Tag Archive: floral

Fair Maiden – Floral Logo and Purplexed

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Fair Maiden Purplexed

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Today I’m sharing something from a brand which is appearing here on Painted Fingertips for the first time! Fair Maiden Polish is made here in Minnesota, and I’ve wanted to try them out ever since I moved here. I finally purchased 2 of their polishes, and I’m sharing the first one today, along with some nail art. (more…)

The Digital Dozen Does Art: Elspeth McLean’s Lotus Family of Three

Painted Fingertips | The Digital Dozen Does Art - Elsbeth McLean Lotus Family of Three

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It’s Day 5 of The Digital Dozen Does Art! I made it – I’m posting later than usual, but it’s still Friday! I only found an artwork that I found inspiring and that I could figure out a good nail art composition for last night, so this one ended up a little more last-minute. I really loved this theme but I’m glad it’s over for now – as the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, and I’m now ready for some simple, quick nail art 🙂 (more…)

Review and Nail Art: Madam Glam 3D gel in Sugar

Painted Fingertips | 3D gel Madam Glam Sugar pattern

Some items in this post were provided for review.

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Today I have a completely new-to-me product to share with you. You may have noticed that I have done a handful of reviews for Madam Glam over the past week and a bit. This is the final review I have to share with you of one of their products and I just had to try something unique – something I had never tried before. I decided to have my first experience with 3D gel. (more…)

The Digital Dozen Does Colour Contrast Day 3: Red and Green

Painted Fingertips | The Digital Dozen Does Contrast - green with red flowers

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It’s day 3 of the Digital Dozen does colour contrasts week and today I’m going with the third ‘obvious’ contrast – red and green! I’ve already shown you my blue and orange and purple and neon yellow nails. We actually had a bit of a discussion in the Digital Dozen group about how to avoid making red and green look too Christmassy, I think I managed it though 🙂 (more…)

31DC2016 Day 25: Inspired by floral denim jacket – fashion

Painted Fingertips | Floral nails inspired by denim jacket - fashion for the #31DC2016

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Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is inspired by fashion. I only just got this one done in time for today! A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were shopping for some much-needed jeans when he noticed a beautifully embroidered floral denim jacket at Alpaca Connection. It was gorgeous and completely my style so he ended up buying it for me. I decided to do today’s nails inspired by the jacket. (more…)

#31DC2016 Day 20: Water Marble with Flowers

Painted Fingertips | Water marble with freehand flowers for the #31DC2016

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Can you believe we’re on day 20 of the 31 Day Challenge? We’re two thirds of the way there, I hope I can make it through the last stretch! Today’s theme is water marble. You may remember the Water Marble Wednesday feature I had on the blog for a while – I have done a lot of water marbles since I started Painted Fingertips. It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve done one, though! I’ve been more focused on other techniques over the past few months, but water marbles are still something special. (more…)

31DC2016 Day 13: Flamingo Animal Print

Painted Fingertips | Flamingo print nails for the #31DC2016

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Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is animal print. I’ve never been that much of a fan of the ‘usual’ types of animal print you see – leopard and zebra – although I did enjoy the mini leopard print I did a while back. For today’s look, I decided to stretch the definition of animal print and did a look that reminded me of an Hawaiian print shirt, complete with a flamingo. (more…)

The Worst of the Worst: 10 Nail Oopsies that never made it to the blog!

Painted Fingertips | Nail Fails that never made it to the blog

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You probably guessed that something special was happening from the title of this post, and here it is: this is my 500th post on Painted Fingertips! When I first realised I was nearing 500 posts, at first I was amazed that I had done so many, and then, honestly, shocked that it was so few. Haven’t I done seventy million nail posts by now? I mean, it must be at least 3000. According to my stats, though, it’s a mere 500 – and I suppose that really is a lot. I’ve certainly done more nail looks than that since some posts have more than just one look – I usually try to share 2 looks when reviewing a stamping plate or polish, for example. (more…)