Good Morning Polished People!!
Today is the first of what is going to be 31 posts that I’m doing along with a few of my nail blogger friends. We have revamped the 31 Day Challenge a bit, and we are doing our posts every 3 days to accommodate work schedules. Oh- and we are taking a break for Halloween! It’s going to be a lot of fun doing posts alongside these ladies, I hope you all enjoy them, too. The other bloggers participating in this challenge are:
Alaina from The Little Canvas
Ave from Polish Pixelle
Cynthia from Of Life and Lacquer, and
Jessica from Once Upon A Polish
You will be able to see their nails by using the links above. Make sure to check them out and leave some love. Now- let’s see my nails.
Day 1: Red Nails
- Base coat.
- Apply 2-3 coats of OPI Pink Friday.
- Apply a coat of Seche Vite and allow your nails to dry a little.
- Using a dotting tool and SH Rapid Red, apply the dots sparingly at the top of the nail, and more and more closely as you near the cuticle. One thing to keep in mind is that when you drip some polish on a piece of foil or whatever you do to dip your dotting tool into the polish, make sure you only drip about one fat drop onto your surface because it will dry really quick. If you keep using the same drying polish you’ll get all these messy little strings like you can see I got on my nails. From far away you couldn’t see them, but up close in these pics you can see they lookalikeamess.
- When your dots are dry, apply your final coat of Seche and call it macaroni!!
I was inspired to do this design by the wallpaper in the Big Brother house. Does anyone else watch that show? I love it! In one of the rooms (maybe the bathroom?) there is this light blue wall paper with almost this gradient of darker blue dots that start far apart and end up so close together that it’s all dark blue. Anyway that’s what made me try this method. Now that I’ve used my dotting tool a few times I think I could do a much better job, but for my second time using my dotting tool I was mostly happy with this.
Let me know if you like Big Brother, if you like these nails, and if you’ve ever done a 31 Day Challenge. I’m hyped! Make sure to check out the other ladies’ blogs as well. As always thanks so much for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!