Happy Friday, fancy ladies (and gentlemen)! My allergies are getting the best of me again and they make me feel so tired and worn out that I don't have the energy to do anything when I get home at night except sit on the couch and watch tv or read, so my nail art has suffered this week :( But I did do some cutesy dotty heart nails last night!
I had the idea for these nails and had all the colors picked out earlier this week but then I got too tired to actually execute them haha. I just left all the colors out on my desk and gazed at them once in a while until last night when I was like, okay Whitney, IT'S TIME.
These were easy and fun to do - I just used one size of dotting tool (two on my thumb where I wanted extra big dots) and varied the size of the dots by varying the pressure I used in applying them. I did the outline of the hearts first, then filled in with different size dots, then filled in around them with dots of a different color. I love all these colors together too, they're so fun and cheerful to look at.
The base color is Revlon - Cloud, which is part of an accidental Big Lots haul I made earlier this week when I went to get paper towels and TP for the house. Big Lots usually has Revlon polishes in packs of 2 for $2 and I've never seen any that really piqued my interest, but when I picked up the package with Cloud in it I think I actually gasped out loud at how pretty it was. It's like this perfect dreamy grayed-out light purple that depending on the light can look light dusty purple, light dusty blue or beautiful gray. It had a beautiful formula too - I had to add a little polish thinner but given that I got it at Big Lots I figured it'd probably been sitting around for a while so that didn't surprise me. (PS, on that BL trip I ended up getting 8 Revlon polishes for $8!!! EVERYONE GO TO BIG LOTS RIGHT NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN.)
In hindsight I think I would have liked these better if I had picked a lighter green - especially on my ring finger I wish the heart stood out a little more, but I also kind of like the hidden picture sort of quality of it.
On my right hand I went with some trusty glitter gradients! I love glitter (as I'm sure you all know) and I couldn't bear to cover up this color on both hands. I honestly don't know which hand I like better!
The other colors I used are...
China Glaze - Rich & Famous (pink), Flyin' High (blue), Blonde Bombshell (gold glitter)
Revlon - Emerald (green - this is a dupe for OPI Jade is the New Black and another polish I got in my Big Lots haul!)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Sun Kissed (orange - this is a dupe for Zoya Arizona)
Sephora by OPI - Domestic Goddess (purple), Sugar Plum Fairies Gone Wild (purple glitter)
In conclusion, everyone go to Big Lots right now and also buy a bottle of Cloud at once. Posthaste. You won't regret it. Have a great weekend!