Good Morning Polished People!!
I don’t know about you all but whenever there’s a holiday in the middle of the week it throws me off. I kind of feel like today shouldn’t be Friday yet, but then I also feel like this has been a long week.. I don’t know. It didn’t help that yesterday at work the kids were all in a funk probably because they all stayed up so late the night before. One of the kids told me he stayed up until 4am!! And he was at the park by 10am. I thought he might be telling me a little fib, but all day he was dragging and thisclose to falling asleep so I think he might have been telling the truth. Anyway, I’m tired too so I’m going to hurry up and show you the mani!
Stamped and Dotted Nails:
How To Get These Nails:
- Base coat.
- Paint your nails with Ulta The Jungle Look.
- Apply top coat (I use Seche Vite) and allow your nails to dry thoroughly.
- Use stamping plate BM322 and SH Brisk Blue to stamp the design on each nail.
- Use a dotting tool or toothpick (I don’t have a dotting tool so I use a toothpick) to dot Ulta Celebutante in some of the circles created by the stamp.
- Apply top coat very carefully.
- Show your friends!
These were some nails I was going to use for a guest post on Alaina’s blog The Little Canvas, but then when I was talking to Gabi on Twitter she said I should go with something brighter for summer. I couldn’t argue, and as Nicole from Nicole Gets Nailed (don’t worry, it’s a nail polish site!! haha) has us all saying- Go Bright Or Go Home!!! You can see the nails I came up with pretty soon on The Little Canvas. I’ll keep you all posted when I get it written up and know when it’ll post
When I was doing these nails I also did a couple of variations. I did one variation with more purple:
The sun was going down so the lighting is weird and I’m seeing now that my nails were pretty beat up from work. :-/
I also did this variation, with a little orange:
I think I like either the ones with orange (even though my dotting was a little sloppy since it was on my right hand) or the original the best. Which is your favorite? Als0- do you think these are too dark for summer? I just liked the peacock-y colors so I wasn’t even thinking about seasonality when I did these. Good thing Gabi is the mani inspector because I don’t even pay attention to what’s in season! Let me know what you think, and as always- thanks for reading and Happy Polishing!!