Monday, 18 March 2019

My Mani Box Review - Fantastic Beasts (October 2018)

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Hey there!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Mine was busy but fun.  On Saturday I tie-dyed shirts with my family, went to a potluck at my friends', spent some time with another friend and on Sunday I met another friend's brand new baby and went and saw Captain Marvel.  By Sunday evening I was so tired!  I didn't even get any nail stuff done.  Luckily I have a few posts worth of stuff done already so I won't go AWOL this week.  Today I have a quick look at what was in October 2018's Fantastic Beasts My Mani Box.  This is the perfect time for me personally to be checking it out since I'm finally putting in the effort to watch the Harry Potter movies.  I got through the first two in the last few days so I expect, if I keep at it, I'll be watching Fantastic Beasts soon enough.

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Books - Romeo and Juliet

Hey there!  We're at the end of the week and that means my final book mani for The Digit-al Dozen's theme this month.  I won't even pretend like these were particularly inspired.  I bought this Romeo and Juliet plate knowing this theme was coming up and because my sister teaches Romeo and Juliet in her English class and I thought she might like to use it one day.  I did read Romeo and Juliet back in the day (for fun, not even for school, that's how big a nerd I am) but this is another instance where the movie wins over the books.  I have probably seen Baz Luhrmann's rendition of Romeo and Juliet 50 times.  What can I say, just like for The Great Gatsby which I did the other day, his movies are really exciting versions of pretty dull books.  Not that Romeo and Juliet is dull, but old English just isn't my thing...

Thursday, 14 March 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Books - Watchmen

Hey there!  For my fourth Digit-al Dozen book mani, I have my one and only freehand design this week.  Today I did Watchmen.  When I was trying to come up with book ideas, I was talking to my friend who normally takes zero interest in my nail art but he came in handy this time!  He said "does a graphic novel count?" and I immediately knew what he was thinking.  This was a book I read way back in the day, before the movie was released.  I remember ordering it and seeing it was a graphic novel.  In my mind a graphic novel was a novel, with a few pictures.  Little did I know it was a giant comic.  I've never been a comic fan but this book was great!  I should probably re-read it before the HBO show comes out!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Book - The Great Gatsby

Hey there!  For Day 3 of The Digit-al Dozen's Book Week, I did a book I absolutely hated, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Now, it's bold of me to say that since it's a classic but I more or less detested every character in it.  That being said, it's one of my favourite movies.  I love how Baz Luhrmann adapts stories to movies.  Plus the soundtrack is amazing.  So my nails are a mix of the book cover plus the movie, with it's art deco motifs.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Maniology Spring Occasions Bundle

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Hey there!  I'm back for a second time today because I don't want to wait to share this fun little nail art set from Maniology.  They have a released a mini Spring Occasions Bundle which contains a stamping plate, a polish, 2 sheets of nail stickers and an ice cube stamper that is currently only $15 USD.  Or, if you don't like the bundle, each item can also be purchased separately but the bundle is certainly a better value.  I spent my weekend playing with all the items and can happily say I had no issues.  If you're interested in any Maniology products, or the Mani X Me box, please use the coupon code COPY10 to save yourself some moolah!

The Digit-al Dozen does Books - Harry Potter

Hey there!  For 2 day of The Digit-al Dozen's Book week, I did (almost) everyone's favourites...Harry Potter!  I re-read these books last summer and still absolutely loved them.  And again, was genuinely scared towards the end so I can't imagine how kids feel reading them.  I still need to watch the movies though so I can keep listening to the podcast Binge Mode: Harry Potter.  I have had all the discs sitting beside my TV since summer but still haven't watched them.  I should probably get to that so I can give them back to my sister but I just don't like movies.  I know, I'm a weirdo.  I just prefer to watch TV while I play with my nail polish...

Monday, 11 March 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Books - The Secret Life of Bees

Hey there!  It's time for a new Digit-al Dozen week!  Normally I'm so incredibly pumped but this week was HARD!  For March, we're doing a book theme.  I'm someone who loves reading but who has always found translating the books I love onto my nails to be a tough task.  But I did my best for this week.  Secretly, I modelled most of my manis after books that just happened to fit some plates I recently bought and wanted to use so they're not necessarily my favorite books but they are all books I've read.  I actually bought one of the plates just because I knew this week was coming up.  A lot of the plates I buy go unused because I tend to have a lot of plates to review but I'm happy to say that all the plates from my last Clear Jelly Stamper order have officially been used...woohoo!  I'm starting off this week with The Secret Life of Bees, a book from 2001 by Sue Monk Kidd.  I'm not going to lie.  I didn't really remember what this book was about so I started re-reading it when I did this mani.  I'm about halfway through re-reading it.  I hope it really is about "bee-ing kind"!