Showing posts with label Dotting Tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dotting Tools. Show all posts

April 25, 2014

Nails Inspired By FRESHbiscuits & A Giveaway!

My friend Bianca asked if I'd be interested in partnering with her to giveaway a handmade wristlet from her Etsy shop, FRESHbiscuits. Of course I said yes! She made a super cute wristlet per my specifications & I've done some nails to match.

I started with a base of Lime Crime Milky Ways, then added some quick stripes with Sation Bump In Beige & Zoya Pepper for this manicure. Next I used dotting tools to make polka dots, first with Lime Crime Milky Ways & then Zoya Pepper right on top of those dots. Finished with a top coat & they came out great!
Now the fun part for my readers! Bianca is offering one of my lucky U.S. readers their choice of one in stock item at FRESHbiscuits!

RULES: PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING.
  • This giveaway is open with a U.S. Shipping address only! (Please check with country's postal requirements before entering. Neither FRESHbiscuits nor I are responsible for customs charges or lost packages.)
  • This giveaway starts today, April 25th, and will end May 9th at 12:00 AM Central Time.    
  • I'll select the winner with rafflecopter and notify the winner by email on May 10th.
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't reply within 24 hours, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.
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February 8, 2014

My Favorite Polka Dots!

Sation Bump In Beige is a truly fantastic polish. I used 2 thin coats to start this manicure. It applies like a dream with no streaks. It's also the best match for my skintone which is exactly what I wanted for this look. I added large & small dots of Sation Snow White in no particular pattern & the results are magical. I couldn't quit staring at my nails & wanted to show them off to everyone. Good thing I have a blog for that! Nude nails with a pattern in a bold color are something I'll be doing again for sure. Also this is very easy to do, so if you like it, give it a try!
 
 
It's so cold! I can't wait for winter to end!
 

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April

July 30, 2013

Quick Nail Art With Zoya


I started with a base of Zoya Storm & then added a french tip in Zoya Noot & a few dots in Zoya Breezi.
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April

June 19, 2013

Even More Polka Dots!

I loved my last manicure so much that I decided to update it before moving on to something else. This one started with a base of Zoya Thandie. I then added dots of Zoya Rocky & Zoya Blu. The results are pretty impressive for something so easy. If you want to dive into nail art I highly recommend starting with some polka dots using a dotting tool.
 
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April

June 17, 2013

Polka Dot Nail Art Inspired By Chalkboard Nails

I keep a Pinterest board filled with nail art inspiration & this week I chose to try a simple but striking design by Chalkboard Nails. I started with a base of Zoya Thandie & then added a triangle of dots in Zoya Rocky. I love this one!
 
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April

June 5, 2013

Dotticure Inspired By Lucy's Stash

I keep a Pinterest board filled with my favorite nail art to use as inspiration when deciding what I'd like to try next. This time I chose a lovely manicure from the incomparable Lucy's Stash.
I started with a base of Zoya Darcy, then added dots of Zoya Amy & Zoya Hazel. Using a dotting tool to create nail art is really very easy to master allowing you to create manicures that look complex even though they are actually quite low on the difficulty scale. The hardest part about this one was choosing colors!
 
 
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April

January 24, 2013

Zoya Dotted Flower French

This is very out of my comfort zone, so flowery, but I like how it turned out. I started with the drop dead gorgeous Zoya Julie, then added flowers with Zoya Shelby & Zoya Stacy with my dotting tools.
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April

December 13, 2012

Sation Holiday Polka Dots

I always love polka dot manicures & this one is no exception. I used Sation Feliz Navi-Doll, Sation I Love Yule, & Sation Under The Miss-tletoe & my trusy dotting tools. So cute & easy!
 
 
 
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April

November 22, 2012

Zoya Polka Dots

I just can't get enough polka dots lately! Here I used Zoya Natty for the base & Zoya Lara, Dove & Snow White for the dots.
 
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April

November 9, 2012

Zoya Ray & Zoya Marley Polka Dots

I love polka dot nails! So easy to do & they always look great. I got a new polka dot skirt & I couldn't resist. My skirt is navy with gray dots but I was already wearing Zoya Ray so I just went that instead. I used the lovely Zoya Marley for the dots. 
 
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April

September 20, 2012

Lime Crime Halloween Skull Nails Inspired By Frippery Digits

I've been wanting to try these nails for a long time & I love how they turned out! I got the idea from this post from Frippery Digits. I used Lime Crime Milky Ways & added the skulls using a dotting tool & Lime Crime Pastelchio. So fun!

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Lime Crime! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

September 8, 2012

Lime Crime Once Upon A Blue Mousse & Dots!

Lime Crime has released their first nail polish collection & they've done quite a good job. The packaging is fabulous, full of purple, glitter & unicorns. I love the bottle shape & the brushes are a bit wider than most which I always prefer. The collection, called Les Desserts d'Antoinette, contains a rainbow of pastel shades & an off white.  The formulas were all a little on the thick side & work much better with thick, as opposed to thin coats. Overall a very good first polish offering! Here's what Lime Crime has to say about their polishes.

7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionery delights from Marie Antoinette's table. Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application. Never tested on animals. 3-Free.

Lime Crime Once Upon A Blue Mousse is a pale sky blue pastel shown here at 2 coats. This could almost be a one coat wonder but the formula was a little too thick & needed another coat to even everything out. Nice color but I have a couple of other sky blue polishes so I gave this one to a grateful friend who already sent me a picture of herself wearing it!
 
The next day I added some simple polka dots using Lime Crime Crema de Limon & Lavendairy. I always love polka dot nails & they are super easy!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Lime Crime! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

July 26, 2012

Sation Hot 4 Teacher & Halftone Nail Art

Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation has just released a limited edition collection called Class of Sation, available now.
Sation Hot 4 Teacher is a magenta neon creme. Two coats for opacity. It does dry matte, like most neons, so you'll need a top coat to add shine & help level it out a bit. Pretty color for summer but I think I'll pass this one along to a friend who loves neons more than I do. I can't resist posting this video!

The next day I tried some stamping but I couldn't get the colors bright enough so I pulled out my dotting tools instead for this halftone manicure. I used Essie Brazilliant, American Apparel Hassid, Quirius Caribbean Turquoise, & Sation Miss Emo Shun All. I tried this idea almost 3 years ago with different colors but I really love this one!
 

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.