33DC Day 1: Dots
Today is the first day of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. I’ll be posting my challenge manicures three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday for the next eleven weeks. I’ve not taken part in a challenge before, so I’m rather excited. But I’m also a bit daunted by some of the prompts. Goodness only knows how I’ll manage tribal nails or Mexican nails, for example!
This is only the third time I’ve done a dotticure. I have always been really worried that I will get it wrong. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I want my dots to be exactly round and exactly the same size. The fear of not being able to get that right is what has always put me off doing dots. I just need to learn to relax about it though, and not be so hard on myself. These aren’t perfect, but they look fantastic from a distance in real life; it’s just the zoom of the camera makes me cringe at what I see.
I copied this manicure from a photo I found on Flickr. I had pinned it and have been wanting to recreate it for some time. This challenge gave me the nudge to finally do so.
I used all different brands of polish for the dots:
- Yellow: MUA U&I
- Blue: Barry M Blackberry
- Light pink: Collection 2000 Candy Floss
- Mint green: George Smarty Pants
- Dark pink: Model’s Own Pink Blush
These are the challenges for the next 32 days. I know lots of bloggers plan ahead and some have already completed a lot of the manicures. I’m quite organised, so I’ve listed them all in a spreadsheet, and have detailed some ideas for some of them, but I’ve not had the time to do any of them in advance, so this challenge could be hard work.
- Base colour: two coats of China Glaze White On White
- Dots: MUA U&I, Barry M Blackberry, Collection 2000 Candy Floss, George Smarty Pants, Model’s Own Pink Blush
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:
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Model’s Own Pink Blush was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.