Monday, 22 October 2012

Nail Art Dotting Tools from Born Pretty

Hi Beautiful ladies. Sorry for the lack of blog posts in the last week, all I can say is life got in the way! I'm sure that you fellow bloggers will all know what I mean when I say this and completely get where I'm coming from. But alas its a new week and I'm back into the blogging swing of things, I hope all you beauties are doing well and looking fabulously as always!

So today I wanted to talk to you all about nail art and some tools that I have been using which have made doing pretty little designs on my nails all the more easy. These are of course dotting tools! I know that these have been around for ages, but I've only just managed to get my hands on some and all I can say is goodbye toothpicks and bobby pins and hello perfectly round circles on mu nails! 

My nail art dotting tools arrived in a pack of five which have a metal tip on either side which you can use to  the create dots, so really its like getting ten dotting tools for the price of five. The actual tool is about the size of a pen, possibly a little bit shorter and comes decorated in the most pretty purple which has a unique marble effect on the plastic. As you can see from the pictures the metal tips come in a range of different sizes, so you can create all sorts of different polka-dots, ranging from big to small and everything else in between. 

I've loved using these for nail art and they really make doing designs on your nails all that more easy. Those of you who know me or who have been following my blog for a little while, will know that I have a little obsession when it comes to nail art. Why just paint your nails one colour, when you can make them super cute and pretty with a few dots or designs on them? I was forever using household items to do my designs, which in fairness work wonders...But the dotting tools are sturdy to use and give you much more precision and give you perfect sized polka dots each time. I love how you don't have to stop at dots either, these dotting tools can be used to create lines, swirls and allow you to pop any design you wish onto your nails. 

These are a must for anyone who loves nail art as much as I do, and makes nail art for beginners easy too. I was lucky enough to have been sent these dotting tools from the Born Pretty Store which retail at $4.31 (for those of you in the UK I'm pretty sure that's around the £2.70 mark) so they are really affordable and a great investment. Born Pretty have also kindly given me a unique code which will give you 10% at the checkout, which makes these super affordable. The Born Pretty Store is a little treasure chest of goodies for any nail art lover as they have loads of nail art related things on there, so be sure to have a look beauties. 

For those wanting to get your 10% off at the Born Pretty Store, the code to use is DSL91

Over the last week, every time I have gone to paint my nails, I can't resist doing some little design on them. I thought I would have ago with some more Halloween inspired nail art. I'm sure a lot of you will have seen these spooky little eyes on everyone's nails by now, but just look how cute they are!

This really was the easiest nail art design that I've ever tried, but for those of you who want to try, all you do is paint your nails in black or in a dark shade which is similar, I've used No7 in Betty Blues. Use your dotting tool and with a white polish create two little dots next to one another and repeat this all over your nails. Once the white polish has dried, just get a black and with your dotting tool again, place smaller dots within the white ones...and there you have spooky little eyes peeking out of the dark!

Now I can master perfect polka dots, I'm on the hunt for more nail art designs I can do on my nails, so if any of you have some good ideas or tutorials then please let me know! I hope you enjoyed this post and as always beauties I would love to know your thoughts.

Lots of Love



  1. I really want dotting tools! these look pretty cool!

  2. I swear by dotting tools when it comes to doing nail art, they are so great and can help create lots of looks :D


  3. Wow this is really cool, I've never seen anything like this in the UK!

    I'm now a follower of your lovely little blog :) Tia

  4. Your nails look gorgeous. But even if I used tools like yours I'm still to clumsy to get them to work :( Love yor nail art though!

  5. i'm adding this to the list of things we'll have to do when we meet ;) xoxox

  6. Such a cute design... I bought a similar set of nail art pens which I must get around to using!

    Nic x


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