Guest Post from Hey, Darling Polish!

by - Friday, March 27, 2015

Hello darlings!

My name is Marisa and I blog over at Hey, Darling Polish! My blog is made up of mostly bright and quirky nail art with some indie polish swatches thrown in the mix. I saw that Katherine was looking for some guest posters while she deals with real life now and I love being to help people out, so here I am writing a post for you guys!

Let's get to the nails!

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Here's what I used:



Today's nails are kind of special because I decided to recreate a pattern that Katherine painted a while back that she said I inspired her to try. I think that my favorite part of blogging is getting to interact with others who also love nail polish and I'm always sort of taken back when someone says that I inspired them. So, these nails are for you Katherine! I remember that I was so happy when I read her post and looking at it now, I'm still smiling (:

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These nails started with two coats of Natty and a layer of Glossy Glam. When that had dried, I used my orange acrylic paint and detail brush to paint on the octopus. I then went back in with my black paint to add the smaller details. Everything was cleaned up and sealed in with another layer of Glossy Glam.

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I thought these nails were so fun and a lot of my classmates liked my little "octopus friends" haha. Thank you Katherine for finally motivating me to try painting this pattern and allowing me to guest post for you! 

-Marisa! (:


From Katherine: I love these so much and the sentiment behind them was so sweet! Marisa always inspires me to think of gorgeous freehand patterns since she does them so well, even if I don't do them as often as I would like to. Thank you so much, Marisa! This post means a lot to me. :) If you're looking for inspiration and lovely nails make sure to check out Hey, Darling Polish! on facebook, instagram and twitter!

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10 comments

  1. What a wonderful guest post. This design is so creative and cute at the same time :)

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  2. They remind me of dinosaurs.

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  3. So creative & adorable!!! Love this!

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  4. Great guest post! Marisa - that octopus is so great! I love the dotted details.

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  5. I'm so glad that you liked the post! I'm happy to help (:

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  6. This is such a cute little octopus! I love him!

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  7. Beautiful, I always love all of Marisa's nail art.

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