Saturday, April 06, 2013

Springtime Polka Dot Gradient - OPI Euro Centrale Nail Art

Hi everyone!

I really enjoyed the polka dot look that I created using some of the colours from the butter LONDON Bespoke Collection, so I immediately wanted to try out the same design using other colour combos!

I started combing through my melmer drawers looking for colours that caught my eye, all the while the OPI Euro Centrale Collection was sitting pretty in its display on top of my melmers. I tried a few colour combos on a nail wheel, and they all looked just okay, but nothing really thrilled me. And that's when I glanced over and noticed the Euro Centrale Collection. I instantly knew which shades I wanted to use and I didn't even bother to try them out on my practice nail wheel.

The base colour is OPI My Vampire is Buff, the total star of this collection in my opinion. It's such a lovely, creamy clean beige that's just perfect for nail art. In fact, I picked up a back-up of this one yesterday because I know I'll be using it a lot. To be even more honest, I think that if there had been more than one in the display at the store, I would have picked up two or even three back-ups. Yes, I love this shade that much. I added the dots using a couple of different sized dotting tools and OPI Suzi's Hungary Again! and OPI Can't Find My Czechbook.

If you're interested in seeing swatches of the whole Euro Centrale Collection, I did post a full review which you can see here.

This nail art design has been floating around a lot lately, but I'm almost certain that the lovely Sarah from Chalkboard Nails was the originator. It's such a simple, yet wonderfully visually appealing mani. I love it, so thanks Sarah for the inspiration!

Alright, David and I are hosting poker night tonight, so I'm off to do some housework. How is everyone else spending their Saturday evening?

Thanks for looking!


  1. Such an effective nail art look and I love that you can use several colours and try out almost any combo :) xx

  2. This is so easy and looks super pretty! I am definitely trying it.

  3. Love the color combos on this manicure! So pretty :)

  4. I don't know what it is about dot gradients, but they just make me happy hahaha. Wonderful mani! :)

  5. Oh this manicure just makes me happy! Love it!

  6. Perfect combo! And they even sort of look like poker chips, perfect for tonight :)

    1. Haha you're right! I didn't even think of that!

  7. love these colors together!

  8. so cute.


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