Blueberry Nail Art

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Thank you to the wonderful Nicole from Polish Me, Please! for the awesome Peacocks on Crack Guest Post!!!!  So bright and neony, I was in love.  If you didn't know, I have given Nicole the title of Stamping Queen, and with that guest post, she did not disappoint.  Check it out if you already haven't!


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This is not a neon manicure.  Shocker, right?  I had to take a break from my neons and have a more conservative, toned down design for my one job.  I doubt they would care if I had neon nails, but they just would not go with my cute dresses.  Well that's kind of a lie to, neon would look amazing with a black dress and the right flats.

Anyways, I took to pinterest and started searching for ideas.  Something simple and plain.  I didn't want a plain swatch of color and as usual I needed nail art.  I remembered a video I saw on CutePolish which were beyond adorable and I wanted to copy.  At the time the video was published, I had new polishes and a list of ideas, so I really wasn't wanting to do them right away.  I'm glad I waited because they are perfect for work.  Well, as perfect as any form of nail art will be.

My camera has not been cooperating with me lately, so this post only contains two photos.  For the life of me I could not get my other angles to look decent.  They either were washed out or too dark, and I couldn't even properly fix them with Photoshop.  I need to figure this camera situation out ASAP.



Colors Used:
  • Base
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Leaves
    • Sinful Colors - HD Nails
  • Blueberries
    • Sinful Colors - Midnight Blue
    • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away!
    • Color Club - Factory Girl (aka my mystery blue polish)
I'm not going to lie, I was rather nervous when painting these on.  My dotting tool skills aren't always 100%. Sometimes the dots are not perfectly circular, I can't get the polish to lay right, or the dots just are too close together and are million different size.  I don't know, in the end, dotting tool manicures always end in a disasticure.

If you didn't watch the video or do not have time to, I will quickly explain what how CutePolish created this design.  First, you paint on the coat of white.  Once dried, with a striper, create random lines to represent the leaves/branches.  With a dark blue polish, dot on your first blueberry.   Then with the lighter blue polish, add another, and another with your next lighter blue.  With the lightest blue polish, add a dot close to the edge of the two darker blue polishes.  Then with the original color, add one more dot.  Once complete, add a few more lil leaves around the blueberries, finish with a top coat, and you're done!

A bit time consuming but totally worth it.  They look so classic, almost vintage to me.

How are you with dotting tools?  Any dotting tool tips?  I find practice makes somewhat perfect.

Thanks to Gina from Polish Nation for my new watermark I'm trying out! Let me know what you think of it!!!

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13 comments

  1. That's so pretty! And love that watermark!

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    1. thank you!!! and i'm loving the watermark too! so happy Gina made it for me :)

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  2. freakin LOVE these little blueberries!!!! and also love the use of ur new watermark!!!!! looks so professional & fab bish!

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  3. These are absolutely adorable :D

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  4. i liked the blueberries!! i do all my dotting using a toothpick. i can't get dotting tools in my country, but i'm going to the US in less than one month, so guess who is gonna go crazy buying all kind of nail art stuff!!

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    1. You can't get dotting tools where you are?!!? not even from amazon.com!? I purchased mine from Sephora because i use toothpicks all the time and I figured I would only new a few sizes. It was kind of expensive and you can get them cheaper on amazon. Another thing you can use is a bobbing pin! The ends of them are round just like a dotting tool, and if you straighen the clip thing out, then it's a dotting tool!!! i use that for different sized dots.

      thanks <3

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  5. I love this, really cute. You did a great job with it. Thanks for sharing the video tutorial too.

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    1. You're welcome! and thank you so much!!! i'm happy with how they came out :)

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  6. So cute and the watermark fits right in. Love how it looks on your pics :)

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    1. thank you! and thanks again for the watermark!!! <3

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  7. Wow! Thanks! Great idea!
    QUESTION:
    HOW DO YOU MAKE A WATERMARK????
    I NEED HELP WITH THAT!

    thanks,
    Angela :)(:
    coconutpalmnails@blogspot.com! Take a Look!

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