Friday, May 27, 2011

Polka Dot Nails & Shoes

Last week, I asked for your help finding a polish to match the polka dot heels I planned to wear to my sister, Kelsey's, college graduation.  With your suggestions, I chose 4 colors that best matched the shoes, and from those, I selected OPI Sand in My Suit, which reader Erin recommended.  Musings from Manhattan suggested the Nicole by OPI Liquid Metallics, and I waffled for a long time between Nicole by OPI It Starts With Me and OPI Sand in My Suit because I love how shimmery It Starts With Me is.  For the polka dots, I knew that the Kiss Nail Artist Fine Art Pen in black would be perfect, and Kiss was kind enough to send me a set including the black and white pens so I could create this fun manicure.  You may remember the butterfly manicure (HERE) that I did with the pink and silver versions of the Kiss Fine Art Pens.

My nails match my shoes!

For this manicure, I started with two coats of OPI Sand in My Suit.  Once that was completely dry, I drew polka dots in varying sizes using the Kiss Nail Artist Fine Art Pen in black.  I topped everything with a coat of Seche Vite.

The contenders
Left to right: Nicole by OPI The Next CEO, OPI Sand in My Suit, Nicole by OPI It Starts With Me, Nicole by OPI Miss Independence

With the shoe inspiration

They are hard to see unless you enlarge the photo, but here are my polka dot nails.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
I hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.


Michelle said...

This is adorable! I love the shoes too. I love the Nicole Liquid Metals, I haven't found them here yet. :)

Libby's Pink Vanity said...

You look DARLING!!! I think the whole outfit is a smash!
I hope you have a great weekend too. :)

Rins said...

Love the shoes! Love the nail art! Perfect! Congrats to you sister! :)

Enamel Girl said...

great mani! it matches your shoes very well.

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Akuma Kanji said...

Definitelt OPI Sand in my Suit! It's just perfect! I love it ^__^

Fey (TheNailExperiment) said...

Love the combination! your shoes are gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Love the polka dot nails, i am going to try that!! Fonda

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Unknown said...

Thank you all so much!!! I loved this mani!!! :D

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