27.9.13

The Nail Files: Practice Makes Perfect (dammit)


Wohoo! It's time for The Nail Files!

*moonwalks*


Well Shut the Front Door


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If you've made the rounds at The Nail Files before, you know about Bailey and her freakishly amazing ability to get symmetrical dots (not that I'm jealous...okay, I'm totally jealous). I asked her what her secret was (it was practicing, which wasn't quite as magical an answer as I was expecting, haha) and after spending some time dotting a piece of paper, I decided that I was ready to give it a go. And you know what?

IT TOTALLY WORKED!

Me listening to ‘Work Bitch’

Here's what I used:

And here's what I did!

Not only was I able to do symmetrical dots, but I did TWO DIFFERENT SIZES of symmetrical dots and all because I took my sweet time and did a whole bunch of practice dots right before.


 So although it takes way longer, practicing really did make them perfect (damn there being no easy way, am I right? Haha!).

Link up and show off your pretty colour choices for the week! I need some fall inspiration!

16 comments:

Lulubelle said...

Wow, those look perfect and I love the design! Simple yet makes an impact:-)

daydreaming beauty said...

Love it Jennie! Perfect dots!! I have a really good pin that I use to help me with dots. I mean a pin from pinterest, not a pin to dot with...
Happy Friday! xoxo

Joey said...

I really love this! And the colors are so sweet together. I need to practice the dang dot method, too!

afitlittleone said...

Well damn! I too was hoping for something magical to happen. If only practicing were magical...Love your nails though!! They look great :)

aka Bailey said...

Whoohooo for practice rounds! Your dots look AWESOME! Thanks for zee shoutout - coincidentally you had one in my blog this morning too hehe!

Bailey
http://akabailey.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Very nice, like the colors and you did great on the dots!

Drama Queens Mum (Kimberly) said...

I like those colors together. I need to practice doing dots. Do you know where to get a dotting tool?

Toria Mason said...

I love the dots! And that's usually the answer for everything, unfortunately. haha Worth it though! :)

Del Rain said...

These are PERFECT dots! Dot nails are my favorite kind of nails to do when I don't know what to do. I just wish they come out as neatly as yours.

Beth W said...

They look fantastic! How did your dominant hand come out? That's always the tricky part for me- if I manage to get 5 nails done correctly on my left hand (using my right), then my right hand (using my left) will look like a freak show. :/

Aishah said...

It sure is!! So it's already colored striping tape? So you just apply it? That's neat!

Me too! A grey creme.. hmm..I just bought a really pretty one from my local drugstore it's by NYC color.. My all-time favorite grey is Sephora by OPI under my trenchcoat! I also like L'oreal's eiffel for you- it has a hint of lavender in the grey though.

LA Lynn's said...

So Cute... the colors look amazing!

lilliesandsilk said...

Ok, your nails are too cute!! The colors and design are too cute as well :) Thanks for hosting the link up and enjoy your evening :)


Carissa
Lillies & Silk

Chania @ Sassy Sweet Style said...

They look PERFECT! Way jelly over here over your mad skills! Have a great week! :)

xo
Chania

Danielle @ The-Lifestyle-Project said...

Those dots are looking perfect and you had me laughing with your gifs! Keep it up Jennie :)
the-lifestyle-project.com

Sarah E. said...

::off to practice::

They look so pretty!! Thanks for hosting :))