Tag Archive: acrylic paint

Abstract Floral | The Digital Dozen Does Inspired by Each Other

Hi everyone!

It’s Digital Dozen week! This week’s theme is Inspired by Each Other. We were originally going to do something a bit different for the month of May, a rotation week where we’d each do a guest post on a different member’s blog each day of DD week, but sadly that didn’t work out, so inspired by each other it is. For my first look of the week, I’ve done an abstract floral inspired by this look by Marisa of Polish those Nails.

Painted Fingertips | Abstract Floral - Inspired by Polish Those Nails

(more…)

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

(more…)

The Digital Dozen Does Mythical Creatures | Dragon Nails

Hi everyone!

It’s Digital Dozen week! This week’s theme is Mythical Creatures. I am so excited for this one – I love fantasy and the mythical creatures that go along with it. I also think I’ve done at least a couple of good nail art looks for this week that I am excited to share with you! For my first look of the week, I went with the first creature I always think of associated with anything fantastical or mythical – the dragon!

Painted Fingertips | Dragon nails - The Digital Dozen Does Mythical Creatures

(more…)

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

(more…)

The Digital Dozen’s Throwback Week – Poison Dart Frog

Hi everyone!

It’s Digital Dozen week! This week’s theme is Throwback and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. I really enjoy recreating pretty nail art from other bloggers and this is the perfect excuse to do so all week! I have looked through some of the past Digital Dozen prompts and picked some of my favourite looks done by the other members of the group to recreate this week.

Painted Fingertips | Poison dart frog nail art inspired by Manis & Makeovers (more…)

The Digital Dozen Does Continents: Pandas – Asia

Hi everyone!

It’s day 3 of the Digital Dozen Does Continents and today I’m back to a continent I’ve never set foot on – Asia! I almost chose Antarctica for today, but the cute penguin stamping image I wanted to use was being difficult. For whatever reason, I didn’t feel like freehanding penguins. Then it hit me – what else is cute and black and white and an icon of a continent? Pandas!

Painted Fingertips | The Digital Dozen does Continents - Pandas for Asia (more…)

NASA Nail art and BPS Chameleon Nail Flakies Review

Some items in this post were provided for review. This post contains affiliate links.

Hi everyone!

I can’t wait to show you the nail art I’ve done for today. It’s pretty fantas – but, no, I will wait. I must, because I have a review to share with you first! Keep reading because the nail art is going to be in the second half of this post 🙂

Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store Chameleon Nail Flakies #4 (more…)

My Wedding Day Flowers – The Digital Dozen Does Paper

Hi everyone!

It’s day 5 of the Digital Dozen does Paper! So far this week, I’ve done paper planes, love letters, wrapping paper, and colouring books.

I was really having a hard time coming up with an idea for the final day of The Digital Dozen does Paper when suddenly it occurred to me. There was one day in my life on which paper had an unusual significance. Don’t get me wrong, paper is important on many days – we use it to learn, to immerse ourselves in stories, to express ourselves. But on this one day, paper was a part of the celebration of my husband and I choosing a life together – my wedding day! I decided that rather than buying expensive flowers which would only wilt and die, I’d make my own flowers for my and my bridesmaid’s bouquets, as well as all of the table decor – from paper! In fact, I posted a little about the process of making the flowers. I absolutely loved them and today’s nail art is inspired by those paper flowers that I painstakingly folded.

Painted Fingertips | Flowers for The Digital Dozen does Paper (more…)