04 July 2012

July 4th Fireworks...ish

For today's nails I wanted to do something semi-Independence Day related without being strictly red, white, and blue. Not knowing exactly where I was headed, I grabbed some colours and a dotting tool and kinda just had at it. The result actually looks little bit like fireworks! Batik, mosaic, interpretive, firework-esque, maybe, but still...I like it.

dot nail art for July 4th

The colours are Revlon Colorstay Midnight (dark blue), OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (what don't I use this near-white for these days?), OPI Need Sunglasses? (yellow), Revlon Colorstay Red Carpet, and Revlon Colorstay Coastal Surf (medium blue). With a little more planning I might have been able to make the dots a little more uniform and tidy, but eh, I'm not fussed. I had fun just playing around this time without a specific goal in mind.


So this Friday, I'm headed to the States to spend the rest of July with family! Really not looking forward to the long flights ahead (14 hours just to get to San Francisco, after which I get to trek all the way to the east coast and back), but it's always worth it to see everyone after so much time away. I've been painting my nails like mad, getting some scheduled posts ready to run while I'm gone. Crossing fingers, they should work, and if I don't get much time to visit and comment on all the great blogs I follow while I'm away, I'll be looking forward to catching up with what everyone's been up to when I get back. And in the meantime, I've got my nail polish shopping list all written up to take along with me--I can't wait to see all the pretties I can't get here in Hong Kong!

40 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! Very creative :)

    Have a safe trip!

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  2. Super cute!!!! :D I hope you have a wonderful time!

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    1. Thanks, Ashesela!! It was beyond great to see everyone again--it'd been way too long!

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  3. These are so great! Actually they're kinda what I wanted to do but I couldn't quite seem to get there haha. Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip!

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    1. I had an amazing time, Kagura--thank you very much!!

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  4. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the info and rules here:
    http://kellysnailblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

    I am loving your Fourth of July mani and the zombi one too. Very nice job. : )

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    1. Wow, Kelly, thank you so much!! ♥

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  5. Wow, well done. That took patience. I love it.

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    1. Thank you very much, MissMagys! ^_^

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  6. This is so cute!! Your dots came out great and I love the colors!

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    1. Thanks, Tara! Got there and back safely, and now I'm so itching to bust out my pretty new polishes you sent me! ♥

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  8. Looks psychedelic... I think you did a great job improvising. If you didn't mention it, I would have thought it was planned. You are awesome with the dotting tool. The dots look like dots and no smudging!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Jenni Lee! There's definitely some smoodges in there, but they're mostly covered by other dots. ^_-

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    1. Heh, that's what I thought too, even if I kinda lucked into it. No doubt if I set out to make a "mosaic manicure" on purpose, it'd be a tragic mess. ;)

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  10. I love this....I have to give this a try!

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    1. Thank you, Maricruz--I'd love to see yours!

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  11. hey this is Dee from the spa in Atlanta airport love the fireworks!
    Great talking to you I hope you stop in again!

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    1. Omigosh, hey, Dee!! And thanks!! Had such a fun time--I'll definitely be by next time I fly in! ^_^

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