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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge: Blue


Howdy everyone!  This will be the second time I write this post this evening, since I somehow managed to delete it after I finished it and was proof-reading.  That's pretty much how this week has been going *sigh*  Ok, enough of the pity party, on to the polish!

This week's Mish Mash Challenge is "Blue".  I have tons of blues, because it's one of my favorite colors, so I decided to pay homage to one of our other Mish Mashers, Chantelle of A Polished Prance.  A few weeks ago, for our "Least Expensive Polish" Challenge, she did an awesome dotticure using 73(!) different Ulta3 polishes!  I figured I had almost that many blues and wanted to give it a try.  The result?  Take a peek:


It turns out I only had 33 blue polishes.  At least, only 33 cremes and jellies.  I decided not to use metallics, shimmers, or glitters, just because they don't "dot" as well for me.  If you're interested in which ones I used, I'll include a polish list at the end of the post for you to peruse at your leisure.


I love the way this turned out!  It reminds me of the Wonder Bread logo, even though there's no red or yellow in it.  I'm weird like that :)  A big thanks to Chantelle for helping me make my nails look great this week and for being the creative genius that she is!

Please take a look at the other Mish Mashers' manis this week.  I can't wait to see what they've got going!  You can find them via the thumbnails below and, as always, thanks so much for reading!

Polish List:
Sinful Colors~ Aquamarine, Burning Bright, Endless Blue, New Wave, Ocean Side, Rain Storm, Sail La Vie, Savage, Shock and Awe, Sugar Rush, Sweet Nothing, Tidal Wave, Why Not
China Glaze~ First Mate, Ride The Waves, Secret Peri-Wink-le, Sunday Funday
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear~ Blue Me Away!, Breezy Blue, Pacific Blue
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri~ Blue By!
Nina Ultra Pro~ Blue La La, Cobalt
Wet ‘n’ Wild Wild Shine~ Listening to Blue Reed, Teal Slowly and See
Revlon~ Dreamer, Royal
Essence~ Let’s Get Lost
Zoya~ Rocky
Orly~ Snowcone
Barielle~ Swizzle Stix
O.P.I.~ Can’t Find My Czechbook
Cynthia Rowley~ Blue Jelly(no name)
Base polish is Essie's Blanc 


30 comments:

  1. Dotticures are my favorite (probably because I can pull them off without too much trouble). I love your 'blues'. ♥

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    1. Thanks, Kathi! This was fun, although opening and closing 33 bottles of blue in rapid succession was....interesting lol

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  2. I love the ombre you did with this! Great job! (and I feel your pain about the disappearing post...grrrr)

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    1. There was definitely a hail of swear words when I realized what had happened. At least I had typed the polish list in Word, so I didn't have to redo that! Thanks, Michelle!

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  3. Yeah I was also astonished at her manicure... that was devotion! Yours look amazing too, I have to say the dot-swatch may become a new trend :p

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    1. It was a great way for me to knock a lot of "Untrieds" off my list lol Thanks!

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  4. I love your blue dotticure! It's so pretty :) And, I think we're having the same week, mine has been annoying, too!

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  5. Oh WOW, this is awesome Natalie, so many gorgeous blues! I am loving that you did this! Thank you so much for complementing my mani and I am so happy I could inspire you :D x

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    1. When I opened up your post for that challenge, I literally said "Oh WOW!". I knew it was just perfect for this week so I'm glad you don't mind me borrowing the idea :) Thanks, Chantelle!

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  6. Super cute! I love dotticure and you made a perfect one :) Love how many polishes you used too haha

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    1. Thanks :) Not sure I'd do it again, but it's a great way to try a lot of polishes at once lol

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  7. Love it.. And not just because I love blue.. It's so awesome

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  8. I love this! I'm a sucker for dotticures and this one is just lovely!

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  9. Wow! 33, that's awesome! They look fab, love the way you've sorta gradiented them across your nails =)

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  10. Love this!!! I loved Chantelle's mani too and can't wait to try it! Too bad we've already done purple, I know I have that many purples. But blue is my second favorite color. You did a fabulous job!!

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    1. Yeah, I definitely have more purples than blues...it's my favorite :) Maybe one of the upcoming challenges will give you a chance to try it out! Thanks, Dionne!

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  11. This is so cute and fun! Love how the gradient looks ^^

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  12. Dotticures are one of my favorites! Your nails look seriously gorgeous!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristine! I was really sad when I had to take it off :(

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  13. OMG I love yours as much as I loved hers! Plus blue! I'm crazy enough to keep looking at the Inlinkz widget because I love all those blues together!

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  14. I love polka dot manicures. I wish I did more.

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  15. I absolutely love this kind of dotted manicure but I don't know if I would have the patience to do it! Anyway, the final result is super cute!

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  16. This is awesome. I love a good dotticure!

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