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Blue Triangle Skittlette

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Today I have a fun skittlette to share with you. Ages ago I got Flormar Black Dot in a gift exchange and I can’t believe that I’ve never shared it with you on the blog! I decided to pair it with stamping and more glitter here. Painted Fingertips | Blue triangle skittlette stamping

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Swatches: Darling Diva Polish – Watch Your Pack Collection

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Today I am excited to share a new collection from Darling Diva Polish with you. This 8-piece collection, called Watch Your Pack, is inspired by the TV show Teen Wolf. I haven’t watched Teen Wolf yet, but considering previous DDP collections include Deadpool, which I liked, and Star Wars, which I love, maybe I should! This collection is releasing this Friday, 22 July, and all polishes are one-pour only, which means when they’re sold out, they’re gone forever. I absolutely love this collection so I’ve taken a lot of pictures (picture heavy post!) and I recently got a macro lens for my phone – if you follow me on Snapchat you may have already seen macros of some of these – so for the first time on Painted Fingertips, I’ll be including macro shots of all polishes as well. Enjoy!

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Tainted (Watch your Pack)

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Peacock Recycled Nail Art

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A while ago I showed you a #5minutenailart that I had done using the cling wrap technique. At the time I thought that this was the perfect base for some stamping, and so I decided to turn it into some pretty peacock-themed nail art. Painted Fingertips | Peacock Stamping

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Colouring Pencil Butterfly Wing Nail Art

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Remember the colouring pencil musical notes nail art I did not long ago? I thought that it was such a cool technique that I had to try it again. Today I’m taking part in another theme for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 40 great nail art ideas challenge, and today’s theme was insects so I decided to go with butterfly wings! Painted Fingertips | Colouring pencil butterfly wings

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Review: Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

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You may remember that about 2 months ago, I reviewed a clear stamper from Born Pretty Store. Here I am with yet another clear stamper from them. The difference is that while the stamper I showed you previously had a clear head, the holder was frosted. This stamper has a completely clear holder as well. This is fantastic because with the first clear stamper I had to change the way I stamped in order to be able to see where I was placing the image; with this one, I can stamp as I normally do and still be able to see the image as I stamp. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

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Review: Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-L 002

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Today I have another Born Pretty Store stamping plate review to share with you. As usual, I have done 2 different looks to show you what this plate can do. A schematic of the plate is shown below:

Painted Fingertips | BPS stamping plate bp-l002

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As you can see, this plate consists of two halves with continuous patterns, so you can choose any part of the pattern to stamp with or use different parts for each nail. I have done one look using each half. This is plate BP-L002. Painted Fingertips | Gold Born Pretty Store stamping over purple

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The Worst of the Worst: 10 Nail Oopsies that never made it to the blog!

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You probably guessed that something special was happening from the title of this post, and here it is: this is my 500th post on Painted Fingertips! When I first realised I was nearing 500 posts, at first I was amazed that I had done so many, and then, honestly, shocked that it was so few. Haven’t I done seventy million nail posts by now? I mean, it must be at least 3000. According to my stats, though, it’s a mere 500 – and I suppose that really is a lot. I’ve certainly done more nail looks than that since some posts have more than just one look – I usually try to share 2 looks when reviewing a stamping plate or polish, for example.

I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 500th post and I was contemplating what I could do when I remembered one long-untouched folder amongst all of my nail photos. A folder of looks I had deemed ‘not good enough’ for the blog, and yet never deleted. I looked through them and decided I could at least give all of you a laugh! I have two aims in sharing these – one, so you can shake your head and giggle as you see my dreadful nail fails; and two – for any readers who have not yet tried their own nail art, or who have but aren’t sure about trying it again, because you see pictures of nail art and think ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I just don’t have their talent!’ – this post is for you. I want you to see how far I have come and know that you can, too.

A final note before we get started – I was really very proud of several of these looks at the time that I did them. Some were done before I started my blog, but I photographed them because I had the idea of a blog in the back of my mind. Some were done later and it was only after I photographed them and found myself comparing my pictures to others I saw online that I decided they weren’t good enough to post. Still others were done after I’d been blogging a while and I just had an off day. My point here is that if you do a nail art look that’s imperfect, but you still feel proud of it – that’s fantastic! You should feel proud of it. I know that I was brimming with pride over some of my earliest nail art that looked dreadful in comparison with the gorgeous, finished pictures I was seeing on some of my favourite blogs. That’s how this love for nail art was born!

Enough waffling! Without further ado, here are 10 of my biggest nail flops presented from oldest to newest. Painted Fingertips | Nail Fails that never made it to the blog

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