Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Beauty Buffs - Polka Dot Trend: Pointillism Daisies

Good Morning, my lovely readers! It's Wednesday, and that means it's another Beauty Buffs post! The theme I've been dreading is here - polka dots. Why do I dread polka dots, you ask? Well, I don't do polka dots...really ever. Manis incorporating them are few and far between and I have next to zero polka dot items in my day to day life. While I think they're cute, it's just not something I've ever embraced in my person style. Perhaps I should change that? 

So the whole point of the Beauty Buffs is to interpret the theme as we see fit and present our version of it. Perhaps it's a bit of a copout, but I ended up doing a pointillism inspired mani more than a polka dotted mani. But hey! Polka dot...dots make up pointillism...there you go! (Anyone seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding? I feel like the father making connections between Greek words being the root of all words!) For those who don't know, pointillism is the process of using TONS of tiny dots in varying colors and sizes to create an image. Pretty straight forward but pretty awesome looking!
I think you can really see just how deep my floral addiction runs in that I've managed to turn a polka dot theme into a floral look. I was roughly inspired by Black-Eyed Susans, though I didn't use the traditional color scheme. I sort of wish I had done all my fingers in the manner of my middle finger, but I still think this turned out alright. 
I used a base of OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls and about 10 different acrylic paint colors for the flowers. Instead of a traditional dotting tool for these, I ended up using my smallest detail brush for all of the dots, making sure to clean my brush often so the paint didn't build up and make my dots too big. 
About halfway through this mani I regretted starting it because holy wow is it time consuming and my poor back hates me for it. Hopefully you all don't think I've not delivered on the polka dot theme ;) 
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Happy Polishing :)