INTERLOCKING DOTS TUTORIAL!
You will need: two different colored polishes (I used Deborah Lippmann “Almost Paradise” and Sally Hansen “Pacific Blue”) & a dotting tool.
Paint your nails with Color 1.
Draw one diagonal line with Color 2; I freehanded mine, but if you’re unable to do straight lines, use tape! Making sure Color 1 is completely dry first.
Fill in the area above the diagonal with Color 2.
Take Color 1 & space dots equidistant ABOVE the diagonal line.
Fill in the gaps underneath the diagonal with dots of Color 2.
Continue to use Color 2 and place dots diagonally to the dots you made in Step 6.
Take Color 1 and repeat Step 7.
Clean up cuticles using acetone and a small brush!

INTERLOCKING DOTS TUTORIAL!

  1. You will need: two different colored polishes (I used Deborah Lippmann “Almost Paradise” and Sally Hansen “Pacific Blue”) & a dotting tool.
  2. Paint your nails with Color 1.
  3. Draw one diagonal line with Color 2; I freehanded mine, but if you’re unable to do straight lines, use tape! Making sure Color 1 is completely dry first.
  4. Fill in the area above the diagonal with Color 2.
  5. Take Color 1 & space dots equidistant ABOVE the diagonal line.
  6. Fill in the gaps underneath the diagonal with dots of Color 2.
  7. Continue to use Color 2 and place dots diagonally to the dots you made in Step 6.
  8. Take Color 1 and repeat Step 7.
  9. Clean up cuticles using acetone and a small brush!
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JUNE 30 DAYS OF UNTRIEDS: DAY 5

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef ($2.99 for 0.40 fl. oz.)

Coral Reef is a simple pink creme; nothing fancy about it, but it’s still my go-to pink. It’s not too neon, but not baby pink. It’s coral pink! So cute ^^

The drying time is average, and I am quite fond of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear brushes and the formula is excellent—opaque in two coats! 

IN A NUTSHELL

Color: Coral pink creme
# of Coats Required: Two
Drying Time (1-5): Three
Finish: Glossy
Ease of Removal (1-5): One 

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JUNE 30 DAYS OF UNTRIEDS: DAY 4 (almost didn’t make it, lol…7 minutes until midnight)

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Black Tie ($5.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.)

Black Tie is an amazing charcoal black with a purple/green duochrome. It really is amazing. You see purple in its entirety, green in its entirety, and flashes of both sometimes! I am in love with the entire Sally Hansen Diamond Strength line’s bottle shape. It’s got facets on the bottle itself and a fantastic handle and perfect sized brush. 

The formula of Black Tie is perfect—takes only 2-3 three coats to reach full opacity and the drying time is quite rapid. It is a teensy bit streaky, but that means nothing to me—cos the color outweighs this minor con. Honestly, a hidden gem! I believe it is also a dupe for Borghese’s Stella Notte~

IN A NUTSHELL

Color: Charcoal black with purple/green duochrome
# of Coats Required: 2-3
Drying Time (1-5): Two
Finish: Slightly Glossy
Ease of Removal (1-5): One 

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GRADIENT SERIES: NEON (ORANGE/PINK)
Find my tutorial [here]! 

I am absolutely obsessed with gradients~ Waaah!

Colors Used:

China Glaze Papaya Punch
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef 

Posted 2 years ago with 65 notes

EASTER-ESQUE & BIRTHDAY ZIG-ZAG NAILS

Too many colors to list! ): Anyway, Happy Easter everyone! I’m so blessed C: 

Meanwhile, don’t forget to enter my giveaway featuring Revlon’s Whimsical amongst other fun polishes!  

Posted 2 years ago with 177 notes
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