Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dotted Outlining

I've had the idea for a while now to do a single stamp on a nail and add dots all around it.  I know I've seen at least one other manicure using this type of design but I cannot find it (if you know who's design I'm talking about please let me know!).  This was meant to be just a simple stamping manicure with a little bit of a flair.

For my base I used one coat of Wet n Wild French White Crème then added a full coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow.  I do this for my more sheer polishes because then I can get away with just one coat of underwear and one coat of polish instead of many many layers of polish to get it opaque enough.  On top of Mellow Yellow I stamped a hibiscus flower from Bundle Monster plate BM-313 using one of the colors from my favorite collection of the year (China Glaze Summer Neons!): China Glaze Love's a Beach.  To outline the flower I used China Glaze Beach Cruise-r and a tiny dotting tool.

The only downside to this manicure was that I used two polishes for my base that don't hold up with time: within less than a day of wear I had several chips on the free edge of my nail.  Other than that it was a lovely bright manicure to wear!


  1. Hello! I just awarded you the Liebster Award for your cute nails! You can check it out here: http://misscandy-nails.blogspot.fr/2012/08/liebster-award.html :)

  2. Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow is one of my faves, so cute!



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