Friday, April 27, 2012

Hippity Hop, Dippity Dot

First, let me squee over happy mail nail - I won a giveaway from Girly Bits! Before this, I only had Street Magic in my stash, but I really love quite a few of Pam's polishes. She was offering a bottle of Hippity Hop and a bottle of the winner's choice - I wanted Magically Delicious, which really is magically delicious! It's a gorgeous green glitter with gold hexes and the occasional larger gold square. I used it first thing, but while the accent nail I had MD on was gorgeous, I wasn't nearly as fond as the nail art I attempted to go with it. Add to that the fact that I did it laaate at night and it was messed up on a few nails by the morning, I never took any pictures. Oddly enough, my co-workers really liked it, so I wished I had taken pictures, but I had tip wear by the time I got home and it just wasn't blog-quality. :P Enough words, look at the pretties!!!

When I took off the magical deliciousness, I decided to go ahead and use Hippity Hop next, and I decided to match (to the best of my available palette) the awesome glitter colors. I started with a base of China Glaze Sea Spray (my only pale blue at the moment - I really need a nice baby blue, Sea Spray is a bit too gray for this mani, though the pictures in the sunshine look more blue and less gray than it looks to me in real life), and then added two coats of Hippity Hop to the ring fingers.

I then grabbed a couple of sizes of dotting tools, and assembled the following colors: China Glaze Frostbite, Milani Whitest White, China Glaze Sex on the Beach, and my frankened light purple that I showed you in the last post. I added dots of varying sizes in a curve on each of my remaining fingers, and all over my thumbnail, and this was the result:

For once, I actually think my right hand looks better than my left for this manicure! Of course, that's primarily because when I added the topcoat, a couple of my dots decided to streak on my left hand. ^_^
Mr. IJAH thought my right-hand thumb was the best of the batch, while several of my co-workers pointed to my left-hand middle finger (the worst of the streaked ones, in fact!) as their favorite. Here's the left hand, so you can decide for yourself. Either way, this is the first manicure in a few weeks I've been completely, unreservedly, happy with. It's happy dotting day!

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