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Dots & Skulls

If any of you have seen the movie 'Step Brothers', please say 'Dots & Skulls' like 'Boats & Hoes' and you'll appreciate the title of this post at least 15% more. I promise.

Hello everyone!!

My BFF bought me a couple of gem nail polish for my birthday.. and ever since opening the gift, I have not been able to get L'oreal Tangerine Crush out of my head. I was thinking about doing this skull print from a fabric swatch I have come across a time of three, but for some reason I thought Tangerine Crush was a shimmer polish and not a creme. I'm thankful I swatched it first.. it is a creme polish and would be a perfect base for what I had planned.. I am not even going to lie, I am extremely jazzed about how these nails turned out!

 


Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
L'oreal Tangerine Crush
China Glaze White On White
Dotting Tool
Nail Art Brush
Poshe Top Coat
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat


I went with 3 coats of Tangerine Crush (side note: I am seriously in love with this polish!), then I added "large" dots of white on my nails.. then I added some smaller dots (side note for myself: when you do this again in the future, do the little dots at the end.. so you don't have a panic attack about spacing!), then I used a little brush and added a "box" at the bottom of the large dots for a "jaw".

Ok. I know.. Looking at the photos you might be like 'um, these look awful', but, BUT, from a normal human contact distance, they look bad ass. I received many compliments on them thus far AND people are like 'wow, skulls? those are great!'

That is all for now.. Thanks for the amay-za-zing polish Gord! I love it!!

Take care until ne- oh, wait a moment.. I got some nail mail today.. If I wasn't so pleased with these nails, which I'm currently sporting, I'd toss one of these on right meow - but - when I am done with this (aka when it chips) - what would be your first choice in polish?

 


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