Thursday, October 4, 2012

Purple and Yellow Dots

Hi everyone!!  I hope y'all are having a fabulous day!  I have a new design for you today and I hope y'all like it.  This one is fun because depending on the colors you choose, this design can look fun, cute or sophisticated.  I came up with this design because I had just bought these two polishes and couldn't wait to wear both of them.

I used:
Orly- Hook Up (yellow shimmer)
Wet-n-Wild- Buffy the Violet Slayer (purple shimmer)
Scotch Tape
Large Dotting Tool (see link below for making your own)

As always, start with a base coat, regardless if your nails are natural or acrylic.  This is a really important step for using the Wet-n-Wild Buffy the Violet Slayer...it stains...a lot!  But it's a beautiful color and it does wear away in two to three polish changes.

After the base coat, apply two coats of Orly's Hook Up.  When that has dried completely, place scotch tape diagonally across your nail.  Be sure to take the tape off and on your hand a few times before placing it on your nail.  This helps to remove some of the stickiness that would pull your polish off.  Make sure that the tape edge is flat on your nail so there won't be any leaking.  Then paint a thick coat of Buffy the Violet Slayer.  Immediately and carefully remove the tape.

Then using a large dotting tool (click the link for tips on making your own, affordable dotting tools), make  large yellow dots in the purple half of your nail.  Finish with a top coat.  Happy Polishing!!