Confetti and Creamsicles

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Today I finally went back to work (for most of the day)! I still don’t feel 100%, but sometimes the best way to get back to normal is to go about your real life as best as possible. It also doesn’t hurt to pep yourself up with a happy outfit. I didn’t go to my closet with the intention of dressing like a delicious frozen dessert, but  I walked out looking like a Creamsicle nevertheless. Except for craving an orange treat all day, I don’t regret my color decision at all! I think I might start taking outfit inspiration from food more often.

Oh, and let us not forget the positive power of a perky manicure (I’m very into alliteration at the moment). The silver lining to my days of rehabilitation is that I had lots of spare time to entertain myself. Most of that time was spent watching DVDs and Netflix, but once I felt like sitting up, I got creative with the polish.

If you don’t already know how to do a polka dot manicure thanks to Pinterest, it’s really not hard:

  • I started with 2 coats of a bright coral, Essie Tart Deco. I let it dry for several minutes.
  • I used the thicker, flat end of a toothpick to apply hot pink dots (OPI always has good pinks). Instead of dipping directly into the bottle, I dabbed the toothpick on the nail polish brush. You don’t want too much polish on the toothpick because then you’ll end up with a big blob on your nail. You should be able to make 2 or 3 dots before you dab the brush again. I personally think it looks good when the dots aren’t all a uniform size. Just make it look random.
  • I let the pink dots dry for a couple minutes.
  • Using a new toothpick, I applied the white dots. If you do white, make sure it is opaque, like the kind of white you use for French tips. I used Sally Hansen White Out. I tried to ignore the pink dots when I did the white ones, so some of the dots overlap. Again, I think it looks better when it’s random and speckled-looking.
  • After letting the white dots dry for a couple minutes, I used a quick-drying top coat to seal the deal! Essie Good to Go really does set the polish super fast. I highly recommend.

Necklace was purchased recently at Charming Charlie.

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10 thoughts on “Confetti and Creamsicles

    • I actually got this top to wear under a suit for an interview. I wanted something really fun and bright so I would stand out. This was the first time I’ve worn the top by itself. I like it too!

  1. LOVE this bright orange on you! The ruched part is so flattering!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your nails! They are so adorable! I think I’m going to try that this weekend!

    Side note: Thank you so much for your comment this morning. . .I actually laughed out loud. It made my day.

    xo Jenny
    http://www.crazystylelove.com

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