Monday, July 21, 2014

The Hunt - Mani Monday: Mermaid Tail Nail Art Tutorial

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Hope everyone is surviving their Monday! Here are some happy nails to help you get through the day just in case ;)

I put together this fun mermaid-y look for my friends over on The Hunt! Be sure to head over to the Hunt blog to see my full mermaid tutorial and let me know what you think :)

Happy Polishing! :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Countries & Cultures - Day 5: Tuscany Landscape Nail Art

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Whew! I may be slightly late, but I've finally finished another challenge week with my favorite nail ladies of the Digital Dozen! I always forget just how challenging it really is to come up with 5 manis inspired by one theme. This countries and cultures week was tough but I really love what I managed to come up with this week :)

For the final day, I've got a mani inspired by the beautiful Tuscany landscape of Italy! I've had a deep seated love of Italy for as long as I can remember. My grandmother's aunt (my great aunt?) went to Italy when she was in college way back when on a foreign exchange program, and, as these things go, she met an Italian street artist, fell in love, and has been there ever since! I've visited them twice over the years and I have such fond memories of being there!

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Countries & Cultures - Day 4: Mayan Logogram Nail Art

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So unless one of my readers happens to be fluent in ancient logograms, I doubt too many people will know what today's nail art represents ;) For day 4 of Digital Dozen Countries & Cultures week, I decided to paint Mayan logograms!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Countries & Cultures - Day 3: California Coast Nail Art

Hi, all! So as per usual, I'm running late with this challenge. I'm so envious of my fellow Digital Dozen members who always have their posts ready to go each week. Anyway, today I have day 3 of the Countries & Cultures theme week! Since I'm American, I wanted to do a mani inspired by this beautiful country...and what better part of this great United States than the area I grew up?! 

I grew up on the central coast of California, about 30 minutes from the beautiful coast. I have very fond memories of going to the beach with my family, spending the day hiking along the cliffs with the dogs while looking down on the surf. *sigh* such great memories! I especially love going when all the California Poppies (our state flower) and Lupin are in bloom! So, in honor of where I grew up, here is my California coast mani. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Countries & Cultures - Day 2: Cherry Blossom Nail Art

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So as you all know, I am the world's BEST procrastinator. I can't get anything done until the last minute and Digital Dozen week is no different. I got home from work and the gym after 9pm and was perplexed on what to do for today and even considered just heading to bed with naked nails. But I decided to stick it out and relied on something I don't often do: brainstorming! When I first started brainstorming for countries & cultures, I wrote down all the continents and noted different countries on said continents that sparked my interest.

One such was Japan, and since I'm' a nature lover, I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous cherry blossoms that they have there.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Countries & Cultures - Day 1: Egyptian Hieroglyphic Nail Art

Holy wow, it has already been another month - I can't believe how fast time is flying! Today marks the start of another Digital Dozen week and this time we are tackling the theme "Counties & Cultures."I decided to focus more on the "cultures" aspect of this theme because I'm a history buff and there are so many amazingly interesting cultures from days past. I decided to start near the beginning of human culture, and represented the ancient Egyptians by painted some hieroglyphics on old papyrus paper!