They're all the rage, you know, and best of all...
For the at-home nail enthusiast, polka dots require few technical skills, and offer a whole lot of beginner satisfaction!
Bottom line: You can't go wrong.
The traditional polka dot pattern - which some say gained popularity in the 1920's, thanks to the keen fashion sense of Minnie Mouse - calls for same-sized filled circles, spaced equally apart, against a contrasting plain background. More modern takes on that classic scheme have produced attention-seeking dots in all manner of sizes, positioning, and colors! Listen, I have trouble drawing stick figures, but even I can give myself a dotticure.
For this challenge, I decided upon a traditional and symmetrical polka dot pattern, and began with two coats of Sinful Colors' Mint Apple. This polish is a glassy mint green, shot through with subtle silver flecking. It applied smoothly, and without problem, and I was opaque at two coats. While wet, I brushed on a layer of Seche Vite. As for the sparkly dots, I cracked open an untried: Revlon's Silver Dollar (the formula and application on this liquid silver knockout is a dream!), and proceeded to lay out alternating rows of 3 and 2 dots.
Another layer of Seche Vite sealed the deal.
Here's the tonsil shot...
|Silver Dollar is a must-have polish for your lacquer collection!|
|polka dots are all about fun!|
|oops! sorry about that thumb smudge!|
|how long did it take to dot this mani up? five minutes, tops!|
No dotting tool? No problem.
Grab yourself a pencil and a straight pin. By inserting that straight pin, directly into the center of that pencil eraser, you'll have yourself a home-made dotting tool. Yay, you!
Well that's all she wrote for today, folks! Until next time, I thank you much for stopping by, and wish you a sweet and happy day!
Hey, don't forget to check out what's up with our very talented co-challengers, on this here Day 11 of the 31 Day Nail Challenge...
Kimber's Lacquer Korner
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Mari at Nailista
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish
- Robin Sparkles