Thursday, 16 August 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical - Flamingos

Hey there!  It's Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen's Tropical Week and I have to admit, this was the hardest mani for me to come up with.  I had 4 done (including tomorrow's) but struggled to come up with a fifth for some reason.  It might have had something to do with the fact that my holidays were coming up and I wanted to get these done before I left because I wasn't bringing all my nail stuff with me to the cabin.  Somehow having that deadline gave me whatever the nail version of writer's block.  In the end, I ended up with another double (well technically, it's triple) stamping look, kind of like yesterday's.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical - Hibiscus Nails

Hey there!  For Day 3 of The Digit-al Dozen's Tropical Week, I did some hibiscus flower stamping inspired by a couple of manis from one of my favourite nail artists, @ladyandthe_stamp.  She's been doing #hawaiianshirtmanifriday on Instagram lately which means she's had so many great tropical nails.  Mine aren't copies of hers but rather inspired by some of her layered stamping.  They just reminded me of something she'd do (though hers are always incredible compared to mine).

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical - Beach Nails

Hey there!  For my second Digit-al Dozen Tropical mani, I went with an old favourite.  I will never ever tire of beach manis and I was pretty happy with how these turned out.  There was so much to it - a gradient, pond-ish stamping, sponging and water decals.  But well worth it since I really enjoyed wearing these.

Monday, 13 August 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical - Rainforest

Hey there!  I'm home from vacation and obviously already falling behind on my responsibilities.  It's the first day of our new Digit-al Dozen week (with a fun Tropical theme) and it's not even Monday anymore!  I was late to work, then late to my chiropractor appointment, then late making dinner.  And then I helped my sister pack for her big move.  And now it's 12:30 am and I'm blogging instead of sleeping.  So forgive me for any typos you might see...

Anyway, I decided to start Tropical week with a rainy scene.  I don't know why I'm starting with this instead of sunsets and birds and flowers but it's just speaking to me.  Maybe because I'm in a rainy mood after leaving the lake :-(  Oh maybe it's because I really like this mani which turned out as a mix of stamping with a few freehand touches.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Nail Crazies Unite - Blue and White Nautical

Hey there!  3 vacation days in a row I've been blogging.  I really did miss it, thought I enjoyed my almost 2 week mini blog break.  It was kinda nice to not be nails OBSESSED.  I kept my nail painted...mostly with a different polish from the brand I'm showing today, KBShimmer.  Today's polish is Low and Be Bold but if you need a sparkly blue, Better Lake Than Never is amazing.  It held up almost perfectly forever here.  But I digress....

Today's prompt for Nail Crazies Unite was Blue & White Nautical.  Hope you like what I came up with!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

UberChic Beauty Art Deco Chic and Cultural Rhythm Stamping Plate Review

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Hey there!  I'm back for my second blog post of vacation...I must've really been missing you guys!  Today I wanted to pop in and share my thoughts on the two new plates from UberChic Beauty.  The first plate is Art Deco Chic, a plate inspired by the arcitecture and fashion of the 1920's.  I absolutely loved The Great Gatsby movie and this plate reminded me so much of other words, I'm a fan!  The second plate is Cultural Rhythm, inspired by cultures from across the globe.  I enjoyed both of these plates a lot but both of them reminded me of one of my shortcomings in stamping....straight lines are hard!  All the stamping worked flawlessly but my lines always end up wiggly.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Stamped Gradient

Hey there!  Long time, no talk!  I've been thoroughly enjoying my vacation but since the sun is gone for the day and it's too smoky (from forest fires in the neighbouring province) to see the stars tonight, I'm stuck indoors.  I figured it'd be a good time to pop in and say hi.  And finally post the mani I did for last week's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt of Stamped Gradient.  Well I love gradients AND stamping so this was fun.  I even did the gradient with stamping to sort of double-up on the theme!