11.1.13

The Nail Files: Everybody's Dotting Around (Or Maybe It's Just Me?)




This week's Pinspiration:




What I used: 





Two coats of Brit and Renee, respectively. Then, with a medium dotting tool, I did dots of Paper Mache, Sparkle and Snowflake and, depending on the base colour, Brit and Renee. You can't really tell in this picture, but on the nails with Brit as a base coat, half of the lighter dots are actually Renee.


Here's the deal: I got Brit and Renee in a surprise clutch from Julep. At first, I was a serious sad sack because I didn't like the third polish AT ALL and Brit's one of those matte finish polishes (which I do not like). But, when I relized that it would turn into a normal, shiny polish with a top coat, I became a half-sad sack and decided to give it a go.


The Good News: I quite like Brit and, really, Renee looks an awful lot like Don't You Lilac It?, which is one of my OPI staples.


The Bad News: BOTH of these bottle had wonky brushes. What the frickity-frack is with Julep and all of their wonky brushes! I don't think that I've EVER had a wonky brush before and all but two of the polishes I've ever gotten from Julep have needed trimming. It's bizarre. And frustrating. 


The Better News: I've been seriously freaking out because my OPI DS Coronation has been running very low and I haven't been able to find it anywhere. When I went into Sally to get some purple hair dye, I noticed that all of the Christmas polishes were on sale and that Sparkle and Snowflake looked almost identical to DS Coronation. When I brought it home, I did two swatches and discovered that it's even SHINIER and SPARKLIER than DS Coronation! And it was only $2.50! SCOOOOOOOOOOORE!!! Haha!!


Happy Friday everyone!


And thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!




21 comments:

Gretchen said...

Wow! Impressive! :)

hemborgwife said...

Shinier and Sparklier are always a good thing!

Lizelle said...

I agree, rather impressive! I love em :O!

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

As always - perfection :) You are quite the dotter. My dots just don't look uniformed at all! LOL I'll keep practicing though.

I haven't tried that brand of polish from Sallys, but for $2.50 - heck I sure am gonna! If it wasn't for my hairdress BFF that gets me polish 1/2 off, I'd be rocking the Dollar Store stuff! It's a crazy addiction that adds up fast.

Life With Lauren said...

Wow that looks amazing!

Dabbling in Dixie said...

Love your nails! Looks so great!

daniela said...

You know what I'm going to say. Are you getting tired of my praise yet? :)
My next nail 'brush' experiment will be with the dotter - I hope it's more successful than that time I tried to use a bobby pin...

Nikki said...

You are ridiculously good at painting your own nails!! I love this!! And I am really sad you are having such bad luck with Julep because they are my obsession :( Renee is so pretty!!

Stephanie {Life, Actually} said...

Cuteeeee nails!!!

TriGirl said...

I like yours better than the inspiration nails. And...purple hair dye??? Pictures please!

Steph said...

Love this! Very cute and fun. And great colors too! I have Brit as well and I like it as a Matte. I'll have to do a top coat next time to get that extra shine with it.

Michelle (michabella) said...

LOVE!!! Love polka dots and glitter :)

Meg Underwood said...

Love!

Crystal said...

LOVE it! I like the grey nails the best it really makes the lighter colors pop!

Angela said...

Gorgeous- as always!! What kind of dot tools do you use? How did you fix your Julep brush? I had one show up messed up too. I am just full of questons! lol

Amber Cease said...

Swinging by from the link-up... these are absolutely adorable - loving the combination of the polka-dots and the glitter, but it's not at all overwhelming, well done! Wish I had the patience to do this! Have a lovely weekend! ;)

Subliminally Smitten said...

This is just gorgeous!

the style soup said...

dotting tools are my best friend! everyone thinks my nails are so intricate-little do they know how easy dotting tools are to use!

tara said...

aaanndddd yours are better than the inspiration! love!

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Someone else had a bad brush :( that sucks... haven't had that issue with Julep yet. I dislike matte polishes but yes you can make them more shiny with a top coat. I like the look and adding a non-matte polish helps balance it out I think.

P.S. Yes it was brass knuckles on a mug ;) hehe

Christina said...

Sooo pretty! I love Renee!

And I love your watermark :)

Stopping by from the linkup!