Friday, July 29, 2016

Digital Dozen Does Birthdays! July

We had a new idea to spice things up around Digital Dozen headquarters. We want to celebrate months we have member birthdays, with a mani inspired by the birthday girl/girls. The girls choose an inspiration, and we all create a manicure from it. RoseLyne from Manicured and Marvelous linked here celebrates in July, and chose this crazy image linked here.

I ended up naming the final look Graffiti Galaxy in my head, and used the following:
- Unnamed Color Club Neon Orange
-Neon Acrylic Paints
-Two images from VL-019
-Matte Polish

Pretty fun look for our first birthday celebration! Check out my girls versions in the Inlinkz below.

Cheers all,

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pink Failure! Summer Nail Art.

So in my head this was an amazing graphical kind of 80's blast! Once I finished it, I hated it! Summer nail art failness!

For the look I used:
-BM-314 stamped with China Glaze Liquid Leather
-Rimmel Sunny Days
-Color Club unnamed hot pink
-Cult Nails Wax That

Hope you all hate these along with me! Ha!

Cheers all,

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tropical Dots, Summer Manicure

Still trying to beat the heat here in Ontario Canada. I'm not sure if everyone else is as well, but we've been well into the 30's for weeks. Our summers are usually more temperate, but I'm not complaining. We've just been swimming more!

This look was inspired by the heat! I used My Indie Polish Zip and Zap for this. They were from last years summer release and compliment each other well. I started with the orange as base and then created the gradient. Then I stamped the tropical flowers from BM-XL108 and also added the dots with Color Club Gift Of Sparkle.

I tried something new with my dots by doing them in a circular pattern instead of straight lines. This technique just looked slightly drunk in the end. Oh well!

Cheers all, and stay cool!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Neon Pink Nail Stamping, Yellow Tail Moscato

So this post is an unplanned thank you to a cool summer promo I just picked up at the liquor store here in Ontario. Yellow Tail Wine is currently giving away a bottle of Nailsinc nail polish with the purchase of a bottle of their Muscato linked here. 

Described as,
"Passionfruit, melon, freshly crushed grapes Flavours: zingy tropical fruit with a crisp, refreshing finish. Enjoy: well chilled as an apéritif or with summer salads"
This wine was like a sip of summer! We loved this as a treat with a gorgeous steak and salad meal my husband prepared this week, and this treat of a wine with the polish promo was $10.95 Canadian. After some online digging, I found the polish itself retails for $17 for a .47oz bottle. The bottle in the promo is .27oz.

From what I could tell, there are four shades available. I grabbed Mayfair Lane, and used it as a base for this pattern on pattern stamping look. I distressed the base with neon pink and stamped the double stamped images from Moyou Fashionista Collection 04 and BM-606. The formula on the Nails Inc was great, and I plan to wear it again soon on it's own as the colour was the perfect soft pink. There's  even a hashtag for the promo #YTsummeradventure if you manage to get your hands on one. I went back two days after the first bottle and they were out at two LCBO's in my area. I still grabbed the wine though!!

Thanks Yellow Tail for this delicious promotion. Two of my very favorite things brought together for around $10! Couldn't pass it up.

If anyone is wondering about this date night meal, It's fresh lobster with a Chipotle mango steak, fresh bakery Focaccia loaf and Santa Fe salad.

Cheers all,

Monday, July 11, 2016

Digital Dozen Does Fashion, Day 5.

This super fun summer double stamp look was inspired by two things, my love of chevrons and this neon chevron dress linked here. I used two of my unnamed neons from Color Club and stamped stripes in a tone on tone style using Holy Shapes Collection 02 again and then added the chevrons in Liquid Leather from China Glaze. 

You know when a look makes you giddy, this was that! I love how summery and just fun this turned out.

The pictures don't do this one any justice, and forgiving the yucky black cuticle slick, this is my fave look of the week! That said, I'm really happy with this weeks looks!

Cheers all,

Digital Dozen Does Fashion, Day 4.

So, I recently went on a romantic getaway with the hubs to Niagara On The Lake and these were the gel nails I wore on the trip. I wanted something kinda fun/sophisticated and I came up with this easy design. When I was web surfing ideas I discovered a phenomenon! Taylor Swift wears a TON of red stripes! I don't know if this is a well known phenomenon as I don't follow her fashion, but once I figured it out I searched it and it's super obvious! Take a look at this search linked here, hilarious! For the look I used Gelaze Liquid Leatger and the red is Gelish Red Roses. The image is Moyou Holy Shapes Collection 02.

Once this cute look was done, I knew I had to save this for fashion week. Taylor Swift stripe fashion conspiracy cracked wide open, and you read it here first!!!

Cheers all,

Digital Dozen Does Fashion, Day 3

The design was inspired by these fantastic made to order leather goods on Etsy linked here. I really fell in love with the keychains when I was cruising Etsy looking at custom clothing. I know they aren't fashion specifically, but lately I've been personally into accessorizing outfits and feel a simple look can be transformed by it. I used plate BP-71 available linked here from Born Pretty another great plate I was sent.

For the nails I used neon orange from Color Club and distressed the center with white and a gold shimmer polish. I stamped the little lovebirds in Revlon Espresso. I had 'fumbly hand' the day I did this, so it's my fault where the image transfer isn't perfect. I loved the final though, so I kept it.

Once again, the plate is from Born Pretty Store linked here. If you do check it out, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!

Cheers all,

Digital Dozen Does Fashion, Day 2


I wanted to do something a little different today, so I chose to recreate some lingerie fashion. The look is a recreation of this bra from Victoria Secrets linked here. I was feeling stumped for inspiration, but one of those brand emails inspired me to check out the latest in lingerie. The base polish on this is Bam from My Indie Polish. One of my favourite shades from last summer. I used one coat to keep it sheer then taped off and stamped just the tips with BM-612 to try and match the lace look of the bra. I chose this bra because of the mix of the sporty stripes, pink and girlie lace. I found it so different. I would totally wear this. For the striping I used a long striping brush and acrylic paints.

As a 'for your information'...I was super pumped with how perfect I got those stripes...and on both hands!

Cheers all,

Digital Dozen Does Fashion, Day 1

This week The Digital Dozen is redoing Fashion as our prompt. When we were choosing prompts for the upcoming months, Fashion stuck out as one of those topics that deserves a second go. 

I've been inspired by hand painted clothing I've been seeing on Etsy lately, this design in particular linked here.  I love the idea of hand painted or silk screened clothes. The wearable art of it, and it being one of a kind. For the nails I used:

Ruby White Tips Blue Realm
Dragon Claw Polish Blazing Banana
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

I reached for BP74 for the stamping image from Born Pretty Store, as it's a plate I had awaiting review. It was the perfect choice, and I want to try out all the cute butterflies on this plate as well. It would be a great plate for summer manis, and it picked up easily. 

As I said, I managed to double this one up as a review and the plate is available at the Born Pretty Store linked here. If you do check it out, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!

Check out my girls below for the rest of today's fashionable looks. 

Cheers all,