Monday, 23 July 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do Monday - Polka Dots

Hi Goddesses

On the nail art scale, polka dots are relatively easy.  So why don't I do them more often ?  Well, because some of the best patterns are more geometric, and we all know I am not good at keeping to a pattern!

However, last week, I saw this on the blog of one of my nail idols, Fingers Polish Mania -

- and as she featured my favourite colour (and one I have been neglecting too much of late, i.e. purple) the die was set :)

I did mine slightly differently, as you would expect.   I started off with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls which is the weiiiiiiiirdest polish ever.  Why?  Well because in the bottle, it's off-white, a really weird paper / marshmallow colour, and yet it goes on to the nail perfectly white.  Weird.   Really weird.

I then chose these polishes for my dots - I wanted them to be tonally similar, but sufficiently different - Barry M Berry Ice Cream, Barry M Bright Pink (that's the pink ice cream looking one), Barry M Shocking Pink and Max Factor Purple Haze.

I used a variety of dotting tools to get my effect, starting with the bigger dots, and then randomly filling in little dots at the end.

Overall, I likey, but I wonder if I missed a trick by not overlapping some of them like Fingers did.   I also did a blue version which I'll show you soon.

So how was your Monday ??  Enjoy xx :) and don't forget to check out the other amazing monkeys :)

Missy @ Gnarly Gnails -
Nayade at Toxic Vanity -
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges -
Misha @ Enigmatic Rambles:
Carrie @ LeSamowen:Life, Love, and Nail Polish:
Basia (or Bazzia) @ polish my mind:
Isabel - Little Fairy:
Stella - My Wet Nails:
Michelle-Lacquer Or Leave Her!:
Angi @ Angelina´s Nails & More
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