Monday, January 19, 2015

NAILS . LITTLE LITTLE BAM-BAMBI

Dear higher power, please bless my roommate and the new Essie Cashmere Matte collection. Why? Well, bless my roommate for finding an entirely new season of Project Runway All Stars to keep us occupied as I embarked on a two hour struggle to remove my shellac manicure. And bless the Essie Cashmere Matte collection for being so damn stunning – that's reason enough, right? The end result of my nail-athon, a matte manicure that is reminiscent of Bambi's cute little derrière.

Being an impatient beginner with a shaky hand doesn't bode well when you're a nail art lover, but thankfully there is the dotticure manicure, which looks stunning, yet requires minimal effort or talent. To re-create this look you'll simply need to apply three thin coats of Essie's All Eyes On Nudes over your favourite base coat – I've been a slave to OPI Nail Envy for years. Once dry, simply use a dotting tool and the Essie polish in Wrap Me Up to create various sized dots at the tip of the nail. I achieved the variation in size by using a heavy or lighter hand while dotting. Being that the polishes have a matte finish I chose to forgo a top coat, although you could apply a matte top coat, like the Nicole by OPI Matte Top Coat, to seal in your design.

I'm certain that this won't be the last nail art design I create with this collection.
Have you got your hands on these polishes yet?




AM¥     XO

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time! I'm not huge into nail art anymore, but this is so subtle and chic with the neutral colors, I can dig it. Just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much. I've slowly been falling away from nail art too, only going for simplicity and neutrals.
      Glad you like it! xo

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  2. This is such an adorable look, and so creative too!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  3. This is sooooooooooooo cute! I love it. I'm one of those silent followers of ur blog who reads but doesn't comment but this dotted "bambi" look polish was so adorable, I just had to comment.

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    1. Well hello!!! Feel free to comment all the time my love, I thoroughly enjoy reading the comments :). But so happy you thought it was adorable – just like Bambi! xo

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  4. Aww these are the height of cuteness! :') so pretty xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. Thanks boo! Love your blog so much! xo

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  5. I love this manicure so much! I used to be really into doing nail art but then I got really tired of spending 1-2 hours on my nails once a week. Now when I'm in the mood for nail art, a "dotticure" (love that name you used!) is the way to go! I may have to recreate this manicure!

    lauren / lipstick & lacquer

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    1. I know what you mean, way too much time. But whenever I watch a movie nail art or at least polishing my nails is a must!

      If you re-create it tag me on Insty! <3

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