Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative: Dots - #1

Hello lovelies!

It's finally Saturday, woo! I'm so excited for a whole day of doing nothing but painting my nails and watching Netflix. It's been too long haha!

Anywho, onto the nails!
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And this is probably one of my favorite manicures that I've done in a really long time!




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Here's what I used:


This month's theme for The Nail Challenge Collaborative is dots! Which seems like it would be easy but I really don't like doing dotticures so my goal is to stretch the definition of a "dot" as far as possible because I like being difficult. (: Today's dot nails were inspired by this pattern by Ashley Goldberg

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These nails started with two coats of Hazard. Then using the acrylic paint and my detail brush, I painted on the oval shapes. When those had dried, I added in the little black spots just using random brush strokes. Everything was sealed in with a layer of HK Girl. 

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I loved these nails so much! It might be because this is the first design that I've been able to sit down and paint on both hands in a really long time. Or because the colors are kinda fun and not grey like outside.... Who knows haha?


Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:




12 comments:

  1. What an interesting pattern this turned out to be. I still have to start on my dot manicures for this month's theme soon.

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  2. This is a great pattern recreation. I love that orange color, so pretty on you!

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  3. I love that you really stretched the theme out!

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  4. Lovely! They kind of remind me of a circular ikat design. :)

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  5. Zara TracesOfPolishDecember 8, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Great interpretation of dots! Dots is one of my favourite styles because it's so versatile :)

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  6. Thank you! I'm sure you'll come up with some really awesome designs!

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  7. Thank you so much!! They really are fun!

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