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Monday, 22 May 2017

Swatches // OPI All Stars Mini Collection (PT 2)

OPI All Stars Mini Collection (PT 2)

Today I have the second half of swatches from the OPI All Stars Mini Collection, and this half is the richer shades where the last half was the pinks and nudes. :) If you want to see the first five swatches make sure to check out the first post!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Swatch // Essie Belugaria (aka The Most Hated Polish of All Time?)

 
I have to admit - one of the reasons I love this polish so much is because so many other people seem to hate it so much! Like, people hate this polish with a passion!

Periodically I'll follow referral links that come up in my stats from the first time I swatched this polish (linked here - warning, it's from 2013!) and find posts and threads where people are all basically saying "OMG LOOK HOW UGLY THIS POLISH IS!"

My favourite comparison so far is that it looks like wet asphalt with glitter stuck in it. Amazing. It is amazing that there is a polish that fits that description perfectly, haha.

So when the theme for this week for The 30 Days of Colour was 'Texture,' you can bet your butt this is the first polish I thought of! Check out more swatches below!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Cairns Birdwing Butterfly Inspired Nails


I have my last post for The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest for this week, but unfortunately I'm feeling really under the weather physically and emotionally so I don't have much energy to write out a long post. :( I made up for it with LOTS of pics though!

For this last look I decided to do some butterfly nails inspired by the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly which is a really pretty butterfly with yellow, blue, and mint wings. Very pretty! You can see it here if you want!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Milk Snake Mani


For my fourth Digit-al Dozen mani this week I decided to do a snake, and ultimately decided on doing a Milk Snake! The colours of the scales really drew my eye and it wasn't until I was done that I realized today's mani uses the exact same colour palette as yesterday's mani! Totally unplanned. :)

Check below for more info and pics of this snek-y snek-y mani!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Leaf Beetle Mani


Today's mani is supposed to show a variety of Leaf Beetle (specifically the Chrysomelid Beetle [Alurnus Ornatus]) which google tells me lives in Costa Rica. :) The red and yellow shell just grabbed my attention and I knew I wanted to recreate it for this challenge!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Rainbow Leopard Mani

Rainbow Leopard Lisa Frank Nail Art

Hello! Welcome back for my second fill for the 'Rainforest' prompt from The Digit-al Dozen! :)

I stuck with my (partially) freehanded animal theme, but I took it in a more creative direction. Today's animal is a leopard but it's more of a Lisa Frank leopard than a realistic leopard haha. And I love that!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Red Eyed Tree Frog

The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Red Eyed Tree Frog Nail Art

Hello and welcome to another glorious Digit-al Dozen week! This week our theme is 'Rainforest' which can be used in a bunch of different ways. I have decided to work on my freehand this month by doing a series of freehanded animals. Today we have the Red Eyed Tree Frog!