The Digital Dozen Does Mythical Creatures | Fairy Nails

Hi everyone!

It’s day 2 of the Digital Dozen does Mythical Creatures! I am really loving what the other DD members have come up with so far – I’m looking forward to the rest of this week’s nail art! Yesterday, I started the theme off with some freehand dragon nail art. Today, I’ve gone for a far more delicate mythical creature – the fairy.

Painted Fingertips | Fairy nails - the Digital Dozen does Mythical Creatures

To get this look, I started off with a gradient of Tip Top Pot-O-Berries, Vapid Bubble Gum, and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I topped the gradient with a coat of Darling Diva Time to Make the ChimifuckingChangas to get some flakie goodness, and then I freehand painted the stars and fairies using black acrylic paint. I finished the whole thing off with a matte top coat.

Painted Fingertips | Fairy nails - the Digital Dozen does Mythical Creatures

Although I can see plenty of room for improvement in my fairy painting, I was overall really happy with them. They look dainty and delicate and that was exactly what I wanted.

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I have a second little fairy on my thumbnail – she looks like she’s just coming in for a delicate little landing.

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To be honest, I think the gradient + flakies did most of the hard work in this manicure.

Painted Fingertips | Fairy nails - the Digital Dozen does Mythical Creatures - macro

Isn’t it lovely! A little reminder for me of how perfect gradients can be.     Painted Fingertips | Fairy nails - the Digital Dozen does Mythical CreaturesThat’s it for today – but come back tomorrow for something fiery!

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