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About This Manicure

Today was a perfect day, here in Michigan, so I wanted to do a fun, colorful, Springy manicure. I grabbed two Essie nail polishes that I just purchased, Mojito Madness and Splash of Grenadine, and went to work. I knew I wanted to do something with mixed patterns and that one of those had to be polka dots. I just love polka dot nail art!

For the polka dot nails, I used a base of NYC French White Tip and then used two different sized dotting tools to make "polka dot stripes." On my thumb I did some color blocking. Again, I used French White tip as a base and then, when dry, used striping tape to section off my nails. I used a nail art brush to color in the blocks and then removed the tape. I topped everything off with Seche Vite to protect my design and add lots of shine!

3 Responses to Polka Dots and Color Blocking Nails

  1. Sandra Little on June 22, 2013 at 1:15 am

    I just discovered polishpedia and I love! i’m always looking for new inspirations! Super cute mani! I am diggin’ your work! I’m going to try color blocking. I keep avoiding it 🙂 Hope I don’t offend you here, but you look so much like someone I used to know back in my youthful days…her name was Carolyn lol! I guess everyone has a twin! Keep up your great work!

    • Anja Jenkins
      Anja Jenkins on June 24, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks, Sandra! Definitely try color blocking. It’s much easier than it looks. Also, Carolyn is my middle name!

      • Sandra Little on June 25, 2013 at 1:07 am

        Coincidence right?! I’m in the Ft Campbell KY area…Know anyone there? I will try color blocking once I get off of my water marble kick! Do you have a tutorial somewhere? Or I suppose I can check You Tube…I’ve never been good at coloring inside the lines lol!

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