Hey nail fans! Day 12 of the OMD Rather Awesome Challenge is DOTS! For me, dotting is one of the easiest designs to do. And normally I don’t do a lot of dotticures because I feel like it’s cheating somehow. I know that doesn’t make any sense at all…. but I guess I feel like they’re so simple I wonder if people will be like, “Come on Crafty, gimme something more original than that!” That’s dumb, I know.
For today’s dotticure I wanted to go with a brown and pink combo. I love those colors together- but after rifling through my stash I realized I have like NO browns!! I have a few shimmery/metallic shades, some nudes and some that are kinda orangey…. but as far as regular old browns- I got nothing. I feel an online shopping spree in my future!!!!!!! So instead of brown and pink I dug into the dark recesses of my stash to find a few nice warm brownish colors. Here’s what I’m wearing:
creamy yellow base color ♥ 2 coats of Zoya Jacqueline 🙂
putty colored dots ♥ OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons
brown shimmery dots ♥ Maybelline Ultimate Wear in Tarnished Taupe (this polish is as old as the hills!)
mauve dots ♥ Sally Hansen Teflon Tuff in Wood Violet Cream (another verrry old bottle)
All dots were applied with a large dotting tool from amazon. What do you think? And do you have a favorite brown? I think I need some nice creamy brown shades so lemme know if you have any recommendations! Thanks!
12. Dots :
I felt like something real funky today so I grabbed my Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Lickety-Split Lime. This polish has a retro feel- it kinda reminds me of the ugly wallpaper that was in my kitchen when I was a child! I added some dots in Zoya Jacqueline (cream), AVON Inspire (yellow), and AVON Orange Creamsicle (orange). Then I dotted some lime green over top of those dots for fun. I like the effect of the double-dots. My nails look like they’re right out of the 70’s! I feel ready to attend a Tupperware party! lol
I used some Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Fast Dry Topcoat when I was done and I’m regretting it. I haven’t used that quick-dry topper in a few months so I couldn’t really remember if it was any good or not. UGH! It ended up being goopy and bubbly. Maybe I should add some Seche Restore because this topcoat is currently not one of my faves! It also didn’t dry that fast because half an hour later I got a big smoosh on one of my nails. Boo!
I may not post nail art for a couple days since I will be doing a review of my new NCLA Nail Wraps that were sent to me by Nail Polish Canada! Yay! I’ve never tried wraps before and I want to do an honest review where I show pics of the wraps after a few days wear. Yippee! I want to apply them right now but I really should get to work. It’s monday afterall 😦
Til next time!