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Octopi! 40 Great Nail Art Ideas for Animals

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Today I have another post for the group challenge I am doing with the others from Crumpet’s Nail Tarts. Today’s theme is animals. I came across this adorable octopus nail art on One Nail to Rule them All and I just had to create my own version. Painted Fingertips | Cute octopus nail art

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Turquoise Gradient

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Today I have a simple but lovely gradient to share with you. I actually did this gradient to practice one potential option for my wedding nails! I’m getting married next month and I’ve picked everything I need except for what to do on my nails. There are just too many options!Painted Fingertips | Turquoise gradient (more…)

Mottled Pink and Turquoise Nails

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Today I have some super simple nails to share with you. These nails were originally meant as the base for some stamping, but my stamping was just a disaster. I have been struggling with stamping lately and on this day it just wouldn’t work for me. Luckily I took pictures before I started stamping and the base still makes for a very pretty manicure. Painted Fingertips | Pink and turquoise cling wrap (saran wrap) nails (more…)

12 Days of Christmas: Any line from the ’12 Days’ song

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I’m sure most of you know the ’12 Days of Christmas’ song.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
A partridge in a pear tree.

The song goes on for 12 days of Christmas with 12 different gifts (e.g. 2 turtle doves, 5 golden rings, 12 drummers drumming). The idea of today’s prompt was to take one of the gifts from the song and translate it into nail art. I decided to ‘cheat’ by instead using the line ‘On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me’. For our first Christmas together, my true love gave me a beautiful summer dress with a leaf print pattern. I decided to do matching nails:Painted Fingertips | Leaf print nails (inspired by a dress) (more…)

Water Marble Wednesday: Vertical Stripes

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It’s Water Marble Wednesday again and I really like what I’ve come up with today! I’ve done water marbles consisting of horizontal stripes before (my bee water marble and mummy water marble), but I realised I’d never done one with vertical stripes so of course I had to try it. Painted Fingertips | Water marble - vertical stripes (more…)

Galaxies for day 19 of the #31DC2014

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Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is galaxy nails. I’ve never had much success with galaxy nails and today just confirmed that – galaxy nails are definitely not my thing. I tried two different looks for today and I just don’t love either one. Painted Fingertips | Galaxy nails for day 19 of the #31DC2014 (more…)

Stripes for Day 12 of the 31 Day Challenge

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Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is stripes. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for this one so I looked around for some inspiration and soon came across this post by Work Play Polish. I loved how it looked so I decided to try it for myself. Painted Fingertips | Stripes for day 12 of the #31DC2014 (more…)

Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 19: Game Night

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Today’s theme for the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge is Game Night. I struggled for a while to think of a good idea for this one, but eventually another mani I’d seen recently surfaced from the back of my mind and I realised it was perfect for this theme. For the life of me, I can’t remember where I saw this, and I couldn’t find it with a quick search because too many similar designs have been done, so please do let me know if you know who did it!

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