Creative musings in bright colors

I wanted to try something different for my polka dots today. A while back I saw some really interesting nail art using sharpie! I was skeptical (mostly because there was no smudging) but decided to try it for myself for polka dot day. The original innovation came from PolishArtAddict although I cannot find the image!

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What I found was that the sharpie made pretty and easy dots on the nail polish, but smudged as soon as I added top coat. I tried adding a matte top coat first, and even that smudged. It still looked interesting, but was far less impressive than the original, and there is no way to wear sharpie without topcoat!

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My accent nails, however, came out wonderfully with a white/silver water marble! Unfortunately, my white polish has begun to dry up so I painted the nail white and marbled with silver and a clear shimmer polish.

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Colors

  • White: Julie G – White Orchid
  • Silver (polish): A England – Excalibur

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I don’t know whether I want to try another sharpie-based design, I feel like they ruin too easily! What do you think?

Don’t forget to check out the other polka dot nails for today!

Comments on: "Day 11: Polka (Silver and White- Playing with Sharpie)" (9)

  1. For sharpie nail art I heard to use hair spray to set it so it doesn’t smudge then use your top coat after it dries, I did try it and it works. 🙂

  2. I think it looks cute even with the smudges! Maybe if you had enough patience to dot a bit of topcoat over each sharpie dot and let that dry and then topcoat normally? 😀

    • Oh dear god! Hahaha that might work but it would take FOREVER! The whole point of this for me was to determine if I can do fast dots with sharpie or if I should just stick with polish :-p

  3. I really like the color combinations

  4. MyDailyNailDesigns said:

    lovely manicure

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