Friday, 15 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Floral Pattern


Hi all!

This last mani is inspired by this pattern from Anna Deegan. I used to do nail art inspired by patterns a lot more when I had more spare time. So I thought I should try to squeeze one in at least this week.



Polishes:
  • Catrice - LE Travelight Story - C03 Deep Dark Waters
  • Essence - 83 pretty cool life
  • Essence - 107 rosewood forest
  • Polish My Life - Birthday Suit
  • Polish My Life - Breakfast on Fifth
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Deep Dark Waters (although it is a one-coater really). I free handed the parts of the pattern using a nail art brush and the other polishes. Sealed it with Elemental Ward.


I really loved the dainty looking leaves.



Love, Brethil

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Japanese Maple


Hi all!

Today I've got a mani inspired by the Japanese Maple, a tree I do have in my garden, albeit a small one. It has gorgeous dark red leaves, like this one here. I love Japanese gardens, and I love the leaf shapes of the Japanese maple. That's why I had to have one in my garden. It stands next to my bay laurel *winks*.


Polishes:
  • Essence - 107 Rosewood forest
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 13 True red
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 85 Brown
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 89 Cognac
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Hēhē stamping plate 103 because it reminded me of the delicate leaves.



Base: 2 coats of Rosewood Forest. I used True red and Brown (which is more of a rusty red to be honest) to stamp the maple leaves. I stamped again using Cognac. Topped it all with Elemental Ward.



I hope you're not tired of stamping yet... but no worries, tomorrow's nail art is freehanded!

Love, Brethil

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Blue Flower


Hi all!

In my garden I've got tons of flowers, mostly petunias, marguerite daisies, Livingstone daisies, bellflowers etc etc. I prefer purple or blue flowers mostly, hence today's blue flower. Plus blue matches the blue flecks in Seven of Nine.


Polishes:
  • Polish Alcoholic - Seven of Nine
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 01 Black
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 03 Blue
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Harunouta stamping plate L034.



Base: 2 coats of Seven of Nine. I made some stamping decals using the black and blue polish. Top coated with Elemental Ward.


I love Seven of Nine, but then again I have a weakness for grey polishes and flecks.


Do you like flowers in your garden (or balcony)?

Love, Brethil

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Ginkgo


Hi all!

My second mani in this week's theme is about something I wish I had a garden big enough for: a Ginkgo tree. Again multiple layered stamping, it's one of those things that's easy enough to do during the week when I have little time.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Southside
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 87 Lavender
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 93 Orchid
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 74 Tea Rose
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used two Hēhē stamping plates, 100 and 105.





Base: 2/3 coats of Southside. I used Lavender and Orchid to do some gradient stamping and then used Tea Rose to add the Ginkgo leaves. Top coated with Elemental Ward.




Is there any tree you would like in your dream garden?

Love, Brethil

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Monday, 11 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Bamboo


Hi all!

This entire week is themed around "In My Garden". I'm starting with bamboo... which I do not want in my garden. Most bamboo species spread like crazy, before you know it, the entire neighbourhood has them sprouting up. But I do like the look of bamboo, hence the nails.


Polishes:
  • Catrice - 14 Purple Reign
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 78 Mauve Mist
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 22 Silver
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

And I'm using Hēhē stamping plate 104.



Base: 2 coats of Purple Reign, which is a purple with (hidden) blue flecks. I first stamped using Mauve Mist and then with Silver. Sealed it in with Elemental Ward.



I keep loving multiple layer stamping... it's simple but looks great.

Love, Brethil

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Friday, 8 June 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Dry or drag marble


Hi all!

Today's theme is dry or drag marble. In other words, a marble look that does not require water. I decided that since a drip marble is a form of dry marble, this would be allowed as well.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Saint
  • Polish My Life - Storm Clouds
  • Catrice - 67 Greyday, Greyday!
  • Essence - Holo Rainbow - 01 hello holo
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of hello holo for my holo nails, the others did not get a base except for base coat. On a plastic yoghurt lid I created the drip marble using all the polishes. Want to know how? Check out this video by My Simple Little Pleasures. After my marble had dried I applied it to a layer of basecoat that wasn't completely dry yet.


This was the first time I used a glitter polish to marble with, and it worked out nicely.


Personally I prefer dry marbles over water marbles, mostly because I can't get water marbling to work for me at all.

Love, Brethil

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Born Pretty Store review - Multichrome gel polish & floral stickers

*Press sample*

Hi all!

I've got another Born Pretty Store review for you. I'm showing you a stunning gel polish. I don't wear gel polish that much because I change out my mani too often. If you do, this polish is just absolutely amazing and worth checking out.


Polishes:
  • Born Pretty Store - BP-01 Destiny Fairy (item 41842-1)
  • Essence - Gel nails at home - base & top coat


Base: 2 coats of Destiny Fairy which is a multichrome holo gel polish. I added some white floral stickers (item 41996-6) and topped it with the gel top coat.


Just look at all the multichrome flakes this polish has, isn't it gorgeous?


The stickers applied easily enough. I am wearing the largest one from the sheet on my thumb nail.

Born Pretty Store kindly gave me a discount code to share with you all! If you use code BBL91 you get 10% off your purchase! You can find their nail art products here! And they offer worldwide free shipping!



Love, Brethil