[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] So, I’ve been experimenting more with the Nails Inc Mani Markers and thought I’d do a super quick tutorial of how to get this wonderfully pared back look. I have had so many comments on it – nobody notices it until they really notice it and the best thing is that literally anyone can do it. I’m no pro but I could probably do this with my eyes shut (if I didn’t mind the dots being random!).

Creating A Dot Mani

The first thing you need is a base coat – I’m using Chanel La Base Camelia (HERE, £28) which is my favourite but almost impossible to get hold of – I’ve linked to Harrods as the only stockist I can find – but you can use literally any you have at home.

Creating A One Dot Mani

Select a sheer polish – you don’t have to have sheer but I like the understatedness of just a hint of colour because that’s what makes this unexpected. I’ve used Got Me Glowing from Nails Inc. It’s a nail brighter and smoother with just a touch of iridescence and is £9 HERE.

Creating A One Dot Mani

I’m using the red shade – the last mani I did like this I used a beige toned sheer polish with a black dot (see last pic). Lipstick Red is £5 HERE.

Creating A One Dot Mani

You then just decide on a place for your dot! I press the nib down on a piece of cardboard first to ensure that there is a good amount of polish at the tip ready for a dot and then just go for it. You don’t have to place them all at the base like I have here – you could actually dot anywhere and make it different for each nail. After you’ve done that, all you need to do is use a quick dry top coat; any you have at home but I’ve used Chanel Le Gel Coat (on offer at John Lewis for £21.25 instead of £25 HERE). And that’s it. See beige/black dot below with the mangiest fingerless gloves I own – they’re the one thing I’d never buy from Accessorize again!



Transparency Disclosure

All products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.