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Sand Dolla Make You Holla – Dance Baby

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Hi everyone. Happy Friday! When this post goes live I’ll probably still be snuggled up in bed, only to fly out of it a little later to pack for our weekend away in Montagu. We’re going to Avalon Springs for the weekend with the in laws. It has become a tradition for us to go every year and I’m really looking forward to it! I’ll be sure to blog about how it was 🙂 Onto the nails! I was really in the mood for a texture and I had two untried textures on my shelf. Let’s have a look.

 

I started off with a base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results to protect my natural nails. I painted 3 thin coats of China Glaze Sand Dolla Make You Holla on all my nails except my ring nails. Sand Dolla Make You Holla is an off white/very pale pink texture polish with pink, blue, green, gold and silver glitter. It looked a little sheer to me and I felt I needed a 3rd coat to even it out and reach full opacity all over the nail. As with all my other China Glaze textures it dried beautifully. On my ring nails I painted 2 coats of China Glaze Dance Baby. Dance Baby is a gorgeous purple toned pink creme which applied like a dream. After it was relatively dry I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and a dotting tool to place dots in a circular pattern. I used essence wanna be your sunshine to make yellow dots in the center to complete the flowers and went back in with a smaller dotting tool to fill up the blank spaces with white dots. I sealed in the ring nails with Seche Vite. Unfortunately one of my flowers dragged when I put on the top coat. Poo. The result:

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I really love how this turned out. It felt so soft and feminine. It seems that Spring is inspiring me! As always I loved playing with the texture on my nails. I know texture isn’t for everyone, but I really like it. It also stops me from playing with my cuticles which is a good thing! This mani would be easy for anyone to do. You can use a lot of household items as a dotting tool if you don’t have one. A ballpoint pen, bobby pin, toothpick, pencil, head of a pin or anything small with a point can be dipped into polish and dotted onto your nail. If you’re not sure, try on a piece of paper to see what size the dots will come out with different tools.

What do you think of this mani? Would you give it a try?

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