Tag Archives: Canada Day

Dot Dot Dot

23 Jul

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! Seriously, this is one of the easiest things to do. You don’t need a fancy “dotting tool” or anything, you can use a toothpick or the end of a paint brush. Have fun with it!

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This design was inspired by the converse shoes of a girl on the skytrain. They were hightops that were folded down to show off the offsetting polka dot pattern.

For the big blue dots I used the back end of the paint brush and for the little white dots I used the dotting tool.

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Canada Day inspired nails. It’s the perfect shade of red, very flattering on many different skin types. The red is Lambada by Gosh.

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I am usually not the greatest at picking or pairing colours, but this one I really liked! It helps that I love this Mint Sorbet colour by Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear, which is still one of my favourite brands because of the ease of applications, how long it lasts, and it’s affordable price. For more on my views of different brands, take a look at my past post, Brands; I will write an updated post to include other brands that I have tried out since.

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O Canada

1 Jul

Happy Canada Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend.

This is from last year. I just painted a red maple leaf on a clear background. It didn’t stand out as much as this year, having white behind it makes the maple leaf pop.

How to:

  1. base coat
  2. paint the sides with red (2 coats)
  3. paint the middle with white (2 coats)
  4. using a thin brush, paint a maple leaf at the center of each nail
  5. top coat

***Very important to wait a couple hours for the leaves to dry or else it will smudge! I was impatient with my right hand because the blue from my hair was staining the white, so I put the top coat on after only 15mins, and the red from the maple leaves bled into the white (does not look as nice). Patience is a virtue.

Polishes used: Base Coat (OPI), Red Carpet (Xtreme), Blanco (Essie), Top Coat (OPI)