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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Mardi Gras - Red Dog Designs ♪♫♪ (Here Comes)3 the Big Parade ♪♫♪

Hi everyone! Tonight I have a quick post for you to share what I've been wearing on my nails today for Mardi Gras. 

I knew I wanted to wear Here Comes The Big Parade from Red Dog Designs. This stunning glitter topper was released last year and is perfect for Mardi Gras but I would totally wear it anytime. Also I love how the name on the bottle is ♪♫♪ (Here Comes)3 the Big Parade ♪♫♪ with the little notes! So cute. There are new Limited Edition Mardi Gras polishes from Red Dog Designs this year. Check them out here

Mardi Gras -Red Dog Designs ♪♫♪ (Here Comes)3 the Big Parade ♪♫♪ over OPI Funky Dunkey

I was inspired by this manicure from my friend Jen over at My Nail Polish Obsession and decided to also use OPI Funky Dunky as my base colour. It's just one of the most perfect purple polishes in the world and looks great with the Red Dog. 

Mardi Gras -Red Dog Designs ♪♫♪ (Here Comes)3 the Big Parade ♪♫♪ over OPI Funky Dunkey

I used 2 coats of Funky Dunkey (the formula is amazing, creamy and self-leveling) then added one coat of Here Comes The Big Parade on all of my nails except my ring fingers. This is packed with green, gold and purple glitters in different sizes and the signature RDD micro-glitter. I love the tiny circles! The formula and application were really good, I didn't have to fish for glitter at all. I finished with a coat of topcoat. 

Red Dog Designs ♪♫♪ (Here Comes)3 the Big Parade ♪♫♪

For the accent nail, I painted a Masquerade/Mardi Gras mask using OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby from the Gwen Stefani collection which is a shimmering satin finish gold. I used topcoat so the satin effect disappeared in this manicure but it looks great either way. I used Zoya Ivanka, Elevation Polish Mount Cangyan and black acrylic paint for the other details on the mask. I finished off the nail with some dots of Love.Angel.Music.Baby to form a bead necklace. 

Red Dog Designs polishes can be purchased from the Red Dog Designs Store.
You can like the Red Dog Designs Facebook page to keep up with new releases and restocks!  

OPI polishes are available from various retailers.


  1. That glitter is perfect for Mardi Gras. Love your accent nail too :)

  2. YAY! I love how this turned out! The mask is awesome!

  3. WooHoo! Your mask is outstanding! And I love that glitter. I don't like the really big circle glitters (not on my nails anyway!), and this one doesn't seem to have them. Like the smaller glitter. Thanks for a great mani!