Monday, July 16, 2012

Black & White Polka-Dot (& Update!)

 Next to stripes, polka-dots are probably my favourite pattern.  Especially when it comes to nail art, they're so quick and easy, but have such an impressive visual effect!

I've used my trusty one-coat black, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, and made the dots with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On using my uber-professional dotting tool: a pin stuck in the eraser-end of a pencil.  


This is what I wore when we went camping over the weekend, because it matched my bathing suit! :) I also knew that I had to have something that I wouldn't mind wearing for 3 days straight without a change.  Luckily I avoided any breakages while setting up tents and such; but unfortunately my cuticles are nasty, and in the swatch pictures I took today they look less-than-satisfactory.  Boo.  Oh well, pretty pictures for today! 




I did go to Sally's on the weekend, and ended up with quite the haul.  I even got asked if my nails were stickers (by the lady with the large leopard-print and rhinestone stick-on talons on her fingers, lol.)  They had this great deal on where if you bought two bottles of Orly, you'd get a free full-size bottle of any of the new Orly Electronica polishes!  The lady working there was really nice, and even counted my two clearance-price Orlys and allowed me to get MORE free polish!  I ended up with Orly Snowcone, Nite Owl, Glowstick (clearance), After Party (clearance), Shockwave (free), and Decoded (free), as well as my first Finger Paints, Motley (clearance).  Hooray!! :D  

As you may already know, I'm leaving this Saturday to go away to train for a month at a full-time ballet school where they don't allow us to wear nail polish.  I'll have my computer with me when I go away so I've got a couple of my own posts lined up, as well as a few great guest posts!  I've still got room for a few more, so I know this if fairly last-minute but if you'd like to do a guest post for my blog send me an e-mail at ecm.dancer@gmail.com.  As long as you can get it to me by August 4th, then it's not too late! 

This week is very busy with packing and such, so this could very well be my only post this week.  In fact, I probably shouldn't be doing this right now... If my mom knew she'd probably tell me to get off here and work on my packing list... She'll probably read this in the morning... Oops. Too late.  Anywho, shoot me an email if you'd like to guest post!  :)


24 comments:

  1. that is super super cute! you did a perfect job applying that polka art!

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  2. Wow, this is AMAZING! :) So perfect! I thought it was stickers or stamping!
    Your pictures are also perfect! What kind of camera do you use?! I'd love if you'd do a post on that kind of thing. If you want to of course. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'd like to do a post on that sometime in the future, but for now my pictures aren't very consistent so as soon as I figure that out I'll try to get something up! :)

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  3. wow you got such an awesome deal! your polka dots look perfect btw! such a classic (:

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  4. just one word - perfection *.*

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  5. That looks amazing! Your application and photography is perfect. Are you sure your only 16????? lol

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  6. Absolutely love these nails!!!

    Follow back?
    www.sally-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Such an amazingly even job with your dotting--I'll bet these looked super adorable with your matching suit, too. Hope you're having a brilliant time at school this month! ^_^

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