My Polka-Dot LBD

7:45 PM Laura 14 Comments

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Today we'll be taking a look at a lovely polish that I have silently desired for a long time.

Essie Little Brown Dress

I know this must have been hard for Meg to get me because she hates dark colors. But she sacrificed her own preferences for mine!

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1 coat. One coat! OMG! And what a gorgeous coat it is. I'm pretty sure you don't need a color breakdown from me on this one, it's just an awesome dark-chocolate brown. I have only one other brown polish, Revlon Hot For Chocolate. If you're not scared easily, you can see my pathetic swatch of it here. I really should reswatch stuff...

The formula was lovely, as Essie formulas always are.

Also, since I'm trying to do more nail art, I decided to start with something simple.

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ze full effect!

I did dots with OPI Alpine Snow and Essie Coat Azure. I'm all out of Alpine Snow. I'm pretty sure it's the only polish (excluding base coat and top coat) that I've actually finished. Anybody know a good one-coat white? I don't really wanna spring for the OPI again.

Wait, what's that? You want to know how I managed to get my dots so perfect? Did I expertly use a fancy-schmancy dotting tool?

Why, no! THIS is what I used: 

Now THAT'S fancy.

I'm not really sure where I heard this tip from, but it is easy-peasy: just shove a pin into a pencil eraser and voila! Insta-dotting tool. You best not be leavin' pins and pencils up in here, I'll go all Hannibal Lector on you and DOT YOUR FACE OFF.

OMG that movie is scary.

14 comments:

  1. I like your dotted French! Very cool.
    I recently found Sinful Colors Snow Me White is an awesome white for dirt cheap. Oh and while you're in walgreens, they have the WnW party of five glitter and that line on sale for 99cents! I stocked up for my frankening bin!

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  2. OMG this is what I use for a dotting tool!! Woo hoo!! This is so adorable!! Works just as well for me so...Why spend money on a dotting tool?

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  3. I've been wanting little brown dress too! Now I think I need to have it.
    Maybe you could try konad special polish in white? It's probably only a couple of bucks cheaper than OPI but it works in one coat pretty well.

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  4. Great dotting tool! I love the brown with the dots!

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  5. I will definitely be using the doting trick in my very near future! Also that's amazing that it's just one coat and it looks that good!

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  6. thats a unique color! but the dots make it even more unique and cute!

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  7. I love brown polishes but I don't have so many of them...T_T this one looks gorgeous on you!

    I entered your giveaway! Thank you! The contest is a great idea but I don't know if I will have time to do a franken...I don't think so...but the idea is great!

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  8. Great base shade - among my favs - good choice of colors on your dots. And WOW - I now have my own dotting tool - thanks! I never heard of this one - you said it - easy-peasy and they don't get much cheaper than this for creating a tool! Loving in!

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  9. Now you know this is my ultimate fave brown polish, have already gone thru half a bottle! Love how you dotted the ends-very nice without taking away from the brownness! Love it! I just got new dotting tools and swear I'm gonna do some dots

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  10. It looks awesome and I never knew that eraser&pin thing! :D

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  11. @Leslie: Thanks, I'll be on the lookout! Actually, I got PoFG for frankening! I really need to show you guys all my frankens, wow! I'm bad about making them and then not wearing them. :(

    @Krissy: Hmm. I don't know. I can't buy it in stores, though, so shipping costs would be urghhh!

    @Nailderella: Aww. Well I hope you have the time to make a franken at some point! It's a lot of fun.

    @beachgal: No problem! I wish I knew who to credit this to, though.

    @Fingers: Woohoo! I can't wait to see. :D

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  12. That is an awesome tip. And Little Brown Dress itself doesn't really appeal to me, but I really like it with the dots you did!

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  13. How did I forget to check your blog yesterday!?!?!

    This is surprisingly beautiful!!! I am shocked, appalled, and proven wrong!

    I like this color! :O (gasp) maybe its just the polka dots, but truth b told i liked it before it had polka dots on it!

    well that makes me happy, i guess i like it too! but i LOVE the polka dots... they r AMAZING!!! :D

    can i add dots to my franken?

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