Monday, September 6, 2010

Polka Dots

I'm taking a break from the Models Own postings to show you all a polka dot manicure that I wore a week and a half ago. The last time I did polka dot nails was when I was in middle school. Old Navy had those nail polish bottles with a regular brush and a pen tip on top. Mine were all neons and are still in my old nail polish stash box, but they are all dried out.

My base color was OPI Koala Bear-y from the 2007 Australia collection. It's a pretty pink creme that applies really nicely. I used two coats.

For the dots I used OPI No Spain No Gain from the Fall 2009 España collection.

I used a tool from essence. That is used for putting on glitter bits for nail art. With its rounded tip it works well for polka dots too. You kinds find similar instruments on ebay or you can use a toothpick. I took a sheet of aluminum foil and then placed a few dabs of No Spain No Gain. Dipped my tool into the little pool and then dotted it on my nail. I did a really horrible pattern but next time I will do much better.


  1. Hi, Allison. I just LOVE your polka dotted manicure! I hope you don't mind, but I featured your blog post on my polka dotted blog today.

    Here's a link:

    Your blog is great! Keep up the great work!

  2. Glad your in love mirror. :)

    Thanks Julie. That's totally okay!