Lit from Within: Retro Techno Geek

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Retro Techno Geek

This dotticure is inspired by one from Kayla Shevonne.  I loved the pattern and wanted to see how it would look with 4 different colors.

This is two coats of Milani Pink and Proper.  It's a saturated pink that leans a little towards rose and has a shimmer to it.  This is two coats with no topcoat.

All of the Milani polishes I've tried are very consistent.  Thick, but not goopy, almost 1-coat coverage, and shiny, shiny.  I much prefer this kind of polish texture to the thin, streakyness that I usually get from Essie - at twice the price.

I won a LA Girls dotting set in a raffle at our Beauty Bloggers meeting, and I used the dotting tool with all the polishes for this mani.  First up was Milani A Rose Milady.  I used the largest side and spread out the polish a little farther than the initial dot.  I started using the dotting tool for the lines, but switched to a thin brush.

Then I used the LA Girls Polka Dot Blue inside the pink circles, and added other circles on the sides,

I connected blue lines to the dots and then dotted the Milani A Rose Milady inside the blue.

Right hand:

 I thought maybe the Polka Dots purple polish would look good on top of the other dots.

I love dotticures, and this is a fresh take on it.  The LA Girls set is a great way to get started.  The dotting tool is equivalent to any other dotting tools I've tried - easy to use and clean, and double-sided for different sized dots.  The instructions say to load the tool straight from the brush, but I'm not that coordinated, so I used a small plastic palette.  I suppose it might waste some polish, but it seemed easier than trying to hold the brush and loading the tool.  It doesn't take much to get proficient at dots, so it's a gateway mani to nail art.

The Milani and LA Girl polishes were provided to me for review.  Nonetheless, the opinions presented are my own, and as unbiased as possible.

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