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31DC2018 Day 11: Polka Dots – Metallic Confetti Nail Art

We’ve finally hit the STYLE section in the 31 Day Challenge for 2018! We’re on Day 11’s Polka Dots prompt. For this I chose to do a Metallic Confetti polka dot mani.  [Explore entries on Instagram #31DC2018 ]

Buff & Polish - 31DC2018 Day 11 Polka Dots Metallic Confetti


I was sent a launch pack earlier this year, and it came with a range of metallic confettis. Ever since I’ve been wanting to recreate it on my nails, so I got crafty and did it for today’s prompt. I have a novel way in which I made these – like real confetti, and when this challenge is all over, I still plan to recreate a few for video and post them in the coming months, so will definitely add this one to the list.

Buff & Polish - 31DC2018 Day 11 Polka Dots Metallic Confetti

Bottom shot shows it a little more bold and metallic looking (although don’t ind the skin tone). I used Essie metallics and put it over a nice warm grey base to they stood out. I kinda like them and am pleased with how they turned out, but the sometime-perfectionist in me thinks the execution could’ve been a bit neater. Though really it just adds to the effect – the imperfections in the dots are just like the ones you find in real confetti cutouts.

What do you think?

Sidenote: I am still catching up on you comments and the posts in the InLinks, and working through the comments and posts on IG due to being completely flat out, but thank you for visiting and I will be getting back to you and back into it shortly.


And that wraps up my 31DC2018 Day 11: Polka Dots – Metallic Confetti Nail Art mani.

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  1. Zara TracesOfPolish 3rd October 2018 Reply

    These are awesome! I never figured out how to do dots this big :O

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      Lia Lacquerista 9th October 2018 Reply

      Thanks, I love metallics! I have a few techniques, but thankfully you can get stamping plates from MoYou & Maniology (old Bundle Monster) that have dots around this size if you like stamping them.

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