Hi readers! I hope that you are all doing well. The weather has been miserable but I'm hoping that May will bring sun and warmth. I was fortunate enough to travel to Toronto yesterday where I was able to make progress in my enrolment into a post-graduate certificate program. Hopefully that this extra qualifications will mean a career. Anyways, this trip also meant that I was able to pick up some new polishes. As a result, I'll be bringing new colours such as Nubar's elegant indigo and OPI's Spiderman collection. Keep your eyes peeled for these polishes in the coming days!
Today, I was in the mood for a sunny summer nail art mani. I have been such a fan of the polkadot trend that I decided to do this dragonfly using polkadots. I repeated the dragonfly design on both of my thumbs and used the same colours for repeating polkadots on my other fingers.
For a base colour, I used Essie's turquoise & caicos. As I have said before, this colour is absolutely amazing. It reminds me of the colour of the Caribbean Seas so I thought it was fitting to use it as the background of my dragonfly. For the body of the dragonfly, I used Essie's e-nuf is e-nuf. I have always been fascinated by the colours of dragonflies so I thought this colour would be fitting. Because dragonflies always seem so have shimmery wings, I thought it would be great to use China Glaze's Prism. This purply silver really catches the light and almost seems to dance in the sun. For the eyes, I used my new Nubar elegant indigo. This black polish with a blue-purple duo-chrome shimmer. I'll be talking about this polish tomorrow so stay tuned!
In order to do the polkadots, I used the end of a bobby pin. I still haven't found a set of dotting tools in Canada which is so disappointing. If you guys know of anywhere in the states where I can pick them up, let me know because I'll be visiting the Lake Placid region next week. Anyways, I really like how bobby pins do polkadots. In order to even out the surface, I used two coats of Essie's good to go. Not only does this topcoat dry very quickly, it also leave a super high-gloss finish.
Have you caught on to the polkadot trend? Show me your best polkadot art by tweeting me a picture @ChippedNailBlog.
Keep on polishing!