August 13, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Nails


It can't be summer without a swimsuit! Today I have some fun, vibrant yellow nails inspired by the song Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. As you can imagine I've got some polka dots, some yellow polishes, and an accent nail with a tiny bikini painted on it ;D Check 'em out!

The Digit-al Dozen: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Nails - dotticure and freehand bikini nail art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Digit-al Dozen: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Nails - dotticure and freehand bikini nail art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

About the Design

I was never really clear on if the bikini was yellow and the dots were a different color, or if the bikini had specifically yellow polka dots? For today's manicure I went with a yellow suit with white/off-white polka dots. This feels like a really different style for me because I don't usually reach for semi-sheer glass fleck yellow polishes (who wants VNL with a sheer yellow polish?!) but I do really like the end result of this manicure. It's very cheerful!

The Digit-al Dozen: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Nails - dotticure and freehand bikini nail art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Digit-al Dozen: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Nails - dotticure and freehand bikini nail art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Polishes & Supplies

I did 3 coats of Color Club Daisy Does It on most nails - it's a beautiful glass fleck polish with duo chrome flecky bits that shift from gold to green from their Take Wing collection. I completed my shimmery nails with polka dots in OPI My Vampire is Buff and french tips in Color Club Almost Famous.

For my bikini accent nail I first did 3 coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff to reach opacity. Then I freehanded the bikini with some of my tiny brushes and Color Club Almost Famous. Finally I added the necessary polka dots with a needle-point dotting tool, and some touches of highlights and lowlights to give it some additional depth.

Now check out the other designs from The Digit-al Dozen for today below!



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17 comments:

  1. Really like that shimmery yellow with the white polka dots. I usually don't like colors like that but in here, it just works.

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  2. I like the idea of the yellow tips! Very cute!

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  3. Been singing this song as soon as I seen the nails! Adorable!

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  4. that yellow! and those cute dots! and the swimsuit! ooooh! <3 <3 <3

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  5. Teehee! So cute! I remember singing that song as a kid :)

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  6. So cute! And I'm going to be singing that song all day now :)

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  7. I had an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini when I was young. It was yellow with black dots. Possibly not my best look but this mani is fab!

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  8. Ahhh! I had thought of this when it came to Summer, but I had no idea how to execute them. You've done it perfectly!

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  9. oh Emma, this makes me smile - love it xx

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  10. AHHH what a great idea! You are just knocking it out of the park this week!

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  11. I love everything about this design!! Brilliant!

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  12. really lovely design! I love the gold too it is totally summery and funnily reminds me of a gel pen i had years ago at school!

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  13. I love this a lot! And that bikini is so darn cute!!

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  14. You caused me to sing that song for DAYS! And I love it in spite of that! ♥

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