Saturday, March 15, 2014

Nail Art: FingerFood's Theme Buffet #10 - Dots and Stripes

Sometimes when I participate in nail art challenges, I have no idea what to do. I'll hem and haw and finally decide to just do SOMETHING. A lot of times, I'm not necessarily happy with the results, but I did it <3

The theme for this week's FingerFood Theme Buffet was "Dots and Stripes"  and of course I had TONS of ideas. The problem wasn't lack of inspiration, this time, but instead a complete lack of time.  There are only a few more hours left to submit this week's designs, so I threw something together really quick.

This week, I was plagued by migraines two days, which ruled out doing my nails and working on the computer. Then I spent two days on job interviews, which meant I had to really tame down the nail art. I finally realized it was the end of the week and I still hadn't done my entry for the Theme Buffet!

When I was out at the store yesterday, I picked up a bottle of Sinful Colors - Cinderella. Usually, every Friday, I'll post swatches for a budget-friendly polish, and offer my review of it. Since I'd just bought it, I threw on Cinderella so I could post that review.

This morning, I realized I only had a few hours left to post  my Theme Buffet entry, so tried to put together a quick dots and stripes manicure. I just used the polish that was on my nails as a base and decided to create something over that.

I used scotch tape to create the lines and painted a stripe of taupe down the tip of each nail. Amusingly enough, this is another polish that I picked up yesterday in anticipation of another job interview that I have this coming Wednesday (wish me luck!). Originally I had planned to put another color stripe across the very tip of each nail, but forgot to do that before I started dotting.

Over the greige tips, I used a dotting tool to make a line of dots using a dark off-black color. This is Cult Nails - Blackout. It's actually a deep dark charcoal color that's NOT QUITE black. I picked it up in the Cult Nails $3 sale about a week ago and can't wait to try it out more.

Polishes used in this manicure were:
  • Blue: Sinful Colors - Cinderella
  • Greyish taupe: Sally hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Greige
  • Dark Grey/Black: Cult Nails - Blackout 

So, I'm not 100% happy with this since it was such a rushed job, but it didn't turn out nearly as bad as it could have! And at least I got it online with about an hour to spare!

I might have been a bit rushed in doing this design, but take the time to check out the works of art created by the other participants! The one good thing about consistently posting at the end of the week is being able to see everyone else's manicures. I'm particularly fond of  Aliquid's design this week, as well as 10 Colorful Nails, Sam @ FingerFood's and Style Those Nails.


  1. Love the simple tips here! Its pretty.

    1. Thanks! I'm glad that you like it, even if it WAS rushed