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Sep. 15.

Manicure Monday: Spots and Stripes

mm-spotstripe-thHello there! Please accept my apologies for kissing a couple of days at the end of last week. I was trying to pretend that I have a life away from the computer (I really don’t) but it is another Monday, and that means it’s time for a brand new manicure! Or normally it would, but I wasn’t in the mood to go through removing the polish and starting again from nothing, and there was nothing wrong with the polish that was on my fingers, so I decided to just do a little to spruce it up, leading to today’s spots and stripes manicure.

The base for this is the Paese Silk Nail Enamel that I featured last week. I’ve grown to like the colour, and it was in good condition, so I looked for a way of making it look new and interesting, before settling on adding some spots to my thumb in contrasting pink and purple. To do this I used two polishes. The pink is another Paese Nail Enamel, this time from their new neon collection, shade 377. The purple is from the Wet n Wild Fastdry line, and is E231C – Buffy the Violet Slayer. To do the dots I used an old fine model paintbrush, cleaning it on a piece of remover soaked cotton in between colours.

I was then going to do similar dots on my ring finger, using the same colours,  but about half way through I changed my mind and did stripes instead, aiming to leave a small gap of the base polish in between stripes. I wasn’t entirely successful though.

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As for how it looks, here you have it, taken under flash. I think it actually looks really pretty, and is a great way of making an old manicure new again. What do you think? Is it something you would do, or would you just start over?

Robyn

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