Friday, August 31, 2012

Dotty hearts!

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!


  1. I love them! I'll have to try something like this. Looks great

  2. Love both manis! Might try something with those spots some time. It's on my To Try list!

  3. I ADORE those dotty hearts! SO FREAKING CUTE!

  4. They look like an adorable version of those colour-blindness tests you get, very cute :)

  5. I was gonna say the same as Loonyplatypus! They are just like the Ishihara Tests :)


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