Dotted Gradient Manicure - A Born Pretty Store Review

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Dots, dots, and more dots.  I told you that once I received my new dotting tools I was going to become dot obsessed.  My last manicure, you know, the gorgeous dot and gradient manicure, were done using my new tools.  These dotting tools I used were from the Born Pretty Store!  They are the five 2-way dotters.  I cannot begin to tell you how much I love them.

When I sat down to do a dot-icure, I had the plan to copy my pajama pants, which are a light gray with multi colored pink polka dots.  Sadly, instead of copying the pants exactly, I tried to go overboard with some accent nails and it turned into a major disasticure.  After two more disasticures, I grabbed my favorite polish, Sinful Colors - Mint Apple, and got to painting.  I decided to attempt a dot gradient now that I have 10 different size dots.  Before, this wouldn't have been a success, but totally was.  

Let's take a look.  Ew dry hands and blurry-ish pics.  My lightbox kind of let me down on this one.  I originally took them using the black background and it made my hands look like I was jaundice or something.  Definitely loving my lightbox, but it's a learning process! 

 Colors Used:

  • Sinful Colors - Mint Apple
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Sally Hansen - Celeb City
I love the dotting tools from the Born Pretty Store.  I own one dotting tool from Sephora and it has a wooden body.  These tools are made with a clear plastic, which makes them a bit heavier than Seophra's.  I wasn't sure how I was going to like it, but now after using them twice, I can tell you I am in love.  The heaviness of them makes it easier to work with and maneuver.

I always love how black and silver polishes look paired with Mint Apple, so I knew right away that I wanted to use them for dots.  I started with the silver dots first.  With one of the larger dotters, I did a few large silver dots, then flipped the tool over and used the smaller side to create the rest of the gradient look up the nail.  I did the same thing with the black polish.  As you can tell, my black polish was finick-y and left those stupid little streak lines after the smaller dots.  Kind of annoying, but it happens.

Regardless, you can still see the perfect round shape that was achieved using these tools.  If you need a set for yourself, click here to purchase your own set!  If you use the code AMBK31, you will receive 10% off your purchase!  Not to mention, all purchases over at the Born Pretty Store include free shipping, so you can't go wrong!

What do you think?  Love the colors, hate them?  Have the dotting tools and love them??

Now I shall start my Valentines Day manicures....I think.  Maybe I'll sneak another dot manicure in or maybe even a tape mani!!!  We shall see! 

**The dotting tools were provided by the Born Pretty Store ( for promotional purposes. All expressed opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure page for more info**

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  1. So gorgeous!! I love the silver and black on the mint it's just amazing! Beautiful nails!! :D

    1. I love that color combo. I think if i do them again, I may add a little white


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