Going Dotty

2020, April, Dot, Mandala, Nail Art, Step By Step -

Going Dotty

Going Dotty Mandala Nail 
To recreate this nail you will need:
**About Dotting Tools**
Every time you place a dot the dot becomes smaller.  If you want consistent sized dots you will need to load the dotting tool with gel polish for each dot. 
Ensure your work surface is and you are have gloves on. 
Step 1
Apply a thin layer of Onyx to the nail and cure for 30 seconds.
Step 2
Apply second thin coat of Onyx and cure for 30 seconds.
Step 3
Line up your dotting tools from smallest to largest. 
Using your largest dotting tool place a dot of Honeysuckle in the top right and bottom left quarters. (Be sure to leave space around them to add dots!)
Using your second smallest dotting tool, with Apple Blossom dot 6 or 7 dots around the first two dots. (the number depends on the size of tools you are using and how you space the dots)
Flash cure for 10 seconds.
To make it easier to see the pattern, the sequence is shown on paper. This is the same sequence used around both Honeysuckle dots.
Use your smallest dotting tool to place dots of Cornflower above the centre of the gaps between the Apple Blossom dots on the previous step. 
Use either your smallest or second smallest dotting tool (dependant on space) to add Orchid dots directly above the cornflower dots from the previous step.
Flash cure for 10 seconds.
Using your second largest dotting tool, place Tulip dots between the Orchid dots. 
Flash cure for 10 seconds.  
If you have enough space remaining on nail tip use Carnation with dotting tool to make a swirl across nail.  
Place first dot at the edge of nail and work towards centre without adding further gel polish.  (Each subsequent dot becomes smaller). Then work from opposite side towards middle. 
Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 4
Top coat with Velvet Matte and cure for 30 seconds.
Your Going Dotty Mandala nail is now complete! 
Why not try other designs and see what you can create... the possibilities are endless! Use the hashtag #NailchemyGoingDotty so that I can see your designs!
- Sam