Friday, May 24, 2013

Chambray & Polka Dot Nails With a Bow Accent

Yesterday Emily over at Isn't That Charming posted an adorable Canadian-tuxedo outfit that inspired me to create the below nail polish look.

Emily's outfit used a chambray style polka-dotted denim skirt, a light-colored denim button-up top, a cream-colored belt with a bow clasp, and a knotted pearl necklace. Here's my mani, inspired by her outfit. I even had a polish that looked like medium-light colored denim!



I used an off-white, Jasmine-scented polish from Forever21's Love & Beauty line and a light blue Wet 'n Wild polish called Rain Check:



This blue polish was totally buried in my stash - I haven't noticed it in god knows how long. Each of these polishes took 3 coats before they were adequately opaque.


The polka dots are a little bit wonky this time - sometimes I have the shakes while trying to use my dotting tool and it can turn making round polka dots into quite the unpredictable shit show. My polka dots aren't always this skewed. Check out something a little more pristine here:  Pink and Yellow Polka Dots Mani

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18 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! I wish I could be this talented with painting my nails!

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  2. Cute polka dot nail polish!
    xoxo

    www.cakeandcouture.com

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  3. This looks great! Love your feature nail!

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  4. I really like this - the color combo and the design! Very pretty.

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  5. I just gave myself a "Mermaid Mani." Think aquamarine! : )

    Brooke du jour
    www.brookedujour.com

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  6. cute nails! Love the bow detail. if you have a sec id love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post

    http://vickys-style.com

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  7. These are adorable! I'm impressed! - J

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  8. This is so sweet! Did you free hand the bow too? Great job! I have shaky hands too and wouldn't be able to do anything that tidy! :)

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    1. Yes the bow is freehanded using a dotting tool for the center dot and then just a design brush for most of the rest. The little white lines inside the bow were drawn using a toothpick dipped in polish :)

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    2. oh good idea!! Thanks for the tips!

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  9. Umm this is ADORABLE!!! I'm so sorry I'm late in seeing this - it turned out super cute and I love the polka dots! So happy that the outfit post was a source of inspiration! xoxo

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  10. OMG this is adorable.. I love that Bow and what a great color combo!

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