Saturday, April 2, 2011

Getting Crazy with Dotting Tools and Ginger + Liz

You know I'm not that big into nail art. I don't have the patience. But I received some Ginger + Liz polishes I purchased on Hautelook and I just couldn't make up my mind on what color to try first. So my thoughts went to a set of dotting tools I received from Born Pretty Store a while back and I thought this might be the perfect time to try out my hand at using a dotting tool.

Warning - I was seriously just having fun. So this is NOT neat in any way shape or form!

Oh boy am I a novice at this!
Ginger + Liz Take It or Leave It
Ginger + Liz Who's the Boss?

Ginger + Liz Never on the First Date

Using the Dotting Tool
Well the good news is that Born Pretty's Dotting Tool Set that I receive has 5 different tools with two different sides on each. The bad news is that they call it "5x 2way DOTTING Pen Marblizing Tool Nail Art Dot Paint" on the title of the page. Really? That's meta data, not a title. Ok, the User Experience side of me is coming out...  Actually the bad news is that while this set of tools is offered for a great price at $4.74 it doesn't come with any instructions on how to use them. I was really on my own. And I was so keen on playing with the colors I didn't  think to consult YouTube until later. However, I was so excited about playing I tweeted out that I was using Ginger + Liz colors and one of the lovely ladies responded saying that I'll get better with practice. I hope that she was right!

The Colors
Now I didn't swatch these individually so I'll just comment on them in terms of color, not wear.

Never on the First Date - Very light lavender bordering on nude cream polish. I was most excited to try this polish. I wasn't sure how it would turn out. It's like a cooler, more lavender version of Rescue Beauty Lounge Grunge. I don't own anything like this color really, so I am excited to have it in my collection.

Who's the Boss? - This is vibrant, deep magenta polish. Another cream, but this actually took some work to get opaque. That being said, it's gorgeous.

Take It or Leave It - Strange gray-tan-green cream. It reminds me of pea soup. It's what Tyra Banks might call "ugly pretty" and I love it!

No bottom lines here today, just fun with colors. I know I have a lot to learn concerning nail art and dotting tools. But I sure had fun. For me, I felt like I was making Mackenzie-Childs come to life on my finger tips a bit.

Full Disclosure

The Dotting Tool product was furnished to me by Born Pretty for the purpose of review. I was not paid to provide this review, and have provided my honest opinion of the product. At this time I am unaffiliated with Born Pretty. I purchased the Ginger + Liz  products with my own money out of my own pocket.