Sunday, 28 August 2011

Spotty Nails

Got a couple of new Konad plates, so I decided to test out the cute polka dot pattern. This was a little more messy than I would have liked. I used sticky tape to mask off the tips as I didn't want dots on them. Unfortunately, it left a sticky residue that made the pink section look a little scruffy. The nail art pen I used to create the lines smeared when I applied my topcoat even though I must have left it for over an hour before actually applying the topcoat.

For this look I used -

  • China Glaze - White on White (base shade)
  • China Glaze - White Cap (over White on White)
  • Essie - Flirty Fuchsia
  • Konad Plate M79
  • Black special polish
  • Black nail art pen

I would try this again, but next time I'll use nail polish remover & a cotton bud to wipe off sections of the base to replace with the pink rather than using sticky tape.


  1. Maybe use the tape before adding color. Add the white, then the dots. Then remove the tape and add color to the tips.

  2. That's how I tried to do it, I think it was probably the wrong sort of tape to use. Maybe Scotch Tape would work better as it isn't so sticky?