Nails of the Week: Gold polka, Green Polka - Nouchaline

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nails of the Week: Gold polka, Green Polka



I love it when a random nail design just pops into my head out of nowhere. If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't, then you SHOULD, please and thank you) then you probably saw my gold/metallic nails by "2030" from China Glaze, one of my new favorite fall polishes. Later that week I picked up the perfect shade of jade which I had been searching for for over a year, and it's "Jumpin Jade" by Sally Hansen. The two polishes were sitting side by side on my table, and I thought they looked good together so I was thinking of a way to incorporate the two in some design. I randomly painted one hand gold and the other green, and then decided that I'd try an inverted polka dot design. I'm SO happy with the results, it looks really cool, but I have to say that I like the jade base with the gold dots more than the gold base with the jade dots.

What do you think ?

The design is super easy to recreate, it just needs a bit of patience and a good top coat. Here's how I created the look.




You obviously can choose any combination of color, but I chose these two because it's not a variation of the common black/red/white polks dots (which I've tried here). The polishes and tools used:
Metallic gold "2030 by China Glaze", "Jumpin Jade"  by Sally H, Diamond Shield top coat, and a needle pin. (Keep nail polish remover on the side to quickly clean a mess).

1. Apply your base color. 




2. On a scratch paper, apply a dot of nail polish which will be the color of the dots. 

3. Using the base of the needle pin, dip it into the little pool of polish and dot on your nail. Go across the nail from the base to the tip, then apply a second line of dots parallel to it, keep going until your whole nail is complete. 


4. Once both hands are complete, wait for the polish to dry and apply your favorite top coat... Voila!


If you give this a try, don't forget to share pic with me via twitter, instagram or facebook :)

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