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Blue Dotty Funky French!

Hello everyone!

Dotty French Manicurer

Dotty French Manicurer

For this weeks (actually on time) Pick and Mix challenge I chose to use the dotting tools prompt, I really wasn’t feeling in a pink ans aqua mood!

China Glaze - I'd Melt For You and Morgan Taylor - New Year New Blue

China Glaze – I’d Melt For You and Morgan Taylor – New Year New Blue

For this I used China Glaze I’d Melt For You and Morgan Taylor New Year New Blue I picked up both of these from my local Sallys. They where reduced… How could I refuse? lol

I applied two coats of New Year New Blue, this is the first Morgan Taylor polish I have tried, and I love it! the brush, the polish formula and the drying time are all perfect!

I’d Melt For You looks like it will be an amazing stamper, it dries really quickly too!

China Glaze - I'd Melt For You and Morgan Taylor - New Year New Blue

All Of The Dots!

Here’s the 52 Week Pick and Mix Pinterest Page where you can see loads more of the wonderful challenge manis πŸ™‚

31DC2014 Day 11 Dots

31DC2014 Day 11 Dots

Dots for day 11

These are my dotty nails for day 11!

I can’t believe I’m already a third of the way through this challenge already! πŸ˜€

31DC2014 Day 11 Dots

31DC2014 Day 11 Dots

the polishes I used are

  • Sinful Colors – Mauve
  • Illamasqua – Bapitste
  • China Glaze – Bizarre Blurple
  • Color Club – Secret Agent
  • Barielle – Grape Escape
  • China Glaze – Get Outta My Space
  • Illamasqua – Poke

I used Mauve as the base colour then added the dots with a large dotting tool, starting with the darkest polish, when I got to using Get Outta My Space I switched over to using a medium dotting tool and covered over a few of the gaps πŸ™‚

31DC2014 Day 11 Dots

31DC2014 Day 11 Dots

It was only after I had finished that I realized that this was supposed to be a dotted pattern! Ooops πŸ˜›

GOT Polish Challenge – Yellow (Or My Fried Egg Nails)

Got Polish Challenge Yellow nail Art

Fried egg nails

Here are my yellow nails for the GOT Polish Challenge! I really don’t like yellow nail polish so this was actually quite difficult for me to come up with anything interesting, I was just staring at the bottles of polish waiting for some kind of inspiration.

I only have 3 bottles of yellow nail polish and one of those is new, so my yellow choices where rather limited, eventually I chose this!


This is a polish I have had for a while, it came free with some cleaning stuff oO (I’m not going to start on gender stereotyping… But Yay for free nail polish lol)

Got Polish Challenge Yellow Nail Art

Fried eggs

I don’t like fried eggs, and I don’t like yellow nail polish so it’s a match made in heaven (or hell depending on how you look at it)

I applied two coats of not marigold yellow then added the egg whites with China Glaze White on White and a large dotting tool, then for the yokes, some more Not Marigold and a medium sized dotting tool!

Got Polish Challenge Yellow

Yellow nails

Don’t forget to have a look at the Pinterest page for the GOT Polish Challenge

I still don’t like yellow!

GOT Polish Challenge – Ruffles

Woohoo! I actually managed to get this post done in time! πŸ˜€ So here are my ruffle nails for the GOT Polish Challenge!

Here is a quick recap of the rules:

  • The polish you use should be at least one year old.
  • If you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
  • The polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried.
  • You can use more than one polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules.

For my ruffled nails I used Azure from Rimmel (untried as far as I can remember) and White On White from China Glaze (which I have had for ages)

Blue Ruffle Nail Art

Blue Ruffles

This was my second attempt at a ruffle mani, the first time I tried this technique I ruffled my whole nail, and OMG it made my nails look so wide oO it was like my fingernails had been replaced with toenails D: I have wide nails anyway and I can’t stand anything that makes them look even wider!

Blue Ruffle Nail Art

Blue Ruffle Nail Art

So for my second try I decided on a french tip, I think this looks quite nice, like clouds or waves πŸ™‚

To do a ruffle mani it is actually really quite simple, just slightly overlapping rows of dots. Just make sure the previous row of dots is dry! I used a medium sized dotting tool!

