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Polka dots nails

5 Aug

I decided to try something new and work with paint instead of acrylic for 3-D nail art. For this look I used SinfulColors Dream On, Feeling Great, Why Not, and Exotic Green (the last two are from SinfulColors Summer Collection), and Essie’s Waltz and Shorty Pants. I haven’t purchased dotting tools yet, although I am realizing more and more just how useful they are, so for now I’m using different sized bobby pins to achieve larger and smaller dots.

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I used Waltz as my base, and starting with Feeling Great I began to dot my nails randomly. As I added colors, I realized I don’t like the way it turned out by just applying dots randomly. I prefer the look of either overlapping dots (which I later tried to do sparingly to fix it) or a pattern of dots. I will definitely keep at it, especially as I’m experimenting more, and hoping to do manicures at nail art parties. My friends thought they were decals, so I must be doing something right! See the final result below. What do you think? Do you have any tips (no pun intended) for doing polka dot manicures?

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Miami ready

26 Jul

I took a trip to Philly two weeks ago to visit one of my best and oldest friends, Sabina. She had a bachelorette weekend in Miami coming up and wanted to do something fun with her nails. So we searched through Pinterest, Instagram and more to find inspiration for this Miami mani. We couldn’t find a design that she loved until we scrolled through Polish You Pretty and found this.

I hadn’t brought that many colors with me, as I thought my acrylic powders were going to steal the show, but luckily we had gone to the dollar store to pick up some extra colors. We didn’t have yellow so we improvised using Sally Hansen – Diamonds and Rubies, Essie – Meet Me At Sunset, Essie – Peach Daiquiri, Sinful Colors – Feeling Great, and L.A. Colors -Shock.

We used a different color as a base on each nail and then various colors for the design. What do you think?

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