Friday, February 21, 2014

Blue water drops


Quick, gotta get in another Summer challenge mani - there's no time to waste!

And, I love this one.  I picked up these Orly polishes at Marshalls, and they are gorgeous! First up, Orly Ancient Jade - lovely, slightly dusty jade green.

Orly Ancient Jade - lovely, slightly dusty jade green

I started the dotticure with Orly Water Lily.  Love this bright, saturated robin's-egg blue. I could have stopped here.  But, I didn't. 

Orly Water Lily - bright, saturated robin's-egg blue

Nope, I added Morgan Taylor Water Baby, a pale, pale blue.  It almost looks white here.  Then I added more Water Lily.  Some of the polish got a little thick, so it made goopy droplets.  Nobody likes a goopy droplet.

Morgan Taylor Water Baby, a pale, pale blue

Having goopy dots?  Top coat to the rescue!


In the end, I'm glad I added Water Baby.  It's a great highlight.


Orly Ancient Jade, Orly Water Lily, and Morgan Taylor Water Baby

Orly Ancient Jade, Orly Water Lily, and Morgan Taylor Water Baby

Are you ready for a nice dip in a warm body of water? Perhaps a jacuzzi with frothy water bubbles?  




36 comments:

  1. I have Orly Ancient Jade and love it too! Its one of my favorite colors in my collection! I always love a good dotting mani too :)

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    1. I was surprised how much I loved it - it's such a cool green. Dotticures are the most fun!

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  2. Perfect color choices! They look wonderful together!

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    1. Thanks! I love greens and blues together, and was happy these worked together!

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  3. All great colors. I wouldn't know which one to pick!

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    1. By itself, I'd have to go with one of the Orlys. I just love the richness of the Orly formula and pigmentaion. I am partial to these older style bottles, too!

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  4. how sweet! I'm a huge fan of the doticure :)

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    1. Me, too! So many variations on the theme, and it's a perfect way to indulge in simple nail art.

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  5. Great color combo, I am so wishing for Summer these days!

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    1. I can wait! lol. Summer in FL means hurricane season, high temps and humidity, and bugs, bugs, bugs. I'll be inside with the A/C on, thanks. lol!

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  6. I love this design, I've been wanting to try it since I saw it on ALU I just haven't had the time to really sit and do the dotting =( Definitely for Easter... that's the goal haha

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    1. What's ALU? I hope you enjoy dotting - no matter what you do, you can't mess up. It's just a little different that what you'd thought, but never wrong!

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    1. I keep trying for Summer, and falling short and hitting Spring! lol. I'm so crap at these challenges.

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    1. I do, too. These shades of blue and green are so cool and soothing to me.

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  9. Great color combination and I love the simple design

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  10. Summer can't come soon enough! :) Beautiful mani <3

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    1. I can't believe how much snow everyone has been getting. It's so surreal hearing about it on the news.

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  11. The two orly polishes are lovely

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    1. They do compliment each other well, I think!

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    1. I hope you do! Please feel free to share the link or pix on my FB page so we can all see it. :)

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  13. Oh my lord! I LOVE those two ORLY's!! They're insanely gorgeous!

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    1. I couldn't believe I found them at Marshalls. I love them... and I miss the old bottles.

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  14. YAY!! Another one even I can do!

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    1. Can't wait to see it! You haven't shared any manis with me lately! Is your shoulder up to you painting your nails again yet?

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