Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Digital Dozen Looks Up - My little ponies

I'm running a little behind on my Digital Dozen mani's this week. I know what I want to paint for Day 5 but I'm just not sure that I'm going to get it painted on my nails.

Day 4 and I have a rather different idea than you would normally think of.  You see I was trying to come up with ideas for something quick to paint and I came across these cute My Little Pony water decals.  Then I remembered my daughters room, and that when you look up in her room there is a high shelf with all her plush My Little Ponies that she has gotten over the years from the Build a Bear workshop place. She really has a very extensive collection.

Here is a quick photo of the shelf in the room.  You can see it's right up near the roof so you definitely look up at it.

Friday, November 16, 2018

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Digital Dozen Looks up - the sun and solar flares

So yesterday we looked up and saw the moon, today it's the sun.  I wanted to do something a little different, so I attempted to do an up close look at the sun with the halo glow and solar flares.

Getting the solar flares thin enough was tricky and clearly I don't have a fine enough brush to do really thin strokes that I need to.  I also wish I go the glowing orange sponging a little lower on the middle two fingers, or perhaps not so low on the index and pinky, cause its annoying me that the glow isn't even.  But now I know I'm just being super critical and I need to pull my grumpy, critical pants off and remember how cool it is to be doing proper nail art again when my nails have just been pretty boring with simple single colours for the last two months.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Digital Dozen Looks up - Moon phases

It is Day 2 of 'Look up' week, and I've been pretty predictable once again with my choice.  Today's nails are the moon, and specifically some moon phases.  I'm very happy with tree of these nails, but that pinky nail is a bit disastrous!

Rather than using a black base, I used Ulta3 Midnight Fever, which is a very dark blue shimmer.  It was a great choice, except that it did make painting the moon phases harder, because i could just choose black polish to block out the darker parts. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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I'm back - Digital Dozen looks up - Clouds

Hello. I'm Back. It's been just over two months since I was last here and didn't I promise I would return. We had an absolutely amazing time on our two month vacation in the USA and around the Caribbean.  If you are interested in having a look at some of the photos of things we got up to, I did post to a facebook page.

I'm straight back into the nail art.  First I have five days of Digital Dozen posts and then I want to get right into the 31 Day Challenge in an effort to complete it before the end of 2018.

So without further adieu, here is my first return at nail art.  Yep, I went simple and easy for my first effort, as one really does need to ease back into things! The theme for this weeks Digital Dozen is 'Look up'.  I took the obvious choice here and did a blue sky gradient with some dotty clouds.

So how is everyone else going.  Did you miss my nail art LOL! What did I miss in the last two months? Any amazing mainstream or indie collections I need to check out? Talk to me people if you are still out there?

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