Dotting & Linework

  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Products & Tools Used
Before You Begin

Apply 1 coat of GelColor Base Coat. Cure 30 seconds with OPI LED Light.

Get the look: La Sofia

Apply 2 coats of Mexico City Move-mint. Cure each coat for 30 seconds. Remove the tacky residue with a Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99.

Get the look: La Sofia

With Black Onyx/Lady in Black and a detail brush, paint a side-ways c at the cuticle area. Paint three petals, in the shape of wide teardrops, and flash cure for 2-3 seconds.

Get the look: La Sofia

Fill in the rest of the nail using the bottle brush and a detail brush as needed. Cure for 30 seconds. Repeat steps 2-3 for full coverage.

Get the look: La Sofia

Use a dotting tool and Hue is the Artist? to add various size dots to the black area. Cure for 30 seconds.

Get the look: La Sofia

Apply 1 coat of GelColor Top Coat. Cure for 30 seconds. Remove tacky residue using an OPI Expert Touch Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99.

Pro Tip

Apply a drop of OPI ProSpa Cuticle Oil and massage onto cuticles.

pro only
GelColor Base Coat
$17.99
GelColor Base Coat - Top & Base Coats - OPI
pro only
Mexico City Move-mint
$17.99
pro only
Black Onyx
$17.99
Black Onyx - GelColor - OPI
pro only
Hue is the Artist?
$17.99
pro only
LED Light
$359.80
Dual Cure LED Light - Hardware - OPI
pro only
GelColor Top Coat
$17.99
GelColor Top Coat - Top & Base Coats - OPI
pro only
Expert Touch Nail Wipes
$6.95
Expert Touch Nail Wipes - Salon Accessories - OPI
pro only
N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution
$4.95
N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution - Sanitation and Disinfection - OPI
Nail & Cuticle Oil
$9.95