Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Wooo POLKA DOTS! Today's challenge theme gives me a chance to use my dotting tool for the first time. Yup- that's the extent of my dotting tool skills. I seriously give props to all of you amazing artists who can use a dotting tool to conjure up nail art. I think it's crazy insane. I'm sure I'd be ok at it if I practiced... but I'm just not patient enough.

For today's manicure, I was inspired by an old dress that I saw at my best friend's house. We were reminiscing looking at older pictures (we've known eachother since we were 5- that's 15 years, WHOA) and she saw one from our junior prom. Of course, that led to a twenty minute dress up sesh and it ended up in this brown dress with light blue polka dots that she actually wore to my sweet sixteen. I'd show you a picture from my sweet sixteen but my Facebook is acting up- darn. ;P I remember begging my parents for a big party and they insisted I didn't need one. Of course, I was able to convince them otherwise. Those were the days. 

I don't like how my fingers look in this one, but I wanted a good sunshiney picture
to show you the beautiful orange shimmer in SpaRitual Howl

For this manicure I used two coats of SpaRitual Howl. I never understood why it was called Howl when I first got it, but I noticed the orange shimmer today. DUH, Halloween polish! Side note: I freaking love Halloween polish. It makes me feel so nostalgic and reminiscent of my childhood. Love, love, love! 

I'll definitely be wearing Howl again sometime soon because I loved it. I am always so impressed by the formula of SpaRitual polishes. A polish's formula can either make or break a manicure, and this polish went on like satin. It applied perfectly. I want more SpaRituals, but I'm just not crazy about a whole lot of their shades.

The dots and bow are done with China Glaze For Audrey and my dotting tool from Sephora. Of course, you don't need to actually buy a dotting tool. Polka dots can be made with toothpicks or even the head of a sewing needle.

I'm in love with this manicure. I don't want to take it off. It's so much fun and so girly! What do you think?


  1. Love this! For Audrey looks so good on that base color!

  2. This is one of the few ways I really like dots.

  3. These are adorable! I love the combination of For Audrey with black!


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