Thursday, September 13, 2012

ROSE TUTORIAL: Using dotting tools

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic day. It's almost Friday, yay! One of my followers requested a rose tutorial and I was a bit hesitant since I've never done roses by hand. But I was bored last night and decided to wing it. I loved how it came out so I decided to post it! Enjoy!

This is super easy and only requires some dotting tools! Don't have a dotting tool? Here are some alternatives:
-toothpick
-a sharp pencil
-a pushpin
-bobby pin

Let's get started!

Products you will need:

-(Not pictured): Base & Top Coat: Seche Retain & Seche Vite

-4-5 Polishes: Icing: Electric Emerald, OPI: Strawberry Margarita, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Mint Sorbet, Pure Ice: Super Star

-1 very small dotting tool, a medium sized, and a large dotting tool. (Mine are double ended so I only used 2)


1. Apply Base Coat

2. Apply 2 coats of your base color


3. Take your large dotting tool and make uneven circles with the color of your choice

4.(Optional) Repeat step 3 but this time use a different color
*You don't really need to use a different color, unless you are making one rose pink/white and another white/red or a different color


5. Take your smallest dotting tool & a different color polish and start making little crooked lines on the circles


6. With the medium sized dotting tool & a green polish and make small leaves on some roses


7. Mix green and white or take a lighter green

8. Take your small dotting tool and make small lines in the middle of the leaves


9. Clean up your cuticles

10. Apply a top coat and you're done!




24 comments:

  1. Awesome tutorial! Now this is something I think I can try out. Me and my nail art skills are very limited lol!

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked it! :D Give a try, this was super easy for me because my skills are limited too!

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  2. Wow your roses turned out so pretty! Great tutorial! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  3. You are awesome this makes so much sense!!! I've been wanting an easy to understand rose tutorial forever! Thank u!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I wasn't sure if I'd be able to pull it off but I gave it a shot! :D

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  4. cute tutorial! you did a great job :)

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  5. You make it look so easy that even I might try it out :D Thanks! :)

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    1. Glad you liked it!! You should definitely give it a try :D

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  6. I still have yet to try a rose mani! Yours are really pretty!

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    1. can't wait to see how it turns out! and thank you! :)

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  7. Nice tutorial! :) love the mani, it turned out amazing!

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  8. Very nice! I've only used dotting tools to make dots so far. :)

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    1. i used to do the same thing, but i thought it was time for a change! :D

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