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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Polkie Dots with a Kick!

Yep, I said 'Polkie', lol. Now as you all know, I love polka dots, purple, scotch tape and matte manis, so why not do a mani, that has it all!!!! Here is the mani I did. I used Ulta Cocktails Anyone?, Sally Hansen Slick Slate and Essie Matte About You. I know I'm holding China Glaze's Matte Magic in the last pics, but when I was taking these pictures, that was on the end table, and to be honest, my butt was too lazy to get back up and grab the Essie, lol. Hey....I was tired and comfy, lol.


I started with 2 coats of Cocktails Anyone?



Then I did the polka dots with Sally Hansen Slick Slate and a Bundle Monster Plate



next I taped off half the mani, diagonally, and used Slick Slate again



Then for fun, I re-taped my nails, and added Essie Matte About You :)






49 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love the combination of matte and glossy finishes! <3

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  2. i love it !!! love it matte and shiny. ooooooh so cute . ~Inspiring again Erika, cos last night i put on and took off about 4 different manis . just couldn't get thje right one and today my nails are boring !

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  3. OMG! it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! <3

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  4. Oh goodness, I love this mani!

    May I ask if the dots are free-hand or done with konad/ fauxnad? I always have problem making the dots loking even on nails! :(

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  5. Love this one!! it's really fun and a great combination. if only i had a polka dot plate, I would definitely give this one a try :)

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  6. WOW! It's so pretty! You're like the Goddess of Scotch Tape Manicures. XD

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  7. I really like the contrast of the matte and glossy together. Awesome mani and awesome color combo as well.

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  8. OMG! Where do you get all your inspiration from??
    This combination is great! So sophisticated...

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  9. Aww, thanks you guys!! I was quit pleased with myself over this one.

    Emer, HAHAHA, 4 times!!! I love it, but I do know the frustration when you just can't settle on one.

    Steph, those were done with a Bundle Monster plate :)

    Cammy, *blushes* Aww, thanks!!!!


    Stickers, thanks!!! It really isn't from anywhere. I just sit in front of my stash, decided what colors would look great together, IMO, and then decided how I can use them together. Then I tend to get bored, and thats when matte comes into play a lot, lol.

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  10. this is so pretty! i need more of those instr dri polishes. i refuse to use konad polishes. hahah except for white :)

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  11. I love it. The grey almost looks like slate. :)

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  12. Wow, I love it, it's so beautiful !
    I have a question : I never used scotch tape over polish but does it sometime « take off » a little bit your polish ? Or do you use some kind of special tape ?

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  13. Thanks you guys!!!

    Poish Lava, Oh I agree, not only are they pricey, but they tend to smear on me :(

    Rachel, It is called Slick Slate, lol :P

    Amelie, No, I never have an issue of it removing some of the base polish. I just use regular Scotch Tape, satin finish. I have a tutorial on how I do this, up above in the 'Tutorials' tab, called "Funky French and other designs' This shows you hw to use the tape, so that doesn't happen. Here is the link
    http://chloesnails.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-my-french-funky-french-and-other.html

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  14. Love the colors and the contrast with the matte and shiny!

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  15. Normally I wouldn't be a huge fan of these colours but you just made them look super nice! Slick Slate + matte looks delicious!

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  16. Ok I just read it, thank you very much :)
    I will look the others tutorials too !

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  17. LOVE IT~ i know how long these mani's take you but its worth it for us hahahah

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  18. Are the bundle monster plates big enough for your nails? I know you use them regularly and I've seen a lot of people complaining about them being a lot smaller than the konad ones. Looks beautiful by the way. Thanks.

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  19. Shick,
    very creative combination of matte and gloss finish. i would never think about doing it myself:)))

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  20. great combination! well done :) xx

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  21. i love it ! (: i must try it , i hope it comes out as well as yours did .

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  22. This is so gorgeous!!!! I LOVE IT!!

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  23. What polish brands do you like best for stamping?

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  24. Thanks you guys!!

    Madi, the Bundle Monster full nail image plates are def smaller than Konads, but if I do it just right, they fit on my nail. I do have issues on my thumbs, but I can deal :)


    Lakesha, I love Sally Hansen Insta-Dri's, Sally Hansen Chrome polish pens, Wet N' Wild Black creme, holos, but over a dark base, and any metallic polishes. As long as it's a one coater, they work too.

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  25. I love all the different variations of manicures you get as you show each step of the end result--they are all gorgeous!

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  26. These look fantastic! Love the combination!

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  27. I REALLY need to get Matte About You!

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  28. really beautiful.. both of them but i really really like the Essie Matte About You combo..
    i will have to hunt down some of these mattes you have swatched soon :D

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  29. Thanks you two!! Yes, if you don't have any matte top coats or polish, you DEF need to get some!

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  30. Love your blog you inspire me to paint my nails! I have over 100 nail polishes and am without nail polish most of the week :/ lol

    I just started my blog please check it out & follow!
    http://lizbeth612-onceuponashoe.blogspot.com/

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  31. Aww, thank you Liz! I will def be sure to check yours out!

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  32. I love your nails and every single manicure you do. I love the mix of matte and shiny polishes, I love how clean and straight they always turn out! I aspire to be as good as you one day!

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  33. Thank you so much Angela!!That is so sweet!! It won't be long, till you're just thrilled with how you polish :)

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  34. I LOVE love love this!! It is such a nice blend of texture, color, and style!

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  35. ABOP, haha, I knew you'd love the polka dots!!!!

    Thank you Crystal!!!!

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  36. I am in love with your designs! Great job! I have a polish weakness myself. Haha, I look forward to seeing more!

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  37. I love them but who carries the purple color I know where to get the other two polishes

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