Digital Dozen

The Digital Dozen Does My Home – Jacarandas in Pretoria

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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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The Digital Dozen Does Futuristic: Jupiter Nails

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It’s the final day of The Digital Dozen’s Futuristic week, and I’ve saved my favourite look for last! It was only my favourite by a small margin – I loved my metallic dipped fingers as well. The other looks I’ve shared so far this week were some Star Trek nails, holo and neon geometric nails, and chrome half-moon nails. Today, I have done some nails inspired by Jupiter!

Painted Fingertips | Jupiter nail art (more…)

The Digital Dozen Does Futuristic: Holo Neon Geometric Nails

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It’s day 4 of the Digital Dozen does Futuristic! So far this week, I’ve shared Star Trek nails, chrome half-moon nails, and metal-dipped fingers. For today’s look, I was thinking about the directions that a lot of movies take with futuristic fashion. Think the garish colours of capitol fashion in The Hunger Games, or the hard geometric lines, lights and metallic finishes of the fashion in Tron. I wasn’t inspired by any specific movie, but it was with these types of bright colours, geometric shapes, and metallic finishes in mind that I came up with today’s nail art look.

Painted Fingertips | Holo nails stamped with neon circles (more…)

The Digital Dozen Does Futuristic: Turquoise and Chrome Half Moon

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One of the things I was thinking about with this week’s Futuristic theme was: how will people do their nails in the future? There was a time when red or neutral nail polish was about all you’d see; half moons were huge in the 30s, and the French manicure was all the rage in the 80s – and in some circles, it’s still all the rage. These days, you can get any and every colour, and a lot more nail art is being done – although most people still tend to go for a plain colour.

In the future, I figured, maybe a metallic chrome finish will be all the rage. And, as fashions tend to do, maybe the half moon fashion will come around again, just with a bit of a twist! This is what I came up with:

Painted Fingertips | Supermoon Tidal Disruption with chrome halfmoons (more…)

The Digital Dozen Does Futuristic: Star Trek Nails

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It’s Digital Dozen week! This week’s theme is Futuristic and I am so excited for it! I think this might be the first time I have actually finished all five looks ahead of time – I just had so many fun ideas for this theme! For the first one, I have done some nail art inspired by one of my favourite series – Star Trek.

Painted Fingertips | Star Trek Nail Art (more…)

The Digital Dozen’s Throwback Week: Dots and More Dots!

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It’s the final day of The Digital Dozen’s Throwback week – I’ve made it! I’ve had a very busy week and I wasn’t sure I’d get this last post done on time, but it’s here, and I also really love today’s nail art! In case you’ve missed my other posts this week, I decided to interpret the Throwback theme by recreating past nail art looks done in Digital Dozen theme weeks by other Digital Dozen members. So far this week, I’ve done poison dart frog nails inspired by Manis & Makeovers, LOVE nails inspired by 25 Sweetpeas, a spacey water marble inspired by Copycat Claws, and dragon eye nails inspired by More Nail Polish. Although I’ve liked every one of those looks, today’s is my favourite for the week!

Painted Fingertips | Crazy dotted nails inspired by Beginnails (more…)

The Digital Dozen’s Throwback Week: Dragon Eye

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It’s day 4 of the Digital Dozen’s Throwback theme and today I am sharing my version of these dragon nails shared by Cathy of More Nail Polish back in continents week. I love dragons and I love Cathy’s nail art, so it was perfect!

Painted Fingertips | Dragon scales nail art (more…)

The Digital Dozen’s Throwback Week – Spacey Water Marble

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It’s day 3 of the Digital Dozen’s Throwback week and today I’ve combined it with Water Marble Wednesday! I found this gorgeous water marble done by Serene of Copycat Claws. I loved the bright colous and the spacey theme so I decided to do my own version.

Painted Fingertips | Brightly coloured water marble with spacey nail art (more…)