seal and add shine.

Dotting Tool Tips – Remove the nail polish brush from the bottle and put a good size blob on a paper plate. Dot the tool in the polish on the plate and then lightly touch onto your nail. The lighter the touch the smaller the dot, so I always start out pressing lightly because you can always press harder if you’d like a larger dot, but you can’t make a larger dot smaller without starting over {obvi lol}.

So what do you all think of my Ruby Tips mani? Is this something you would try?

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Your Thoughts?

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Pinned!

    • jennifer

      so happy you loved and pinned! thanks so much!

  • elizabeth

    I think this is gorgeous, and I would definitely try it!

    • jennifer

      awesome! so happy you like it, thanks! if you try it, i hope you’ll share a pic :)

  • I LOVE this – a much faster way of getting french mani and much more modern! I have to go and Paparazzi Don’t Preach – love the color! I need some nail dotting tools!

    • jennifer

      im so happy you love it, thanks! i meant to mention in the post that you can use a bobby pin for the dotting/stippling. that’s what i used for the jewelmint mani before i had a dotting tool :)

  • Love it, of course. I love my dotting tools, but have never done just the tips, I like it!

    • jennifer

      heeey amy, im so happy you love it! thanks! aren’t the dotting tools so fun? if you do a mani dotting just your tips, i hope you’ll share a pic :)