Monday, 25 April 2011

NOTD Inspired by 'The Only Way Is Essex'

Hi Guys,

I hope that you are all having a wonderful long weekend?!  I have been trying to enjoy some sunshine and am soaking it all in before my trip to NYC next week!  Any suggestions for polishes I could pick up that I can't get over here?

My husband has been watching The Only Way Is Essex and called me down to see the nails on last weeks episode, and my nails today were inspired by them!  The ones on the show have 3D acrylic bows, but after a major FAIL with my coloured acrylic, I went for just polka dots instead!!

For this I have used polish, but will be doing this with either my Axxium's or Shellac for my holiday as I think they look cute!!  The dots are not as uniformed as I would like, but I am heading out in a bit and just went with the flow!

Products used are:
OPI's Alpine Snow (White), Strawberry Margarita (Pink), Lady In Black (Black), OPI's Ridge Filler Base Coat and Lumos Top Coat.  For the dots I used a dotting tool.

Here are some pictures:

Both thumbs are black with white dots
 The ring fingers are pink with white dots and other fingers are white with pink dotted tips and a black 'snake' which could be done with crystals

What do you think? Thanks for reading, have a great week!!!

Claire xxx


  1. Adorable! Would go great with a polka dot dress :)

  2. Lovely Claire x x x Polka dots is definitely very on trend at the minute. x x x

  3. I love Polka dots and i love you mani :D

  4. Thanks so much for your lovely comments! So pleased you like them, will try again later on in the week with some other colours and patterns! Xx

  5. i really like this design and have seen the original where you took inspiration from, those girls' nails are always gorgeous :)

    shel xx

  6. I love dots. :) very nice

  7. I love how you mixed up the colors and patterns!

  8. I absolutely love these nails! xoxo

  9. i love TOWIE and this is gorgeous :)

  10. Thanks for sharing :) I booked my towie tour today!