Freitag, 9. November 2012

Fall into Autumn 11: Autumn Dots

It's Friday already and I have been home sick for seven days now... and still not feeling better. And I really have been resting... :( It was convinient for my sister though. She's going to hand in her bachelor's thesis next Monday and since I was sick, I had enough time at hand to proofread it for her. It reminded me so much of my own diploma thesis two years ago. I have to admit though, that her topic was a bit more interesting than mine, hehe.

But I also didn't neglect my nails and did some easy nail art. I said I would catch up with the challenge this week, so one of the manicures was a dotty one for theme No.11: Autumn Dots. I already had a pretty clear idea what I wanted to do, but I still searched the net for some pretty color combinations. I found one that seems to have inspired at least one more lady from the challenge group. It just proves that it is a nice combination!

So here's my retro autumn dotticure:



I'm really proud of myself, because most of the polishes I used for this mani are neglected ones or even unused polishes. I used a total of six different polishes for this.

I started with three coats of essence frosted champaign from the crystalliced LE from last winter. I don't remember if I wore this before. It's a light beige with golden shimmer and some really tiny random red glitter pieces that really irritated me. Frosted champaign levels nicely, but even at three coats, it was not opaque. It seemed to enhance the white tip. I stopped at three coats, because I'd cover up a lot with my dots anyway.


gloomy daylight
 For my dots, I picked five different shades from my stash. OPI Stranger Tides and essie Sew Psyched (green), p2 Honolulu Juicer (orange), Milani Foxy Lady (red) and p2 night out (blue). I think they look nice together.

I used two different methods to place my dots. At first, I'd go color by color and place random dots to create a random color pattern. That didn't work that great as you can see on my ringfinger. The lines are a bit wobbly. Later, I'd do row by row. That involves more polish, but the lines look prettier.

Which one do you like better?




I got some nice comments on these nails and I really enjoyed wearing them. Enough to not paint my nails for three days straight even though I had time to paint them. It was weird to have a pattern like that on my nails. I kept staring at them, thinking I had something odd on my nails. :D

What do you think of my dots?

Please take a look at all these awesome manicures too:

Kommentare:

  1. Beautiful dots, love the color combination. I am sure you had a lot of patience until you finished this manicure!

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    1. This was actually finished quickly. The most time-comsuming part about this mani was opening and closing the polish bottles for a new drop ;)

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  2. It's brilliant! Somehow it reminds me of something..!

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  3. Beautifully dotted dotticure! I love the arrangement, love the colors and love the dots! Great job!

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  4. LOVE!!! Is this the one inspired by the Toms? I love that one and yours is just as awesome!!
    Hope you feel better soon! :)

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  5. this looks fantastic! the colors are beautiful for fall!
    love your blog!
    following you now!
    would love if you checked out my blog sometime and followed if you liked!
    <3
    nailvarnishvixen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for following! I'll be visiting your blog too!

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  6. I love your dotticure! It's fresh and clean and very fall-like. I must admit though, I like the dots on your ring finger better than the rest. (sorry.) :)

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    1. No reason to be sorry! You just like them a bit further apart, I guess? That's how I originally wanted to do it, but I suck at placing dots...

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  7. das sieht wundervoll aus! :)
    echt hübsch.
    <3

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  8. Das sieht toll aus =) Erinnert mich total an die 80er irgendwie :D sehr retro, passend für den herbst <3

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