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Roses and Polka Dots: Inspired by Little Tip Off: April Polish Party

The prompt for this month’s Polish Party is “inspired by another Polish Party member”. It’s been suggested for quite a few months now, but hasn’t won in our vote, so it’s good that it’s finally come around.

There are so many talented nail artists to choose from, and I spent ages going through all the blogs that are listed on our Facebook group, plus a few others from people that I know have been in the Polish Party before, but who don’t use the Facebook group. It took me ages to decide, but finally I settled on Little Tip Off for my inspiration.

I saw a couple of roses manicures that Amy had painted, one of which had won a competition prize, and instantly loved them.

On her prize-winning manicure, Amy had painted polka dots over a cream base, and then added pink and purple roses around two opposing corners. I took inspiration from this and deconstructed her manicure a little, using just the pink roses, and putting the polka dots separately onto their own nails.

I used OPI My Vampire Is Buff for the base, then splodged on the rose bases with W7 Baby Pink, using the corner of the brush. Then, with a dotting tool, I added in the detail for the roses using NYC Greenwich Village, and the leaves using NYC Mint Macaroon with highlights of Revlon Emerald.

Pink roses and polka dots
Pink roses and polka dots

I love this look – thanks so much for the inspiration Amy!


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff
  • Polka dots: Barry M Matt White
  • Roses: W7 Baby Pink, NYC Greenwich Village, NYC Mint Macaroon and Revlon Emerald
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Here are the other Polish Party manicures for this month:

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These are so pretty Claire! I love the colours you’ve used and it looks just like Amy’s! 🙂

Brethil Ebontree

This is lovely, very vintage looking