Dotticure inspired by spring

It’s a dotticure day! I can never get enough of dots. Whether they are on my nails or a scarf or even a pillow, they just always make me smile! And right now I need to smile and think spring because the weather sure isn’t cooperating!

It’s been raining non stop and it is simply exhausting. I’m ready for sunshine and flowers. I would love nothing more than to be out in the yard tending to my rose bushes. But, it looks like today will be another day of laundry and binge watching Fixer Upper!


Since I’m stuck inside, I think a fun spring inspired dotticure is in order. I started with color inspiration and I also thought it would be fun to do a semi-skittle. I haven’t done anything like that in quite a while. I landed on a simple Orly White, Color Club Age of Aquarius for a pop of mint, Ulta Stampede of Approval for a neutral and OPI dipping powder for a bit of texture. Why not!?!?!

Layer one on my pointer, middle and ring fingers is just a white base. Then I took the other three colors and embellished the edges with dots. I left the free edge blank for no reason other than the fact that I usually concentrate my accents at the top of the nail instead of the bottom. Today is the day to mix it up!

My thumb and pinky fingers got two coats of the OPI dipping powder. That was one of their Bond Girl colors with a sparkling sand finish. If you’ve used these types of textured polishes before, you know they’re a major pain to remove. But, there are some tricks!

The easiest trick to removing tricky polish is to apply a base that doesn’t stick very well. Oddly enough… those bases tend to hold up really well until you decide to remove them. Weird, I know! I actually did a pretty detailed comparison of some of my favorite options that you can read. I’m not sure how many of these are still available, but you can easily make your own. There is a do it yourself option in my list!

Today I went with the OPI Glitter Off. It should be fine for a couple of days of fun and frivolous dots!

What kind of manicure do you gravitate towards when you need to brighten your day? I’d love to know!