Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Digital Dozen does Marble - Day 4 Rainbow flame drag marble

Drag marble flames. I love them, they are so easy to do.  

This time I took the colours to the max, and really pushed the limit of this technique with regular nail polish by using six polishes.  When using this many colours its hard to work fast enough so that the first colours don't skin over and dry before you get a chance to start doing the drag marbling.  

I used all JOSS shades for this rainbow look, except for the purple, which is the original version of Picture Polish wisteria. My bottle is just about empty, which is such a shame cause the original shade is so much better than the new shade.

I haven't done my day 5 mani yet, so I'm not sure if I'll get all five done this week.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Digital Dozen does Marble - Day 3 Marble Stone

Like most of the other Digital Dozen ladies, I also attempted a freehand stone marble design for this weeks prompt. I've wanted to try a stone marble design for ages and it's always great when a challenge prompt brings that opportunity to the fore.

Instead of doing all my nails with the marble design, I chose to mix it up with some charcoal holographic nail foils. I recently purchased some new nail foil glue and wanted to try it out. Previously I had used a foil glue that applied very thin, and over black polish it make it look blue. I've been searching everywhere for a similar glue and not found anything.  I tried the foil glue from maniology, and despite the excellent reviews it has on it's site I found it horrible to use. It took a billion years to dry, and actually never fully dried, as my nails were sliding off the next day.  This glue was one I got off ebay. It's similar to the maniology one in that it is a white glue, not blue. I let it dry for 15 minutes and managed to get a decent application. But still, no where near as good as the old glue I used to have.  I also recently bought a bottle of 'Best glue ever', which apparently if you water down at 50% works really well. So I'll test that out and report back.  If you happen to know where I can get some of that blue looking foil glue in Australia, then hook a girl up will you :).

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Digital Dozen does Marble - Day 2 and it's hot as hell

Shit has just got real this week here in Australia. It's hot as hell down here as we are in the midst of a massive heat wave.  We hit 39 degrees today, with 41, 40 and 41 again for the next three days.  For you American folk, that's like 102 - 106 F.

So what better to go with the heat than some scorching neon hot nails!  I cheated a little with the prompt here and used some funky appearance water marble appearance water decals.  But I did fancy them  up a bit by cutting them up and applying them in an arty sort of way.  It also meant I only used 5 decals across all 10 nails, which means I'll be able to make another manicure out of these water decals.

Stay cool out there!

Monday, January 14, 2019

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Digital Dozen does Marble - Day 1

Happy New Year everyone. I'm still here, not very often, but I'm still here posting nail art.  58 blog posts last year - that was a pretty lame effort.  Lets see if I can improve on that stat this year?  I'm guessing that once I get to post all the 31 Day Nail Art I've been doing then I'll be well over the half way mark pretty quickly!

This week is the first Digital Dozen week of the year, and the first prompt is Marble. There are so many different marble techniques now that this prompt was pretty easy.  I did start out with some classic watermarble nails.  I did these by leaving the pattern to dry on top of the water and then cut them up and applied as decals. Its so much easier this way!  

The stamping on my middle finger was for my daughter. Today she turned 8 years old and I wanted to add something to my nails for her today. Naturally as soon as she saw my watermabled nails she wanted matching ones too, but I told her I'm not putting in this sort of effort until she learns not to pick them off. She's a picker my daughter (she gets it from her father!) She would have amazing nails applied and they wont last longer than an hour until she picks them off. I wonder what age she will out grown that behaviour?

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