I never realized you could use almost anything around the house with a pointed tip as a dotting tool! Search youtube for "DIY dotting tools" and you will be surprised with crazy ideas! Anything from bobby pin, toothpick, ballpoint pen, needles, skewers - use your own imagination! :)
For this attempt, I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Petal Pusher as a sheer base. The bottle definitely shows peach but on the nails, it looks more pink. After the base color is applied, I then dotted the flower pattern using Joe Fresh's nail polishes in Fig and Butter. I used an old ballpoint pen that ran out of ink as a dotting tool so I can do the dots with more control. To finish the design, I used Art Deco nail art lacquer in white to draw in the twigs. Uhm... it's not noticable in the photos but it's definitely there. Everything is sealed using Seche Vite top coat *fave*. I'm so happy with the results!!!
Warning: photo spamming ahead... I just couldn't find the right angle to show all my finger nails in one shot! And I hate that my hands look so dry - like Sahara desert dry - in the photos... I wonder why....
It definitely takes practice to do even dots. Painting and dotting using the left hand is another challenge I need to overcome... it's just so hard to maneuver! I only show photos of my left hand coz the flowers on the right hand are actually bigger... LOL
I thought the design looks very familiar. Dug up photos from our pre-wedding pictorial and it's indeed similar to the nail art which I had professionally done at a salon. I can do nail art after all! :)
I saw a few nail art designs in youtube that I want to do next... can't wait!
Note: I don't have photos of the Joe Fresh polishes but do check out these blog posts for swatches - Fig & Butter.