Friday, September 13, 2013

Orly's Bailamos with Silver Glitter & Polka Dots

Today's nails are a mix of several excellent things:  a vibrant jewel tone color to usher in fall, silver sparkles, and - of course - polka dots!

Semi-inspired by this pin, I wanted to dabble in this "two different accent nails" concept, but wasn't convinced that my chevron-painting ability would be up to snuff quite yet. Cue the dotting tool.

Turquoise, silver glitter, polka dots, nails
Bailamos is a shimmery, dark turquoise by Orly. It's got a lovely formula - opaque after two medium coats. It's one of my favorite fall polishes because of how popular jewel tones have become for fall in the last few years.

orly bailamos, sinful colors snow me white, pure ice beware
For this mani, I also used my trusty Snow Me White (Sinful Colors) and my favorite silvery sparkle - Beware by Pure Ice. I've used these two colors is so many other manis - you've probably already realized how fond of them I am!

Turquoise nail polish, white nail polish, silver nail polish
I used two coats of Bailamos on all nails except my ring finger. Three or four coats of Beware were used on my ring finger - it's a fabulous silver glitter but the glittery pieces are super small, so they need several coats to become opaque. 

Turquoise, silver glitter, polka dots, nail polish

Lastly I added the white polka dots to my middle finger using my Quo dotting tool.

Turquoise nail polish, silver glitter, polka dots, accent nails

Turquoise nail polish, silver glitter, polka dots, accent nails

Bailamos nail polish, silver glitter, polka dots, accent nails

Turquoise nail polish, silver glitter, polka dots, accent nails

I love the look of this mix 'n match mani - and was even tempted to do the same thing on my other hand but with a different Orly polish. Though I decided against that this time, I'll probably be trying out this look with other color combinations in the future.

What do you think of the dual accent nails? Yay or nay?

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  1. Super cute! I love accent nails. The more, the better. Ugh I wish I had that Pure Ice!

    p.s: this is del of spudnails. haha confusing, i know, sorry! I'm just too lazy to sign into blogger.

    1. Accent nails for every nail!!! You gotta get that Pure Ice polish - I use it constantly!

  2. Love it. I really like the Pure Ice - such a fun sparkle!

  3. This is a super cute look, I love the color combo!!

    Here from The Nail Files :)

  4. Bailey, this is perfect in every way!! I am really loving all the colors you used! :)

  5. Oh, I love it!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites!

    Lauren xx

  6. I love this! Two accents is always better than one :) And I've been a fan of the full glitter nail too lately. I bet you could pull of chevron easily, your dots are perfect!

  7. So you know that the second I read your title I started singing Enrique in my head, right? Nicely played there, Bailey. Ha! Okay, onto your FABU mani: I love it! You have such an eye for colour and pattern combinations! It's inspiring! Also, your polka dots are freaking perfect, how do you do that?! Even with my dotting tools, they're rarely all the same size.
    And I'm ALL ABOUT not-matching feature nails. In fact, that's what I'm rocking right now! HAHA!! Great minds, eh? (I swear that my Canadiana isn't nearly as intense with other people but there's something about you that really brings it out, don't cha-know. Hahaha!!)

  8. very cute, your nails look perfect! I can never get mine to look that good!

  9. It was nice meeting you yesterday at blog vancity! cute nails, I wish I could do my own but Im horrible! I litterly will get nail polish everywhere lol

    1. Haha Denise if you scrolled back to my older nail polish blogs you'd probably see that I also used to get it everywhere. It definitely takes practice!

  10. Beautiful nail art! Thank you so much for linking up with What I'm Loving Fridays! Hope to see you back this week. Have a great weekend!

    xo Lulu
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  11. Your nails are too cute! I love the colors & designs too!

    Lillies & Silk

  12. Thanks Bailey!! I LOVE your mani. Gorgeous colors and beautiful accents!

  13. Very cute! I love tiny sparkle polishes like that silver one, but it's always such a hassle doing so many coats to get that effect.

  14. Cool colors!

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  15. I was about to go crazy and ask where you found that glitter - and then I noticed it was Beware. I have Beware! I just need to do 3 or 4 coats instead of one when I wear it next time because that looks gorgeous!


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