Dot To Dot

As a general rule I like to have a rough idea of what the landscape of VDM 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 put a snap on Instagram which seemed to go down rather well. Cue me barking instructions at the boy while we had a bedside photoshoot at 11.30pm last night, both clad out in pyjamas followed by a 7am 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 on Daily Mail of all places (I’m trying to go cold turkey and it’s not going too well), but lets call it ‘dot to dot’. A nudey nail accented with a dot of gold at the base; simple and subtle just how I like it. For the base I used what is probably my favourite dirty-toned shade of them all – Nails Inc Porchester Square. 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 gold polish, but seeing as my stash failed to deliver on both those counts I went for a blob of OPI’s Bring On The Bling applied with the end of a bent out bobby pin. Resourceful, eh? A slick of Seche Vite Top Coat lastly to ramp up the gloss and you’re done.

The boys retort on this one? “I’m not gonna lie babes, I’m not too keen on the diamanté”. Diamanté? It’s bobby-pinned on polish. It’s art, daaaarling.