Tag Archive: water marble

31DC2016 Day 28: Inspired by the US flag

Painted Fingertips | Nails inspired by the US flag for the #31DC2016

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Today’s theme for the 31 Day Challenge is ‘inspired by a flag’. This has never been a very popular theme of the challenge; to me it seems oddly specific compared to most of the other themes. The American flag is usually popular, firstly since so many bloggers are from the US and secondly because the vibrant colours and the stars and stripes both lend themselves to nail art. I’ve never gone in that direction before, until today! (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…)

Painted Fingertips is 3!

Painted Fingertips | Top 10 nail arts from my third year of blogging

Happy Birthday to Painted Fingertips!

Scroll down for the good stuff if you aren’t interesting in some reading and reminiscing!

That’s right – today 3 years ago I made my very first post on this blog. At the time, I had no idea I’d still be going 3 years and over 500 posts later – and now, I hope I keep it up for many more years to come! I love my blog, my nail art, and my interaction with all of you. My first post ever in 2013 was something that I was very proud of at the time. I was brand new to both blogging and nail art. I thought the nail art I did was brilliant – now it seems not very exciting. I didn’t know how to clean up, pose my hand, or take a good picture. But you know what’s amazing? That was okay! We all start somewhere and despite the fact I could immediately see that I needed to work on those things, I still loved and was proud of what I was doing. I’ve been happy to see how many people can be really supportive – so go ahead and share your work, even if you’re concerned it’s not as good as others. (more…)

Cobalt and Peach Water Marble

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It’s Water Marble Wednesday! You might remember me mentioning a couple of times that I’m taking part in a weekly nail art challenge on Instagram this month. I’m cheating a little on this one by blogging these nails a bit earlier than the Instagram challenge – these are the nails for next Friday but I needed a good water marble for today! (more…)

Water Marble Wednesday: Zigzags over a marble

Painted Fingertips | Chevrons over a water marble

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If any of you are wondering about what got me into blogging, my favourite and least favourite nail looks, and other fun questions, Ordinary Misfit interviewed me on her blog and you can check it out here.

I haven’t done a Water Marble Wednesday in a few weeks, but I’m back with a marble and this time I have used a water marble as a base for some zigzag nail art. (more…)

Water Marble Wednesday: Green, blue and purple

Painted Fingertips | Green, blue and purple water marble

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It’s Water Marble Wednesday! For today’s marble I had a totally different marble pattern in mind, but I just couldn’t get it to work. After a while I tried this instead and I still like the outcome! (more…)

Water Marble Wednesday: Rainy Days

Painted Fingertips | Rainy Day Water Marble

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It’s Water Marble Wednesday! The past few weeks I’ve been struggling to come up with unique ideas for my water marbles. The other day I was brainstorming ideas of what real-life things might look like a water marble (think my woodgrain water marble from a while back). Well, the weather we’ve been having lately gave me the idea I needed! It’s winter here and that means a lot of rainy days. I figured rain can be artistically represented with flowing lines, so all I needed was the right colour scheme: (more…)