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Scattered Dot Mani: December’s NCC#1

December’s Nail Challenge Collaborative theme is Dots! I love a good dotticure, so I was definitely excited about this month’s theme. Then I realized I haven’t done many unique dotted manis in the past, so I really needed to brainstorm to up my game and make this month less boring for y’all!

So for my first dotticure of the month, I knew I wanted a dark base. My nails are shorter than they have been, and if you’ve been following me for a bit you know I love dark polish on nubs! Once I picked out my base color, I basically grabbed a bunch of random colors to work with. I was so glad they ended up working well!

Dotticure

Dotticure

Not quite a typical color combo, but I like how they look all together!  I was kind of going for a gradient look with the dots all scattered towards the base and creeping up the nail in random colors and sizes. Lol, really I was just randomly blobbing on random polishes! Let’s not pretend I had rhyme or reason here!

Another pic!

Another pic!

Polishes used:

  • Base color: Zoya Ryan… a beaaautiful deep navy with hints of teal. This is my absolute favorite dark blue polish!
  • Dotted colors:
    • Julep Eliana… a dark grey-toned navy creme
    • OPI Cajun Shrimp… a gorgeous bright coral-toned red with some hints of pink
    • Julep Saaya… a bright peach with golden shimmer – this looks awful on its own on my skin tone, but it’s nice for nail art!
    • Essie Play Date… a perfect bright purple

So what do you think? Do you like this color combo? What’s an unexpected color combo that you like?

Check out the other dotticures from my NCC ladies:

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Green and Orange Abstract Mani: September NCC #3

So far this is my least favorite manicure for September’s NCC theme of geometric nails. Better to start you off with low expectations, right? 🙂 I don’t think the mani came out poorly or anything… I just didn’t quite like it. Anyways, let me show you to see what you think:

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My meh mani

See? Not awful, but I guess it’s just not quite my style. I basically grabbed some single chevron vinyls and played around with different patterns, then threw some dots up on there.

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Look at that crazy amazing mango orange polish!

I think it would, however, be great for a St. Patricks day mani! Especially if you don’t want to paint 4-leaf clovers, leprechauns, or rainbows… this is kind of a abstract homage to the holiday. 🙂 I wasn’t going for that when I did this mani, but the colors definitely scream St Paddys!

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Excuse the lobster hands – I was trying to get that light green to look color-accurate

The orange and light green did freak my camera out, so my skin looks a little lobster-esque!

Here’s what I used:

  • Base color: My go-to white, Rica’s Whiteout
  • Light Green: piCture pOlish Tail Feather… such a gorgeous almost-neon mint with subtle scattered holo
  • Darker Green: ILNP Reminisce (H)… the holo version of Reminisce, an ultrachrome from my favorite indie brand that shifts from different shades of green to blue and gold. When it was in a small accent on my nails, it didn’t show the shift very well, but it was still there!
  • Orange: Orly Tropical Pop… this is sooo pretty! It’s like a mango/ tangerine yellow-orange neon. It is sheer, so as a full mani you’d have to have a white undie!

So what do you think? Are you as “meh” about it as me? Or is it super appropriate for the March holiday?

Check out the other geometric manis: