Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dotted heart tips!

Hi everyone! Usually I post my nails the day after I paint them because I'm way too pumped to hold them in a queue for later, but I've been neglecting to post as much as I've been painting so I finally have a nice backlog of pictures to get to. They're mostly just NOTD creme/glitter combos but I did these cute little dotted heart tips on Sunday night and for some reason didn't post them on Monday, so here they are!


I spent the day at a creek on Sunday and so by the time I was home and done eating dinner, etc. I was sleepy and relaxed but still really wanted to paint my nails. I sat and gazed at all my new Zoyas for a while (I do a lot of gazing at my polish, can you guys tell? Do y'all do this too? it's all just so pretty!) before finally just settling on the combo that kept jumping out at me for some reason.

The blue is Zoya - Natty, from the new fall 2012 collection. The neutral is Zoya - Kennedy, and it's a dupe for OPI's My Very First Knockwurst from their fall 2012 collection. I wanted MVFK because let's face it, I'm a hoarder of neutral polishes, but when I found out that Kennedy was a dupe I decided to get that in the Zoya BOGO sale instead :)


Natty is the most delightful dusty navy blue color and the formula is perfection, almost a one-coater but I did two to make it look perfect. I don't know what it is about navy blue polish, but all the ones I own have the best formulas. Kennedy is a nude with pink undertones which come out pretty strongly on me because my skin is olive-toned. I really, really like it. I did 3 coats, the formula was a little thick but it self-leveled nicely so I'm happy.


I was just going to paint my nails and leave them as is, but I wanted to do just a little bit of nail art to accent them (of course). I didn't really know what I was doing when I started - I was planning to just do some swirls of dots but then before I knew what was happening they had turned into these little heart tips.


This is the simplest nail art I've done in a loooong time (maybe ever haha) but for some reason I love it SO MUCH. I love the color combo, I love the contrast of the reversed design, I think the hearts are adorable and I love how easy it was to do. They remind me of country cross-stitch or painting or something. I'm filing this one away in the ol' mind-brain for next time I want to do nail art but keep it simple. FOR SURE. Expect to see this one again.


So what do you guys think? Do you like my simple little heart tips or am I experiencing delusions of grandeur with my love for them? I CAN'T HELP MYSELF.

9 comments:

  1. I love these like seriously. awesome. Gimme your nails. pls.

    Also I just got Natty from the Zoya BOGO, I know what you mean, I loveeeee that color.

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    1. THANK YOU! U can have them girl.

      I know. Natty is the best.

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  2. Really great idea, and it came out so cute. I've got to do more of the two-consecutive-finger accents nails because I think it looks surprisingly chic.

    No delusions of grandeur!

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    1. Thank you! I agree, I really like the two-finger accent nails. To me it looks a little more cohesive than ring/thumb or other combos (though I like them all at different times haha)

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  3. These are super duper cute!! So glad I found your blog - you may see these on my digits soon!!

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    1. Thanks girl! Uh that would be AWESOME, tell me if you decide to do them!

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  4. I gaze at my polishes a LOT! So at this point I guess it's normal! I just get inspired by mentally combining them...

    Those nails are super super cute, and the colors make it no cheesy, which is great! I will probably recreate that anytime soon, with your permission :p

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    1. I do a lot of polish gazing too! I'm the same way - a lot of times I pick colors and the design comes to mind after. Thank you! I would love to see your recreation, let me know if you do them! :)

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  5. awh theyre TOOOOO cute!!
    and your work is so nice i love them!!

    xx

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