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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…)

My Wedding Day Flowers – The Digital Dozen Does Paper

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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.

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Supermoon Lacquer: Now I’m Gonna Eat You, Fool!

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How about a nice, palate-cleansing swatch after yesterday’s crazy water marble? Today I am going to share with you a polish from one of my favourite brands, Supermoon Lacquer. Ever since I made my first purchase from the relatively new brand, Supermoon has rocketed up to being one of my top brands. Every polish I’ve tried from them so far has been fantastic! Today’s is no exception, so let’s take a look at Now I’m Gonna Eat You, Fool!Painted Fingertips | Supermoon Lacquer - Now I'm Gonna Eat You, Fool! header (more…)

Distressed and Stamped Nails

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Today I have one from the stash to share with you – I did these nails months ago but never got around to posting them. I didn’t quite love the nail art so it always seemed like there was something else to post first. I still think they’re fun, though, so I’m glad I’m finally getting around to sharing them with you! Painted Fingertips | Distressed stamped nails

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Review: Born Pretty Store Paisley Water Decals

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Today I have a review of some fun Born Pretty Store water decals to share with you. They’re paisley patterned water decals and they have a clear base, so I decided to use them over a fun water marble. Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store paisley water decals over water marble

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The Digital Dozen Does Contrast Day 4: Pink and Turquoise Needle Drag with Stamping

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It’s day 4 of the Digital Dozen Does Contrast week. So far, I’ve done what I considered the three more obvious colour contrast combinations – red and green, orange and blue, and yellow and purple. Today, I decided to go with a less traditional combination – pink and turquoise.

Painted Fingertips | The Digital Dozen does Colour Contrast - pink and turquoise

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Review: BPS Turquoise Stamping Polish

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If you saw my post last week you’ll be glad to know that I am doing a lot better and I’m back to work today. I also have a new post to share with you! If you’re following me on Snapchat, you would have seen the fun nail art package I recently got from Born Pretty Store (and if not – my snapcode is in the sidebar!). The package included a turquoise stamping polish which I will be sharing with you today. Painted Fingertips| Floral stamping over black

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Guest Post: Lothwen from Manis & Makeovers

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I’m excited to share a guest post with you today from one of my favourite bloggers, Lothwen from Manis and Makeovers. Lothwen’s nails always look beautiful and her stamping skills are incredible. Let’s take a look at what she has to share:

Hi lovelies!
I’m Lothwen from Manis & Makeovers and today I have the honour of guest posting on Kerry’s blog! I was very excited when she asked me; Kerry’s nail art is always awesome and she is amazing at freehanding! I haven’t had much practice freehanding lately, so I decided to do some double stamping for this post.
I started with a base of W7 Pistachio, a beautiful turquoise creme. Then I stamped with BP-L015 and Konad gold stamping polish. I repeated the stamping with the same image and black, albeit flipping the image upside-down. Then I slapped on some Seche Vite and done! I was aiming for a sort of turquoise stone effect, but with an image instead of randomness. I’m not a 100% content (actually far from it; the turquoise is too minty-green and the gold is too  subtle, so it does not have the intended effect), but I still really like this mani, I enjoyed wearing it for two days!

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