8/5/13

Mani Mondays: Accent Nail

It's Monday, which means it's time again to share with you my manicure! Mani Mondays is a project that myself, as well as some fellow nail polish enthusiasts are a part of each week. This brilliant idea came from Lindsay over at Always a Girly Girl. We're given a theme and we create our mani's around that theme and then share what we came up with, on Monday, of course! The theme this week is accent nails. I love doing accent nails! It's so fun. I am not all that thrilled with my manicure, to be honest. It looks a little sloppy. It looked so much prettier in my head. But, I don't have time to come up with a new idea and execute it, so I'll share it anyway. I love the idea. Just no so much the application!



The idea to do a black and white mani with a pop of color came to me earlier in the week last week. Originally I was planning on doing an entirely black and white manicure and have the bright pink as the accent nail. That sort of went out the window when I picked up this gorgeous pink polish from China Glaze at TJ Maxx over the weekend. I loved it so much, I decided it would be the main color of this mani!



So the main color of this mani is China Glaze's Monte Carlo. It's a bright pink with a sort of frosty finish. I picked it up at TJ Max over the weekend while I was school clothes shopping for my children. It was only $2.99 and there was no way I could pass it up! I decided to do a totally different accent nail than I've ever done in the past. Normally I so the ring finger as my accent nail, but I decided this time to do a pistol accent nail. So I did a pretty basic black and white polka dot design on my index finger and thumb of each hand.

 I painted the index finger and thumb with Snow Me White from Sinful colors, and then used a large dotting tool to add polka dots using Sinful Colors Black on Black. These are the most basic of polishes and I think that the formula on the sinful colors ones are pretty darn decent. Love it when you can pick up such awesome, basic polishes for that 2 dollar price tag!





Overall, as I said, I really like the idea behind this manicure, but I didn't do a fantastic job at the dotting. I've only worked with my dotting tools a few times, and I am still not all that great at getting it even and being able to fit the polka dots nicely on the nail. It takes some practice, and I am sure I will get better with time. Thanks for stopping by to check out this edition on Mani Monday! Be sure to check back next week, when the theme will be Neon!


3 comments:

Nail Polish Sleuth said...

Pink with black and white is fabulous! I wouldn't have passed it up for 2.99 eaither :)

Lindsay said...

I LOVE IT! Something about pairing black, white and pink has me at hello (if you know what I mean)... it looks so sleek! Also, kudo's for switching up the accent nail and using a different finger than the norm! Thanks for sharing <3

Jessi said...

thank you

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