Author Archive: Kerry

The Digital Dozen Does My Home – Jacarandas in Pretoria

Hi everyone!

As I mentioned in my snowy Minnesota home post earlier this week, I’m at an out-of-town conference this week so I wasn’t able to do all 5 Digital Dozen manicures for the ‘my home’ theme. This is the second one I was able to finish, and it’s for my childhood home. I grew up and spent most of the first 2 decades of my life in Pretoria, South Africa. Pretoria is known as the Jacaranda City for its many streets lined with Jacaranda trees.

Painted Fingertips | Jacaranda flower nail art

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The Digital Dozen Does My Home – Snowy Winters in Minnesota

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It’s Digital Dozen week! This week’s theme is ‘my home’. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to participate every day this week, as I am out of town at a conference and didn’t get time to finish all 5 nail art looks. I will have a couple to share, though, and you can check out the other Digital Dozen member’s blogs for more nail art looks this week! We also just had a few new members join the group – I think most are only starting next month, but we might have a couple of new faces joining in this month already!

Painted Fingertips | 3D snow nail art

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Forest Green Drip Marble

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You all enjoyed last week’s dark and mysterious drip marble so much – and I had so much fun creating it – that I decided to do another drip marble for today! Today, I decided to go with just different shades of green. I wanted to bring across a forest vibe.

Painted Fingertips | Forest green drip marble

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Christmas Cookie Mani Swap | Brown & Nude Swirls

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I have something extra special to share with you today. Over the past several weeks, Sarah of 25 Sweetpeas has been putting together an amazing collaborative cookies and manicures project. 8 participants, including myself, have made some yummy cookies along with nail art to match!

Painted Fingertips | Cookie mani swapSarah worked really hard at this and made the most incredible downloadable including recipes for all 8 cookies along with their matching nail art looks! It’s a gorgeous mini magazine with perfect holiday cookie recipes – I hope you will check it out! You can download it by clicking this button:

If you’d like to see more about the cookies and nails I did for this collaboration, click through to the full post!

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Feathered Party Monarch

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Hi everyone!

Remember Supermoon Party Monarch, the polish I swatched earlier this week? It’s available right now on the Polish Pickup site! Today I have some nail art to share with you featuring this pretty polish. I really liked the inspiration image behind this polish – so bright and vibrant! So, I decided to add a little nail art that was inspired by the same image.

Painted Fingertips | Supermoon Party Monarch with feather stamping (more…)

Supermoon Lacquer – Party Monarch

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Hi everyone!

By now you’ve probably heard of Polish Pickup – I’ve shared a couple of swatches from previous Polish Pickup themes. If not, it’s a monthly group theme with an ever-increasing number of makers joining in to each create a single polish to fit the theme. December’s theme is ‘Holidays around the world’ and each maker interprets this and finds whatever inspiration they would like to create their polish. All of the polishes for the month are then available on the Polish Pickup site – this round’s polishes can be purchased from 1 December to 4 December. It’s a great way to get to try a variety of brands and all of the polishes that are being created are stunning! To make the whole process more interactive, you can also vote on what themes you would like to see in coming months. More details are available in the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook group.

Painted Fingertips | Supermoon Lacquer - Party Monarch bottle macro (more…)

Dark and Mysterious Drip Marble

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I recently shared my Jupiter drip marble nail art with you, and not only did I absolutely love the outcome of the nail art, but I also really enjoyed the process of creating the drip marble. So, I decided to do another one! This one isn’t inspired by any cool NASA images, it’s just a random drip marble in deep, dark colours.

Painted Fingertips | Dark Drip Marble (more…)

Wintry Water Marble Wednesday

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It’s Water Marble Wednesday! I’ve once again managed to let a few weeks go by without sharing any marbles, but today I have the perfect seasonal water marble to share with you. It has been very wintry lately here in Minnesota – although it’s not very snowy at the moment – there’s been a chill in the air that calls for a wintry water marble.

Painted Fingertips | Blue and silver wintry water marble (more…)

Gizmo-cat is 3 years old!

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I don’t have any nail art to share with you today, but what I do have are lots of pictures of the world’s cutest cat!

It was Gizmo’s third birthday last week, and it seemed like a good time to share some of the best pictures I’ve taken of him over the past few months with you. Although we don’t know exactly when Gizmo was born, the vet estimated that he was between 2-3 months old when we found him, which would place his birthday somewhere around November 2014. We decided to go for the middle of the month, so we celebrate his birthday on 15 November.

Painted Fingertips | Gizmo-cat's third birthday (more…)

Supermoon Lacquer | Ready to Launch Collection (Partial)

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Hi everyone!

I have definitely mentioned a few times by now that The Howling Boutique’s Supermoon Lacquer is one of my favourite nail polish brands. Today I have swatches to share with you of 5 polishes from their original Ready to Launch collection, which came out over a year ago now. Although one of these shades has already been retired, the other four are still available and will be restocked later this week for the brand’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. In addition, all of these polishes will be 30% off for the sale! You can join the brand’s Facebook group for more details and announcements. For now, let’s take a look at the pretty polishes!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Supermoon Lacquer Ready to Launch (more…)