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Batik Inspired

For those who like to quilt or sew or may recognize the term batik. For those who don’t- it’s a type of dyed fabric. To be more accurate, its a type of dying technique. Not that it’s important to the tutorial you can learn more here.  Anyways, getting back on track now. I was admiring a scrap piece of batik fabric laying around my children’s great grandma’s sewing room and thought it would make a fun nail art design.  The awesome thing I think about batiks is that not one single square inch is exactly the same as any other.  Some places may be shaded a like but not as if it was patterned. (BEHIND the pattern! You know what I mean :P) I had a lot of fun making this video! I hope you enjoy!

What I Used:

  • “Medium” Puple: Sinful Colors “Verbena”
  • Magenta: Essie “Big Spender”
  • Dark Purple: Pure Ice “No Means No”
  • Shimmery Purple: Sally Hansen X-treme Wear “Virtual Violet”
  • Pinky Purple: Sinful Colors “Let Me Go”
  • Light Pink for DOTS:  Nicole by OPI “Kim-pletely In Love”

Tools:

  • A porous sponge ( You can use a regular cosmetic sponge but I like the other better)
  • Tweezers, for the sponge.
  • Dotting tools ( Or hair pins, sewng pins, toothpicks…you get the idea)

So for those of you paying attention- look up EpicMealTime on youtube!  Take a wild guess at what the next design I’m working on next. 😀

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D.I.Y.- Dotting Tool!♥

As promised here’s the link on how to make your very own nail dotting tools! *****REMINDER****** This is NOT my own video!  I do not know cutepolish personally but I do love her tutorials and received permission to share this on my blog. I’m constantly trying to learn new things from lots of different places such as youtube, magazines, internet etc. Yes, I could have made my own video, but I felt like this is where I learned this neat trick so, what better way to show you all where I learned it from then from the original herself. 🙂 Enjoy!

In addition to all that information, if you want an even bigger dot you could use  a nut or bolt cover (google cap nut  to get the idea) from your local hardware store. The cap nuts are probably the best considering that its just a nut with a round cover on it and it has an opening so you can put it on the end of a pencil or pen. As for using it, it works the same way as a smaller dotting end, just make sure that there’s enough polish to dip it in to get a bigger dot. 😉

Now as forvmyself, I do have “official” dotting tools that I got on eBay. My experience on eBay has taught me that seller’s out of the US have it way cheaper then seller’s in the states do ( not always though!) so if you have the patience to wait longer then you can get a nice set of dotting tools ( & probably just like the same one’s I have) for a few dollars cheaper.

I think around the time I bought mine I wasn’t too keen on waiting and I got it from someone in the US for what I would consider a reasonable price (something like $5.99 and probably free shipping) and it seemed like right immediately after I purchased the set, cutepolish put up this video! I’ll admit I was somewhat devastated about all this! Like a sick, gut wrenching feeling. In my mind all I could think was “Omigosh, I could have bought at least 3 more polishes with that money instead!!!” XD