Dot to Dot

As a general rule I like to have a rough idea of what the landscape of G&M will look like for the next week. I sit down on a Monday, notepad in one hand and scribble down what I fancy popping up on the blog for the next seven days or so. Sometimes I stick to the book and sometimes I don’t. Today is an example of when I don’t. After trying something a little different nail-wise last night, while keeping one eye on lacquer activities and the other on Mad Men; I did a manicure which seemed rather well. Cue me having a bedside photo shoot at 11.30 pm last night, clad out in pyjamas followed by a 7 am blog writing session which cumulated with today’s original post being scrapped. But when the creative juices are flowin’, there just ain’t no stopping them. Here’s what all the fuss was about…

Now I can’t take all the credit for this one – this look has been popping up all over my Instagram feed and I’m sure I saw it gracing the nails of a celeb, but let’s call it ‘dot to dot’. A nudey nail accented with a dot of pink shimmer at the base; simple and subtle just how I like it. For the base I used what is probably my favourite nude-toned shade of them all – Colorbar Baby. Whenever I coat this on it never fails to please. Now the dot was a little more tricky. A stick-on gem would be good or an opaque shimmer polish, but seeing as my stash failed to deliver on both those counts I went for a blob of Colorbar’s Bedazzled applied with the end of a bent out bobby pin. Resourceful, eh? A slick of Top Coat lastly to ramp up the gloss and you’re done.

Dad’s retort on this one? “I’m not gonna lie, I’m not too keen on the diamante”. Diamante? It’s bobby-pinned on polish. It’s art, dad.