lotteemilylove asked: hi, i'm really into doing nail art but most of the things you do require nail pens and dotting tools. i don't own any and i was wondering if there is an alternative to using them? if so, what are they? thanks heaps, lotte xx
Hi! I’ve never used nail art pens for any of my designs :) I only own one, this kinda crappy silver SH nail art pen that I only used once way back before I was blogging about my nails. I just use little brushes and dotting tools. I got my brushes on Amazon for $10 and I love them, and I got my dotting tools there too (for $3 with free shipping!). If you don’t want to shop online you can pick up a little brush at a craft store and cut off some bristles to make it smaller. As far as dotting tool alternatives, when my sister was first starting doing nail art she pushed a straight pin into a pencil eraser and used the head of the pin for dots. You can also use a bobby pin or toothpick or anything else that seems like it would make dots. Hope this helps!