Monday, April 18, 2011

A Bit Dotty

The title of this post pretty much sums up the past week...my brain has been all over the place! At the choir festival, my school entered our concert choir, chamber choir, women's choir, and men's choir - I'm in all of them except men's choir - and all of our choirs won first place! That makes four years that all four of our choirs have won first place, so of course all the seniors were especially excited. :) During the trip, I wore the same manicure for all four days, though I added crackle after the first two. I pretty much copied Nail Polish Art Addiction's 99 Balloons manicure, except mine ended up a bit different. I used Sally Hansen All Fired Up, Sally Hansen Sun Kissed, Nina Ultra Pro Like Butta, Sally Hansen Green With Envy, Zoya Robyn, and Orly Purple Pleather for the dots, and Wet n Wild White Creme for the base.

indoors, artificial light

After two days, I had chips on a couple fingers, so I added a coat of China Glaze Black Mesh (I'd thought ahead and packed it specifically for that purpose). Sorry for the super crappy picture - I took the first one at home before I left, but I had to take this one in the hotel room, and the lighting was so dim that I couldn't get a clear picture. I thought I'd share it with you all the same, but be warned...it sucks.

indoors, artificial light

I added a coat of Seche Vite after I took the picture, and the crackle lasted until a few hours before I got home. I was really happy with this manicure, and I've already planned some variations, so look for more cracked dots sometime in the near future! :)

32 comments:

  1. How adorable! I've been craving polka dots lately, I just might copy you in the next couple of days!

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  2. LetthemhavepolishApril 18, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Soo cute! I'm really into dots lately. This looks like little gumballs!

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  3. I want this one--- love the dots! when will you do my nails, pretty please?

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  4. Oooh, this is cute, and the crackle on top is really neat too! Super pretty. I've been on a dotting fixture, I'm finally learning how to do it. Congratulations on your wins!

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  5. Both of those looks are so cute! AMazing!

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  6. Congrats on winning!! Charlie Sheen would be proud.

    Also, I love the mani..it reminds me of clowns! And not the scary kind that squirt water on you.

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  7. Congrats! Dotties look cool!

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  8. The dots are AWESOME!!! So trendy and fabulous!!

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  9. Super cute! :) I love it, with and without the crackle! Congrats on your choirs winning first place, awesome!

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  10. Thank you! If you do copy this, I'd love to see a picture. :)

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  11. Thanks! Someone said the same thing to Nail Polish Art Addiction, and she went ahead and did a gumball machine manicure. :)

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  12. Thanks! And I'll do your nails whenever you like...just tell me when!

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  13. Thank you! I love dotting because it's both easy and very cute.

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  14. Thanks! And...dots are trendy? I'm on trend? That's a first! ;P

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  15. Very cute! Reminds me of those scraped wax drawings I learned to do as a kid. You'd color a piece of paper with crayons, covering all empty space with whatever colors you wanted. Then you would color black over the whole drawing. Next you'd scrape off a new drawing and see the colors underneath the black.

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  16. Thanks! I remember doing those in elementary school art class...we all
    thought it was the coolest thing ever. :)

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  17. That's such a cute design! I want to try it out too :D
    And it looks perfect under the crackle too!

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  18. Congrats on winning first place! The mani is really cute, love it even more with the crackle!

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  19. love this, pure gum balls!

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  20. Thanks! You should definitely try it. :)

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  21. Thank you! I don't know which version I like better.

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  22. Thanks for the link out! Yours is so cute on your nail length! Great job!

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  23. Thanks for the link out! Yours is so cute on your nail length! Great job!

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