Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Itsy-Bitsy Polka-Dotted Nails!

Hello there!

Before I show you today's mani, I will show the result of yesterday's nail breakage (it did hit me that I made a whole blog post over a broken nail... oh dear!).  Here is a photo of my naked nails before...

... and after:

My poor nails feel decapitated!!  Sob sob.

At least I've decided to use my short nails to try out some cute manis; today I went for sky blue with sheer polka dots.  Here are the polishes I used:

Here we have Save The Nail's Eau So Hydrated base coat - I found this in Boots and it sounded just like what I was looking for to help out my overpolished nails.  You can see that it has been extremely well used!  Towards the end of the bottle the consistency has turned a little gloopy, so I've moved onto Sally Hansen's Double Duty (far right), but after I cut my nails yesterday I painted them with Eau So Hydrated and went round my boyfriend's with my Boots roll-on Nail & Cuticle Oil.

Anyway, next we have the blue from Claire's Accessories' mini pastel set (got this for my birthday 2 months ago, the set cost £7), then a silver-white nail art pen from Rio's pastel nail art set (bought from Argos, also for my birthday).

Here is the pastel blue on its own, 3 coats to even out the colour:

And with little polka dots painted on top with the nail art pen, finished off with a coat of Double Duty...

Natural light:
Taken with flash:


I painted my nails a tad too thickly so I don't think it's going to be long-wearing... but I'll just use the opportunity to experiment with other designs!

See you soon,

Lisa xx


  1. Love it! The color is very similar to what I'm wearing. And your nails still look very pretty, that's the length mine are right now, and this is considered long for me! Love the shimmery polka-dots!

  2. Thank you!! And oo, what polish have you got on? xx


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