Saturday, September 20, 2014

Artic Holo

Today's mani is sort of a fail mani!  I started out with a a great water marble...

With added glitter because why not, right?  It's been forever since I last water marbled and while it was great fun it was also just as time consuming as I remember.  After I was finished with it I wore it around for a day or two before I got bored and decided to stamp a pattern on it.  I think it came out sort of like some nice winter tights! I liked it but I also wish I'd have used a different black because it wasn't as opaque as I'd have liked.  In either event I hope you like them! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If it puts your mind at ease - you've saved humanity, once again...

These are some fun nails I did over the weekend.  I honestly have NO idea what this stamp is meant to be but it reminds me vaguely of Star Trek and in another way of little dead fish.  In either event I had polished my nails with some bright Butter London shades and then I decided to throw some glitter on and THEN I wanted just ONE more thing to add to it.  So I chose this stamp.  I did quite like the results although the glitter sort of gets lost in the mix.  I have ordered a new, softer stamper too which is supposed to help with placement of stamps.  Hopefully it comes soon so I can try it out because it's been awhile since I've done much with stamps and I'm clearly struggling a bit! In either event I hope you like the nails! What does this pattern make YOU think of?

Monday, September 15, 2014

All I have is your letter read and I cannot get it out of my head...

Today's mani is one I've wanted to do for a little while but hadn't really got around to yet.  I'm working on preparing to apply for a promotion at my job and between that, planning vacations, and just life in general things have gotten so hectic that I  haven't really had much time for nails.  About two weeks or so ago my husband sweetly offered to buy me some new stamping plates and now that I've gotten them I've been itching to play with them.  So this was one of the first things I did.  It actually prompted a mail carrier to tell me it looked like I had the Declaration of Independence on  my nails and a co worker noted that it looked like I had tiny pictures on my nails! Both were male and if men are noticing my nails I'd call it a win! ;) I hope you enjoyed them as well and thanks for following along!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Digital Dozen 2nd Anniversary Giveaway!

It's that time again!!

Welcome to the Digit-al Dozen 2nd Anniversary Giveaway !!!

It’s been 2 years since the Digit-al Dozen first got together,and although we’ve had a few different line-ups in that time, one thing has remained constant  - our love of nail polish and nail art.

To celebrate, we are holding a legendary Giveaway featuring 51 prizes.  To all our brilliant sponsors,we can’t thank you enough for helping us set this up for you, our amazing readers.

Because we have a large amount of sponsors, they all have different shipping policies.   When you start the Rafflecopter, you will be asked which country you live in, because some prizes are only available in certain places. Ready?  Here’s the list –


·        Above The Curve - Summer Destinations 2014 – 4 polishes
·        ALiquidLacquer - 5 polishes
·        Alter Ego Nail Enamel - 4 bottles
·        Black Dahlia Lacquer – 4 bottles
·        Celestial Lacquers - 6 bottles
·        Cupcake Polish - $25 gift card
·        Delush - 3 bottles
·        EllaGee - 4 bottles
·        Lacquistry - 4 bottles
·        Literary Lacquers - 6 bottles
·        Indigo Bananas – 6 bottles
·        Serum No 5 - 4 bottles
·        Vivid Lacquer - 4 stamping plates
·        Girly Bits - 2 bottles
·        Jindie Nails - 6 bottles
·        Superficially Colorful - $25  GC
·        Darling Diva Polish - 4 bottles
·        Llarowe - $50 GC -
·        Amazing Chic Nails - 2 bottles
·        Mrs. P's Nail Potions - $15 gift
·        Black Sheep Lacquer - 2 polishes
·        Renaissance Cosmetics - 3 full size bottles (in stock items only) and mini cuticle oil
·        Laquerlicious Nail Polish - 3 neon toppers. Beat The Heat, At The Lake and Lemon Limeade.
·        Nayll – 4 bottles of custom made polishes – you get to make your own!
·        JORD Watch; $129 voucher
·        $85 GC from The Digit-al Dozen, to a nail e-tailer of your choice
·        tube of Liquid Palisade from Kiesque
·        Nailed Kit decals set

