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Crazy Valentine Dots

I've been torn lately.  Valentines Day is just a few days away and I've been undecided on whether to jump on the whole themed bandwagon.  There are lots of ladies out there doing great work, I've just been unsure of whether I could really just do a hearts and kisses manicure.  It's just not really my thing.  As a compromise, and to make sure of the splendid new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in All Fired Up, I present to you a rather crazy dotted mani, based off this tutorial.

First up, let's actually look at All Fired Up.  I'm not sure if this is a new colour or just new to me, but it's the most fabulous shade of coral red I've seen in a while.  I've always liked the Complete Manicure polishes as they apply well and I like the flat, wide brush.  This one's no different.  Being more of a jelly than a creme, it was a little sheer and let the terrible stains on my nails show though.  As a side note, have any of you had any luck removing blue/green stains from glitter?  Just had a new batch on the ones that were finally growing out and it's becoming a real problem, having to add a base of white each time. 




Anyway, following the tutorial, I first added the big dots close to each edge and then down the middle.  Switching to my smallest dotting tool, I then added the little dots.  Finally, navy for the darker dots.  I'm so happy with how this one turned out, it reminds me of a handkerchief or a colourful dress.  Super bright too.





The Verdict:  I love All Fired Up.  It's smack bang in the middle between red and coral and so bright it almost hurts.  A good fit for nearly Valentines Day, in my view.  Also, if you don't have dotting tools, you can find them for really cheap here.  They're worth it as you can create some really interesting effects.

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