Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Challenge: Polka Dots

I have missed a Monday or two, but I am back this week with a new challenge.  This week we are doing Polka Dots.  Yet another mani I have not tried.  I wanted to do some thing a little different than just putting some dots on a plain base.  I also wanted to step away from the Spring colors and get back to some of my favs.  I have this wonderful blue called Blue Year's Eve from China Glaze.  I decided to pair it with some silver.  I used SH Extreme Wear in Celeb City.   It's a great one coater.  Not real good for stamping though :(
I applied 3 coats of Blue Years Eve, wish it was a one coater too, but it's not.  I did a coat of SV and then taped off my nails diagonally and painted the lower half silver.  I added my dots along the tape line in opposite colors then filled in with smaller dots and topped with a coat of SV.  This would have looked better if my blue was a once coater like the silver.  The thickness would have been more uniform.  All in all, I say not bad for my first try.  Thoughts?

Base Coat:  Seche Retain
Base Color:  China Glaze Blue Year's Eve
Accent Color: SH Extreme Wear Celeb City
Top Coat:  Seche Vite

EDIT:  I forgot to mention that I did not create this design.  I saw it some where and couldn't remember where.  But thanks to Nicole, now I know :)  You can see the original design over at Nail Polish Wars.  Thanks Nicole for bringing this to my attention and thanks for the great design :)  


  1. I see what you meen with tickness, but you know what?! This is a very original polka dots manicure!! =)**

  2. Great minds think alike!

    1. I knew I had seen this some where and I couldn't remember where. Thanks for the link. I will add it to the post. I am new to this and want to make sure I don't step on any toes :)


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