·        Daphine Polish - 5 bottle Summer holo collex
·        GlitterDaze - 4 bottles
·        Gothic Gala Lacquers - 5 bottles
·        Karma's Kiss Lacquer - 4 bottles
·        LoveAngeline – 2 Gemstone polishes
·        LynnBDesigns- 5 bottles
·        Majestic Lacquer - 3 bottles
·        Philly Loves Lacquer - 4 bottles
·        Savoie - 4 bottles
·        KBShimmer - $35 electronic CG
·        6 Harts Polish - 2 polishes
·        Overall Beauty - nail art tape sets (with different colors nail tape) with nail wheels and nail art decals     plus a bottle nail polish (mystery color ), and a set of Overall Beauty Minerals ( 6 colors)
·        BKD - Space Sauce Teardrop Shaped Nail Polish Pendant Necklace - Nail Polish Jewelry
·        Shimmer – 5 bottles

US & Canada Only
·        Smokey Mountain Lacquers - 4 bottles
·        The Polish Bar - 4 bottles
·        Canadian Nail Fanatic – mystery package of 6 bottles

·        Quirk Polish - 3 bottles one of kind unreleased polishes
·        All one prize – 1 x Freckles polish, and Freckles Polish Necklace, and 1 x bottle from Laquerdaisical
·        All one prize - Stellar Polish -  1x polish and ring, 1 x bottle from Little Lost Ones
·        Pretty Quirky 2 x full size bottles 'Stole the Bouquet" and "Deva' , PLUS 1 x bottle from R+ R Lacquers
·        a voucher for a personalized planner from Personal Planner UK
·        a zip up pouch with set of brushes and dotters plus a selection of nail art: nail stickers, flat gems and rhinestones from Nailtopia

That’s an enormous list, isn’t it!!  How exciting – ok, so you know what you need to do, enter the rafflecopter and we’ll let you know on September 25th(or thereabouts) if you’re a winner.

The Giveaway will close at 11.59pm GMT on Tuesday September 24th.  If you are a winner, we will let you know which prize you have won, and then we will then put you in touch with your sponsor to claim / choose your prize (some sponsors have provided specific prizes; some will let you choose your own polishes).


Good luck !!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Tale of Two Cities...

It's the final day of the Digital Dozen's two year anniversary week!! Today we were allowed to choose what we wanted to do, from the list of the things we've done earlier in the week.  I chose pairs even though it was the one I struggled with most in the first place!! I had the idea to do twin cities but I don't have the artistic skills to make anything recognizable! So I did some sister cities instead with this representing Paris and Chicago. I used a dark, sparkly grey for the background on my "Chicago" nails because in all the time I've spent there it's hardly been a sunny experience!!  Then I did a nice, standard pink on the Paris nail.  I hope you enjoyed following along with us this week! Don't forget to check out the other ladies work below!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Make tea. Not war.

Its day four of the Digital Dozens Terrific Two's challenge! Today's inspiration is China which I believe is the modern anniversary gift for two years.  I LOVE vintage china and have a whole collection of little tea cups and plates and what not.  I mostly used the colors for inspiration and teal/mint with a copper or gold accent is one of my favorite combinations.  Then I just added delicate pattern. I think this was my favorite inspiration day for the week!  I hope you loved them too! Please don't forget to check out what the other girls came up with for today's theme!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The sun sits high in a sapphire sky when my ship comes in...

It's day three of the terrific two's challenge with The Digital Dozen!  Today's manicure is inspired by Sapphire, the traditional birthstone of our anniversary month, September.  I have to admit I drew a blank on this one at first and then I did some googling and came up with a whole lot of nothing!  I did find some star sapphires which I remember being sort of intrigued by in my younger days.  As luck would have it I had a magnetic polish and a magnet which emulated this quite well.  The rest of my plan got sort of abandoned when I found this STUNNING polish in my drawer.  It's Zoya Dream and what a perfect name for it!  The sparkle caught my eye a few times so I finally decided to use it but I just couldn't bring myself to cover the whole of it with the little gems so I settled for just a few down the center!  I hope you enjoy these!! Don't forget to check out the other ladies art work below!!