Nails of the day #1 | Polka-dotted

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March 12th, 2013 | Tuesday

As I was scrolling through various social networking sites the other day I came across this nail art design which seemed so easy and simple to make and I'm not good at anything even a little bit hard when it comes to my nails due to my laziness of course. I'm a huge lover of polka-dotted anything and this nail art just screamed me so I sat down in my comfy bed after a while of picking colors from my collection. And what is better than to share it?

First of all, decide on colors. In my opinion it's better to go with the same color family. I picked greens. Well, the ring finger is not exactly green but it has some green-ish undertones. You can obviously pick whatever you like, it could be all different colors for all I care, it's just my personal preference. 

Now, start painting your nails. I did two coats of Essence's "Exits on your right" on each of my finger and 2 coats of Nail System's 439 on my ring finger. You can do different color on ring finger and thumb for instance if you would like to :) Let your polish to completely dry before going further.

Now onto the fun part - polka dots. I used the same green color to semi-match my ring finger to the rest of my nails and another bright neon green polish by Safari. You can use the dotting tool if you have one. Well, I don't. Another alternative is to use tooth picks but I used them once and polka dots turned out way to big and I didn't have any control. For this design I used matches. Dip matches head (the part that you light) into the nail polish and while taking out carefully scrape the corners onto the nail polish bottle. If you can see that you have too much lightly scrape the head. Now just dot onto the finger, repeating the dipping if you have to. Make sure that you have enough polish on the match so it wouldn't be a dot without a middle. 

Lastly, let the dots dry a bit and put a top coat. I used Essence's Quick Dry top coat for this. 

That's it! You're done! Hope you try this nail art thingy yourself and post your pics in the comments so I could see them ♥


Monday Musings #1

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hello, dear readers! I'm finally sitting down to write a proper blog post and I came up with something new. Monday Musings are a new series I came up with. I wanted something more than Monday Questionnaire and I decided to combine two things - Questionnaire and some general thoughts from me at the end. I would tell about my week, my plans and hopes for upcoming week and so on. I thought this would be much more interesting and not as plain, also, I would get a chance to see if I achieved everything I hoped for. 

  • Mood? I'm actually in a hurry. I have a test tomorrow and a lot of homework but I just really really wanted to write a post. Despite the hurrying I'm calm. 
  • Did you do anything fun this weekend? Worked and hung out with friends. Nothing much.
  • What is the closest object to you that is pink? Pink coffee mug.
  • Current nail polish? Lilac color that you can see on my nails in the sidebar's Instagram section :)
  • Current outfit? Black sweater and sweat pants. Studying attire ;)
  • What was the last book you read/what are you currently reading? Still haven't finished Insurgent. I've worked a lot these few weeks.
  • What was the last movie you saw? How was it? I watched 3 Day Weekend with my best friend and my boyfriend in my room. Well, that was a bit awkward. The movie turned out to be about gay men hanging out. I'm not really into movies about gay people.
  • Current weather? Cold as hell. It's supposed to be spring, right? It's like the middle of winter. Still below 0 outside.
  • What was the last thing you ate? Pasta ♥
  • Weekly goals. Attend a lot more practices. I've been neglecting them due to work and I'll try my best to get better and actually try to achieve something more.
This week was hectic. My routine was - wake up, eat, go to school, get back, eat, go to work, get back, do homework, sleep. No spare time. No anything. I was barely standing up when I got back, let alone doing homework with my eyes half closed. In spite of that I did quite great at school but yes, there were no tests this past week so I managed somehow. I've set up a more open schedule for work this week and I'll try to get back into the swing of things. I'm still quite tired... 
Well, we'll see how that goes, right? Time to really get to studying, a lot of memorizing for biology. Wish me luck! x


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