Tuesday, September 11, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 11: Polka Dots

Hey everyone!

It's Day 11! This is going by a lot faster than I had anticipated!

After my gradient manicure from yesterday didn't work out quite as I had planned, I wanted to redeem myself with another gradient. So while today's theme is polka dots, I also included a gradient in my design.

The colours I used for my gradient are OPI Alpine Snow and OPI Fly. I then added the white polka dots using Alpine Snow again. This is sort of a two-way gradient because there's the base gradient of white and teal and then the polka dots gradiate into the white polish.

There are several methods for doing gradient manicures, but the one I've found that I like the most is to actually paint the polish directly onto the makeup sponge and then dab it onto the nails. This tutorial by The Nailasaurus is also a really popular method.

That's it for today! That's eleven down, twenty to go!

Day 12 is stripes and I can't wait to show you guys my stripe design! Be sure to check back tomorrow for it!


  1. Very pretty! I love gradient base with dots!

  2. I love this. It looks like little mushrooms :)

  3. Love this design, really unique to combine the polka dots and gradient!

  4. Love it! I love polka dot designs ;)

  5. dots over sponging look really cute :)

  6. I love the gradient + dots idea... I need to try that sometime! Lovely job as always :)

    1. Also, yay that so many of us are synchronised now with what day we are on xD

  7. Gorgeous!

    Inspired by you, have posted my own take (with credit and link to you) at http://jessikast.tumblr.com/post/31391395249/gradient-and-dot-nails-how-awesome-are-these

  8. This is so pretty! I love the gradient!


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