Monday, 16 April 2012

Mani(c) Mondays... Dotty for Spotty

Being the easiest kind of nail art to do, dots of all kinds have been spotted, ahem, on my nails over the last few weeks.

I love spots. You can use an old biro/pen to do big spots, a bobbypin to do medium sized dots, a small pin head (the not-sharp end) to do small dots and a toothpick to do micro-dots. Or you can get Fancy and buy dotting tools... which I have done and when they arrive my nails will be positively polka-dotted permanently.

But for now, I use whatever I have lying next to me when I do my nails...

I am still showing nude colours much love, even though I know I should be embracing bright (and pastel) spring colours, I just don't seem to be able to keep them looking good on my finger-tips for any period of time.  Nudes are great, they look good, they don't clash with anything, they look polished and even when a little chipped or tip worn you can normally get at least another day out of it before you have to redo it.

But when I painted on my beloved Catrice Mona Lisa Is Staring Back €2.79, a lovely pale nude with gold microshimmer (it's so beloved the print is coming off the bottle and there is only about a third left in it), I felt like it needed a bit of a spring kick.

Essence In Style (€1.29 a gorgeous more-blue-than-green blue shimmer polish) jumped into my hand and begged to be used.

 So I dotted it in straight lines, a little off center, all the way down my nails.

It looks rather smart, and grown up, without being too boring, too safe or too outrageous. I really liked the effect.

What do you think?

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