As my camera was being nice to me today here is a close up! πŸ˜€

Blue Ruffle Nail Art

Close up!

Remember to have a look at the GOT polish challenge group Pinterest board! You can find that right HERE!

Nail Polish From Japan – Beauty World Dot Artist Set

Hi! Today I have another nail polish from Japan to show you πŸ™‚

This is a Dot Artist set From Beauty World It has three 5ml polishes A bright pink cream, a pale pink almost nude shade and a black cream. The set also contains a small and large dotting tool.

Beauty World - Dot Artist Set

Beauty World – Dot Artist Set

How cute is that packaging! πŸ˜€ Because I don’t think I’ll be able to get another one of these sets I decided on a Skittle mani rather than swatching each of the polishes.

Beauty World - Dot Artist Set

Beauty World – Dot Artist Set

The black polish is very nice! it is opaque in one coat, it applied really easily and dotted over both the pink shades really well!

I found that the pale pink is nowhere near as well pigmented, it took four coats to be opaque, it looks nice over the bright pink but it didn’t do so well over the black, it looks grey and washed out which is a shame.

The bright pink is opaque in two coats and dotted really well over both of the other colours.

I found that these polishes have a quite a strong chemical smell but they dried really quickly! I think this is a really fun little set πŸ™‚

I was originally going to post this on the 14th but I have just not had the time :/ and when I have had a little time I’ve been far to tired to do anything.

I have been really busy sorting out my allotment! I am so glad that we have finally got the paperwork! My lovely OH took some time off from work and has spent the last two weeks weeding and digging, (in between playing computer games) I have been weeding, starting seeds, and planting stuff, mostly flowers and early crops so far, The down side of it is my flat is filled with soil and seed trays… So much mess! Ugh! And my hands are really dry… It seems that no amount of hand cream/cuticle balm is helping :/ I have had two horrid nail breaks on my right hand (index and middle fingers) but luckily my left hand nails are still happy!

I like to make sure I have had a couple of evenings during the week where I can sit down, paint my nails and write my posts, over the past couple of weeks there’s been “stuff” happening on there days one of these was my upstairs neighbor (top floor) accidentally dropped a brick from their balcony. They where using it as a door stop, it made a lot of noise and a fair amount of damage on my patio when it landed!Β  Damaged palm tree, broken pots and a broken bracket on my fence oO I’m so glad that I wasn’t outside at the time!

The other thing that happened was much nicer! We had a little kitty visitor for the night! very cute black and dark brown stripy cat with bright yellow eyes, He was a lost house cat who was crying outside our front door! The poor little guy was very scared of the outside world so we decided to let him in until we found his family. Gave him some food, water and a box and he seemed to be quite happy! My OH managed to find out where the cat lives and left a message (the cat hadn’t come from to far away) His owner came to collect him really early in the morning! In the afternoon the cats owner came back with a bottle of wine and thanked us again for finding and looking after the kitty.Β  πŸ™‚

Pink Spotty Nails!

While I was going through my nail art box I found my dotting tools and realized that I haven’t used them for ages, so today I have pink spotty nails to show you! πŸ™‚

Color Club Hot like Lava With Orly Liquid Vinyl dots.

Color Club Hot like Lava With Orly Liquid Vinyl dots.

I started with two coats of Hot Like Lava from Color Club, it’s such a bright metallic pink! The weather it horrid today all grey and raining so I wanted something bright πŸ™‚

Hot like Lava applied really smoothly and it dries really quickly, the only problem I found with it is the visible brush strokes but the dots cover those πŸ™‚

I used a medium sized dotting tool and Liquid Vinyl from Orly, I used this one because it takes a bit longer to dry than my other black polishes so I had a bit longer to play before it went all thick and stringy!

Color Club Hot like Lava With Orly Liquid Vinyl dots.

Dotty Nails

Unfortunately this really suffered from the dreaded Seche Vite shrinkage :/ but it’s cute and spotty so I don’t mind too much!

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