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Red & Pink Dot on Dot Nail Art Tutorial


Simple Red & Pink Dot on Dot Nail Art

This design is so super easy, it probably doesn’t even need a tutorial! But this is my first one, and I wanted to start simple. This look only requires two of your favorite contrasting colors, and some dotting tools.

Simple Red & Pink Dot on Dot Nail Art

Simple Red & Pink Dot on Dot Nail Art

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Start by preparing your nails first by giving yourself a nice manicure. You might also use 1-2 coats of a nail treatment (such as OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener) followed by 2 coats of basecoat (such as using Essie Protein Base Coat). Then you are ready for the fun!

  1. Gather Your Supplies:
    • Basecoat and topcoat
    • Dotting tools in various sizes
    • Two contrasting nail polish colors, your base color being a glitter coat with a matching undercoat. You can test your colors out on top of each other on a sheet of paper first to make sure you are happy with your choices
    • Cuticle stick
    • Acetone or DIY Acetone-Glycerin
    • Clean up brush
    • Q-tips
  2. Undie Coat – Apply 1-2 “undie” coats of nail polish so you will only have to use 1-2 coats of your expensive glitter polish, rather than 3-4.
  3. Glitter Coat – Apply 1-2 coats of your glitter nail polish.
  4. Under Dots – Using your contrasting polish color and graduated dotting tools, create a line of three dots from large to small in the middle of each nail.
  5. Over Dots – Starting with the second largest dotting tool you used before and choosing one smaller one, create smaller dots on top of each dot in step 4 using your base color again. I like to immediately put two dots right on top of each other to ensure the dot is opaque.
  6. Clean Up – Allow your design to dry 10-15 minutes and apply 2 coats of topcoat. Using a brush dipped in acetone, clean up your cuticle line. Moisturize and, voila! Your done.

Get the Look

For this look I used:

  • Wet n Wild – I Red a Good Book
  • China Glaze – Ruby Pumps
  • Pure Ice – Love
  • Bundle Monster Dotting Tools


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