Monday, June 20, 2011

it's hard to come up with titles for polka dot nail art

Hey guys, today I have a special post for you!
Me and a bunch of lovely ladies from Polish-aholics Anonymous have decided to start doing themed manicures on Mondays!

This week's theme was an easy one to get it all started - polka dots.


And here's what I came up with! Loosley based off this design by Tammy at Gettin' Girlie.
It is actually so simple but a ton of people complimented me on it and asked how I painted "such perfect circles."

Well my friends, it's just a dot on top of a dot. Really.


One dot.


Two dots!


Piece of cake!
This took me all of 5 minutes, haha.
I used a large dotting tool for the first dots and a medium one for the second dots, but you don't need dotting tools.
You can use just about anything with a round end on it - bobby pin, toothpick, the end of a paint brush, the end of an eyeliner tube, anything really. Experiment with different sized objects and gets lots of different sized dots!

If you want some dotting tools, though, they are super cheap on ebay. I reviewed the ones I have here.

This mani started with one coat of Wet N Wild Wild Shine Black Creme.


One coat black. I will never use another black again in my life. I have 4 bottles of this.
AND it is the best black for stamping. It works just as good as Konad black polish.

The dots were done with China Glaze Romantique polishes.
I showed you Harmony before, here.
And I used 2 other colors which my dad bought for me this month!


China Glaze - Adore.


China Glaze - Emotion.


The Romantique polishes are very good for stamping.


Romantique polishes can be unforgiving if you have ridges or peelies on your nails. Thankfully my nails are not problematic and these swatches are without base coat, but you may need to use a base coat with this sort of color, depending on your nail condition.

There you have it! My first themed Monday Mani. Hopefully I will have many more to show you.
I can't wait for next week!

42 comments:

  1. Wow, I would have never thought that. I thought you literally drew out every little dot or something. It looks great though!

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  2. Wow I thought they were empty circles before reading how you did them. Gorgeous mani! Very fun!

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  3. wow, the black and metallic dots are amazing, well done

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  4. Those polka dots are awesome!!! I'm glad you told us how to do them!!

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  5. Looking goood! I love it bothe with and without the black center! (Great trick :D)

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  6. LOVE the design!!! I really need to try it, it looks amazing!!! Well done! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow!
    This looks so pretty.
    I love polka dots!

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  8. this is so going on my to-do list! =D

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  9. This looks so lovely! Colorful, yet classy! I've requested to be a part of that group now, because it sounds like an awesome group! hah

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  10. Great mani! I hadn't thought of using some of those things to make a dot...thanks!

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  11. This is super cute.. I will have to try this one :)

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  12. love love love. Its amazing how something as simple as a polka dot can be absolutely beautiful!

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  13. The idea is so simple but the end product is amazing. Definitely trying something like this :-)

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  14. Thanks for sharing how you did this, I too thought they were empty circles at first. Such a stunning manicure!

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  15. Really cute! I love the colours you used :)

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  16. These are really cute ! I like it a lot .

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  17. This is truly fantastic! I should have known another crocheter (like myself) would be so artistic!!!

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  18. This amazingly simple and the effect is gorgeous! As I'm a begginer with nail art (I'm still trying to tame my stamping tools :P), I should start with something like this! :)

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  19. I've never even thought about doing polka dots like that! They're really cute! :)

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  20. Looks great Rebecca!! I love it! <3

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  21. I *just* discovered your blog... awesome nail tutorials! <3 I'm gonna try out your franken soon too. Hopefully it turns out as nice as yours! =)

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  22. Omg...your a freeking genius. A nail genius. Like seriously, you are the sole inspiration behind 90% of my nail looks. Every time you do a new nail post i always run to go do mine

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  23. What a fantastic idea! I really need to get myself a dotting tool

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  24. Your dotted manicure is beautiful! I like it even more without the little black dots :) And the colour you chose look just perfect together :)

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  25. This mani is gorgeous, I love it very much :)

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  26. Sooo cute! And I am def gonna try it out soon =] I love the lil dohnut shapes!

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  27. Lovely twist on a polka dot mani :D

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  28. oh my gosh, so many lovely comments!
    thanks everyone :D

    Kattatonic Fierceology, thank you so much, I really appreciate hearing that!

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  29. I love these nails! And thanks for helping me out with the headphones. I'm almost done and they're coming out great :)

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  30. I tried this last night, i need some dotting practice :p i think i put wayyyy to many dots on each nail

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  31. Hello - just to let you know that this design really inspired me to have a go at this myself My attempt turned out pretty rubbish though - how do you get your inside dot lined up so perfectly?!

    I'm doing a blog post on my attempt soon and wanted to use your picture and link back to your blog to show what inspired me. I hope that's okay with you. If not please let me know.

    Gem xx

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  32. Thank you =)

    I like to think of your blog in my head as being called "Rebecca likes snails" - I'm a bit odd. Will have to remember to use its proper name for my post! x

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  33. This is GORGEOUS!!!!! What a great idea!

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  34. Awesome nail art polka dot and great colors combination.

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