Friday, July 25, 2014

Two Polka Dot Accent Nails

Two polka dot accent nails, what whaaat!  But... one is a fake polka dot nail and one is a real polka dot nail. Can you tell which is which?

Nail polish, two accent nails, polka dots
Well if you guessed that the green nail was the real one, you were right. The other one is just part of the Polka Dots line of Color Show polishes from Maybelline.

Blue nail polish, two accent nails, polka dots on green nail

Blue nail polish and two accent nails, polka dots on Essie Mojito Madness

I could make up a story about these nails being inspired by a fashion blogger's outfit or a cool painting I saw... but in truth they were inspired by a pair of underwear that I own.

Polka dots on Essie Mojito Madness

... And no, there won't be a photo of the underwear here on my blog. 
Just know that that's what's up with these nails.

Sally Hansen Pacific Blue and two accent nails
On my left hand, I've got two coats of Sally Hansen's Pacific Blue on my pinky, pointer and thumb nails. On my ring finger are two coats of Sinful Colors' Snow Me White, topped with 3 coats of Maybelline's Clearly Spotted. I used two coats of Essie's Mojito Madness on my middle finger, which I finished off with some white polka dots. On my right hand, I reversed the green and blue nails (so the middle finger on my right hand is blue with white polka dots).
Snow Me White, Mojito Madness, Clearly Spotted, Pacific Blue, nail polish

Clearly Spotted from Maybelline Color Shot as an accent nail

It's still been as gloomy and grey and rainy all week in Vancouver as I was fussing about in my blog on Monday, but today the weather is supposed to turn summery and sunny again for the weekend. I've shaved my legs in preparation. I suggest you do the same. 

Seriously though, this weekend should be decent. The first night of Vancouver's 3-day Celebration of Light is on Saturday. This huge fireworks competition is something I missed last year because I was home in Massachusetts for my friend Jenna's wedding, so there's a heightened degree of anticipation for me this year. Each night of the celebration is represented by a different country, and they compete to be named the best fireworks display. Saturday night is actually going to be Team USA, soooo.... GO 'MURICA. Wednesday July 30 will be Team France, and August 2 will be Team Japan. It's supposed to be pretty fantastic - it's the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world! 

What are you up to this weekend? 
Does your town come up with cool reasons to set off fireworks randomly?
What are you rocking on your nails today? Go link up with Jennie :)

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  1. Gosh, those nails look great! Mine never look that good! haha

    1. Thanks Stephanie! It's taken me a ton of practice to get them to look this decent, that's fo sho.

  2. What a fun event!!! Sounds so interesting! And gurrrrrrlllll. Those nails! I've seen the maybelline polishes but haven't pulled the trigger--maybe I should! I also absolutely adore you for admitting that a pair of underwear inspired the mani. You rock my face off :)

  3. A lot of people are talking about that color Pacific blue. I just got a new blue this week by Wet n' wild megalast in Coast to Coast.

    1. This polish is really something special! It's SO bright and vibrant and really has a beautiful formula. I'd say it's my favorite blue polish, and I own a TON.

  4. Omgosh the green + white dots reminds me of Yoshi from Mario!!! I need to get myself a green colour like that now and have some mario themed nails!

    Macarons and Mischief

    1. Yesss, omg Yoshi! I didn't even think of that, but you're totally right. Great call.

  5. Aw, I just saw Mojito Madness in the store and thought "my mojitas are NEVER that shade of green...c'mon Essie". But that is an excellent shade for a polka dot nail!
    I hope the Celebration of Lights went well, and that the bad weather has turned it around!

  6. Ooo! Fireworks! YAY!!
    Amazing mani, AS USUAL. LOVE that you took it easy on the "real" polka dots. It's a great look! I'm not totally sure that Maybelline nailed it with their polka dot line, because it's not REALLY polka-dotty, but it's still pretty cool! I have a Hard Candy polish that's very close to it, and it's such an awesome way to funk up a mani! a good way. Haha!


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