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Monday, 29 August 2016

4 simple steps to achieving The Polka Dots Nail Art Inspired by Duro Olowu

Just before I switched to 'mummy' nails I decided to try this polka dot nail art. So this post has been sitting jejely and unedited in my draft for a while now. 

Familiar with Duro Olowu? He is a Nigerian-born, London-based designer that is making waves in today's world of fashion. The first thing that came to my mind when I came across this piece was "Boom! I've got to have this combo on my nails."  

The polka dots got me and I love me some polka dot nails because They are very easy to achieve.No serious skill required. They always look nice. They are bang on trend. You don't need special dotting tools....you can use bobby pin, toothpick, or even pencil to dot away. They are very cheap - You can do it yourself and save yourself the costs from a trip to your manicurist. Lastly, with polka dots the possibilities are unending. You can create so many statement making designs with different colours and what not.


So in four simple steps... here's how I achieved it:

I started with a base coat in these colours

Using my dotting tool (You can get it Here), I applied the black and white dots as needed

I used my white Barry M nail art pen (you can get it Here) to create the strips on my pinkie.

I  left the nails to dry, finished off with my top coat....   

And voila!

 The result isn't perfect...little roughness here and there but errrr... not bad I think.

As for the pink floral brooch, I left it on the model biko. lol
Tools for the Job


So wa ya say guys? Yay or Nay?

Have a lovely week mi lovelies

xoxo



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  1. Hi Chi,

    Absolutely Yayyyy!!! You did great, I especially love how you found inspiration for your nail art from a dress.

    This part made me laugh so hard "As for the pink floral brooch, I left it on the model biko" Lol


    PS: I didn't know you were back to blogging, I just thought to check and was so glad to see this new post.

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    1. lol! Thank You so much my darling and Congrats on the sewing club! Super, super happy for you Nne. xxx

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  2. This is such a cute and adorable mani, ChiChi. I love it. I haven't heard of the designer but OMG! that coat is divine!!! I will look into him, that's for sure. Wishing you a beautiful week, darling.
    hugs and kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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