Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Mixed Dots Mani (Inspired By My Stamping Plate Holder)

Good morning!

Today's nail art design is the one that I had planned to do last week but ran out of time, so I ended up with my bright pink and yellow cheetah design. This time I allotted myself a lot of time to paint my nails so I was able to complete my vision!

This design was inspired by the photo album that I use to hold all of my stamping plates. I've always been intrigued by the pattern but I've never wanted to take on that many stripes. So, I decided to switch it up a bit and change the stripes to a more manageable design - dots!

I chose colours that matched the pattern on the book and where the stripes are larger, I made larger dots, where they're small, I made small dots, etc. I like how it turned out and maybe one day I'll take on the actual pattern of all the stripes.


CND Stickey Base Coat
China Glaze - White on White (base)
China Glaze - Breakin' (orange dots)
Illamasqua - Purity (light orange dots)
OPI - Kiss Me on the Tulips (pink dots)
OPI - Rumple's Wiggin' (light purple dots)
OPI - Funky Dunkey (purple dots)
Zoya - Robyn (blue dots)
China Glaze - Re-fresh Mint (light green dots)
China Glaze - Gaga for Green (green dots)
China Glaze - Lemon Fizz (yellow dots)
Seche Vite Top Coat


  1. Aww it looks so cute!
    By the way, your nails look amazing! Nailtastrophes are nothing when you do such beautiful manis like that!
    And they look cute short!


  2. It's always funny the random stuff that inspires us crazy nail gals!

  3. Cute.. I like the idea of mixing different sizes of dots

  4. I always have such a hard time doing a simple, clean, dotting look like this. I get carried away.

  5. OH I love this one! So cute, yet so simple too. Thank you for sharing!

  6. The album I use to hold my plates are also polka dotted! Thanks for the idea! :) Your mani is super cute as always!!

  7. I adore this! I want it on my nails right now! Will you come over and do mine?

  8. I love this! I pinned you on pinterest and It's getting repinned like crazy, so it looks like everyone loves this :) Great Blog! I'm a new follower.

  9. So simple and striking, I love it!!! <3 <3

  10. Oh I love this as someone else said it looks very simple and not too complicated but still looks amazing! xx


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