Jul 26, 2011

Nail design 1: Polka dots

Hi guys,

Here is an easy nail design you can do with any colors you desire. Just follow the steps and you'll be good to go!

The colors I used are:


Base:              China Glaze's Light as air
Polka dots:     Electric pineapple (China Glaze), Secrect-Peri-Wink-Le (China Glaze), OPI's Sparrow me the drama, Nivea's Hot Coral


Base:              Hey Sailor (China Glaze)
Polka dots:     Mermaid's tears (OPI), Alpine snow (OPI), Starboard (China Glaze), Electric pineapple (China Glaze)

Follow these easy steps:

1) Prepare everything you will be needing (your basecoat, 3-5 polishes of your choice, a dotting tool or a bobby pin, a topcoat, an orangewood stick + cotton ball + remover for cleanup)

2) Apply a basecoat to your nails, any one will do the job (You can even use your nail hardener as a base, that's what I do with OPI's Nail Envy), and let it dry a couple of minutes.

3) Apply 2 coats of your base color polish, letting each coat dry for a couple of minutes (I used China Glaze's Light as air, a beautiful light lavendar with grey-bluish undertones)

4) Take one of the other polishes you chose for this mani and place a drop of it on a sheet of clean paper. Then, dip your dotting tool (or the rounded off end part of a bobby pin) in the drop of polish and start placing dots on your nails. If the polish on your tool gets thick and goopy, just clean it off with some remover and a tissue. Repeat step 4 with the other colors

5) The polka dots take a few minutes to dry, so you might need to wait a bit before applying your topcoat.

Have fun!

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