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Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Pedi of the Day: Teal with Yellow Polka Dots

Teal and Yellow Polka Dot Nail Art Pedi

LA Girls Flare Tropical with Yellow polka dots

Happy Sunday! Hope your having a fabulous weekend so far. Monday and Tuesday I'm jetting off camping with some close friends, and wanted something to coordinate with my bathing suit for the next couple of days. And wouldn't you know it - Polka Dots. Yes, I'm obsessively addicted to polka dot nail art and don't care who knows it. I just luv them!

Why do I love polka dots so much? It's super easy, super cute, and never goes out of style. And, perhaps one of the easiest types of nail art out there. As long as you can dot with your non dominant hand (which you can), your golden.

The Supplies:

Polka Dot Supplies

What I used: L.A. Girls Flare in Tropical for base color (or any teal cream), acrylic paint (or yellow nail polish), Dotting Tool (or a toothpick using the end) and fast dry topcoat.

Why do I use Acrylic paint vs Nail Polish? Actually, I use both. But there's a couple reasons why I prefer paint over polish. Acrylic paint wipes off super easy if you make any errors, whereas nail polish don't. Acrylic paint also has a thicker consistency than nail polish that makes dotting more precise and easy.

The only true drawback with Acrylic paint - since the paint is a thicker consistency, the surface may be bumpy or uneven and you may need an additional topcoat. No biggie, just make sure you use a fast dry topcoat.

Update: Some of you may have noticed my posts are lacking this week, that's because I'm giving my nails a breather and should resume mid next week. Click here to see what's to come!  

Have a fabulous Sunday!

(9) Comments

Amanda said on Jun 7th, 2009 12:51 pm
That is so cute! Your polka dots are perfect :-)
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Lucy said on Jun 7th, 2009 6:08 am
Hi Steph! Enjoy your time camping. Love your pedicure. I love polka dots also.
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Steph said on Jun 7th, 2009 7:25 am
Hi Amanda, Aww, thanks so much doll!! I lurve pokie dots! :) Thanks so much Lucy! I'm really hoping it done rain (crossing fingers)
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HomeSpaGoddess said on Jun 7th, 2009 8:49 am
OMG! I LOVE it:) Great job, this screams summer!
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Steph said on Jun 8th, 2009 6:14 am
Thanks HomeSpaGoddess! :)
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Outspokenwallflower said on Jun 8th, 2009 3:14 am
Ugh, if my feet looked like yours I'd be so proud and walk around barefoot. Great color combo and pics! TY for sharing =D
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Steph said on Jun 9th, 2009 7:39 am
Hi Outspokenwallflower, Aww, your too sweet hon! Thanks so much :)
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Michelle said on Jun 16th, 2009 9:08 am
I love your polka dots!! And Tropical is one of my favorite colors :D
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Steph said on Jun 16th, 2009 9:27 am
Thanks so much Michelle! I really LOVE tropical, it's such a great teal :)
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