Monday, March 10, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Brands - Day 1: Chipotle

Hello, all! I can't believe it, but another Digital Dozen week is upon us once again! It's always astounding to me how quickly these arrive each month. At the beginning of the day Sunday, I had no clue what I was going to do for this week. At the end of the day Sunday? I had 4 manis done! I know, the queen of procrastination has lost her mind and some how managed to get a ton of stuff done super early. 

This week's theme is "Brands" which I was really unsure on at first. I felt weird about basically providing advertisement (if you will) of a brand or company and I wasn't sure I would be able to get into the theme. I started thinking on companies that I respected and enjoyed and decided that I would only do manis inspired by those. 

One such company is Chipotle. For those who don't know, Chipotle is a fast food Mexican restaurant that is all about sustainability. Everything from their food sources to their decor is sustainable and their food is top notch. I also had this for lunch yesterday so I had it on my mind a bit ;) I really love their simple logo and feel good about sporting it across my fingers for day one.  

I'm actually really pleased with how these turned out! I'm especially in love with the little chipotle peppers on my index, pinky and thumb - they're just so cute! 
I started with a base of OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls and then painted the red quarter circles using OPI's First Date on the Golden Gate. I used Zoya's Louise as the interior of the circle (it almost looks black, but I promise it's not!) and then carefully used some white acrylic paint to paint the CHIPOTLE lettering across my two fingers. Finally, I used black acrylic paint to add in the peppers, starting with the outside and working in with the design. 
So what do you think? Do you have a Chipotle near you? I think it's probably only a US chain, but I'm not sure how widespread it is across the US. When any of my nail friends visit from outside the country, I shall take you to have some Chipotle ;) 
Be sure to check out all the other fantastic manis from the other Digital Dozen ladies by clicking through the inlinkz below :) 

Happy Polishing! :)