Dot Mani

The One With the Negative Space Flowers

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Saturday and usually I get to sleep in, but sadly, today I am off to work.  Okay, I'm not too sad about it because we have this huge annual picnic and it should be quite fun.  I am a little sad that I'm missing my day to sleep in, but what can you do.  There's always next weekend.

Today I'm sharing with you the manicure I wore last week on my birthday.  This year I opted to not wear a cupcake design and instead match the polka dot dress I wore.  Well, actually, I ended up wearing a really cute pair of polka dotted pants, and the day after wore the dress because the weather ended up being cold, but whatever.  It all worked out.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • NYC - Tropicoral
  • ORLY - Gumdrop
  • ORLY - White Tips

It's super cute, right?  The dress is a coral dress with white polka dots, which literally matches my middle finger.  I put the bottle of Tropicoral on the dress and you couldn't tell the difference at all.  I forgot about this polish and am happy I re-visited it.  I always forget about NYC being a brand because it's not ever at any of the stores I go to.  Actually, I haven't gone to a beauty store or drug store in a long time.

I love negative space floral designs.  I am surprised it's taken me this long to create one this year.  I always thought it would look weird since I have an odd nail line, but you really can't tell because the design hides it.

What do you think?  Fan of this design?  Fan of the negative space floral?

I'm off to enjoy the picnic, then possibly go buy all of Sally Beauty Supply for a job well done.

Until next time, <3.

Bow Mani

The One With the Bows

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Wednesday is here and we are midway through our week.  Well, I'm not since I have to work Saturday.  It's going to be a fun day though so I'm not dreading it.  Hopefully the weather is going to be nice.  Never know anymore what the weather is going to do around here.

Anyways, today's manicure is a cute bow design that I've done a couple times in the past.  A few weeks ago it was my niece's birthday and she absolutely loves purple and Minnie Mouse.  So I decided to do a cute Minnie bow in purple for her birthday party.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Let's Jam
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • OPI - Champagne For Breakfast
Cute isn't it?  My niece loved them.  She kept staring at them yelling out "they're purple! I love purple!"  She's too damn cute.  Let's Jam is a gorgeous purple polish with a subtle blue shimmer in it.  I'm so happy I purchased this last year and really wish I had a back up bottle because it's such a unique color.  Two coats and full coverage.

Champagne for Breakfast was a polish I was going to pass on but was so happy I didn't.  I thought that it was your run of the mill holo glitter, but it's actually a textured polish!  They should have marketed it under the Liquid Sand line.  Absolutely gorgeous and so happy to have it.

What do you think?  Like this bow manicure?  Fan of these polishes??

Until next time, <3.


Flowers

The One With OPI Daisies

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world and Happy Sunday!  This weekend flew right on by, but that's okay because this week is going to be kind of crazy busy and I really am looking forward to the end of it.  Mainly because I have the annual work picnic at the end of the week with a cotton candy company which has 12 flavors of gourmet cotton candy.  Flavors such as apple pie and key lime pie...which taste just like the pie.  Ahhhh I can't wait.  Probably since I'm looking forward to something the week will drag on.

Anyways, today I'm sharing with you a cute blue daisy manicure I got the idea to do after surfing Pinterest.  I feel like I'm on a real daisy and dot flower kick this summer.  I sure hope you all aren't getting sick of the designs, but I think I'm switching them up so it's not too boring....right?

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • OPI - I Believe in Manicures
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • Sally Hansen - Disco Balls
I absolutely love OPI's I Believe in Manicures.  I wasn't going to get this originally but after passing it a dozen times in the store I finally broke down and purchased it, and I'm glad I did.  I'm kicking myself that I didn't get a back up bottle because it's a perfect blue polish.  Two coats and full coverage.  Dries quick too which is nice when you want to throw some nail art on top.

I really like the white accent nail.  I honestly wouldn't have thought to do that unless I saw it on Pinterest.  Disco Ball really ties in the yellow of the center of the daisies which gives it a little flare.

What do you think?  Manicure that you would try?  Thinking I should stop the florals??

Until next time, <3.


Dry Brush Mani

The One With the ORLY Neon Dry Brush Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's going to be a sad day for me because I have to bring one of our kitties at work to be put down.  She's 17 years old and has lost a ton of weight in the last week or so.  Poor girl I think also is sad since her brother had to be put down a month or so ago because he had a tumor.  He was also 17 years old.  We did get two new kitties at work though, but it's still sad.

Today's manicure is something bright and cheerful since I'm not feeling so cheerful.  I did this manicure a few weeks ago when I was short on time but still wanted a fun looking design.  I decided to do a neon dry brush design since I feel I haven't used my neons at all this summer.  Probably because it hasn't even felt like summer at all.....

Who knows, let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • ORLY - Glowstick
  • ORLY - Vintage
  • ORLY - Frolic
  • ORLY - Push the Limit
Love it!  I also love how tan the manicure makes me look.  Super easy design to do.  First, you paint your nails with a base of white polish.  When the base is dry, you take your polish of choice and dry brush from the side of the nail towards the middle.  The overall goal is to make the area near the skin more concentrated in color, and let it fade out as it reaches the middle.

What do you think?  Like this design?  Find it as hard as I do to photograph neon yellow polish?

Until next time, <3.