Monday, July 9, 2012

Polka-dot Gradient Manicure

I want to share this simple, yet fun manicure. If you don't want to go for a bold color on your nails, try this nude polish. The polka-dots add some fun without being too wacky.

Here's the polish I used... Start with Essie "First Base" base coat. Follow with two coats of Essie "Sand Tropez." Follow with polka-dots in OPI "Alpine Snow." Finish with your favorite top coat (I use CND "Super Glossy"). If you haven't tried drying drops, yet - go get some! I used Essie drying drops, but OPI also makes a similar product. One drop on each nail after polishing dries nails in about 5 minutes... perfect for people like me that can't sit still long enough to allow their manicure to dry completely.

 I used a small dot painting tool to create the polka-dots. You can get one at a beauty supply store or even a craft store. But you could also use a toothpick.

Start out with just a few polka dots at the tips of your nails. Then gradually add more to about half-way down your nail. Add the most near the tip, and only a few small dots as you move toward the middle of your nail.

Try it with any color combination you like! Have fun!!

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