Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Tri Polish Challenge - Red, Orange and Yellow - Splodged Dotticure!!

Hi Goddesses

I'm gutted that this is only my 2nd TPC this month as I had loads of ideas AND loved the colour combo.  Sadly, time has disappeared like sand through a sinkhole, and I've just not got round to it - I promise I'm going to come back to this theme though, the colours are just too juicy not to!

So, when I am asked what nail art I am particularly good at, if forced, I will say either dotticures or splodging.  Well, today's mani combines both of those elements!  It's also loosely inspired by Emily at The Lacquerologist.  Emily's go-to mani is a white background, some dabs of colour, and then something else on top.  Whilst this doesn't replicate any of her manis, she was definitely my starting point.

I started with a white base, and then lightly sponged on some ManGlaze Butt Taco.  Wow - this was so beautiful when applied thinly with the sponge.  I'd never seen it so thin before, and it was really mesmerising.  I know I say it a lot, but the complexity of some of the matte polishes out there is astounding.

I then added dots, firstly using piCture pOlish O'Hara.  I used a variety of dotters in different sizes.  You'll see I did a lot of dots in a round, rainbow arch shape.

After they were dry, I then went in with my yellow - Barry M - and again, added dots of differing sizes.

Overall, I LOVE this mani.  I love how bright it is, how it's a little in-you-face, and how it even looks like the print of some exotic animal.

However, I think it would have worked better with a different red and orange.   Although both polishes are gorgeous, they are both too close on the red-orange spectrum, and a brighter orange and a more ruby red would have probably produced a more dramatic mani.

Don't forget to check out everyone else! xx

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