Weekly Nail! - The Dainty Squid

Weekly Nail!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I have a new feature to introduce you to today - weekly nail! I've been into painting my nails for as long as I can remember. Within the last year my interest has increased tenfold and I normally find myself painting my nails every night. I'd like to kind of break that habit, or at least slow it down a little and spend some more time working on awesome designs or just playing around with new color combinations instead of doing my same old, same old. Plus, I really love taking pictures of and showing off my nails!

Each week I'll share what's on my finger nails and a list of the supplies need to do them. Sort of like mini how to posts. Sound good? Well, here's the first one!

I used my simple triangle tutorial then put cute, little, messy polka dots on top of the triangle only.  I super duper love this. I've actually replicated it twice in other color combos already since I did these.  I have a feeling you'll see something along these lines in my outfit posts quite often.
Supplies used:
scotch tape
dotting tool
Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect in Sorbet
Revlon in Hot for Chocolate
Claires Brand in Snow Ball
Seche Vite as a top coat

Hope you're having a fabulous Sunday!
xoxo

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36 thoughts

  1. Super sweet idea :) Tried with my nails and it all works better with duck tape than with special paperstrips :) Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Great post! Your nails looks super cool! :-D

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  3. Yay! I think I am going to love this new feature (: I always love what's on your nails!

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  4. Oh! I love these! Super adorable :)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is so cute! I love the peachy base color. I actually just ordered that nail art set that you link to here so I'll have to try this out!
    xoxo
    Michelle
    neonrattail.blogspot.com

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  6. So cute! I will definitely have to give this a try!

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  7. kaylay, i like this new feature! with the sorbet color it's like the chocolote triangles with marshmallows are floating. does this mean you don't use a base coat? is that seche vite your favorite top coat?

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    1. Nope, no base coat for me! I've never really found any benefit that makes it worth waiting for another layer to dry.

      And, ABSOLUTELY, I love seche vite!!

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  8. Those are so cute! I adore them!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  9. These are fab, I can't wait to have a go. What an amazing idea. x

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  10. Super cute idea! Will be doing this :)

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  11. Great new feature Kaylah, I always love your nails, they're so pretty. Would also be interested to know what different nail varnish's are like, how they go on and how they last. At the moment I don't have many nail varnishs and the ones I have are cheapy ones. I want to start a collection but don't know where to start.

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    1. Alrighty - no problem! I'll try and add some little tidbits about the nail polished in future weekly nails post! :D

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  12. I love this feature :)! very cute - & love your nail design as well :D i'm also a nail fan ^^ (currently giving my nails a break to breath a bit after weeks of being covered in colours hehehe!)

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  13. what cute nails, I'm defo going to have to give this a whirl! i love experimenting with my nails

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  14. Your way of pimping nails is damn cute, love it :)

    Have a cosy evening!

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    1. "Pimp my Nail" with your host Kaylah! Hahaha :P

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  15. This is so cute! Kind of reminds me of ladybugs. :)

    xo

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  16. Those look adorable! I wish I had more coordination, haha! My dots would end up being stripes. :)

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  17. Such cute polka dots! I always have issues with the scotch tape on my nails (likely to be operator error there!) but I found that using painters masking tape the other day worked really well! It's a bit easier to cut (with my cheap squiggly paper scissors) because it's more paper-like and less plastic-y...

    You must be so patient to do all those dots so nicely!

    Kitty. x
    kittyandbuck.blogspot.com

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  18. Those look so beautiful! I wish I was so talented. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  19. How long does your polish last before chipping? and what do you do to keep it from chipping? I work as a food handler and I can't keep acrylics and the polish I use at home doesn't last an entire shift. I've tried doing gel polishes but they tend to just roll off of my nail.

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    1. A few days? Honestly, I really don't know, I rarely wear polish long enough to notice. Anything you see on my nails stays for 3 days max, I'm always changing it up!

      But, a good top coat (seche vite), buffed nails and quality polishes definitely help stop chipping.

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  20. So cute!! I'll have to give this a go sometime.
    They look fabulous ;)

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  21. Super cool! I might have to copy this exact manicure.

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  22. If I didn't rock climb, I would so do something like this to my nails. LOVE!

    xo. -brittany
    http://liveeclectic.blogspot.com

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  23. good news for me as I love painting my nails, and always get inspired by yours. I do mine once a week on a Friday or Saturday night. My Mum thinks I am mad when I go round hers (she has soooo many colours) to do my nails and ask her for masking tape haha. This one I will defo do this Friday - will probably just use a cocktail stick for the wee dots init :)

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  24. such a cute idea. I love polka dots :) xx

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  25. Thats so cool darling, I love your beautiful nails, you must get so many compliments on them

    xx
    Dasha Gold
    www.thetrendspotter.net

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  26. I Love that your going to be doing this Kaylah Your nails are always so so cool! I love to paint my nails but I'm always so boring with it! Nothing fancy at all! but you and Elycia have so inspired me and I'm OBSESSED with zig zag combos right now! Currently sporting Green and Grey :D

    Can Not wait to see more tutorials! awesome! :D

    Jen xx

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  27. I'm SO excited you'll be doing this... I'm always so envious of your nails! :)

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