Author Archive: Kerry

Painted Fingertips is 5! 5 Custom Polishes and a GIVEAWAY!

Painted Fingertips | 5 year celebration - custom polishes and giveaway!

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Yesterday, I celebrated 5 years of blogging over here at Painted Fingertips. I needed a little extra time to get this post together, but here it is: to celebrate 5 years of sharing my love for nail polish and nail art with you, I am giving away 5 custom made nail polishes! A few months ago, as I realised I was coming up on my 5th blogging anniversary, I decided that I wanted to do something extra special. Aside from sharing my top nail art looks of the year, I decided to celebrate each of the past 5 years with a special polish. I contacted 5 of my favourite brands and commissioned custom polishes for the celebration! I also decided that I wanted to share the celebrations with you, by doing a giveaway. Keep reading to enter the giveaway! (more…)

5 Years of Painted Fingertips | Top 10 Nail Art Looks

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On Wednesday, Painted Fingertips is turning 5! Over the past 3 years, for each blog birthday, I’ve shared my top 10 nail art looks from the preceding year to celebrate my blogging anniversary. This year, I have something else to celebrate the actual day. I’ll give you a hint – it involves 5 very special polishes, and a giveaway, so be sure to check back then! I still wanted to share my top 10 looks from the past year as well – and it seems appropriate to have a little more celebration after 5 years of blogging. On my first blogging anniversary, I shared how I had improved in one year. After that, to celebrate two years, three years, and four years, I shared my top 10 looks from the preceding year. I always enjoy looking back on those posts!

It’s become a bit of a tradition to include a little life update each year in this post, so if you’re only here for nails, scroll down to see my top 10! (more…)

Flamingos | The Digital Dozen Does Tropical

Painted Fingertips | Flamingo tropical nail art

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It’s the final day of The Digital Dozen does tropical! Digital Dozen weeks always just fly by. I’ve really enjoyed this theme; so far this week, I’ve shared pineapple nails, a tropical floral, a neon sunset, and a watermelon water marble. I decided to finish the look off with some flamingo nail art. Flamingos have been a really popular subject this week, I think about 4 or 5 of the other Digital Dozen ladies have already done flamingo looks. They really are perfect for the theme, and with their unique pink colour and interesting shapes they are ideal for nail art. (more…)

Watermelon Water Marble | The Digital Dozen Does Tropical

Painted Fingertips | Watermelon water marble for the Digital Dozen does Tropical

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It’s day 3 of the Digital Dozen’s tropical week, and it’s also Water Marble Wednesday! So far this week, I’ve shared a tropical floral look and some pineapple nails. I stuck with the tropical fruits today with a watermelon water marble. I’m glad I figured out a way to do a water marble for the tropical theme, it’s always fun to figure out ways to make water marbles work for a specific theme. I’ve seen several other watermelon water marbles before but it’s the first time I’ve tried to do a watermelon. (more…)

Art Deco Pineapple | The Digital Dozen Does Tropical

Painted Fingertips | Art Deco Pineapple nails - The Digital Dozen does Tropical

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It’s day 2 of the Digital Dozen does Tropical! I’m really enjoying this theme. I’ve managed to get all 5 looks for the week done and I like all of them, I hope you will too! I already shared a tropical floral look yesterday, and today I’ve got some pineapple nails. I was thinking about different fruits that I could use for the tropical theme and my mind got stuck on pineapples. When I think of pineapple nail art, I always think of Sarah from 25Sweetpeas who is a big fan of pineapples and has done several fun nail arts featuring them. Of course I turned to a few of her past looks for inspiration! (more…)

Freehand Floral | The Digital Dozen Does Tropical

Painted Fingertips | Freehand Floral for The Digital Dozen does Tropical

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I’m back after a short unintended break from blogging, and it’s Digital Dozen week! I spent most of July TAing a field camp and so I couldn’t do nail art or blog, but I got some posts up for while I’d be away – and then when I got back, I was so busy catching up on everything else that I didn’t get a chance for blogging, until now. I’m excited to get back into the swing of things with this Digital Dozen week! The theme is tropical and I have some fun looks to share with you. To start off with, I have a leafy floral look. (more…)

Rose Claw Nails

Painted Fingertips | Rose nail stamping

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I was filing my nails the other day when I had the urge to try something different. I usually file my nails edges first, then tips, so there’s always a moment when I’m left with more of a pointed claw/almond shape – this time, I decided to shape all of my nails that way and do at least one nail art before deciding if I’d round them off to my usual oval shape. (more…)

Supermoon Lacquer Triangulum

Painted Fingertips | Supermoon Lacquer Triangulum

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I don’t know how I haven’t shared swatches of Supermoon Lacquer Triangulum until now, I truly don’t. This was an exclusive polish for Black Friday 2016, so almost 2 years ago. If I remember correctly, it was a gift with purchase to the first 20 people to buy above a certain amount during the sale. I was lucky to get it back then and I’ve always liked it – but for some reason it took me ages to properly swatch it, and once I did, I didn’t get around to posting my swatches for even longer. That turns out to be convenient, since Triangulum is available again right now! This is likely the only time you’ll ever be able to purchase it, since it is a part of Supermoon’s 2nd birthday celebration and is now available on their site. All the details on the sale along with some discount codes are listed in the Facebook fan group. (more…)