April 17, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Dressed Up in Leather + Studs


Today I have a play on hard and soft, or edgy and fun, using the bright jelly-based shades of the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Collection! I was so incredibly happy to find these polishes on clearance at Target so I snapped them up as quickly as possible :) After doing skittles with them I realized they needed just a little bit of edge - check 'em out!

The Digit-al Dozen: Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Dressed Up in Leather + Studs Nails - triangle half moon nail art | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen: Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Dressed Up in Leather + Studs Nails - triangle half moon nail art | Manicurity

 The Design

I found the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dot polishes just so dang adorable I felt I needed to sass them up a little bit with dramatic v-shaped half moons. Since the half moons looked nice and textured like leather, I thought that nothing would complement them better than metallic dots that mimic studs. I loved this combo of 'soft' with the sheer black & white glitter jelly polishes and the 'hard' with the edgy leather & stud-esque design!!

The Digit-al Dozen: Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Dressed Up in Leather + Studs Nails - triangle half moon nail art | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen: Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Dressed Up in Leather + Studs Nails - triangle half moon nail art | Manicurity

The Polishes + Supplies

I used three of the Maybelline Polka Dots polishes as my base colors - Pretty in Polka (pink) on my pinkie, Blue Marks the Spot (cornflower blue) on my middle two fingers, and Drops of Jade (green-teal) on my pointer and thumb. Blue Marks the Spot is super sheer compared to the other two polishes, and Drops of Jade is the most opaque. I used three coats for Pretty in Polka and Drops of Jade and 4 - 5 for Blue Marks the Spot.

For my leather style half moons, I freehanded them using black acrylic paint. The black acrylic paint gives it that lovely painterly texture that also translates as leather; not super glossy, but with a sheen and a little bit crinkly all over. The 'studs' are graduated dots done with a chrome polish and my arsenal of dotting tools!

NOW don't forget to check out the other designs for today BELOW!




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9 comments:

  1. i love this =) i just bought the green and orange graffiti polish :)

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  2. The best use of polka dot polishes I've seen yet!

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  3. Congratulations on your mixed nail art.

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  4. I think those polishes are adorable, too. Also, your leather effect looks awesome!

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  5. These are really fun! I love all the contrast! <3

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