Nail Ideas: purple and pink bokeh dots!

Good morning everyone!

I am sure many of you have already heard of the nail art dotting competition that Sarah is hosting at Chalkboard Nails. Not only are the prizes great, it is a great time for us (especially me) to brush up our dotting skills.

In any case, seeing as we've posted way too many swatches for the past few days, I thought it would be fun to have a few dotty dotting mani-s here! :D
As usual, all designs are done with a bobby pin and/or a toothpick.

So.. on to the first design!


This is my very sad attempt at a bokeh look on my nails. It took me quite a few tries before my nails look remotely decent. The first few attempts were horrid and the random dots look just like splotches on my nails. Quoting our dear Jayo, they look liked someone just puked on them. -_-||

Since it is not very obvious on my nails, this is what bokeh is about: where the lights / colors are deliberately blurred to create a very soft and dreamy effect


Well... I suppose if I blur the picture a little, it may just look bokeh-ish?



So, does it look more bokeh?
Come on, humour me please? LOL!

Polishes used:
Nails Inc - Black Taxi (black)
My franken - Purple Rose of Virgo (just a stroke across the nail for the sprinkle of glitter)
My franken - Spring Kisses (glittery / shimmery sheer dots)
Sally Hansen - Flashy Fuchsia (pink)
Clatty - #92 (white)
Since I don't have so much pink shades, most of the shades you see are mixed from the pink and the white on a piece of cardboard. I also used some clear polish during mixing to make the dots more translucent for a more bokeh-ish effect.

And just because I quite like the pink and purple dots, bokeh or not, here's another shot:


So... what do you think of this design? Love or nay?

xoxo,
mich

p.s. do check out my other dotting design! <3

77 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I really like the colors together. <3 

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  2. www.ChromaCraze.blogspot.comFebruary 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    I don't know what bokeh is, but it's beautiful! 

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  3. Thank you Ivana! I'm glad you like them too! xx

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  4. This is so pretty! 

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  5. This looks awesome, may have to try my hand at it tonight!

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  6. Thank you Kelly! I'm glad you like it! :D

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  7. Thank you Shelby! Have fun dotting! ^_^

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  8. I really like it! The colors look great together and it just looks all around good. So pretty!

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  9. That design is so pretty!  Love!

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  10. Aww... you flatter me! Thank you! <3

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  11. Thank you, Yvonne! With that coming from you, I'm truly flattered! <3

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  12. So it does look bokeh-ish? Thank youuu <3!! lol ;p

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  13. This is beautiful! I don't know if I would have the patience for this ;)

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  14. Thank you!! It's a fairly simple mani really! Just dot some dots randomly and you'll be surprised how pretty it looks! ;)

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  15. Lovely, I really like the design and your inspiration source :)

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  16. LURRRRRRRRRRRVE THIS xxxx

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  17. Thank you, El!! I'm glad you like it too! :D

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  18. I love it!!  It came out great.  I never knew those were called bokeh.  Great idea for a mani!

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  19. It's great color combo, it looks really nice :)

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  20. really loving this mani, it's so creative. and bokeh pictures are just gorgeous... in love.

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  21. Thank you Maddy! I'm glad you love it too! :D

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  22. Thank you, Sarah! Glad you love bokeh too! I fell in love with it even before I knew what they were called! lol! 

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  23. This is a very nice one.. I shall try it next time :)

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  24. Thank you, Esther! I hope you will enjoy dotting these as much as I did! :D

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  25. I like it, you did a great combination of colors!
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  26. This is so cute, the colors are great and I love the inspiration.

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  27. Thank you Beverly! I'm glad you like this too! :D

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  28. I really like it!=D

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  29. Your Bokeh dots are so cute and a great idea!! (: Thanks for the sweet comment on our blog btw, it's so nice to find fellow nail polish lovers, especially ones that are also law students in Singapore (: 

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  30. I love it!!! can you make a video tutorial??? I really love it

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  31. I LOOOVE bokeh! I was just thinking of how to do a bokeh mani the other day and you've enlightened me! I am adding "bokeh mani" to my to do list!

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  32. Thank you! It's definitely fun to find your guys! Look forward to seeing more amazing posts from you! :D

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  33. Thank you! I haven't tried shooting a video tutorial before but I will see what I can come up with :)

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  34. Me too! I love the soft dreamy effect it creates! 
    Glad to know that I could be of help. Have fun dotting! :D

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  35. this is lovely! I hope you'll win :D

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  36. I think it turned out perfectly! I really like how you added the clear polish to make them more sheer and translucent. Next time I do dots I'm going to try this!

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  37. Thank you, Nicole! Have fun dotting! :D

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  38. I love this, but I wish that you would make tutorial videos of how to do this

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  39. Glad you like it Robyn! I've been meaning to work on tutorials but have been caught up with my school work lately. So sorry!! I promise to do something about it soon! xx

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  40. loved it! Vcan you make a video tutorial? :) (PLEASE!)

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  41. Thank you Julissa! I haven't dabbled with videos before but I will see what I can do about it :)

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  42. Wow what a cool idea!! They look awesome!! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for the great idea (:

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  43. Glad you like them! Thank you for reminding me about the tutorial! >< I really should get around to doing it soon! Will keep you posted! <3

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  44. I want to do this and before I read what it was suppose to be I had thought it looked dreamy. Let my know when you get the tutorial up.

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  45. Pure Elegance NailsJuly 23, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    LOVE!

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  46. Thank you!! I'm glad you like it! ^_^

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  47. Actually, I think you captured the bokeh effect beautifully. I would love to have seen a tutorial of it or more details on the process, though. Then, I could give it a try!

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  48. I saw in the comments that you said you would make a tutuorial...where is it?? If you can't do a video tutorial maybe you could do a picture tutorial. =)

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  49. Thank you Hikeeba! I'm so sorry I keep procrastinating on the tutorial! Hopefully I will get it up soon! ><

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  50. I'm so sorry I keep procrastinating on the tutorial! I have been caught up with a lot of things recently and never really found time to do it. I will see if I can find the time to do up a pictorial instead! :)

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  51. That would be awesome! I'll keep an eye out!

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  52. sad? I love this! so cool! I'll try it. Love your blog really pretty much, subbed. Please come and check mine http://nailsnoob.blogspot.it

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  53. This is gorgeous!! I love it so much im going to try it out tonight i think :P

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  54. Thank you Nikita! <3 I hope you had fun painting your nails! :D

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