Dot Mani

The One With the Purple and Silver Tape Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world and Happy Sunday!  Hope you all are doing well today.  The weather here is starting to level out.  It's no longer below zero, but honestly it feels colder to me when it's 40 degrees and the snow is melting.  That dampness is just awful.  Constant chills.  And no, I do not have the flu, I'm just always cold.

Today's manicure is one I did actually right before I started my Christmas nails.  I probably could have posted it in the beginning of December and said it was like a present themed design, but to me it really was more tribal.  The colors though have that December present look.  Really though, it works any time in the winter.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • INM - Futuristic Fantasy
  • OPI - This Crown Needs a Gown
Futuristic Fantasy by INM is such a gorgeous royal purple color.  Is royal purple even a thing?  Seriously though, to me it's the royal blue of purples.  Two coats and full coverage.  The shine is incredible!  Maybe it's because I added a top coat of Out the Door, but it truly is one of the shiniest polishes that I own.

It dried super fast so I was able to do the tape design without having to wait a long time for my base to dry.  I applied the tape pieces (which was a pain for this design) and added my favorite silver polish - This Crown Needs a Gown.  I need to go to a discount store and see if they have any of these lying around.  The easier option would be for OPI to re-introduce it.

What do you think?  Like this design? Like the color?

Until next time, <3.

China Glaze

The One With the China Glaze Smoosh Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Friday which means another work week has come to a close.  Kind of sad about this work week ending because it is my co-worker's last day.  I hate seeing people go but sometimes it has to happen.  I'll miss her a lot....ahhhh not going to have a good day.

Anyways, today's design is a random smoosh manicure I did.  With all the blue on the blog lately, I felt I should throw a little pink in here.  I love doing the smoosh designs, although this one didn't have as much as a marbled look, but more of a random blob and "oh no I put too much white in this" look.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Big Hair & Bubbly
  • China Glaze - Pinking Through the Window
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
This post reminds me that I need to re-stock on Liquid Vinyl and White Tips.  I guess I have a use now for my Sally Beauty gift cards I received at Christmas!!!  Oh, that and I need some more base coat.  Can never have enough base coat.  

I do love how the colors came together in this manicure.  I like that I keep using gold for accents instead of silver.  I really think that over half my manicures consist of a silver accent nail of some sort, be it holo or plain silver. 

What do you think?  Fan of this design?  Like the color combination?

Until next time, <3.


ILNP

The One With the Mani Swap With 25 Sweet Peas

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today? Cannot believe that January is halfway through.  Probably because of this cold weather, I'm really just enjoying the fact the days are going by quickly.  That means Spring is right around the corner, right?

Well since Winter is still in full swing, I thought it would be appropriate to share yet another snowflake manicure.  This design is inspired by Sarah from 25 Sweet Peas.  After showing her my design, we decided we should do a mani swap!

Let's take a look.


Colors Used:
  • ILNP - Honor Roll
  • Acrylics
Oh. my. goodness.  This has to be my all time favorite snowflake manicure.  Honor Roll by ILNP is beyond gorgeous.  It's a dark blue holo polish which has full coverage in two coats.  I wish I was able to get the full holo goodness on camera, but this was the best I could do.  It was just so lovely.  I love the white and light blue snow flakes on top of it too.  Ahhh, favorite design.

Sarah decided to re-create my night winter sky manicure I posted a few days ago!!!  Below is the little collage she made.  Seriously, she's amazing at putting these things together.

So much blue!  I love it!!!  I think this is my all time favorite mani swap!

What do you think?  Like these looks??

Until next time, <3.



Animal Print

The One With the Nude Leopard Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I went ice skating yesterday and didn't break anything!  This is a miracle because I'm the clumsiest person known to man.  Now sure, my dad taught my sister and I how to roller skate and ice skate, I know how to do it, but balance and me aren't friends.  I forgot how fun it can be...I need to go again.

Today's manicure is a simple nude leopard design.  I feel like I've been posting a lot of blue the last few posts so I decided to just give us all a neutral pallet cleanser.  Is that what you'd even call it?  Anyways, I've done designs like this numerous times in the past when I'm feeling uninspired or need a break from a color.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • OPI - Pale to the Chief
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • China Glaze - Big Hair & Bubbly
Simple, easy, cute.  Love the nude, gold, and black combination.  Pretty sure my new favorite gold glitter is Big Hair & Bubbly.  This polish was from China Glaze's holiday collection, which I was able to snag early thanks to the lovely ladies who work at the Sally Beauty close by me.  They always let me have sneak peeks of the collections before they put them on display and let me buy what I want.  I should get in there in the next few weeks and see if they have any of the Spring Collections.

And you already know how much I love OPI nude shades.  Pale to the Chief is no exception.  Two coats, full coverage. Slight shimmer which is different from the other nudes that I own.

What do you think?  Like this design?

Until next time, <3.