Friday, June 22, 2012

Nail art - dots with Julep Daisy and Robin

I never actually swatched my June Julep colors on my fingers! I usually swatch polishes on paper when I first get them, and then swatch the tops so I can see the colors when they're in my drawer. But I was itching to do some nail art, even if it was something simple!


I did some dots with both Julep colors, Daisy and Robin. Daisy is the yellow color and Robin is the blue color. Robin almost looks green when it's over yellow! I know yellow + blue = green, but I thought Robin was a little more opaque than this. 


Both colors are very pretty, but actually a little thin. Robin is much better, and would probably give full coverage of a nail in one or two coats. Daisy, however, took three coats to cover my nails in these images. I was a little disappointed since it put a pretty good dent in my brand new bottle! I thought it was more opaque, so I didn't use a white base coat - but now I know!


Still, the colors are beautiful. They were both in my Boho glam box, and I love them. It's hard to find a really nice yellow sometimes, but this one is perfect. It isn't shimmery at all, and it's more a jelly since it's so sheer - not really a creme. Robin is also beautiful, and is a toned-down turquoise sort of color. 


I used two different sized dotting tools to get this effect - one larger and one small (two ends on the same tool for me). The diagonal line of dots almost reminds me of galaxy nails! I have never done dots quite like this before either, so I really like them. They're something different, and so bright and cheery! I'll have to use more bright colors like this while summer lasts.

6 comments:

  1. I love the colors, the different size dots and the dot placement! Looks fab! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm loving the different sizes too. This is my first doing different dots, like I usually just do a rainbow of the same size across my nails lol. I want to try a dot gradient from the tips next!

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  2. This is so cool, I love the colour combo. Want to get my hands on Juleps x

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    1. Thank you :) Julep polishes are pretty nice! I don't have all too many - I've only gotten like 3 boxes so far, but July's box looks amazing! The only part I dislike is that they hold less. Each bottle is 8 mL (.27 oz) instead of 15 mL like full sizes :/

      Still pretty colors, and usually pretty nice application. The yellow one was getting a little difficult since it was drying too quickly, and was getting tacky before I finished a coat lol, but that's probably my fault for having the fan on. Usually doesn't happen with their polish though! At least the boxes get me to try new colors, otherwise I'd end up buying all blues and greens myself!

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  3. Nicely done! The greener tone of Robin over Daisy was, I suppose, inevitable. Looks good, anyhow.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I suppose it was pretty unavoidable, it turning greenish. I guess the little card in my Julep box gave me unrealistic expectations is all haha. The colors were perfect on the printout.

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