Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Polka Dot Mani

This week for Twinsie Tuesday, we had a choice: polka dots or stripes. So I decided to do my first-ever polka dot mani for this challenge! I layered Spoiled by Wet N Wild Did I Dye It Too Blonde? over Sally Hansen White On for my base. (You can never, ever wear Did I Dye It Too Blonde? alone--just check out those swatches to see the reason why I once called it the ugliest polish ever. But it looks much better over white!) Then I used a black Sally Hansen nail art pen to make my dots.



I'm really happy with how this turned out! Yes, nail art I did that I actually like--I'm shocked! The nice part about dot manis is that your dots don't have to be completely perfect to create the overall effect. There's a fine line between mistake and "abstract," you know. ;)

Which do you like better on your nails: dots or stripes? Check out what my fellow Twinsies chose below!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Beaulieu Review
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth

25 comments:

  1. What a fun, bright yellow! This looks great, girl!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! It's amazing the difference the right base makes!

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  2. This came out really good! I love the contrast between the black and yellow. It pops!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I was really proud of this one. :)

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  3. Cute! This is close to mine, 2 weeks ago!

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  4. These are so adorable, Chelsea! Totally retro and so incredibly cheerful--go, you, with the nail art! Wooot! :D

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    1. Aww thanks Elizabeth! I was surprised (and proud of) how well this turned out! :)

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  5. I'm getting serious bumble bee vibes here. :)

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    1. Yes, my inspiration! That, and the fact that I only own a black and a silver nail art pen hahaha.

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  6. I love how the dots get bigger towards the end of the nail! Looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks Brandi! It started out as an accident when I made one dot waaayyy bigger than the others early on in this mani,then just decided to roll with it.

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  7. I remember your first go with DIDITB so I'm happy you got it to work!

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