Textured Dotted Gradient

Hi everyone!

Today I have some simple but effective nail art to share with you. I’d been itching to do a dotticure, so I decided on a gradient dotticure. Of course, I needed to make it more interesting than that, so I decided to go with textured dots. I did something similar more than a year ago when I first got my hands on the Sally Hansen Sugar Coat polishes. Back then I combined two dot colours on each nail, this time I decided on just one dot colour per nail and here is the result:Painted Fingertips | Textured dotted gradientFor some reason I wanted something pastel so I started with a base of Essence Me & My Ice Cream Always in My Mint. Once that was dry, I used a variety of dotting tools to add the dotted gradients with Rimmel Space Dust Luna Love and Tribal Colours #13. Painted Fingertips | Textured dotted gradientThe result looks like bubbles to me. I really like the delicate combination of the pastel green and pink, and since Luna Love is so gorgeous I like the nails with it even more. Painted Fingertips | Textured dotted gradientThis is the first dotticure I’ve done in ages! What do you think?

  • Annette

    I love this so much. Its simple but very effective.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks Annette!

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com Jessica W.

    This totally looks like fizzy bubbles to me! 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Yup! Not what I was going for originally, but bubbles are fine with me 🙂

  • Cheyenne

    Love the look of these!! Great job!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • https://www.facebook.com/SarahLynnBernardo Sarah Lynn Bernardo

    That is pretty neat! Never thought to do a texture dotticure. 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://www.valiantlyvarnished.com Ameerah@ValiantlyVarnished

    These remind me of glittery bubbles!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Me too! 🙂

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com Deborah

    Oh, the Luna Love dots <3 they contrast is so nice and I love the vibrancy in that shade!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Luna Love is gorgeous hey! I loved that whole collection from Rimmel though 🙂

  • https://plus.google.com/103376807113373457662 Lustrous Lacquer

    Love the 2 pinks together! Great color combination.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/DalaiHannah Hannah Pearlman (@DalaiHannah)

    I love this! I think the texture adds so much!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! Yes I love my textures 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    I adooooooore!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks V!

  • http://colormesocrazy.blogspot.com ColorMeSoCrazy

    These look so fun!! The texture and the colors are the perfect match!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com Jenny Gilmore

    This is such a fun look! What a creative way to use textures!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! I love combining textures with other finishes 🙂

  • http://glowstars.net Glowstars

    Awesome idea! Loving Luna Love.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! Me too!

  • http://doctorcrafty.wordpress.com doctorcrafty

    I love this! I like how all the dots coalesce at the tips – great look 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • loveforlacquer

    How fun! Love the shades you used

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    Texture texture texture! Love it! That Rimmel shade is gorgeous.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I agree!

  • Arathael

    Love those Rimmel space dusts! I got my hands on the purple one, that I really wanted (via ebay). Shame they never came here to the US like the Sweetie Crush ones did (which I believe I got all of those) 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      I’m in South Africa so we often miss limited edition collections, I was so happy to see this one! I got them all and they’re all beautiful!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com marisa @ Hey, Darling Polish!

    Ohh these are so pretty!! The colors are fabulous!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.kelliegonzo.com kelliegonzo

    I love texture and I love dots so this is a total win for me! 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://partlycloudywithachanceoflacquer.blogspot.com/ Sarah T

    This is cute! I love the look of textured dotticures – and I love the colors!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://shelbylounails.blogspot.com Shelby Lou Nails

    I really love the texture these bubbles have!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.cosmeticsanctuary.com Lisa Heath

    Simple and beautiful!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks!

  • https://plus.google.com/+MiriamTerveer Miriam – NailTalk

    Ahhw how cute and girly!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! 🙂