Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lynnderella Connect the Dots

Hello everyone! How is it possible that the weekend is ending already? They always seem to go by so fast during the school year. I'm so relieved that I'm choosing a career where I get to have yearly summer vacations! (Not that that's the only reason I want to be a teacher...)
A few of my followers who have been here for a while may remember my interpretation of Lynnderella's famous nail polish Connect the Dots. I submitted this manicure to a nail art contest back in April I believe, and it made waves in the nail polish community, and I eventually was able to order the REAL Connect the Dots from Lynn herself. I can't believe that I've had this polish for about four months and this was the first time that I ever dared to try it out - but I am not disappointed! Connect the Dots is everything and more than what I was expecting. I'll let the photos do the talking, but you might want to get out a towel to wipe up the drool, that's how great this polish is.
I was inspired by the gradient nails that I did for my mom the other day, so I decided to throw together a subtle blue gradient to layer Connect the Dots over. I used Zoya Wednesday and OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui to create the gradient look. I topped it off with two coats of Connect the Dots.

Now, it's not that the glitter was difficult to place, but the brush is pretty small and it doesn't hold a lot of glitter. That said, a little bit of fishing and dipping will guarantee you a nice selection.

I am really, really, really in love with this.

See that huge hex glitter on my ring finger? It didn't stick up at all! Even before the Seche Vite that I added, that sucker was flat on my nail. The same can't be said for some of those pesky black squares though.

I tried to capture the microglitter, but I didn't do it too well.

This is absolutely one of my favourite manicures in a long time. Adding Connect the Dots makes it look like I've done some intense nail art, it makes the mani so much more interesting, with the simple addition of one glitter topcoat. 

Do you have any Lynnderellas? Which ones are your favourites? Did you hear I may be giving one away in an upcoming giveaway...?

xoxo Nikki

6 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, I really love it over that gradient!

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    1. Thanks Jacqui! I agree, I'm really loving the subtle gradient, maybe I should try it with some more colours!

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  2. Love this! I wouldn't have thought to layer it over the gradient, but it looks so amazing like that!

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    1. Thanks Jenn, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

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  3. Soooo beautiful! I'm in love...one of my favorite polish looks that I've seen....ever! Great job!!!!!

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    1. You are too sweet, thank you so much! :)

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