30 June 2018

#52weeknailchallenge - week 25: Polka dots

Hi everyone!


Usually I try to avoid looking at other manicures until I've done my manicure for the 52 Week Nail Art Challenge. This time however I saw both Michelle's and Juanita's version pop up in my feed and I loved both of them so I set out to do a combination of the two. As you can see, that totally worked out... NOT!

I couldn't find the right sheer polish as base, I didn't like the floral images on the plates I selected, basically I wasn't happy with anything. So finally I decided to go with another idea that had been in the back of my mind the entire time but that I thought too simple to be called nail art... and I loved the way my nails looked! Here they are:


I started by painting my thumb, index and pinky with two thin coats of OPI Closer Than You Might Belém, a beautiful, happy dusty mint color that is just perfect for summer as far as I'm concerned.

I combined it with two coats and some dabbing of OPI Super Star Status, a silver glitter concoction that dries to the beloved Liquid Sand texture on my middle finger, and two thin coats of OPI Alpine Snow on my ring finger.

Last but not least I used Hit the Bottle As Black As Night to stamp small black polka dots from MoYou Pro XL 01 on my ring finger, a generous coat of Seche Vite on all but my middle finger and I was done.


The polishes I used:
OPI Closer Than You Might Belém, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Super Star Status, Hit the Bottle As Black As Night

I know this manicure is very basic but I don't think nail art has to be complicated all the time. And judging from the amount of compliments I received on these nails, neither do the people notice manicures. I hope you like my polka dots too :)

4 comments:

  1. I would love to see what you would have done with our mani's as inspiration!! But I do like yours too, simple and elegant.

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    1. I'll do it in the future... one day... probably when I'm old ;)
      But until then I'm very glad you like this one too!

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  2. I would also have loved to see this combination and I bet it was gorgeous too! This creation on the other had is stunning!! I just LOVE the combination of colours with the glittery goodness and your polka dots fit perfectly!

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    1. I promise I'll do it one day... honest!
      Until then you have to make due with this one though ;)

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