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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

31DC012: Day 11 - Polka Dots

Hello again! :) I'm loving this 31 Day Challenge, it's really getting me into the habit of blogging everyday, or at least having a post scheduled for every day!

Today's theme is polka dots. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for today's theme because I'm not totally fond of polka dot manicures. I'm not really sure why. And I'm not too fond of what I came up with either. But here it is!

I used two polishes that are new in my collection! :)
As my base I used Sally Hansen - Lacey Lilac, which the lovely Natalie on Instagram sent to me! I've wanted this pretty lilac for ages and I am so glad that I have it now! Thank you Natalie! :) This colour is supposed to be similar to OPI - Rumples Wiggin which I wanted when I first got into polish but it was hard to find by then. :( From swatches I've seen, this is a tad darker than Rumples Wiggin but it's still really pretty.
And for the dots I used Color Club - Wild at Heart, a beautiful deep purple HOLO! <3 I bought this on Sunday at the Royal Adelaide Show, along with 6 other polishes you'll probably be seeing very soon! 5 of the 7 I bought have been on my wish list for too long!

I used a large dotting tool for the dots. You can buy a set of dotting tools for only a few dollars from eBay.
I wish I'd used a small dotting tool for this mani, I don't really like the large dots. :( But they're holo dots, so that makes them a bit better. ;)
I WISH I got some photos of this in the sunlight because my photos don't really capture the holographic-ness very well, actually you can barely even tell they're holo! The holo effect was much more visible in person!

I'm not sure I'd do a mani like this again. I'm just not crazy about it. And it's kinda hard to get the dots perfectly spaced apart and all the same size on the nail.

I don't know if you can tell, but I chipped the corner of a nail while doing this mani. :( I actually just filed my nails down SUPER short because I couldn't stand the look of a huge chip on the corner! You'll be seeing two more posts with my nails at this length and then you'll see the little baby nails.



Shelby's Swatches said...

Gorgeous purples together!

Elissa Vaughan said...

@Shelby Swatches
Thank you Shelby :)


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