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UK polka dots!

In case you were unaware, basketball pandemonium has spread across the bluegrass. UK is playing U of L this Saturday in the Final Four, and it’s pretty nuts in the KY. If you need more info on this long standing rivalry, consult google, I’m not even going there. 
If you actually know me, this is hilarious that I even care, but I have been struck by this blue mental illness (right Jess?!) and have embraced the spirit. I always play the part of the fan well, but that is just because I am a social butterfly, but I am actually not doing too badly in our office bracket thingy. See look, that would be me in 10th place 🙂 
I could have done worse, right? 
So in true Wildcat spirit I even polished my nails in support. 
It was surprisingly easy to accomplish, only took about 20 minutes. 
I gathered my supplies…
1. OPI Blue My Mind
2. Essie Marshmallow
3. Bobby pin
I did three coats of blue, then used the end of a bobby pin (the little dot end) to make the dots. I poured a little bit of white polish on some paper, and found it easier to dip the bobby in that way. 
Then I topped with a clear coat. Easy-peasy, GO CATS. 😉 
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  1. Caroline says:

    Very cute! But, I'm going to have to say that I'm pulling for Louisville. They're in the Big East, South Florida (my alma mater) beat them and ever since Cal skipped town in the middle of the night, he and I can't see eye to eye!

  2. P!nky says:


    I told our girl Jess that I was adding blue to my pink wardrobe ;)!


  3. Kate says:

    ADORABLE – I may have to adopt this idea come Football season 🙂

  4. Shayna says:

    So cute & sounds so easy! However, my right hand always turns out looking like it was murdered! How do you paint both hands so neatly!?

  5. So I will definitely be sporting my UK gear again this weekend!! And then I promise to send your dress home!! Hopefully I will just be able to bring it with me!! 🙂

  6. Jenny says:

    Yup! Loving the nails!

  7. Aimee L says:

    Your nails are super cute 🙂 I'm with Kate above, I'm totally stealing this idea this fall!!

    I am officially rooting for UK to win it all! I was so happy when they beat Indiana, since Indiana beat VCU 🙁

  8. Ashlee :) says:

    C-A-T-S, CATS, CATS, CATS!!!!!!

  9. Carly says:

    Loving the nails! Totally stealing that for the game this weekend. Go Cats!

  10. lori says:

    LOVE the nails. soooo so cute.

  11. Cute!!

    I've made polka dots on my nails before, but I used q-tips. I'll have to try a bobby pin next time!

  12. Katie says:

    Lovin the nails! I think I need (I must) do this in OSU COLORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucks!
    had to.

    kisses. 🙂

  13. Kristen says:

    Super cute!! 🙂

    It'll be interesting if we have to face one another off after Saturday (I'm a KU Jayhawk) 😉

  14. JMB says:

    RIGHT, sissybelle! I am loving your Kentucky Belle Nails! I's so mad at myself for not doing a bracket at my office this year!! GO CATS!!

  15. Megan says:

    Gaaah! This is SO cute!!!

  16. Lay says:

    LOVE your nails! I don't think I would have the patience to do that… it's so precise!

  17. Kendra says:

    I love your nails! I will be rooting for UK, but I am n=most excited for Ohio State!!

  18. Annabelle says:

    I am not aboard the basketball madness but in your case, I can pull for the Cats! Go UK! I'm loving the nails! I must try this!

  19. Miu says:

    Love your idea for the nails! Too cute :]

  20. Katie says:

    oooooo…awesome tip on the polka dot nails! They came out great I'm def going to try that, thanks!

  21. Brooke Odom says:

    What a great idea! My team just lost in the sweet 16, so I had lost interest in the tournament, but maybe I'll be rooting for blue due to your adorable nails 🙂
    xo -Bo

  22. Hannah says:

    Love your nails… so presh! I am super pumped for the game and can't wait to celebrate with friends 🙂 Should be a good one! Hope you're having a good day!

  23. Your nails are super super cute! love it!

  24. kt says:

    your nails look fantastic girl! Bobby pins are a great idea for perfect dots! I usually use a "dull" toothpick – but I'm def going to switch to pins! Thanks for the tip!

  25. Rebecca says:

    if UK wins i get 20 bucks! im rootin for yall!

  26. Love the nails! I'm not into the March Madness thing, but I can definitely cheer for blue and white polka dots!

  27. Lindsay says:

    I love your polka dot nails! I can't believe you did that on your own! How cute! And you could totally do it with tons of different colors.

  28. I saw these on instagram and they look great! I'm excited to try it. Thanks for the tip!

  29. Day Old News says:

    Damn that is a cute mani! Can't wait to see the Cats and the Jayhawks go head to head…inducing not-so-sober heytell smack talk between DON & PLL.

  30. Super lovely blog!


  31. caitlin says:

    so cute, totally going to steal it for OSU! 🙂

  32. Michelle says:

    I can't wait for the big game!! It's not the same being away from KY… these northerners around here just don't get it! 🙂

    Michelle @

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