Monday, January 11, 2016

The Digital Dozen does New & Improved - Day 1: First Flowers

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Hello, all! It's Digital Dozen week yet again and I'm excited to say I'm actually going to be able to partake this month! We're all joining in on the theme of New & Improved meaning we're all going to be either recreating past work to show how much we've improved or attempt techniques that we've tried and maybe failed at before.

For me, I'm taking the approach of recreating past manicures, past floral manicures in particular. I'm sure you all know by now that I love my floral manicures...but did you know I didn't always feel that way? ;) I actually wrote that I wasn't a "flowers on my nails kind of girl"...oh how much you can change in a moment!

For my first New and Improved, I've recreated the first ever floral manicure that I ever did. I was participating in a challenge that required me to do flowers as the theme and I had no clue how to handle it. But alas, it started a truly, madly, deeply love affair for me.

I think I've purged the polishes that I used in the original mani so I've recreated this using Salon Perfect's Mellow Yellow as the base and I used acrylic paints for the rest. Here's a quick video of how I did this look.


What do you think? Have I improved? I think my hand is a bit steadier now than when I originally did this design and while I like that, I do appreciate the sketchy look of the original design. Let me know what you think!

Also, let's not talk about my nail shape or terrible lighting this whole week, okay? :P

Check out the other DD ladies New and Improved looks below (and exciting news!! We have 5 new AMAZINGLY TALENTED ladies joining our crew so don't miss them!).

Happy Polishing :)