Sunday, 1 January 2012

NOTD - Polka Dots

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone enjoyed their New Year celebrations and aren't feeling too fragile today! I had a late night and a very leisurely morning all I've done today is look around the internet at furnishings, watch You Tube videos and eat my Mum's amazing homemade sausage rolls! 

I did muster up the energy to paint my nails earlier today with the gorgeous Essie Mint Candy Apple but I felt it needed something else. I've always wanted to do a polka dot manicure but I don't have a dotter and have never got round to buying one! Still keen to try out my Topshop Nail Art Pen I bought in December I thought I'd give it a go with the pen!

I'm pleased with the outcome but I wish I had done them a bit more uniform. I found the pen very easy to use on my left hand hand but almost impossible the other way around my right hand's dots are bigger and a bit messier. I found I had to go over the dots to make them more opaque, the first coat of white was a bit watery for my liking. I love the look, the white dots on a duck egg base remind me of a Cath Kidston fabric and it feels a bit vintage. I think I'll invest in a dotter if I do this again. I really want the dots to all be the same size and not looking so random! 



  1. Love it ...def very cath kidston looking :-)

  2. It might be your dotting technique too that. Wah Nails say to designs like this and leopard print by starting with dots in a line in the middle and then to work out to the sides. Love the colour combo!

  3. Oh this is too precious <3 I've always wanted to do a polka dot manicure too, I feel like I'm just too clumsy! Love Mint Candy Apple, such a gorgeous colour. :)

  4. Yep very cath kidson, it looks lovely. Happy New Year.

  5. Carolyn - Aahh, thanks for the tip, I'm definitely going to try this again!

    Summer - Thank you! Mint Candy Apple is do gorgeous! I'm going to try this again with a different combo!

    ihavemostlybeen - Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!!