Seeing all the great posts all over the web of "dripping paint nails" got me to break down and order a formal set of nail dotting tools. I usually just use a bent bobby pin, but after finding a full set on eBay for 99 cents with free shipping I decided I'd it was worth while to get them.
I got my supplies out which included the doting tools, fast dry top coat, polish remover, q-tips, and I decided to go with the Julep color "Brandt". It's a soft black shade. It was a toss up between black or purple. One of these days I'll be a little less lazy and do black drips over a purple base or the other way around.
I put a nice little glob on a piece of paper to work with.
It was a pretty simple process although a little time consuming. I basically used the dotting tool to drawl "U's" and then filled in the top. I messed up the first time and had to wipe and start again.
I used a larger dotting tool on the tips of the "U's" and to add that extra little drip.
I cleaned it up with a q-tip and polish remover, obviously not very well but you get the picture. I finished it off with a fast dry top coat and that's it! I have paper thin nails, always have. Most polish chips on the ends in a matter of hours. I thought that this design would have more lasting power with no color on my tips to chip away. Well that and I thought it was pretty cute!